Night bite a fall fishing frenzy

The lights dance and flicker in the darkness, like candles in a crypt, but they signify a ritual of a different kind. This is the “night bite” — a fall Lake Erie phenomenon that pits angler against the elements for the opportunity to catch this water’s most-coveted prize.

Walleye, those denizens of the shadows and the deep, become marauding hordes in the shallows once night falls and schools of baitfish are snugged up tight along the shoreline, where they often find the warmer water they prefer. When nature’s light goes dim, the coal miner headlamps are flipped on and the fishermen cast away, hoping to cash in on this feeding frenzy.

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