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#11005140 - 07/28/15 10:14 AM Crappie night fishing
GhostRider32 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/15/15
Posts: 1415
Hi all, I have decided to give this a try and ordered a green led light stick to drop off the side of the boat. I plan on sinking it a foot or so. I also plan on using jigs. My question is this, currently I'm using the Mr. Crappie yellow line in 6# test. Will the green led light make that line visible in the water? What line would you recommend? Thanks all.

#11005270 - 07/28/15 11:08 AM Re: Crappie night fishing [Re: GhostRider32]
PKfishin Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 2723
Loc: Texas
Better get some fluorocarbon. Even the sand bass get picky when the light allows them to see.
John 21:3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee.

#11005608 - 07/28/15 01:10 PM Re: Crappie night fishing [Re: GhostRider32]
GhostRider32 Offline
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Registered: 05/15/15
Posts: 1415
Ok, thanks.

#11005644 - 07/28/15 01:28 PM Re: Crappie night fishing [Re: GhostRider32]
larry mays Offline
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Registered: 11/24/14
Posts: 869
Loc: Winnsboro, Texas
One of the best questions I have seen on forum. One a lot of us never think about.

#11005865 - 07/28/15 03:06 PM Re: Crappie night fishing [Re: GhostRider32]
kickingback Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 898
Loc: Texas
I can tell you from LOTS of night fishing experience that line color does not matter EVEN in a green or white light.
I use at least 6 rods with High Viz Yellow 15lb test braid rigged with a double hook crappie rig with a 1/4 oz weight; all in the water at the same time around my boat that is lit all around with green leds and I use a 12 light led q-beam to shine in the water as well as a submersible homemade 300 led green light. I have NEVER had an issue where the crappie would not bite. Even when I use one hook tied directly to the braid I do not notice a difference.
I also use clear and high viz mono 6lb test to jig WHILE my minnows soak. Never noticed any diffreence in the amount of fish caught on each color line.
If you feel the line color makes a difference in the light then if I were you I wouldn't fish during the day ever!

Just my opinion.
USAF Retired and Fishing!

#11005941 - 07/28/15 03:34 PM Re: Crappie night fishing [Re: GhostRider32]
Fishbonz Online   content
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4924
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
I have to agree with kickingback. I use a huge crappie light and Hi Viz Mr Crappie 6lb line and have never had a problem. I always make sure I fish on the outer perimeter of the glow since that is where most of the Crappie bites will happen. sometimes I will fish far below the the lighted water collum and get a bite but never in the cone of the light.Crappie are shy of the light but the sandbass don`t seem to mind as much. 2cents

#11006176 - 07/28/15 05:43 PM Re: Crappie night fishing [Re: GhostRider32]
crappiegetter Offline
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Registered: 10/24/13
Posts: 855
Loc: Waco TX
Agrees with Fishbonz & kickingback thumb
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#11006668 - 07/28/15 10:11 PM Re: Crappie night fishing [Re: GhostRider32]
bush hog Offline
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Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 2503
Loc: Beckville, TX
Agree. HiViz is all I use and never had an issue under lights.


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