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Discussion in 'ARKANSAS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by chrisb, Oct 30, 2008.
i do alot it seems to attract thebait fish so much better and i know it helps.
I prefer total darkness myself, always had better results without a light.
have tried both ways seemed to be better with a light in a boat or even onshore i think the light may attract the bait fish closer to shore and then of course the cats move in closer i've caught many a cat closer to shore after having the light on for an hour or so
I like both ways but under a light seems to work better for me cause of the baitfish. But those bugs are bad in summer especially those may flys being attracted to a light source
i use coleman latern so can see to bait and change rigs or whatever:confused2:
So do I its hard enough to see tieing a hook on evev with it:smile2:
I use a Q-beam and everyone in the boat has a led head light with a
switch for white or red. A lantern causes me to loose my night vision.
The only time I would consider a lantern would be if I was going to be
anchored or tied off for a long period of time. If you are not using the
led head light, (everready 10 bucks) you need to check them out, they
are great for cat fishing and deer hunting.
Chris ive gotta agree with poppa. ive learned to love the night fishing but dont use a light except my led hat light. Its amazing how good you can see at night with no light .
I have fished both ways just depends on my mood at the time, I have 3 of those floating fish lights.
I like the led hat lights myself.
I like the old Coleman lantern myself. Something about listening to the hiss all night that takes me back.
Rap half the globe in foil, poke a small hole for baiting light, set it in front of me a bit, and watch the bugs fly round in front and fry!!:smile2:
if im alone on the bank i like a fire if im on the boat i use my led head light.no im not scared of the dark its the bears in it i want to keep away.
Ive only used a light for crappie I was surprised how well it works.
The only light I use is the light that is given off from Gene Chambers glow sticks on and in my jugs!
NO it draws snakes and don't like me no snake
Normally if I'm fishing alone its with no lights at all . I do have a headlamp . I will usually freeze until daylight and then I kick up a fire ( bank fishing ).
On the other hand we catch a lot of our herring/threadfinns so we do run crappie lights and still catch fish....last fish over #50 on the boat was caught "30 from the crappie lights.
If I use a light I wont ever set it where I can cast shadows on the water.
Wouldn't fishing under a light be like day:confused2::wink:oooh::smile2:j/k.
Ahhh. That's what whistler meant when he said "Walt's always in the dark".... LOL
I use a light inside the boat. I just got a submersible LED light I'm going to try next season. Anyone ever try them?
When I used to fish from a boat, I would use a light and catch a lot of crappies and white bass as well as some smaller stripers. Never caught a catfish under lights. I use a head lamp when catfishing and prefer to keep it off until I really need it. I now fish from the bank and a lantern or fire work well for me along with the 8" glo-sticks.:big_smile: