Yellow Bass Night Fishing
At night, spoons and spinners with a silver shine are very effective.
Yellow Bass night fishing is an exciting time to catch yellow bass as they are a nocturnal fish. The best nights for Yellow Bass are those 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 Yellow Bass. Minnows and jigs are an excellent bait for catching them, though there is a good chance you may also catch crappies at the same time.
Try angling near bridges, 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.
Yellow Bass feed throughout the day, though it is believed that overcast and night conditions work well with those nights without a moon working best. You can find them in lakes, reservoirs, rivers as well as small watersheds. They can be found in the shallows if water temperatures are above 55°F/13°C.
Use lures and baits that resemble small insects, minnows, small shad, small Sunfish, insects and insect larvae. However, minnows are the best bait to use on Yellow Bass, though they are very effective at catching other fish as well.
At night, spoons and spinners with a silver shine are very effective. However, you will have better chances with crankbaits as they replicate the sound of a wounded baitfish. Both deep diving and shallow running crankbaits are good lures. Just be sure to pick crankbaits right-sized for Yellow Bass.
While the Yellow Bass prefer the same deep structures as they do in summer, they can also be found enjoying large flats and shallow areas at night. Use lures and baits that resemble small insects, minnows, small shad, small Sunfish, insects and insect larvae.
Fishing for white bass at night is an excellent way to catch them, especially when daily temperatures and humidity are high. While this does not bother the fish, it’s more relaxing for the angler.