Sunday, December 10th, 2023

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Sunday, December 10th, 2023

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Sportsmen Since 1967

To catch big trout, try fishing at night

Big trout, like this wild brown, bite best at night. (Photo courtesy Vic Attardo)
Th-thunk. I felt it down through the rod and to my hand. In the middle of a swift forward cast with a 9-foot, 5-weight rod, I felt the th-thunk when I accidentally hit a bat flying low to the water. Actually it was the bat that hit my rod, I wasn’t aiming for it. Perhaps the best non-hatch trout fishing book I ever read was Jim Bashline’s “Night Fishing for Trout.” I don’t think Jim ever wrote about dealing with bats but he did list his favorite night flies and one of them was called “The Professor.”
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