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Jigging after dark

Discussion in 'Saginaw Bay and its Tributaries' started by mad hunter, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. mad hunter

    mad hunter

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    Just wondering what everyone thoughts are if it's worth jigging after dark? I'd like to go during the week after work but with work having come in at dark and leave at dark trying to figure out if i should try it in the boat or if they are up in the shallows and better off just casting. Id rather fish from the boat and I usually only fished morning.
     
  2. Big Skip

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    Waste of time. Fish are feeding higher in the water column after dark.
     
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  3. Big Skip

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    Cranks are king after dark. Cover way more ground and target the aggressive fish
     
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    I have caught quite a few jigging after dark in the SCR drifting where there are lights so you can see your line. When we casted up there Saturday night we caught all of our bigger fish off the bottom, reeling a jig and plastic in real slow. Sure it can be done, just need to find an area that is well lit.
     
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    For the most part fish are feeding higher in the water column, but I have caught a lot of fish dragging a twister along the bottom. Some nights this is the only way to catch them or to finish a limit.
     
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    I've caught fish jigging after dark from shore, but not in a boat. usually shallower flats along the river. Cranks work great, especially if you see the fish surfacing and chasing minnows, then its game on! :). If you want to jig from a boat, I'd toss up to shore, and jig back like you would for bass. Should get plenty of eyes. And like I said, if you see fish swirling the water, toss some suspending huskys, xraps, etc. in the shallow lip version ;).
     
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  7. mad hunter

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    Ok thanks for all the help sounds like I'll be better off waiting till the weekend for the boat.
     
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  9. mad hunter

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    Yeah I could but I'd rather jig trolled enough over the summer you know
     
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    SCR jigging at night is highly productive once the fish move north of the BW bridge. Purchase a bright head lamp and Bright anchor light and it’s game on. Assuming luck would be the same on Saginaw
     
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    I have thought about doing this more than once. Would much rather catch them with a rod than handline and catch them.