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Offline RuttNutt

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GREEN light for Laker night fishing?
« on: Nov 29, 2017, 08:20 AM »
One of my buddies showed me a post on Facebook of a guy fishing with some sort of green light while night fishing for Lake Trout. It was very bright and it lit up the ice all around his hub- you could actually see it from outside his hub lighting up the ice underneath and all around it. Supposedly it works by attacting bait fish to the hole. Anyone use one, or seen it used?
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Offline gorf37

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Re: GREEN light for Laker night fishing?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 30, 2017, 10:25 PM »
Definitely not legal in my neck of the woods to use a light specifically for attracting fish... check your regs!

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Re: GREEN light for Laker night fishing?
« Reply #2 on: Dec 01, 2017, 08:44 AM »
Ok- thanks. I wondered about that.
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Re: GREEN light for Laker night fishing?
« Reply #3 on: Dec 01, 2017, 10:06 AM »
I've heard of this as well - haven't looked into it much though!

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Re: GREEN light for Laker night fishing?
« Reply #4 on: Dec 01, 2017, 10:14 AM »
Last year, I purchased a Quarrow 90-LED fishing light (see https://www.walmart.com/ip/Quarrow-90-Green-LED-Submersible-Fishing-Light/44729735?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227033583807&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=84547557768&wl4=aud-310687321882:pla-117005331648&wl5=9029401&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=44729735&wl13=&veh=sem)



I've used it once in open water on a trophy trout fishery (rainbows), and once on the ice on another trophy trout fishery (cutts/bows/hybrids/brookies), and am so-far not impressed.  There is no question that it attracts a cloud of zooplankton.  However, we've yet to see much action with it.  Seems like the fishing still gets quiet after dark, same as normal at those locations without the light.

One nice thing was we could see our jigs without using IR mode on the camera.

I plan to play with it some more, but so far I'm not to excited about the results.

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Re: GREEN light for Laker night fishing?
« Reply #5 on: Dec 01, 2017, 11:10 AM »
Thanks for the reply Steve. I think the guy that was using the green light on FB was specifically targeting Lakers. So maybe results with rainbows or browns are not as good?
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Re: GREEN light for Laker night fishing?
« Reply #6 on: Dec 01, 2017, 11:16 AM »
Thanks for the reply Steve. I think the guy that was using the green light on FB was specifically targeting Lakers. So maybe results with rainbows or browns are not as good?

Right.  Who knows?  I saw the Laker-specific info but the question of "used one or seen it used" led me to reply.  I wonder if there are any scientific studies about that.  My buddy likes to night fish for (non-Laker) trout under very-bright white lights and claims to have had some good success.

Lots of the videos they show for these things are targeting "speckled trout" in salt water.  Something else entirely.
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Re: GREEN light for Laker night fishing?
« Reply #7 on: Dec 01, 2017, 11:26 AM »
OK- thanks Steve.  I never target trout at night. Maybe I should try it sometime.............. ..............especial ly now that I have the Milwaukee Cordless Searchlight!  ;)
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Offline jerryfishing

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Re: GREEN light for Laker night fishing?
« Reply #8 on: Dec 01, 2017, 03:32 PM »
We use underwater lights when open water fish. Light brings in plankton. Plankton attract baitfish (shad for us here) Sometimes takes hours, but eventually (not always) gamefish show up. Crappie like like the light, while trout in shallow water get spooked. Fishing for lake trout is often in deep water where light would never reach. Nowadays most underwater lights are LED so they don't use nearly as much power and are brighter. Making them a great choice for lighting up your shanty. Rule of thumb that I use is:: if I can see can fish;  then fish can see me. Every move. Every shadow. Good example is like when you move up to a bank with trout in shallow water, they spook. Hope info was helpful. Good luck and tightlines!

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Re: GREEN light for Laker night fishing?
« Reply #9 on: Dec 11, 2017, 08:21 PM »
Well, I wasnít looking for it, but found a smaller Quarro light today at Dunhamís. I took it as a sign, and bought it! Hope to try it soon! 😎

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Re: GREEN light for Laker night fishing?
« Reply #10 on: Dec 21, 2018, 01:56 PM »
 I believe they also need to get used to the light first impression would be scared of it if the lake is normally dark. 

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Re: GREEN light for Laker night fishing?
« Reply #11 on: Feb 11, 2019, 11:47 AM »
I know this is an older post, but when I was kid I fished an open water lake in the summer with my uncle.  I rigged up a car headlight and strapped it to a small inner tube.  We went out in his boston whaler and anchored.  We put the light in.   Wind was blowing gently and the boat was moving side to side a little, we had no action.   We then set a 2nd anchor off the stern to hold us steady and that's when the cool things happened.  1st came these tiny dots swimming around had no idea what they were but they were moving.  Then came the larger dots with a few bait fish swimming around.  After a while, you could see trout swimming by staying to the edges of the light.   We caught a lot of trout that night on night crawlers.   From what I read green light is supposed to work better.    Never did do that again.  ???  My kids are old enough, maybe I will. It works.

 



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