At the duplex, you may fish all day and all night. I've caught stripers at various hours of the day because I don't fish much at night. Kern County has a minimum striper limit of 18" and two maximum striper limits. There is no minimum or maximum size, however there is a restriction of ten.
You can only catch and keep striper within the boundaries of the Kern River National Wildlife Refuge. You cannot enter the refuge but if you come across someone fishing there, ask them for permission first. The refuge is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except on federal holidays. For more information visit kernwildlife.org/duffel-island-or-the-california-aqueduct.
Stripers can be tough to find at night so if you don't catch anything else then go ahead and enjoy some time with your new friend. In addition to being an excellent game fish, the striped bass has become popular as a sport fish due to its fighting strength and aggressive nature. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) stocks coastal waters with about 100,000 adult fish each year. Although bycatch is a concern, especially for recreational fishermen, the value of the fishery exceeds $1 million annually.
Nighttime is a great time to go fishing because there's less competition from other anglers and you have better chances of catching something.
Unless otherwise specified by regulation, all waterways available to fishing are open 24 hours a day. A person may not own more fish than is legally permissible in one day at any time (Title 12, SS12602-2). However, if a person does catch more fish than they are allowed, they must either release them immediately or keep them no longer than 24 hours (unless prohibited by law).
Night fishing is popular among anglers who use lighted rods and reels for catching fish that flee from shoreline lights during the day. Because most species avoid bright lights, night fishermen have better success catching fish because their activities are not detected until it's too late for the prey to escape.
Fish feel pressure waves as they swim through water; these waves indicate where there are likely to be food sources nearby. When fish sense danger, they quickly change direction or speed up to evade it. This reaction makes night fishing possible by allowing you to sneak up on vulnerable prey. Fish become active at different times of day, so by learning when certain species are most likely to bite your hook, you can target your efforts toward the best opportunities.
Fish are generally inactive during the day but will bite at night if given the chance. Knowing how and when to expect action helps you catch more fish.
Unless otherwise marked, fishing is permitted 24 hours a day at department-owned lakes, ponds, streams, and boat access facilities. Some areas are open during certain times of the year only; check with local offices for details.
All Virginia parks have natural lighting during daylight hours as well as nighttime security lighting that helps prevent vandalism and drug use. The best time to visit a park is either early in the morning or late in the evening when the crowds are smaller and you have the park to yourself.
Fish are most active during dawn and dusk. If you catch a fish then leave it in the water because it will probably return to its home range soon after sunset when it would be easy to mistake it for a moonfish (not recommended). Fish are more likely to be caught by accident while swimming at night than by design because they're looking for food. However, if you do happen upon a fish too beautiful to let go, take off your shoes and walk into the lake to get closer to it. You might be able to grab it out without getting wet.
Virginia is not a good state for freshwater fishing. The majority of Virginia's 1,100 lakes and ponds are small and shallow, so catching something is unlikely even if you try.
Until you are bit, fish the various water columns (deep, mid, and shallow). When fishing a location, I like to start by working the rear side of the gates where the water is flowing out since stripers prefer to eat in turbulent water. If they aren't there, work your way down to the duct bends. You can also try shaded areas near large rocks or fallen trees. Fish slowly along the bottom looking for signs of life such as stirrings or breakaways in the substrate. Stripers will usually hold their position long enough for you to land one if you get close enough.
If you don't catch any fish in the aqueduct, check whether any of your neighbors' vehicles are open. Sometimes people will leave their doors open while they go about their daily business. If anyone is still inside their vehicle when you return it to its spot, then you have found some more potential fishing locations.
Finally, if all else fails and you cannot find any willing participants, then feel free to use your own car for fishing purposes!
The best times to go fishing are early in the morning before most people arrive at their jobs and late at night when everyone has gone home. The busiest periods are between July and September when families are on vacation and during the holiday season.
You should always wear appropriate clothing for the weather condition.
There are no hour limitations on fishing in general, so you may fish all night. Check fishing proclamations and salmon season booklets for any specific regulations that may apply.
The best times to go fishing vary depending on what you're looking for. If you're after northerns, go during the day when they're most active. At night the cooler temperatures of the water allow it to be more productive when stocked with trout. The best time to go fishing for rainbow trout is in the morning before it gets too hot outside. They'll be more active then and easier to catch.
Night fishing is a great way to spend an evening with your family and friends, especially if you have a campfire going. Just make sure you bring some flashlights with fresh batteries since there will be no electricity at night.
Idaho has some of the finest fishing in the world, but only if you know where to go. The best places to find fish include Lake Coeur d'Alene, Priest Lake, Bear Paw Reservoir, and Malheur Lake. If you're a fan of mountain lakes, check out Clearwater or Castle Lakes in Custer County or Swan Lake in Gem County. There are also plenty of rivers in Idaho for those who like their fishing adventures big enough to drive home from work each day!
Yes, fishing at night is legal. Fishing at night is popular during the fall salmon run when it's cooler outside and you don't want to be out in the hot sun. Fish like black bass, white bass, and bream can be caught at night as well.
Fishing at night is allowed under special licenses. You must check with your local department of fish and wildlife office to see if any special permits are needed for nighttime fishing. Often times these offices will not allow anyone to catch fish at night without a permit.
Fish feel pressure from light even when they're not aware of it. This pressure can cause stress that can lead to illness or death. If you encounter any fish while you're night fishing, either live or dead, you should leave them in place until you can return with a license or official witness. Do not attempt to catch any fish while night fishing without first obtaining permission from the DFW office near you!
Nighttime fishing is common practice during the fall salmon run when it's cooler outside and you don't want to be out in the hot sun.