Night fishing for panfish
Crappies have always been on live bait, and since I'm always fishing minnows for crappies, the gills have been on minnows too.
One of the best nights was many years ago on Big Round in Polk county. Got set up at about 10:00 pm. Steady crappie bite through 2am, with a couple bonus gills at midnight.
What I've come to notice though, is the night bite has been in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota lakes. The only crappies I've caught after dark around Eau Claire was a couple years ago using a flyrod and a Mayfly imitation on Lake Altoona during the hatch.
I honestly can't recall catching any perch after dark.