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    Don't give up after setting up if bait don't show up immediately. Start off a little deep and work your way up to their comfort zone with your bait. One or two cranks off bottom, then after 15 minutes or so move up one or two cranks again, you'll find them. I'm guessing you are using minnows? If jigs just drop to the bottom and reel very slowly, work it up moving it only a few inches at a time, making one turn takes about a minute or more. Real slow! Try several colors until you hit the jack pot! Good luck to you and your wife and enjoy the night life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDawgg View Post
    Don't give up after setting up if bait don't show up immediately. Start off a little deep and work your way up to their comfort zone with your bait. One or two cranks off bottom, then after 15 minutes or so move up one or two cranks again, you'll find them. I'm guessing you are using minnows? If jigs just drop to the bottom and reel very slowly, work it up moving it only a few inches at a time, making one turn takes about a minute or more. Real slow! Try several colors until you hit the jack pot! Good luck to you and your wife and enjoy the night life!
    Thank you for the tips. How long would you suggest fishing one spot before packing up and moving to another spot, or just stay in one spot all night?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDawgg View Post
    Don't give up after setting up if bait don't show up immediately. Start off a little deep and work your way up to their comfort zone with your bait. One or two cranks off bottom, then after 15 minutes or so move up one or two cranks again, you'll find them. I'm guessing you are using minnows? If jigs just drop to the bottom and reel very slowly, work it up moving it only a few inches at a time, making one turn takes about a minute or more. Real slow! Try several colors until you hit the jack pot! Good luck to you and your wife and enjoy the night life!
    Yes, gonna use minnows on 1 pole and a jig on the other as long as I can manage them properly. Got a few custom hand tied jigs from Louisiana that I want to try out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ulcajuns View Post
    Yes, gonna use minnows on 1 pole and a jig on the other as long as I can manage them properly. Got a few custom hand tied jigs from Louisiana that I want to try out.

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    Most night fisherman stick their ground after setting up. Scout out the area and look for bait and fish before setting up near the bait. Only time I move is when the wind or absolutely no bait is around after and hour or two! Your jigs should work fine just fish them really slow and be ready for the thump. I use mostly soft bait jigs with a finesse tail for action in solid colors. Black, white, chartreuse colors and pink are really good here on Lake Wylie. I have certain spots to go to. Mostly flats near bait or some structure but never over any structure or you'll lose a lot of jigs! I fish also on humps and ledges with a drop off and the mouth of creeks. Everyone does it different but get the same results. The more you go the more you'll learn and which works for you! Good luck from SC! Check us out on the SC board. We go quite often and you'll get the feel for how we fish. You can pm any of the guys and they will help you as much as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDawgg View Post
    Most night fisherman stick their ground after setting up. Scout out the area and look for bait and fish before setting up near the bait. Only time I move is when the wind or absolutely no bait is around after and hour or two! Your jigs should work fine just fish them really slow and be ready for the thump. I use mostly soft bait jigs with a finesse tail for action in solid colors. Black, white, chartreuse colors and pink are really good here on Lake Wylie. I have certain spots to go to. Mostly flats near bait or some structure but never over any structure or you'll lose a lot of jigs! I fish also on humps and ledges with a drop off and the mouth of creeks. Everyone does it different but get the same results. The more you go the more you'll learn and which works for you! Good luck from SC! Check us out on the SC board. We go quite often and you'll get the feel for how we fish. You can pm any of the guys and they will help you as much as possible.
    Finally got a chance to go night fishing and I didnt get the results I was looking for. First spot we set up in 15 fow near a ledge that went to 25 fow, after about 2 hours we saw very little bait and didnt get any bites. So we packed up and moved to a nearby brush pile in 17 fow, bait fish arrived in about 35 mins swarming the boat, but after another 2 hours still no bites. The wife got restless so we packed it all so I stayed out of the doghouse. Not sure what was the cause of no bites but I will just have to try again another time and try different spots. I enjoyed being out on the water with the ole lady and star gazing. It was a beautiful and bugless night to say the least. I appreciate everyone's input on getting me setup and started in night fishing. I guess Lake Jordan was just being finicky that night. Better luck next time. Tight lines.

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    I'm in the process of setting up my boat for night fishing and was reading your post. Call me slow....but exactly how do you use the jump starter pack with your lights? For example, how many lights are you running and how is it setup? Do you use an inverter with the jump starter pack as well? I ask because jump starter packs are 12V. I'd like to run minimum of two lights, three if possible. Been weighing options like extra marine battery, power inverter, and definitely LED lights.....maybe with the old style clamps. Thanks for any advice or recommendations. I can place an extra marine battery on the floor, if necessary, no space to hide it out of the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moskeeter56 View Post
    I use a jump starter pack that has a cigarette lighter socket on it. The jump pack lasts as long as I want to be out there with no effect on my boat batteries.

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    I'm in the process of setting up my boat for night fishing and was reading your post about using a jump starter pack. Call me slow....but exactly how do you use the jump starter pack with your lights? For example, how many lights are you running and how is it setup? Do you use an inverter as well? I ask because jump starter packs are 12V. I'd like to run minimum of two lights, three if possible. Been weighing options like extra marine battery, power inverter, alligator clips, and definitely LED lights.....maybe with the old style clamps. Thanks for any advice or recommendations. I can place an extra marine battery on the floor, if necessary, no space to hide it out of the way.

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    My jump pack has a cigarette lighter plug in built in it. I just plug one LED light I bought from a member that has since passed in the jump pack. I believe it's 1000 LED green light. It will run it at least five hours, it will Outlast me. Not a big night fisherman but will go of my son twists my arm. One light will light up 3/4 of the length of my 20' boat. Plenty of light for two fishermen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slab203 View Post
    I'm in the process of setting up my boat for night fishing and was reading your post about using a jump starter pack. Call me slow....but exactly how do you use the jump starter pack with your lights? For example, how many lights are you running and how is it setup? Do you use an inverter as well? I ask because jump starter packs are 12V. I'd like to run minimum of two lights, three if possible. Been weighing options like extra marine battery, power inverter, alligator clips, and definitely LED lights.....maybe with the old style clamps. Thanks for any advice or recommendations. I can place an extra marine battery on the floor, if necessary, no space to hide it out of the way.

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    I just have a 29DC battery with an inverter and 2 LED green drop lights and 2 old school clamp lights and it runs all night. Hope that helps.

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