I've heard that too but in all my years fishing that area, I've never landed one.
Sometimes when I get out there a little early, the redeyes (Rockbass) are coming in the boat 2 at a time with an occasional Perch. As it transitions to daylight, the redeyes slow and the Perch start popping. Walleye are always good at night and I've caught some nice Muskie in the darkness as well. Here is a long skinny one we picked up one night.
Have done well on crappies and gills after dark in canals. It's hit and miss though, some days you hit them well, next night nothing. The more lanterns the better, I usually use 4. Don't see many perch after dark, a few sometimes but not enough to target. Some of the best gills come at night.
Crappie and bluegills at night sounds interesting. I work days Mon. - Fri., so my only chance to ice fish is on the weekends (crowds & noise) unless I go after work, which would mean fishing after dark. Where would some of the better canals to try be at ?
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