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fishing in the dark!
Many of you guys fish at night. Usually for that elusive 30+ inch catfish...
Ive been using these for night time strike indication for many years. Not sure where I heard this tip from long ago but I figured since it has worked so well I'd share it so everyone could benefit from it. Can't tell you how many bells have gone flying on nights That I forget glow sticks.

Check out this video my brother and I put together.
Hope it helps some people out!

https://youtu.be/827ehufJgkI

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Re: [setthehook] fishing in the dark! In reply to
Great information. I don't know how to give you a thumbs up, on BFT, or I would.


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Re: [kentofnsl] fishing in the dark! In reply to
I Started using this alarm and it's great it gives you a light and sound indication. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R6ohIoY1d2Y
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Re: [setthehook] fishing in the dark! In reply to
Good info and well presented.

My best fishing time is at night. My daughter gave me a little gadget called an Alert Light for night fishing. I thought it was a Mickey Mouse gadget that would be nothing more than something to play with and eventually fly off in a cast. Tried it one night, went home and fired off an order to Amazon for two dozen more. Best bite indicator I have ever found. It is activated by screwing the bulb onto the end of your pole. It lights up green and flashes red at the slightest movement of the line. Very sensitive and can be difficult to use in a wind. They do not interfere with casting or with fighting the fish. I use them any time I am fishing at night.

I'm not as talented as you are at making videos but I can take a simple picture. Hope the attached helps. Check it out on Amazon for a better description of how it works. They are fairly inexpensive and the batteries last forever unless you leave one on in your tackle box.

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Re: [setthehook] fishing in the dark! In reply to
Another thing I do when nighttime carting is to use braclet size glow stick taped to the outside edge of my landing net.👍
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Re: [kentofnsl] fishing in the dark! In reply to
hey thanks for the support! Hoping this is helpful info for some of the "new to night fishing" folks

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Re: [kentofnsl] fishing in the dark! In reply to
kentofnsl wrote:
Great information. I don't know how to give you a thumbs up, on BFT, or I would.

Kent, if you are on Facebook, you could simple click the thumbs up symbol at the bottom of each post.


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Re: [setthehook] fishing in the dark! In reply to
Very Nice tip..thx!!
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Re: [wiperhunter2] fishing in the dark! In reply to
True but I don't believe that gives a thumbs up symbol on here.


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Re: [setthehook] fishing in the dark! In reply to
I like it, and I like the alert light. Both great ideas.

For others, I have mixed some of the attached high glow powder into epoxy, Devcon 2 ton or Envirotec, painted it on the rod tip like the rod windings and put it on a rod turner overnight. You can just rotate the rod a quarter turn every 5 minutes for the first half hour, every 30 minutes thereafter until it no longer sags, complete overnight.

https://www.glonation.com/...al-glow-powders.html

I did not keep pictures, but it is hardly noticeable during the day, never wears out, is always ready.

This version glows for 12 hours before it needs to be recharged.

https://www.glonation.com/...al-glow-powders.html

Personally, I use a different system because I don't want to wait until the fish is pulling on my rod. So, ..... different and long story for another time.
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Re: [irambleon] fishing in the dark! In reply to
I've seen advertisements for those. Always wondered if they worked well?

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Re: [Anglinarcher] fishing in the dark! In reply to
Interesting I've never thought of trying glow powder! My way you do have to pull off electrical tape after every trip.

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Re: [Boatloadakids] fishing in the dark! In reply to
Thanks for the kind words!! I have never heard of those! You can bet I'll be giving them a try! Thanks for the support!

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(This post was edited by setthehook on May 18, 2017, 2:42 PM)
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Re: [setthehook] fishing in the dark! In reply to
I used to fish at night...at lot. Not so much anymore. Don't have the stamina...and I don't like skeeters. Not fond of picking up a dose of West Nile nastiness.

I appreciate all the new goodies and refinements that make night fishing more productive and enjoyable. But I would like to add a few suggestions.

1. Never fish a new water that you don't know well after dark...for the first time. Use a GPS system to put you on the numbers of spots you know rather than blindly cruising around and randomly picking a spot to anchor up and soak your baits. Helps avoid getting lost and/or damaging your boat (or worse) on underwater hazards you did not know were there. Also helps to fish where you know the fish are likely to be.

2. Always let someone else know where you will be and when you expect to return...just in case.

3. Know what the weather is going to be...as near as possible. But keep a watch for sudden changes that could spell trouble. Get off the water if the wind gets too strong and/or there is the potential for lightning.

4. Always wear your PFD...even if you are an adult. Accidents happen...and most drownings occur among adults who were not wearing PFDs.

5. Wear protective clothing and plenty of DEET insect repellent. More comfy while fishing with less probability of contracting bug-borne illnesses.

6. Have a headlamp with a red bulb. You can see well enough to rig and bait but the bugs don't come zooming in as much as with regular lights.

8. Make sure you have the required lights on your craft...and do not anchor in frequently traveled boating lanes. Also have an air horn for audible warnings if needed.

9. Bring a cell phone and/or radio to summon help if needed. Keep both in waterproof containers until needed.

10. Make sure you have all the required safety equipment as well as a well-stocked first aid kit.

11. Don't take a bite of your sandwich after handling nasty catfish bait...and not washing your hands.

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Re: [TubeDude] fishing in the dark! In reply to
Totally agree with TD. Some added comments:
#2 If you fish at night, best idea is to have a partner with you, especially on the water. And leaving a "float plan" is a good idea all the time.

#11 Yep, a great way to clean up on the boat IS NOT washing hands in the water you are on. Carry a bottle of hand sanitizer. They are cheap and easy to pack in tackle box. And before you chow down, take a close look at that big yummy samich for small flyin critters. A skeeter bite on the lip or a sting from some other insect in the mouth can make for a very painful trip off t he water. Pirate
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Re: [TubeDude] fishing in the dark! In reply to
Excellent advice! I especially like #1 Thanks for chiming in TD! Your 2 cents is usually worth more like 2 dollars Also a hand held spotlight is an absolute must for boat travel at night.

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(This post was edited by setthehook on May 18, 2017, 2:41 PM)
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Re: [setthehook] fishing in the dark! In reply to
This is a great tip! I Love it sooo much! Using this next time i go out!

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Re: [mrs_setthehook] fishing in the dark! In reply to
1. Night fish from Shore where you can down a few cold ones.

2. Set down in a comfy lawn chair with one rod holder attached to each arm of the chair.

3. Cast out baits and place rods into the holders.

4. Loop some slack line from each pole around the back of both ears,, (strike indicator) lay back and relax.

See results below!




http://i268.photobucket.com/...21028951915453-2.jpg

OR

https://picclick.com/...&gid=1&pid=1
(This post was edited by castnshoot on May 18, 2017, 6:26 PM)
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Re: [castnshoot] fishing in the dark! In reply to
Now that's funny!!! Thanks for the laugh 😂

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