Night fishing tip

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by bluecatnut, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. bluecatnut

    bluecatnut New Member

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    here is a tip i use in slow moving rivers lakes and ponds i cast out my line and let it hit bottom then i place my rod in the rod holder at about a 45 and pull out about 6 ft of line and place a regular ole glow stick or even the battery operated glow stick. in between the 2nd and 3rd and let it hang down and when u get even a little tug the glow stick will move allite but when a big ole fish hits it usually makes the glow stick fly off i hope this helps y'all
     

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  2. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    Ive dont that with small clip on bobbers too .. I clip it on , but turn the metal deal so it DOESN'T seat back into the bobber... I've had kittys hit it so hard it hit the rod and break the bobber heh...
     

  3. Redd

    Redd New Member

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    Thanks for the tip, Blue!

    -Red
     
  4. LarryW

    LarryW New Member

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    Good idea, but I tape the glow stick to my rod and fish my line tight. This works good for me but will keep your ieda in mind the next time I am out at night.
     
  5. Georgiajack

    Georgiajack New Member

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    Good tricks, thanks ! Jack :smile2:
     
  6. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    thats pretty nifty. thanks for the tip.
     
  7. TA2D

    TA2D New Member

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    What can I say marines are genius!!! Nice tip Dusty, will keep that in my bag of tricks for a later use!

    Aaron

    TA2D

    PS This should go to the LIBRARY
     
  8. bluecatnut

    bluecatnut New Member

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    one more thing it works good for live bluegill also but u have to use a bigger chunk of lead
     
  9. Backwater

    Backwater New Member

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    Nice informative post, good visual too!
     
  10. suddawg

    suddawg New Member

    Have to try that when I get back.

    SudDawg
     
  11. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    Thats a pretty nice tip. Thanx!
     
  12. trackeryak

    trackeryak New Member

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    I do the bobber deal. I clip it on between two guides close to the reel and leave enough slack so the bobber hangs down, just above the ground. Any little bit is easily detectible. It works great!
     
  13. Gabowman

    Gabowman Member

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    I usually fish my line with the reel disengaged with bait clickers on and try keeping a tight line. I'll have to remember this. Thanks for the tip.
     
  14. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

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    The way I use the glow sticks is to attach them on the tip of the rod with small rubber o-rings and hang them off the bottom of the rod, nothing is in the way and easy to remove.
     
  15. grunt111

    grunt111 New Member

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    good stuff i guess i should try that
     
  16. DANZIG

    DANZIG New Member

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    Whenever I fish from the bank I use "the stick trick".

    Take a maple or any stick,(green is best) skin the bark off, trim it to 5 or 6 inches or so, cut a small diagonal slice into the thicker end, 2 of 3 inches down from what will be the top. Hang this on the line using the slit and press the slit closed around the line.
    I fish a semi-tight line and hang the stick in front of the pole 8 to 24 inches.

    The benefits are...

    Availability, you can find one most anywhere at no cost.

    Marks your line well. And at night, the "white" of a freshly skinned stick will show up well in lantern light, fire light, or moon light.

    Sensitivity. If you put the heavy end up, and almost over balance it, it will show even the smallest peck.

    Release. On a good strike or upon setting the hook it will literally fly off of the line. This is also good for those times when you may not be paying close attention to your rod. Yep, I have been hit in the head, saving my rod from a drowning. Most time though you will hear it hit the shore. Run, don't walk, to your pole! LOL!

    I can't take credit for this. I learned it from an old and slightly intoxicated Fisherman I shared the bank with one afternoon many, many moons ago.
     
  17. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Sounds like a great idea. Has to work better than a bobber fastened to the line. Be easier to see. Great drawing . Thanks.
     
  18. bhunt

    bhunt New Member

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    Thanks for the tip.
     
  19. Taliesin

    Taliesin New Member

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    I used to use the bobbers also (when I didn' thave baitclickers), but this would be more visible at night.
     
  20. David Knotts

    David Knotts New Member

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    I'll have to try the glow sticks next time I go out.