How to Fish at Night With Corn and a Light

How to Fish at Night With Corn and a Light
Sweet corn is an inexpensive and effective bait for still water according to Corn can catch a wide variety of fish including roach and carp. Fishing at night with a light makes catching fish with corn even easier. Light can draw a wide range of fish by attracting plankton and insects on which the fish feed. This eliminates much of the guesswork of fishing by drawing the prey right to the fishermen.


Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Lights
  • Corn
  • Fishing pole
  • Tackle
Step 1
Set up fishing lights to illuminate a particular spot. Depending on your preferences, you can set two 500 watt halogen lights to shine on a spot of water or submerse a fishing light 1 foot underwater. Set the lights to shine on a spot you would expect to find fish anyway, such as near the edge of a dock or other structure or close to a submerged fishing hole.
Step 2
Set up your rig. recommends using a cane bristle float, a size 14 or 16 hook and shot or a bolt rig.
Step 3
Feed a small handful of corn into the water where the light is shining. This will help draw fish to the light source, starting feeding behavior.
Step 4
Hook a piece of corn. Stick the hook through the narrow side of the kernel and out again through the wide, flat side.
Step 5
Cast the corn into the water near where the light is focused.

Tips & Warnings

If the corn isn't working, use a net to catch small bait fish drawn to your light.

Article Written By Isaiah David

Isaiah David is a freelance writer and musician living in Portland, Ore. He has over five years experience as a professional writer and has been published on various online outlets. He holds a degree in creative writing from the University of Michigan.

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