Author Topic: Red lights and zooplankton?  (Read 300 times)

Offline markinohio

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Red lights and zooplankton?
« on: Nov 17, 2022, 06:14 AM »
On a few lakes that I fish, a few minutes after I turn on the lights in my shack the zooplankton or whatever renders my sonar virtually useless. Anybody use red lights in their shack, and do they minimize the mess on the sonar?


Offline Ronnie D

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Re: Red lights and zooplankton?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 18, 2022, 05:05 AM »
Of all the colors in a spectrum, red has the highest wave length, violet being the lowest. Most of the slushies i know use green lights, but never seen any used w/ optics

Offline stripernut

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Re: Red lights and zooplankton?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 24, 2022, 07:15 AM »
I use red lights often when fishing both soft and hard water to keep from spooking the fish (there is a difference between a stationary white light and a moving light (and moving shadows in a stationary light) I have not had a problem with zooplankton, but I think that has more to do with the waters I fish and my style of fishing. Give it a try, the red light will not wipe out your night vision if nothing else.


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