Do Skipjacks feed at night

Discussion in 'Skipjack Herring' started by flathunter, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I am thinking about fishing for some skips at night, anyone ever have luck at night?
     
  2. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    From what I have heard and expeienced, When the sun comes up they feed and when it goes down they shut down. I hated to be the one to break this news to you, LOL!!!!
     

  3. three_rivers

    three_rivers New Member

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    The way they are built i'm almost betting they are day feeders. Those big eyes are their primary feeding tool. Is there any light where your fishing? That might help. I've caught a few right at dusk but i've yet to catch one at night...
     
  4. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    Jack, here in Kansas we catch Goldeye for bait, they look similar to your Skipjack herring, except for the teeth, GE have a mouthful, even on their tongue. The eyes are the same though, huge and goldcolored. We have better luck catching them at night than during the day. We'll fish the dam with a worm a couple of feet below a float.
     
  5. Catwagon

    Catwagon New Member

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    Flathunter I've never caught one myself after nightfall. I haven't heard of ayone else catching one at night either, even with lights.

    Steve
     
  6. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    I have seen them caught just after sunset and just before daybreak which seems the best.