Small baits will catch catfish, catfish and more catfish..
Move up a gear and things get very interesting. I’ve been bitten of and busted up more times than I care to think about whilst fishing big fish baits at night but have yet to land any of the bigger fish.
I know there are big sandsharks, rays and wailers out there as well as all the other tropical beasties like grouper.
We catch plenty of barra and jacks on lures at night - but I’m sure you will have read about this on AN.
On the next trip, I will be geared up for heavy bait fishing at night (possibly with a sunken float to avoid the cats) and will be keeping an eye out for sardine concentrations in the daytime. I saw this happen close to the beach on several occasions in March but never once had my lure rod with me to see if anything was chasing them.