In conclusion


Black and other dark colors work best for all three of these baits and a good rule of thumb for anything else you want to try fishing in the dark. Slow and steady is also the best retrieve for all three baits. This gives the fish time to track and find the bait in low visibility.

Focus primarily on where fish are located during the daylight hours because they won’t likely venture too far away from there at night. Keep in mind the one exception being areas where they can move along a vertical transition to hunt in shallow water at night and rest in deeper water during the day.

Take these simple baits and principles, apply them during your next night trip and see if the fishing isn’t lights out! Sorry, I couldn’t resist. That wasn’t even punny.