This time of year, the bank fishermen find their way out to the north dike to do some night fishing at Willard Bay, and the numbers of eager anglers is fascinating to me.
Most are of the opinion that any fish is a good one at night. But it seems wipers are among the most coveted to catch.
If you have a certain spot you like to frequent along the rocks, be sure to get there early to stake out your ground. Early could mean several things here. Some fishermen don't show up until after 10 p.m., while others like to get out before the sun goes down. Most anglers are polite enough and keep their distance from you, so you feel like you have room to cast and retrieve without feeling cramped or in danger of getting tangled.