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January 18, 2013

Fly Fishing for Trout at Night Using Artificial Light

By Tim Romano

The fine gentlemen over at Gink and Gasoline brought up an interesting topic the other day in regards to using lights when fly fishing for trout at night. While many saltwater anglers have known about the benefits of lights for years—utilizing docks, jetties, highway overpasses, etc. to create fishing hotspots—trout anglers to my knowledge don't seem to use this tactic very often. 

Kent Klewein wrote a post explaining why fish (trout included) key in on lights. He says predatory gamefish use lights "as a perfect tool to coax and gather the food into a small area." The fish use the cover of darkness as camouflage, taking turns "darting into the light with mouths open to pack their bellies full."

He then goes on to talk about an epic night of fishing that the G&G boys had a couple years ago on the White River in Arkansas. They were fishing under a streetlight during a blizzard and they murdered big fish all night. 

I personally have never tried this tactic for trout, but am certainly eager to now. What about you? Any of you utilize lights for trout at night?

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from themadflyfisher wrote 1 year 13 weeks ago

One night on a friends boat fishing a lake we were catching trout in the same spot where a light was illuminating the water (we had been anchored there for about an hour before we started fishing). Never tried it fly fishing though.

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from Creek Chub wrote 1 year 13 weeks ago

I fished a trout club in Michigan that hung a bug zapper over a section of their stream. The guys referred to it as purple haze. The water underneath would boil in the evenings with fish crushing every cooked insect that fell.

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from Koldkut wrote 1 year 13 weeks ago

It's not worth your time :)

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from buckhunter wrote 1 year 13 weeks ago

I am familiar with this strategy but have never used it for trout.

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from abcdpete wrote 1 year 13 weeks ago

In SW Florida it's fun to head out in the evenings to fish around docks that have Snook lights. Easy pickins unless the dock owner has something stuck up their ass. It's cool to see that bigger shadow swim by the light now and then.

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from yanzi wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

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from Braden Gross wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Some of the greatest times Ive ever enjoyed is taking new fishing enthusiasts on a kayak and throwing flies in canals with lights. Its definitely a great way to get into it.

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from Creek Chub wrote 1 year 13 weeks ago

I fished a trout club in Michigan that hung a bug zapper over a section of their stream. The guys referred to it as purple haze. The water underneath would boil in the evenings with fish crushing every cooked insect that fell.

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from themadflyfisher wrote 1 year 13 weeks ago

One night on a friends boat fishing a lake we were catching trout in the same spot where a light was illuminating the water (we had been anchored there for about an hour before we started fishing). Never tried it fly fishing though.

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from Koldkut wrote 1 year 13 weeks ago

It's not worth your time :)

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from buckhunter wrote 1 year 13 weeks ago

I am familiar with this strategy but have never used it for trout.

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from abcdpete wrote 1 year 13 weeks ago

In SW Florida it's fun to head out in the evenings to fish around docks that have Snook lights. Easy pickins unless the dock owner has something stuck up their ass. It's cool to see that bigger shadow swim by the light now and then.

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from yanzi wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

Asian Dating-If you discard the wrong, when I love. Does not matter, why do you wronged.. www.lilydating.com

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from Braden Gross wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Some of the greatest times Ive ever enjoyed is taking new fishing enthusiasts on a kayak and throwing flies in canals with lights. Its definitely a great way to get into it.

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