When fishing at night, how can fish see the bait?

Fishing at night is a unique and exciting experience for many anglers. However, one question that often comes to mind is how fish can possibly see the bait in low-light conditions? The answer to this question may surprise you!

Firstly, it is important to understand that fish have a different visual system than humans. Many fish have a specialized organ in their eyes called the tapetum lucidum, which reflects light and makes it more visible to the fish in low-light conditions. This organ works by reflecting the small amount of light that penetrates the water, making it easier for the fish to see their prey.

Secondly, different fish species have different visual abilities, which are adapted to their respective habitats. Some fish, like catfish, have a keen sense of smell and use their sense of touch to locate food in the dark. Other fish, like walleye, have larger and more sensitive eyes that can see in low-light conditions.

Additionally, the type of bait used can also make a difference in how visible it is to fish at night. Lures with reflective surfaces or those that glow in the dark can be particularly effective in attracting fish in the dark.

Overall, fish have adapted to their nighttime habitats, and their visual systems allow them to see their prey in low-light conditions. So next time you find yourself out on the water at night, don’t fear that the fish can’t see your bait – they can! Just make sure you have the right bait and fishing gear to catch them.

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