Summer Night Fishing: Everything You Need To Know To Catch Bass At Night!

Night fishing is worth it and you should give it! The dog days of Summer can be brutal but Summer nights are magical and packed with aggressive fish! Just like fishing in the day, there are some tricks to constantly catching big bass. In today’s video we cover everything from moon phase to overlooked lures that get big bites in the dark!

Traditional angling knowledge would have you out on the lake at night with a Colorado bladed spinnerbait and a 10″ black power worm. While this works extremely well on a lot of fisheries, its just the tip of the iceberg on what an angler can do at night. Creature baits, reaction baits, topwater, swimbaits, even finesse baits, are all excellent choices at night. There is a time and place for everything and that’s what we want you to gain from today’s video. 

You can’t forget the basics because they continue to work, but if you want to branch out and be successful there are some great options that you’ve been overlooking. Below is a breakdown of the baits and equipment discussed in the video. The links go direct to Tackle Warehouse where you can see detailed photos, descriptions, and available colors for each item. We’ve also included some rod recommendations as well for some of our favorite night fishing combos when sensitivity is key. 


-Big Bite Baits B2 10″ worm –

-Berkley Power worm 10″ –

-Berkley Power worm 12″-

-Zoom Ol’ Monster 10.5″ –

Creature Baits…

-Zoom Brush Hog –

-Strike King Game Hog –

Worm and Creature Hardware… 

Tungsten Weight- Swagger Vader 1/2-3/4 oz:

Brass Weight- Top Brass Worm Weight:

Glass Bead- Top Brass Glass:

Bobber Stop-

Hook- Owner Jungle Wide Gap (5/0-7/0):


Jig- No Jack Flippin’ Jig (1/2-3/4 oz):

Colors: Black/Blue, Molting Craw, The Go To

Trailer- Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver:

Colors: Tramp Stamp, Black/Blue, Green Pumpkin

Jig Rattles-


Double Bladed Buzzbait- D&M Double Hammer:

Subtle Buzzbait- D&M Easy Roller:

Frog- River2Sea Spittin Wa 70:

Plopper- Whopper Plopper 130:


Lipped Wakebait- Noisy Dachs ND180:

Lipless Wakebait- Spro 8″ BBZ Floater:

Budget Rat Wake- Spro BBZ Rat:

High-End Rat Wake- Johnny Rat (either size):

Swim Jigs/Spinnerbaits/Chatterbaits… 

Swim Jig- California Swim Jig (1/2-3/4 oz):

Subtle Swim Jig trailer- Keitech 4.8″:

Aggressive Swim Jig Trailer- R2S D Walker 120:

Willow Leaf Spinnerbait- Revenge Heavy Duty:

Favorite Chatterbait- Evergreen JackHammer 1/2 oz:

Chatterbait Trailer- Spunk Shad (4.5-5.5):


-Strike King 10XD:

-Strike King 6XD:

-Norman DD22:

-R2S Tactical Crank:

Colors: Chartreuse, White, Shad

Favorite All-Around Night Combo… 

Rod- Shimano Expride 7’6″ Heavy:

Reel- Shimano Bantam Metanium 150 HG:

Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 65 lb Braid:

Favorite Big Swimbait Combo… 

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966 SWBR:

Reel- Shimano Tranx 300:

Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 80 lb Braid:

Budget Night Crankbait Combo… 

Rod- Shimano Intenza 7’6″ MH Glass:

Reel- Shimano SLX HG Casting Reel:

Line- Sunline Assassin 17 lb Fluorocarbon:

NEW Tactical Bassin Apparel… 

TacticalBassin Reaper Hoodie:

TacticalBassin Shadow Hoodie:

TacticalBassin Sun Shirt:

TacticalBassin Hooded Sun Shirt:

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