Stumbled on this thread , wow !! Great info. I have done a fair share of night fishing albeit surfcasting with spin gear but the premise is about the same .
Interesting how when in doubt a bucktail would often out produce other lures .
some real solid info on tides and tactics . As a rookie I found myself just wading out and trying to bomb cast into the far reaches. Little did I know ,I was chasing fish right off the beach . Now I'll approach any given area with stealth , use night vision ( no light ) and just work short close in casts to start. Surprised at how productive it can be .
Skinner brought up a good point about slack tide . My theory is that tides change bass will move around and eventually locate another ambush point .
The eel can be deadly at slack , bass candy as it is they can't resist .
Recall someone saying bass see eels as a threat to their territory .
I'd have to feel real comfortable with fly casting skills to throw flies at night
but thats a worthwhile goal / challenge
Thanks to all the participants , special thanks to OP. For all the solid info
should pin this thread .