Night Fishing For Bass: Everything You Need To Know

Colorado Blade Spinnerbaits and Black Worms are history! Here's what you need to know about night fishing today! We're covering colors, moon phases, and a variety of lure styles that will change how you fish for Bass in the dark. 

Are you ready to catch bigger bass at night? Tired of the same old results? Don't throw the same lures as everyone else! Its time for wake baits, chartreuse crankbaits, swim jigs, and more! 

We break our lures into 4 categories. We'll discuss slow moving bottom baits, crankbaits, fast moving baits, and swimbaits. Here are our favorites...

Slow Moving Baits...

Worm- 10" Power Worm: http://bit.ly/2cxomPX
Creature- Zoom Brush Hog: http://bit.ly/2bnpCRx
Hook- Owner 7/0: http://bit.ly/2C1EZ4s
Weight-Brass Bullet: http://bit.ly/2jDhYXu
Glass Beads: http://bit.ly/2iOiqSD
Bobber Stopper: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk

Jig- No Jack V.2: http://bit.ly/2fx8YBI
Trailer 1- Sweet Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW
Trailer 2- Archelon: http://bit.ly/2uo4sN5
Jig Rattles with Collar: http://bit.ly/2kIQ0dH

Crankbaits...

Strike King 10XD: http://bit.ly/2gHT4F0
Strike King 6XD: http://bit.ly/2ery44M
Norman DD22: http://bit.ly/2LKB37w

Fast Moving Baits...

Spinnerbait (Giant Fish)- Revenge Heavy Duty: http://bit.ly/2b7GBrs
Spinnerbait (Average Fish)- River2Sea Bling: http://bit.ly/2diSwqq
Bladed Jig- Chatterbait Custom 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2Ix71mI
Swim Jig- California Swim Jig 1/2 & 3/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2auXfmx
Trailer- Keitech 4.8" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Swimbaits...

Bull Shad Wakebait: http://bit.ly/2yceVRt
BBZ Rat 50: http://bit.ly/2tHDGyU
BBZ 8" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2cU1x5P
6.8" Keitech: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Beast Hook- Weighted: http://bit.ly/2ancP66
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What's the Craziest Thing You've Ever Hooked While Fishing?? Here's Matt's Story!

Crazy things happen on the lake! We plan to catch fish but sometimes we hook birds, animals, and who knows what else! What's the craziest thing you've ever caught? Here's the story of  Matt's most bizarre experiences!

The Osprey is understandable. The bird is curious and if you've thrown a swimbait for any length of time you've probably had a close call. But what was the beaver thinking? That one is just crazy!

In case you find yourself in this kind of situation there are a few tools that will make it a little easier to free your accidental catch. A net, pliers, and wire cutters are essential to getting the job done cleanly. With smaller animals simply roll them in the net and work through the mesh to free the hooks. This eliminates the danger to humans of being pecked, clawed, etc... and it restricts the animal's movement so it doesn't hurt itself while panicking. 

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The Only Time an 11 Lber Was a Let Down...

The night started like any other as we searched for trophy bass in the dark. But on this night things were going to go so right and so wrong in ways we never saw coming. A bent out hook cost us a MONSTER Bass!

Fishing for trophy bass is never easy so when you get a bite its very important that you do everything you can to capitalize and get that big bass in the boat. Unfortunately sometimes you do everything right and the bass still wins the battle.

Baits that we were using...
Mattlures 6" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2de1x2n
Huddleston 8" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2azFTon

Gear Used...

Rod- Dobyns 807: http://bit.ly/2aivwYX
Reel- Calcutta 400B: http://bit.ly/2b6NX0d
Line- 80 lb: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
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Scale- http://bit.ly/2f7QgQ9

Remember there are a lot of variables that are outside of your control when fishing for big bass. Make sure that you're putting the odds in your favor by preparing your gear and using the best equipment you can for the job. Sharp hooks, strong line, the right rod and reel, are all essential to your success. You can't control what the bass is going to do but you can make sure your gear is ready for the fight. 

Best Colors For Night Fishing

Matt takes you fishing at night for some summer bass and debunks some common myths about lure colors when night fishing. Were you taught that you always need to throw black? Where you taught to throw a big worm or a spinnerbait with colorado blade? Forget what you were taught!

There is nothing wrong with those recommendations but there are so many other great options out there! Matt goes on to explain that his number one night fishing color for reaction baits is white, quickly followed by chartreuse. His best color choices for a slow moving bait are brown, then black, then green pumpkin. 

Baits used in this video...

Z Man Project Z Chatterbait (Green Pumpkin)
Dirty Jigs California Swim Jig (Crappie)
Roboworm EZ Shad Trailer (Shad)

Rod for both baits...

Shimano Crucial 7'3" Heavy Rod
Shimano Curado 200 7:1 Reel
65 lb Sufix 832 Braided Line
Leader: None Needed

Bass fishing can be really fun when you keep it simple! Whether you're out on a large reservoir in a bass boat or you're bank fishing a pond, these quick tips will help you catch more and bigger fish on your next night fishing trip! Try some new colors and send us pictures of your next big bass!