This thread is to educate the wannabees
and the old timmers who have forgotten more
than we can learn.
Examples of ideas of inputs from the skilled
and questions from those interested.
Bank vs Boat?
Types of fish?
Who is going to start with.................
Crazy Angler Tackle
Filled out the whole thing every part and then it said my message was too short and I should add one characters, but I added words and same thing so I give up.
Peak Vise Dealer
Slab Bandits & Jet-Zits
All colors lights if intense enough will work.
Example: White will work if intense enough.
The following colors have been proven by
people with degrees.
The preferred color for freshwater is Green
The referred color for salt water is Blue
Get out of the bed at 4am and be on your favorite lake fishing by 5:30. Use a jig that has chartreuseand in it. At night wear mosquito repellant and use Bob#1's fishing light to attract baitfish. Again use a chartreuseand jig to limit out.
With 3472 posts you should not be a wallhanger II status. PM Slab or Pappy to get that changed
I like to night fish on the moon cycle provided in the old farmers almanac.
I've been using two blue 100W 12vdc florescent lights hung over the side of the boat for the past year or so. I can't submerge them, so they haven't provided great results, I must add.
I mainly fish the same bridge pilings in a creek channel in 32 feet of water. There are some trees between the pilings and big rocks that line the bank on both ends of the bridge. When the water is running I have caught the limit many time both day and night under this bridge.
I just received two of the green reel lites yesterday. I'm taking the grandson out this coming Saturday night to give the new lights a try. I normally use live bait but it's been so hot there may not be any available, we'll see.
P.S. Hey Bob, The lights look real good. I can't wait to try them. I'll be ordering a pair of the 75 bulb, soon.
Sounds like good advice, Ship!!!!....if you have insomnia...hehe just kidding....really, sounds like a good plan!
Spool your reels with Fluorescent Mono filament line
Black light will make the line glow and look like the size of pencil. Some of
the popular brands are Berkley which makes a great flame green fire line
florescent line that works well with black light night fishing as well.
The reason this particular line works so well is that the florescent coloring is
not painted on the line, but rather is chemically mixed into the actual line
during production, which means the color lasts much longer than other
Time? Dusk and 3-5 hours after
Full Moon? Best night I had was a waning gibbous, Full or New moons also productive
Bank vs Boat? So far… bank.
Live bait? Crawler pieces, leeches when I run out of crawlers
Aritiical bait? Tubes if any, rare though
Black Lights? nope
Cap Lights? Yep, white light, dim and bright settings
Types of fish? Hooked into a 4’ musky at dusk with a crawler piece and circle hook crappie fishin.
Docks? Sometimes they hang under my dock or my boat lift, but I usually cast out and let the crawler settle in and around the pondweed
Ice fishing? I’ll try in December. It’s a must in MN, too much of the year is winter… ugh. I miss VA.
Crappie? Yeah. Lots.
Walleyes? Even if they’re out there I stink at catching Walleyes. My friends snag em sometimes though.
Stripers? Nope. They don’t really exist in the lakes I fish.
Etc: I use a 5’ ultralight with a 1000 spinning reel, 4lb mono, with a lit slip float, circle hook, and split shot. If the bobber isn’t on there I have a finger on the line and use a small jig. Using lights to attract fish is not legal in MN. However, using lights to illuminate the posts of the boat lift and dock is fine...
Using a float at night can be fun, just make sure the light is strong enough and you are able to see the tip of the float move on those soft bites.