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 Post subject: middle of the night trip report
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 2:14 am 
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So I wake up in the middle of the night thinking it would be a great time to try the "midnight jitterbug" thing....

So I go out in total darkness and pitched a jitterbug and let it sit ( like Riverman told me too) first few times yielded nothing.....but then I heard a plop followed by a slight tug.....I thought it was a bullhead catfish...but it turned out to be a big bluegill. :?


A little while later I had another hit and it was a small half pound bass. After about two hours....two small bass and a couple of big bluegill I started cruising the far side of the pond thinking I should give up and go back to bed...when I finally got what I came for KERPLOOOSH! I set the hook good...twice! She jumped about 5 times...sent the drag screaming a couple of times....then turned and went straight under the boat and dang near broke my rod! after about 3 minutes she finally surrendered....

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She weighed in at 7 1/2 pounds on a cheap rapala scale...and then was released to the dark depths of overbrook swamp :D

I'm workin on some midnight flies for Croaker including a glow in the dark diver....but did'nt want to slime them up on him....I'll have to tie me up a few too!!
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 11:07 am 
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Damn sweet !! And that bass has spawned out too !!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: middle of the night trip report
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 8:07 pm 
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Nice fish Tom!

Night fishin' can be addictive...

The sound of the topwater strike at night is something to hear.

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 Post subject: Re: middle of the night trip report
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 10:21 pm 
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croaker wrote:
Nice fish Tom!

Night fishin' can be addictive...

The sound of the topwater strike at night is something to hear.

don


So when is the time to go after the bass at night. I have tried a couple of golf course ponds here in Charlotte, but both times was on a full-ish moon. Is it better with no moon, full moon, before or after?

any ideas?

pt

ps - nice big ass fish tom!

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 Post subject: Re: middle of the night trip report
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 5:06 am 
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ctchrelz wrote:
croaker wrote:
Nice fish Tom!

Night fishin' can be addictive...

The sound of the topwater strike at night is something to hear.

don


So when is the time to go after the bass at night. I have tried a couple of golf course ponds here in Charlotte, but both times was on a full-ish moon. Is it better with no moon, full moon, before or after?

any ideas?

pt

Peter,

ps - nice big ass fish tom!


Peter,

I use to night fish all the time when I lived in Florida, and I night fished a bunch the first full summer I lived up here. I always did better on the dark of the moon rather than a full moon, but like any fishing for me, the best time to go was when I could. I have fished all moon phases, and if I have a choice I'm picking dark of the moon or two days before or after.

Ralph :D

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 Post subject: Re: middle of the night trip report
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Peter, Ralph nailed it.

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 2:38 pm 
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"Peter, Ralph nailed it. " Don, Ralph normally does! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: middle of the night trip report
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 2:39 pm 
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Thanks Ralph, I'm going to try it next dark phase!

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 Post subject: Re: middle of the night trip report
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I'd have to agree....though I would'nt hesitate to try it anytime either.....biggest thing I think is patience.....throw it out and let it sit for a good while before retrieving.....and be willing to make plenty of casts ....I'm going again with a glow in the dark bug next time :D

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 Post subject: Re: middle of the night trip report
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 9:56 pm 
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overbrook wrote:
I'd have to agree....though I would'nt hesitate to try it anytime either.....biggest thing I think is patience.....throw it out and let it sit for a good while before retrieving.....and be willing to make plenty of casts ....I'm going again with a glow in the dark bug next time :D


Black, black, and more black. Black jitterbug, iffin your after big fish throw a muskie jitterbug!

Black or black grape plastic worms, black and blue jig and pig! Those are night time baits. If your fly rodin' Black poppers or black/dark olive streamers. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!

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