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When it comes to run-and-gun eelpout fishing at night, there’s a few things you need to take into consideration. Eelpout authority, Jason Rylander from northern Minnesota, shares 3 things you need to have to effectively target these fish at night.

  1. The first is invest in a good headlamp. You don’t want to fall into holes you’ve previously drilled and you need to be able to clearly see what you’re doing.
  2. Second, you’ll need something to help glow your lures. Glow is important for targeting eelpout (read more about targeting eelpout in our eelpout archive). Finding something to attach to your Vexilar, or sonar unit, is the easiest way to accomplish this and helps streamline your setup to keep things mobile.
  3. Finally, use a longer rod. A longer rod will help you run-and-gun easier by giving you a more comfortable distance from the hole when standing. It also helps you work those larger jigs and helps handle the fight of these aggressive fish.
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