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Night Fishing – Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Night Fishing – Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


FROM THE EXPANSIVE
GULF COAST TO INLAND LAKES AND RIVERS MOST ANY DAY IS A
GOOD DAY TO BE FISHING SOMEWHERE IN TEXAS. Oh, you canít beat Texas. BUT FOR MANY ANGLERS,
SALTWATER OR FRESH, THE BEST DAYS OF FISHING ARE NIGHTS. SO WHAT MAKES NIGHTTIME
THE RIGHT TIME TO THROW A LINE IN THE WATER? [girl laughing] ‘Cause that’s
when people fish! ON THE COPANO BAY PIER
JUST NORTH OF ROCKPORT ROSA PARTIN AND HER
DAUGHTER JAMES HAVE PICKED A COOL EVENING
TO TRY THEIR LUCK. I donít know a whole bunch
about fishing except you never know what youíre
gonna catch and thatís fun. [James] Is this that same
kind from earlier? Oh! Ewwww! I have no idea
what that is. James didnít say ëdid you remember
the fishing rodsí or anything. She said, ëMom, did you bring rags?í I think thatís what they
call a dogfish. THE LIGHTS AT NIGHT DRAW
IN BUGS AND BAITFISH WHICH COULD MEAN MORE
BITES FROM BIGGER FISH, AT LEAST IN THEORY. The fish isnít much bigger than my
bait. How do they do that? There you go. Better than nothing,
I guess. NEARBY AT GOOSE ISLAND
STATE PARK FOLKS ARE HAVING SOME
BETTER LUCK FISHING THE LATE SHIFT. I love to fish. Fishing under the lights is fun, especially when they come in
like this, they start poppiní. [Cajun music] This is our favorite spot. Itís a good spot to catch fish. GOOD PLACE TO BE AN ANGLER. BAD PLACE TO BE A SHRIMP. I got two. Norm, sheís pulling ëem in
2 at a time.. [music] Nice one. We just come down here
fishing at night ëcause we always catch
more fish down here than when we take
the boat out. This is my second home. Iíve been coming here since í69. My dad, my 3 boys and
Iíd come out here and go home with stringers
full of fish. We’ve had good times out here. It’s just nice to be out here. NOT SURPRISINGLY, FISHING AT
NIGHT GETS ESPECIALLY POPULAR AS THE DAYS HEAT UP. IT’S A WARM SPRING EVENING
JUST BEFORE SUNSET ON THE WESTERN END OF
GALVESTON BAY. Weíre only going to be able
to run one at a time. AND JOHN ROSS AND
HIS FRIENDS ARE JUST BEGINNING
TO GO FISHING. Should be great. BUT YOU COULD ALSO SAY
THEY’RE DOING SOME PRODUCT TESTING. WHILE THEY HAVE OTHER
CAREERS BY DAY… BY NIGHT, THE ROSS
BROTHERS… We have light! MAKE FISHING LIGHTS. We actually started the company
about 10 years ago and it was because
we enjoyed night fishing. The test runs are our favorite
part of the business. Your lights bring the fish to you. SO JOHN AND HIS
FLOTILLA OF FRIENDS WAIT FOR NIGHTFALL. [music] BY DARK, THE BOATS HAVE
SAN LUIS PASS LIT UP LIKE A DISCO. Thereís a lot of people that run
generators to fish at night. BUT JOHN’S SOLUTION IS,
WELL, GREENER. The fluorescent is absolutely
one of the easiest ways to fish. I mean you can hook
2 or 3 lights to a single battery and run
them all night long and itís simple and a heck of
a lot of fun. First catch of the day! ONE BOAT AWAY,
THE PATTERSON FAMILY IS ALREADY MAKING IT
LOOK SIMPLE. Whoa, thatís a nice one.
Thatís a big speck! That’s a keeper! BUT AROUND THEIR
INVENTORS’ BOAT, THE LIGHTS HAVEN’T WORKED
THEIR MAGIC JUST YET. I have refused to go
to live bait so that may be my
downfall tonight. But generally speaking, artificials are
super effective in the green light. Weíve found the green fluorescents,
the light travels further in the water. It also interacts with the fish eye
receptors. They see it further also. Itís really exciting when you
start getting the bait going. Thereís a food chain
going on down there and hopefully weíre at the top. OF COURSE THAT FOOD CHAIN
WORKS JUST AS WELL IN FRESH WATER. AS DAYS GET MUGGY AND NIGHTS GET BUGGY, INLAND FISHING ALSO
HEATS UP. Night fishingís become very popular
out here at Purtis Creek. We have 2 lighted piers. We have guys thatíll come to
the park at 8:00 at night and 8:00 the next morning, theyíre
still sitting on that pier. Of course the cooler weather, and thereís just something
about fishing at night. Itís very relaxing and the fish tend
to bite better at night. [angler] I donít do no good
during the day. AMONG THE REGULARS ON
THE PURTIS CREEK PIER ARE JOSEPH SPLAWN AND
HIS FATHER GARY. Itís just nice and peaceful, cool, no sun. Itís time we enjoy. Just easier for me to catch
fish at night. Itís just fun. I got a catfish this time. Catch some catfish and… bass mainly. [Gary] Huh?
[laughs] Get him off, Joe. Aw, the boyís just afraid of getting
a fin off in his hand. WITH A LITTLE TEAMWORK, THIS FATHER AND SON CATCH
AND RELEASE QUITE A FEW FISH, INLCUDING ONE THAT NOBODY
WANTS TO HANDLE. What do you got this time? Gar. Hey, Joe, why donít you just
cut the line and let him go? ALL IN ALL, A GOOD
NIGHT ON THE PIER FOR CATCHING ALL
SORTS OF THINGS. We enjoy it. I donít think thereís any such thing
as a pessimistic fisherman. BACK UNDER THE FULL MOON
AT SAN LUIS PASS, THE GREEN LIGHTS STILL AREN’T
DOING MUCH FOR JOHN’S BOAT. There, we got him. But the Pattersons
arenít complaining. The boat next doorís
doing pretty well but thatís about all the action
weíve seen so far. Woo! [music] Ah, it’s beautiful! [music] All in all a good night. Nice trout. Good time. Green lights did the trick. I wish they were working
for us, too. BUT JUST BEFORE THE
ROSS BROTHERS GIVE UP FOR THE EVENING AND PULL UP THEIR LIGHTS… Iím seeing some baitfish. THERE’S A LITTLE RAY
OF SUNSHINE IN WHAT HAS BEEN
A DARKER-THAN-AVERAGE NIGHT OF FISHING. A TUG ON THE LINE AND JOHN HAS THE BOAT’S
FIRST AND LAST FISH. Well, we didnít get
completely skunked. BUT THAT’S OKAY. That gives you a real good excuse
to come back soon. Not every night is as
productive as others but itís just great to get
out with good friends and just spend some time
on the water. Canít fault us for not
giving it a heck of a try. Weíll see yíall back
at the dock. Iíll be back out next week no doubt. The night is just a
real special time. It took my bait. BACK ON COPANO BAY, JAMES AND ROSA ARE
RUNNING OUT OF SHRIMP. AND THOUGH THERE ARE
HUNGRY FISH OUT THERE, THE NIGHT’S CATCH HAS
BEEN A LITTLE SMALL. Itís that same little midget fish. Thatís giant. I think it’s the same one! Okay, this is the one, people. Got a fish? Wait, did I just lose it?
Did yíall see it though? Did you at least see it? BUT AS WITH MOST
FISHING TRIPS… It was that big at least.
[laughs] THIS MOTHER AND DAUGHTER
WILL RETURN HOME WITH SOME STORIES. Itís just kind of fun being
out here anyways and like I said, itís just
something different, you know? Itís an experience. A friend of mine used to say,
ëItís a memory.í You saw it, right?
It was pretty big. Thatís a fish story, James.
[laughs]

21 comments on “Night Fishing – Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

  1. You can fish them during the day but their concentration is better at night. We use the submersible green lights. They're excellent.

  2. You dont know how bad it hurts to watch fishing when I am stuck in the desert. Oh how I wish I was out there fishing

  3. I just cant understand why people would dislike these videos. They must be ppl who eat only veggies which means they ae really poor hunters and fishermen…lol

  4. once you crave fish you can't stop the drive to go get them. i love fish. trout with lemon and onions and butter skillet fried is the best. next lingcod next tuna next halibut next bass next perch next catfish. catfish soaked in buttermilk is the way to go. halibut in beer batter perch straight deep fry with seasoning and flour and egg if you like it that way.

  5. Y’all really should look into having the day tripper do y’alls videos for you. No offense but y’all just don’t really capture the essence of the parks. The ones the day tripper does of your parks really capture the parks at there best.

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