How To Inshore Fish At Night (Where To Go & What Lures To Use)


It’s night fishing time!

Night fishing is a ton of fun (and you can catch monsters)!

But you’ll want to know where to find fish at night, what NOT to do, and what lures work best for night fishing conditions.

Check out this new video to learn more about inshore night fishing!

Inshore Night Fishing Tips [VIDEO]

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Where To Find Fish At Night

Look for fish in the same areas that you’re finding fish during the day.

Especially if you find fish during the day and they aren’t feeding (it could be because they are feeding at night).

Also, keep an eye on docks that may have lights.

Those could be ideal spots to hit at night!

But never go to a new spot at night because you won’t be able to see hazards.

You want to make sure you can safely navigate the area you are fishing.

And a quick tip on using lights at night: the constant lights you see will attract fish.

But you can spook fish when you are using a headlamp and the light is moving around erratically.

Try to keep the light from shining into the water or use the red/green lights made for using at night.

The Best Lures For Night Fishing

Fish focus on sound, vibration, and scent at night.

Here are my go-to lures for inshore night fishing:

*Alternatives for the Moonwalker until they are back in stock:


inshore night fishing

Night fishing can be very productive if you know where to find fish, what lures to bring, and don’t spook off fish with lights!

Do you have other tips and tactics for inshore night fishing?

Let me know down in the comments!

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Steven Free
3 months ago

Aaaahhhh sh!$#% I knew my secret would get out if all of you notice that’s pretty much all I talk about is night fishing you crazy people who love the relentless horribly hot and ungodly humid daytime fishing can have it you all dressing like a Halloween mummy all wrapped up with long sleeve shirts that supposedly keep you cool well that’s a joke because I not only tried it and almost went insane by how much hotter I was but common sence tells me the more cloths you wear the hotter it is for you and for me that’s spot on i personally dont know how you central and south florodians can stand the heat down there to me its maddning to say the least I start fishing late in the evening and go throughout the night then get a little sleep then around a half hour before sunrise start again then at about 10am unless im really into them im off the water i let the crazies have the heat of the day not to mention the more fishing pressure more wind and those extremely selfish thinking they own all the water themselves jetskiers but like i said you all can have it ill take the nights everytime and be home with my catch before you all even break a sweat works for me😁😉

Franklin Valencia
3 months ago
Reply to  Steven Free

Yeah buddy! totally agree with you! Night fishing rocks! Day fishing has been very unproductive with all the pressure from boats and I can’t stand Jet Ski people especially over the weekends! Usually they are punk kids that disrespect running over your lines. I love it when it’s nice and quiet when all the beast fish up. I’m starting to notice a better trend at night than day especially with this hot weather!

Last edited 3 months ago by Franklin Valencia
Steven D Busby
3 months ago

I normally don’t fish at night, but now that I’m working night shifts, this was some great information. I’ll have to try this my next night off.

John Walsh
3 months ago

You guys have great videos.

Jerry Dexter
3 months ago


Bob McEneaney
3 months ago

How about a vid on bug repellent and other methods of keeping the bugs off. Especially no see ums. Maybe some product recommendations that have worked for you. Thanks.

Courtney Woznek
3 months ago
Reply to  Bob McEneaney

Hi Bob! Just chiming in here because I’m the person who gets bit by everything! The only thing I’ve found so far that repels everything is Avon Skin So Soft. But I know different things work for different people!

Steven D Busby
3 months ago

I can second that Skin So Soft works! We used to stock up on it before going on field exercises when I was in the Army. Definitely keeps the bugs, and nearly everything else, away!

Charles Phillippi
3 months ago
Reply to  Bob McEneaney

I use “SunSect” SPF15 with deet sun tan lotion, works great in early evening. Can get at BassPro.

Thomas Manley
3 months ago
Reply to  Bob McEneaney

Courtney is absolutely correct with Skin so Soft. Many years ago, I pulled into Suwannee River to get fuel just as the sun was setting. the bugs were so bad, I couldn’t even fill up due to the number of bites I had on me. The guy in the store gave me a small bottle of bug spray and I would have paid him anything he wanted. He said it was free since I didn’t know about skin so soft. It was a life saver for sure!

Philip Stoddard
1 month ago
Reply to  Tony Acevedo

Yep, rain gear is wonderfully impervious to flying, biting insects. Works well at night when the air is cooler and you can tolerate the lack of circulation. I recall doing evening fieldwork in the Michigan UP and estimating 20,000 blackflies on my rainsuit at any given moment. The pelting of little insect bodies against the nylon was so loud we couldn’t hear the songs of the birds we were there to census. But those rainsuits saved us from being completely exsanguinated by the horrid little beasties.

Willie Dickerson
3 months ago

Tony great points on head lamps. I use red, green, or blue. Purple lures work well for me. I like dark color lures that have a better silhouette.

Jonathan Fortune
3 months ago

Tony really enjoyed this. Especially not going to new spots at night. Very sound advice.

3 months ago

Good stuff. Any tips / preferred artificials when bioluminescence is present?

Mario Relvini
3 months ago

Hey Tony have you tried going out at night on ML or IR? I get tempted but then I think of how bad the mosquitoes would be and forgot about that idea lol.


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