In general, fishing during the night is most productive between 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Clear and calm nights are the best time to plan your trip, as opposed to when it’s windy and the waters are rough. In clear, calm waters, fish usually become active once the sun has completely set.
Do fish get more active at night?
Some fish are awake during the day and sleep at night (diurnal), whereas others are more active at night (nocturnal). It appears that fish have specific sleep cycles that depend on the species, just like different land animals.
What time is fishing the best?
- One hour before and one hour after high tides, and one hour before and one hour after low tides.
- During the “morning rise” (after sunup for a spell) and the “evening rise” (just before sundown and the hour or so after).
- During the rise and set of the Moon.
- When the barometer is steady or on the rise.
Is fishing in the dark better?
It makes it easier for them to find the bait. That is partly why anglers say it is bad to fish the day after a full moon. The fish have been active all night and have had their fill by the time the sun comes up. That, on the other hand, is the perfect reason for night fishermen to hit the water.