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By Bret Baker
Pine Knot News Outdoors 

Finding success while fishing in the dark


May 31, 2019

The sun had just dipped below the horizon when my rod doubled over. For the last half hour before sunset, we had battled several northern pike, but instinctively I knew this was our first walleye. White-tipped fins emerged from the black water below and my suspicions were confirmed. Joseph slid our net under the fish and we boxed our first keeper.

Repeating the same trolling path we added several more walleyes as darkness enveloped us. As is often the case with night fishing, we had the lake to ourselves.

We trolled in shallows, tight to shore. We passed an entire shoreline of enormous ho...

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