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#11436092 - 02/24/16 11:13 AM Green lights on my boat
Robert 310 Offline
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Loc: Corsicana, TX
I recently bought a bas boat and the previous owner put green lights under the rub rail. He said that they did well for Crappie. I haven't night fished for Crappie so here is the question. Do you fish different at night with lights than you would during the day? I have always fished back up in creeks for Crappie in Places that a bigger boat won't go so I am kind of at a loss.

Thanks
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#11436776 - 02/24/16 03:28 PM Re: Green lights on my boat [Re: Robert 310]
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The green lights are to attract zooplankton which minnows feed on. Minnows draw bigger baitfish and larger and larger till you have produced a "baitball" by the boat. Takes several hours, but it's said to make night fishing awesome! I'm making a portable light right now, waiting for parts from Amazon and Ebay. Clear pvc ect.


Edited by MrNovice (02/24/16 03:29 PM)
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#11436794 - 02/24/16 03:34 PM Re: Green lights on my boat [Re: Robert 310]
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Loc: Waco TX
It works! You will also have big fish come up early to investigate. Not that they are really hungry but they come up to check out the light. I made an underwater green light and put it off the pier. IN 30 minutes I had a 5 lb blue cat swimming around it at the surface. I tried to take a pic but he swam off before i could.
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#11436815 - 02/24/16 03:40 PM Re: Green lights on my boat [Re: Waco28 Crappie]
MrNovice Offline
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Originally Posted By: Waco28 Crappie
It works! You will also have big fish come up early to investigate. Not that they are really hungry but they come up to check out the light. I made an underwater green light and put it off the pier. IN 30 minutes I had a 5 lb blue cat swimming around it at the surface. I tried to take a pic but he swam off before i could.


I hope so, sounds promising! I'm already about $150 in for a 2 ft bar. Fingers crossed!
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#11436827 - 02/24/16 03:42 PM Re: Green lights on my boat [Re: Robert 310]
Robert 310 Offline
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Cool. I had no clue. There are green LED's down both sides of the boat.
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#11436842 - 02/24/16 03:47 PM Re: Green lights on my boat [Re: Robert 310]
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You need a VERY HIGH amp battery to run them tho. Or else you'll get stranded with a dead battery.


Edited by MrNovice (02/24/16 03:47 PM)
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#11436888 - 02/24/16 04:03 PM Re: Green lights on my boat [Re: Robert 310]
Robert 310 Offline
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Yeah, He added a battery in one of the compartments so the lights run off of that battery. Then I will just have to charge it with a battery charger.
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#11436908 - 02/24/16 04:13 PM Re: Green lights on my boat [Re: Robert 310]
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Can you get to your favorite spots up the creek with the new boat? If not, back out to the staging areas and fish them. The biggest issue with night fishing is finding a good spot. A good spot has decent depth, bait fish, structure, and feeding crappie. The spawn is a good time to learn the ropes of night fishing. If, after the spawn you want to really try some night fishing, I know a couple spots (I am willing to share)...We can take your boat, and maybe I can offer some tips, ideas, etc...and maybe we can catch some crappie as well. I like to night fish after the night weather warms some until mid summer.

Usually, I will fish minnows at night (or shad), until the crappie move up and start biting in 4 ft or less. I will switch to a Thermcline Lil /fry in Silver Flash and start sacking them up...One key in fishing with the Green LED's (or other green lights) is to fish just outside the lighted area (at the edge of darkness), because the crappie will hang out in the dark area and snag any thay come to them. Good luck and Good Fishing!

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#11436939 - 02/24/16 04:26 PM Re: Green lights on my boat [Re: Robert 310]
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Also many bass and crappie will sit under the baitball and stalk. Since your lights are actually on the boat, you'll want to fish about 10 ft down just under the baitball. The one I'm building is submersible since I fish off of banks.
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#11437211 - 02/24/16 06:55 PM Re: Green lights on my boat [Re: Robert 310]
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Registered: 01/26/16
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I use to fish with nothing but greens on my pontoon but I use 2 350w and 24 volt system on my center console and the fishing is the same so far.Order overseas and save a bunch of money from dhgate.com just remember 5m is 16 feet. Good luck.

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#11437475 - 02/24/16 08:34 PM Re: Green lights on my boat [Re: Robert 310]
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I have 300 leds on each side of my boat, under the rub rail. They work great at night drawing the bait and fish under the boat. They don't get hot, nor do they use much power. I have never had an issue with battery draining much. Mine are connected to my cranking battery. Never an issue with these lights.
Just be sure you hook them to a separate switch so you can turn them off when underway. The game wardens stopped me twice at night and told me to "turn them off when traveling". They quoted some regulation that says "red on port, green on starboard, only. No green on port, people might get confused which way you are traveling".
They can't see all those green lights going lickity split across the water? Yea, right! de
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#11438035 - 02/25/16 06:55 AM Re: Green lights on my boat [Re: Robert 310]
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#11438482 - 02/25/16 09:58 AM Re: Green lights on my boat [Re: Robert 310]
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Yes, it is best to have your bait on the outer edge or just outside the edge of the light.
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#11438564 - 02/25/16 10:26 AM Re: Green lights on my boat [Re: Robert 310]
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Registered: 02/16/16
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Robert, here's a video kinda explaining how they work to attract fish and build the "baitball".

http://youtu.be/uWpOd_HYR2o

Just ignore the sales pitches and propaganda, more for detail about how it attracts.


Edited by MrNovice (02/25/16 10:32 AM)
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#11438582 - 02/25/16 10:34 AM Re: Green lights on my boat [Re: jbobo]
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Registered: 01/23/13
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Loc: Grandview, TX
Originally Posted By: jbobo
I have 300 leds on each side of my boat, under the rub rail. They work great at night drawing the bait and fish under the boat. They don't get hot, nor do they use much power. I have never had an issue with battery draining much. Mine are connected to my cranking battery. Never an issue with these lights.
Just be sure you hook them to a separate switch so you can turn them off when underway. The game wardens stopped me twice at night and told me to "turn them off when traveling". They quoted some regulation that says "red on port, green on starboard, only. No green on port, people might get confused which way you are traveling".
They can't see all those green lights going lickity split across the water? Yea, right! de


Right, NO ONE will NO SEE your boat! LOL Of course, anyone that sees you at the launch will have lots of questions about the lights...and the invarible comment "I need to get some of those" Heck, I don't even take the battery draining Green Monster anymore....just takes a bit longer to attract the bait ball...

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