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Title: Is glow needed for shallow water fishing?
Post by: DANMAN on Dec 11, 2021, 08:48 AM
Most of my spots are 12 feet or less deepÖ..does glow make a difference for shallow panfishing

or is it pretty much doesnít matter. or not needed

eg for 1Ē plastics like ratsos
Title: Re: Is glow needed for shallow water fishing?
Post by: hardwater diehard on Dec 11, 2021, 09:05 AM
I fish in very similar conditions and usually keep it to natural colors at first . My lake is pretty clear but the more tools you have in the tool box the better ..pan fish want what they want when they want it ..from color,, sound glow..  UV.. size and profile  also do not forget jigging cadence. You may be able to dial in on your local lake and adjust for conditions once the bite stops/changes . All that being said once the nighttime bite starts I have a glow tied on ..I fish high to pick off the most aggressive fish ..that is not always the biggest fish though.
Title: Re: Is glow needed for shallow water fishing?
Post by: river_scum on Dec 11, 2021, 09:51 AM
i always have one rod with glow on it day or night.  night ill have three rods with glow plastics/jigheads on.  not magic every day but i have seen glow steal the show many times in daytime too.  glow green bobby garland baby shads are apparently hard for pans to resist.  ;D



Title: Re: Is glow needed for shallow water fishing?
Post by: Ramp 23 on Dec 11, 2021, 10:31 AM
Glow out fishes non glow as soon as the sun hits the trees where I fish . Almost always Iím in 16 FOW or less.
Title: Re: Is glow needed for shallow water fishing?
Post by: kasilofchrisn on Dec 11, 2021, 12:16 PM
IMHO depth of water is not something I use to determine whether or not I will use a glow jig.
When I was out the other day fishing in eight and a half feet of water glow really seem to make a difference even at midday.
After charging my jig on my lure lightning I seemed to get more action.
Certainly in the mornings and evenings glow is going to be a bigger factor.
But glow can sometimes be a major factor even at midday.

Title: Re: Is glow needed for shallow water fishing?
Post by: kpd145 on Jan 05, 2022, 02:58 PM
I use glow in any depth. I've had pretty good success in both fresh and salt water.

Just adds another way to attract the fish. Some days they don't care, other days they are all over it.

Not all glow is created equal, I have had some that really sucked and had some that were brighter and held the glow longer.

But to answer your question, it is not needed. Just good to have.
Title: Re: Is glow needed for shallow water fishing?
Post by: slipperybob on Jan 05, 2022, 04:40 PM
It sort of depends on how stained the lake water is for me.  Heavy color stained, definitely bright glow works better for me.  Semi stain, the red glow is my choice, it's a softer glow.  Semi clear, no glow needed, I have better luck with non glow.  Even with glow, I don't charge it.
Title: Re: Is glow needed for shallow water fishing?
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 05, 2022, 05:58 PM

 I use glow in crystal clear water , lot depends on the body of water as they donít all fish the same