Zooplankton?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Ellis, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. Ellis

    Ellis New Member

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    I just got taught recently that fish are attracted to zooplankton and I thought. What if there was a way to attract the zooplankton to your fishing spot by chumming or something. Has anyone ever heard of this idea or know how to do it? Thanks.
     
  2. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    Thats primary food for shad. Thats the whole concept behind the "Nite lights" some use.. They drop their water lights in, Plankton come to the light, shad follow, crappie, bass, cat follow the shad...
     

  3. Cattoo

    Cattoo New Member

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    zooplankton are attracted to light. the light draws them in and the baitfish are attracted by the plankton and THE BIG FISH come in to eat the little ones. i don't know any other way to chum for them or anything other than with a light.
     
  4. loki1982

    loki1982 New Member

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    Yep as the above people have said, this is the exact reasons crappie and other fish are caught under lights at night. The whole chain of life starts at one end with the light,goes through the creatures until it possibly ends with us humans, or other large predators.
     
  5. Ellis

    Ellis New Member

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