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    Night Fishing Tips 101 #3702 07/25/10 09:00 AM
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    Not expert on the subject of night fishing!

    Just sharing my thoughts and my .02 cents
    Enjoy helping others come to decision
    if they are considering fishing at night
    Same ideas apply to fresh % salt water fishing

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    Research has known for long time an proven that
    food chain are sensitive to colors such as blue and green.

    The reason for this is because fish live in blue to greenish waters.

    Now the question remains what is the best color?

    All colors if the light is intense enough will work to certain degree.
    Examples: White, yellow, red, green, blue.

    Trick is to use colors fish are accustomed too
    (green or blue) that will penetrate the depths of waters,

    Submersible lights
    using submersible fishing lights the rays bounce of the
    underside of water and surrounding particles.

    Lantern lights
    Significant fraction of the light shining on the surface of the water is lost by reflection
    and thus will not be available to attract fish and their food chain.


    Experiment
    Take a flashlight at night stand on the shore line point the beam at 45 degree
    and the light will bounce off the water upwards into the trees.

    The reason for this is light is reflected water not being unobstructed. Very
    small amount light will be absorbed by the water itself in this test.

    Reflection underwater
    Same effect will happen in reverse with submersible fishing lights. The rays will
    bounce off underneath the water surface and particles floating in the water and
    boat downward into the water.Creating a mushroom effect. Adding more rays of light.

    Above water/below water lights
    The above helps one make a decison
    based on information provided



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    Re: Night Fishing Tips 101 [Re: BobGlen] #3703 07/27/10 07:25 AM
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    Any day, hour is good time to fish but..........
    Best Days for Fishing in 2010

    When the Moon is between New and Full Moon

    * January 15–30
    * February 13–28
    * March 15–29
    * April 14–28
    * May 13–27
    * June 12–26
    * July 11–26
    * August 9–24
    * September 8–23
    * October 7–22
    * November 6–21
    * December 5–21


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    Re: Night Fishing Tips 101 [Re: BobGlen] #3707 07/29/10 10:21 AM
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    Solar Power
    Enjoy your light at the deck, pier, pond with very little money involved, yet years of enjoyment.

    Check and see if your light is capable of the following suggestion.

    12 Volt L.E.D. Lights have advantage over many types of lights.

    By using a Solar panel one does not need to run high voltage underground wiring plus
    being a major concern with children around.

    One can purchase Solar Panel ranging from $20.00 upwards at Gander Mountain
    and there are many brands on E bay are available Would suggest that if you wish to
    permanently wire any solar panel to a battery you should consider a regulator to prevent
    over charging and damaging your batteries. Basic regulator for solar panels runs around $30.00 and above.

    Re: Night Fishing Tips 101 [Re: BobGlen] #3712 07/30/10 08:44 AM
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    Tip:
    When fishing with submersible fishing lights for the lights to be most effective should be about 2' depth.
    This gives the light a chance to reflect and bounce the rays off the underside of the water back down.

    To maintain 2' foot depth use a snap ring on your electrical cord, attach 2" bobber........works great!

    (freshwater fishing) crappie eyes are built in the top of their heads and they are always looking up.
    Therefore makes sense to have the light above the game fish.



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    Re: Night Fishing Tips 101 [Re: BobGlen] #3714 07/31/10 07:26 AM
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    Experiment reflection
    Light & water test
    Take a flashlight at night stand on the shore line point the beam at 45 degree
    and the light will bounce off the water upwards into the trees.

    The reason for this is light is reflected water not being unobstructed. Very small
    amount light will be absorbed by the water itself in this test.

    Reflection underwater
    Same effect will happen in reverse with submersible fishing lights. The rays
    will bounce off underneath the water surface and particles floating in the water
    and boat downward into the water.
    Creating a mushroom effect. Adding more rays of light

    Submersible fishing lights
    have been proven to be more effective, so when shopping for
    fishing lights give it deep consideration for submeriable lights.

    Above Water Lantern Lights
    Have an are being used, but gas & flames are not the best idea!

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    Question:
    I'm up here in Maine, and have been thinking about ice fishing at night with a light for crappie. I'm 71, but willing to try something new :)) What do you use for batteries to power these lights? I usually don't bring any heavy batteries...just rely on my flasher and auger batteries. Any other info you could supply would be appreciated..

    Answer:
    8 batteries AA type equals 12 volts and will power L.E.D. Lights upwards of 20 hours with light rays to spare. Using the small batteries can cut down on weight as opposed to lugging around large car batteries. Purchase a 8 pack cell battery packthen you can either hang it around your neck or off your belt

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    The object to fishing at night is to attract zoo plankton than minnows than game fish.

    To be must effective the boat should be anchored in the front and back of the boat to attract the zoo plankton.

    The reason is that the boat will pivot around one anchor with the evening breeze and the zoo plankton will have a hard time staying
    with the boat, thereby not allowing the minnows to school up.

    When anchoring make sure that the anchor is lowered slowly to avoid scaring the game fish.

    In addition avoid having the anchor disturb the brush cover, as game fish could already be located in the brush piles.

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    Night fishing vs day fishing!
    Night time is usually quite, calm and not hot as opposed to daytime. Very few boats, skiers you name it. By night fishing one can fish after work, and leave the weekends for the family outings.


    Seeking advantage
    Fishermen seek advantages to catching fish for food. The game fish try to use to their advantage the elements to catch their food. By providing a light where plankton or shrimp can congregate, thereby attracting game fish. Scientific research has proven that the food chain eyes are sensitive to colors blue and green. The reason is fish have lived in blue to greenish waters for centuries.



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    Debate green vs white light
    Many fishermen believe that green light is nothing but a way to market a new product. Universities around the globe has proven it is not a gimmick. Graph illustrates light penetration and light deflection that universities using satellites imaging to determine their findings.


    Lights attract fish
    Fishermen have know for long time that light tend to attract fish, shrimp and insects at night.
    Green or blue light is the best choice but not necessary. Think of this way fish live in greenish to bluish waters, and it is better to present the color that they are accustomed to. If you have a light source that intense enough will work. Example: A white light will work because it is part of the blue and green color spectrum. The other side of the coin is that white will attract bugs, as opposed to green or blue lights. Despite the excellent brightness of above water lights a significant fraction of the light shining on the surface of the water is lost by deflection and thus will not be available to attract fish and their food chain.


    Deflection, Penetration
    Take a flashlight and at 45 degree shine the light on the water, you will see that the light rays
    will bounce upwards into the trees. Very small amount of the light is absorb by the waters.
    The same effect will happen underwater, the light will bounce from the underside of the waters
    back down creating a mushroom effect.


    Lanterns, headlights, fluorescent etc.
    Many considerations and dangers need to be considered. Fums, battery draw, cost just to name a few. LEDs lights are becoming the most popular fishing light, for light penetration and cost effective to purchase per luminous. Led lights have a 50,000 (17 year) life expectancy, and are very rugged, with very little amp draw.

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