White Bass Night Fishing
Night fishing is very rewarding with a low light device but be careful of any legislation in your area that would make such a device illegal and cause you to have your gear confiscated.
Fishing for White Bass at night is a lot of fun, it is peaceful, highly enjoyable and an exciting time to catch them, especially when daily temperatures and humidity are high or there is a lot of human activity during the daytime.
White Bass are most active in the early morning just before the sun rises, then late in the evening as the sun sets and for several hours after the sun sets. With the addition of heavy human activity during the day from activities like boating, jet skies, water skiing and swimming, night fishing proves to be incredible as the white bass go on binge feeding.
When fishing is remote areas, the use of a dual beam sonar device with GPS proves to be a great device. Much like a car navigation system, it provides details of the shoreline and your location as well as a detailed sonar map of the river or lake bottom.
Electric boat motors are essential for night fishing. There are few noises and a regular boat motor will stand out and scare away the fish. A 12-volt electric boat motor is quiet and will allow you to navigate without scaring away the fish.
While a sonar device with GPS helps you from getting lost, consider packing a satellite phone when fishing in remote areas. Accidents happen and a life jacket won’t always keep you safe from accidents that can happen. Also keep a first aid kit with alcohol for those occasions when you get stuck with a hook.
Seek out nights where there is little or no light such as a night with a new moon and one that is overcast. Use low lights in order to attract the White Bass as bright lights will scare them away. Minnows and jigs work well for causing strikes.
Standard underwater obstacles to fish include bridges piles, piers, docks, creeks and river channels. Drop off areas are also good spots for White Bass. A good rig to use is to tie a lighted slip-bobber rig by first attaching a bobber stop. Now thread on a small bead so the knot cannot slip through the hole in the bobber. A number four hook is sufficient but make sure you use enough sinkers to balance the bobber.
Remember that night fishing is very rewarding with a low light device but be careful of any legislation in your area that would make such a device illegal and cause you to have your gear confiscated.