Shad at night

Discussion in 'LOCAL KANSAS TALK' started by goingfishin, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. goingfishin

    goingfishin New Member

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    Has anyone ever gone out in the evenings and put a spot light on the water to see if it will atrack shad?
     
  2. bigredcatfish

    bigredcatfish New Member

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    of course. That is how i use my cast net. I have a buddy use a spot light to get them jumping and then I throw the cast net. It works well!!!
     

  3. River Outlaw

    River Outlaw New Member

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    i have a buddy that uses 2 lanterns to attract crappie then just drops a lure in and catches the bait for us. i timed him one night and he got 1 bout every 20 seconds. i reckin it'd work for shad.
     
  4. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    I have one of those floating 12volt lights it works real good for me.
     
  5. mandingo

    mandingo Member

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    CJ,yeah it works and is fun as hell seeing what else the light attracts.the smaller minnows usually comes first,then the shad and then whatever decides to come eat the shad.we have done it crappie fishing at night and was a lot of fun.i have 2 floating lights and 1 submersible green light,let me know if ya wanna borrow them.
     
  6. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    CJ, sometimes coming back into the boat ramp at Curtis Creek, we'll shine the spotlight on the water just in front of the Catoon, there's be so many shad you'd think you could walk on them.:smile2:
     
  7. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    I don't use the light to attract them, but do use it to find them. They jump like mad when you hit them with the spot light. I just shine around until I see them jumpin, then either use cast net if I need bait, or fish where they are jumpin at.
     
  8. goingfishin

    goingfishin New Member

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    I have always heard tha lights will bring the crappie in but I did not know about the shad. Thanks for the tips guys. CJ