Glow stick, Bottom Rig

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by puddle jumper, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    I havent tried this yet but have been toying with the idea of adding a 6" glow stick to my leader line for bottom fishing at night,,

    I was wondering if anyone has tried this??? I have used colored floats and that seems to work and I know the off-shore "salt water" guys have good luck with this type of fishing, :tounge_out:
    I know catfish are mostly smelling the bait, but would this help attract fish in clear water??? Or would the light run them off??

    Im going to give this a try " If i can ever get back out on the water" but was wondering if anyone had ever done anything like this and was it worth a try???:confused2: Always looking for something new that brings the fish in...
    What do you guys think???
    Puddle
     
  2. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    this is the first i have heard of this :confused2: look forwerd to all the input on this one
     

  3. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Folks sell a catfishes sense of sight short. Don't know why. I'm thinkin ya may be on to somethin here. Keep us posted for sure. :wink:
     
  4. hawgmaster

    hawgmaster New Member

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    hmmm interesting...looking forward to the results of this
     
  5. Here-Fishy-Fishy

    Here-Fishy-Fishy New Member

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    I like all of you are interested in possitive results. Catfish have excellent eyesite if they still have there eyes. I think that concept here is to attack bait fish, in which case attacks, bubba

    I'm planning on trying it myself.
     
  6. porboy

    porboy New Member

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    Darn, I think you are on something. How to you plan on rigging it??
     
  7. Here-Fishy-Fishy

    Here-Fishy-Fishy New Member

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    I think if I was to rig one right now I'd have about 18"-24" leader, 8 to 10oz fixed no roll sinker and add glo stik above sinker about 12-18" to keep it off bottom ..
     
  8. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    I've tried it and didn't do any good with it but that's not to say it wont work...but I didn't put months of effort into it.

    My big problem was the line/leader tangling and the glow stick snagging me up. The best way I found was under a slip bobber...

    g'luck
    -Jim-.
     
  9. boswifedeb

    boswifedeb USCA Jailhouse Lawyer

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    Great idea, Puddle. I'll have to give that a try. Reps to ya!!
     
  10. krowbar

    krowbar New Member

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    I've tried this as well at night and had no luck.
     
  11. Jollymon

    Jollymon Well-Known Member

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    WE have tried this a couple times using the glow stick to pin a float on the leader ,so far i could not say it hurts or helps ,but that just me
     
  12. katman#1

    katman#1 New Member

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    never tried that may give it a shot
     
  13. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    If it worked for night fishing, why would it not be a plus when fishing the depths in the day time? I think its an idea worth experimenting with.
     
  14. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    As far as putting it on your line could you super glue a connecter at both ends of the glow stick and it could slide between hook and sinker? Jus a thought?
     
  15. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Hey Jim,
    Where you using a three way or carolina rig??? I was thinking carolina rig in deep water 40ft +, it the rig sets on the bottom right I would not think tangling would be a problem but I need to get out and try,,, Also If im not mistaken the glow sticks float so that would be like a float on you three way to hold the bait off the bottom for better scent ,,
    Just some thoughts on how it might work...:roll_eyes:
    Puddle
     
  16. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    oops, I was thinking about trying this with a three way rig, not a carolina rig..:confused2:
    My brain shorts out every now and then,,,:tounge_out:
    Puddle
     
  17. countryboy79

    countryboy79 New Member

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    A friend of mine tried it and didn't have any luck with it,, But it did look pretty cool flying threw the air...:roll_eyes:
     
  18. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    Na, I didn't try a 3-way but that's prolly better than the Carolina rig I used.

    A possible way is to slip a glow stick through one of those 3" crappie floats, the ones we use for slinky drifting. Use the glow stick in the float instead of the pegs that come with it....just a thought where ideas might spawn from.

    Another thought I have is to use tight fitting, clear plastic tubing over the whole stick...Hmm...I like that one there ; )

    My only worry is using the bigger sticks. During the blue fight that they may role/wrap it up into something.

    -SC Yahoo Jim-
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2009
  19. boswifedeb

    boswifedeb USCA Jailhouse Lawyer

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    Just showed this thread to Bo and he thinks it's worth a try. Thanks again for sharing it.
     
  20. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Deb,
    I've learned a lot on here and if its something that catched us all more fish, I'm for it,,,:smile2:
    Puddle