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WillieMN

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Glow in the dark jigs/lights/crappies
« on: Dec 02, 2015, 01:54 PM »
hello all.

the last 2 years ive been ice fishing more and more, and I am going crazy right now because its going to be 45 degrees next week. but anyways, I love fishing for crappies through the ice. not only crappie, but sun fish and northern pike as well, as the lake I only fish is about 100 yards away from my cabin, and I can usually always find fish. with all the new 'UV' jigs and stuff, I feel like I can never keep my jigs well lit when its dark out. most of the time I give up on night fishing just because I cant keep the jigs lit.

so does anyone have any good advice for me. im not the most familiar with which brand lights work with jigs, weather its just a normal glow in the dark jig or if it is a 'UV' jig.

Thank you.

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Re: Glow in the dark jigs/lights/crappies
« Reply #1 on: Dec 16, 2015, 06:47 PM »
well..i fish at night a lot...for walleye...glow is great..but not necessary...try big shiners under a slip bobber...then..jig with your glow jigs for crappie..it may be a pain to keep glowin lures..but..that is one of the obstacles when being a night fisherman...I started at night because that was when I could get out...took awhile to learn..experiment with something new each trip. @)
i just know they will bite if i stay another hour.

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Re: Glow in the dark jigs/lights/crappies
« Reply #2 on: Dec 16, 2015, 06:48 PM »
Check out branters jigs they glow longer than any other jig i have used. http://www.brantnerjigs.com/

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Re: Glow in the dark jigs/lights/crappies
« Reply #3 on: Dec 16, 2015, 06:54 PM »
Check out branters jigs they glow longer than any other jig i have used. http://www.brantnerjigs.com/

I've never seen those Branters jigs before but man I am 100% sure those tube jigs would absolutely smash some crappie where I live. Will be ordering in the future. Thanks for the info.

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Re: Glow in the dark jigs/lights/crappies
« Reply #4 on: Dec 16, 2015, 07:06 PM »
see if you can find a "surefire" 3 watt cree led ultra violet flash light ... it is what I use I bought two off ebay one broke right out of the package I think it was the light module I can get for like 5 bucks but still be warned... the other one is still going strong to this day...  they use cr123 batteries you can get at the local drug store... I got rechargeable one so they cost more... but to charge a jig it work awesome...that and lures when fishing for steel and salmon walleye etc...   

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Re: Glow in the dark jigs/lights/crappies
« Reply #5 on: Dec 17, 2015, 05:44 AM »
Also check into Bartness Industries Neon lights jigs. I use them all the time. Yes you have to recharge with a light a lot.
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Re: Glow in the dark jigs/lights/crappies
« Reply #7 on: Dec 26, 2015, 11:28 PM »
i use northland forage minnows (glow).  charge with my head light. dead sticks and minnows.
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Re: Glow in the dark jigs/lights/crappies
« Reply #8 on: Jan 25, 2016, 11:53 AM »
I have allows enjoyed jigging for crappies during the magic hour.
And in the last few years have gone to lighter glow jigs
I had been using a flashlight to charge my jigs,led type.
I went to a led  head lamp for a hands free approach .
last week I picked up a Glocup  uv lights in a cup.
Now I just dip the little ratso or neon light in there for a few seconds and down the hole it goes.
the illumination of my tiny jig is amazingly strong.
and I am catching fish ,cant say more but they are hitting my plastics.
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Re: Glow in the dark jigs/lights/crappies
« Reply #9 on: Feb 15, 2016, 09:08 PM »
I have a flash from a camera that takes 4 AA batteries, the downside is you have to be sure to look away and close your eyes as the flash is so bright. 

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Re: Glow in the dark jigs/lights/crappies
« Reply #10 on: Feb 19, 2016, 10:44 AM »
Bought one one these & never looked back; http://lurelightning.com

 

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