Every fisherman’s kit should include lures, hooks, bait, a net and a good LED flashlight. LED flashlights and headlamps are incredibly useful gadgets for fishing expeditions. They come in handy for dozens of tasks, from baiting your hook to cleaning your catch to finding your way back to your tent if you spent a little too long on the lake. Furthermore, because many fishermen prefer to cast their hooks during the hours of darkness, LED flashlights and headlamps are often considered necessities.
Like humans, fish follow certain activity patterns during a 24-hour period. Although it is certainly possible to catch fish during the day, it is sometimes difficult because this is the time when most fish cling to the shore, hiding under protective leaves and branches to avoid predators. Watch a lake or river at twilight, and you’ll notice a definite uptick in the number of fish jumping and feeding as darkness approaches. Many fishermen even prefer fishing at night, when some species of fish are naturally more active, since they have the protective cover of darkness. Avid night fishermen say that many fish are most active around 10 p.m. and 1 a.m., when they tend to feed.