Re: NANFA-- collecting at night

R. W. Wolff (
Tue, 11 Jul 2000 14:11:20 -0700

Yeah, lots of, if not most fish are easy to catch at night. They are mostly
sleeping nearer to shore to avoid large predators, or awake and feeding
shallow when shorebirds are sleeping. Sleeping fish can wake quickly, so
you have to spot them, remove the light, get ready to sweep a dip net over
them when you re-illuminate them. This is the easiest time to see what my
ponds are producing, as many of the fry that are imbedded in weeds come out
in the open to avoid water insects and crustaceans. It is nice to do this
with a partner ( the collecting) so two flashlights can be run, and incase
of an accidental fall in or something. It is like a whole nother world at
night. It is worth trying just to see how everything is different at night.
Lots of amphibians and reptiles are out in the open at night too. Also a
partner helps deter any attacks from animals or two legged "animals".

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