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Quigles716
Posted: Jan 24, 2020 - 08:37 am


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In the past 7 years I have tried fishing after dark but only landed mud puppies. Iím going to go all out this year with my glow spoons and try and land a few night time eyes or ling. So my big question is.

What is the latest time you have ever caught a walleye.

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Posted: Jan 24, 2020 - 09:44 am


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I read an article that said 2 hours after the sun goes down is when a walleyes eye's really start working the best. If I remember it correctly I think it was between 11pm and 3am..the article written by ,I think MNR folk who catch them at night to tag them..
It also said lights dimmed very low, no radio, no crushing beer cans on the floor as well sitting in one spot and not moving around in the shack, be very quite..
As we all know this rarely happen with groups of people that's why I only go now with 2 or 3 max in a hut..I read that article after coming home from a ice fishing trip and I have to admit we did all those things we shouldn't..lol..
Good luck..

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Posted: Jan 24, 2020 - 10:47 am


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a couple seasons ago we were having a slow weekend, but of the four eye i got from inside the hut, two were back-to-back some time between 1am-2am

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Posted: Jan 24, 2020 - 11:24 am


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Make sure you stay up a foot or two from the bottom to avoid those mud puppies.

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Posted: Jan 24, 2020 - 11:28 am


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Will the ling come up a foot or two towards the bait?

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Posted: Jan 24, 2020 - 11:39 am


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Another thing I will add is most operators set up in area's that can hold fish all day to improve your chances..Walleye at night feed heavily in shallow waters so your best bet is to find some shallower water if possible, it may be a walk is needed to find it..

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Posted: Jan 24, 2020 - 11:55 am


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QUOTE (Quigles716 @ Jan 24, 2020 - 01:28 pm)
Will the ling come up a foot or two towards the bait?

We have caught ling at night and we were off the bottom by no more than a foot or two.

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Posted: Jan 24, 2020 - 04:07 pm


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My best results have been from 10 to 1 am, but not always

I have got them suspended as in 9 feet down at night, I also agree keeping noise down helps

So in short, 1 rod off bottom 1-3 feet and another down 8-12 feet...let the fish tell you where

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Posted: Jan 24, 2020 - 06:38 pm


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Turning out overhead lighting always helps. I use a small battery operated lantern that I sit on the floor. You don't want light shining down the holes. Use a glow buckshot tipped with a full minnow recharging it often and watch your sonar. I've had some pretty stellar nights and many not so much, location playing a big role. My 2 cents.

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Posted: Jan 24, 2020 - 08:23 pm


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We've had nights where we've fallen asleep with lines down and wake up to live minnows still on in the morning. But we generally get a couple after dark. When we do there always seems to be a couple around 9. Then 11-1. Never really actively fished later. We get up early.. almost always pass out by midnight.

We never move shallow. Stay compfy in the hut. My 2 best night bites came in about 30fow.

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