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#11902615 - 10/27/16 07:11 AM LED lights
snowyriver6 Offline
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Registered: 02/19/08
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Loc: austin
where do you guys get your led lights?

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#11902903 - 10/27/16 10:03 AM Re: LED lights [Re: snowyriver6]
TRH (formerly xpress00) Offline
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Loc: Red Oak, TX
I got mine off ebay or amazon, can't remember which.
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#11903055 - 10/27/16 11:25 AM Re: LED lights [Re: snowyriver6]
Coreywms Offline
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Try ebay for ready made lights and strip led's to make your own lights.
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#11903344 - 10/27/16 01:50 PM Re: LED lights [Re: snowyriver6]
psycho0819 Offline
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If looking for the LED strips, Amazon is where I get mine. Supernight brand has given consistent results in brightness and dependability. Watch the waterproof ratings and diode sizes to get the best bang for the buck.
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#11909467 - 10/31/16 06:37 AM Re: LED lights [Re: snowyriver6]
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Jerry,
Why would you want LEDs on a catfish boat?
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#11909496 - 10/31/16 07:14 AM Re: LED lights [Re: Bob Landry]
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Originally Posted By: Bob Landry
Jerry,
Why would you want LEDs on a catfish boat?

For Me it's two reasons at least, I like being lit up when anchored so I can be seen and not be ran into-
I also like to drop some tight lines down while casting out for cats-


Edited by steveiam (10/31/16 07:14 AM)
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#11909720 - 10/31/16 10:06 AM Re: LED lights [Re: Bob Landry]
psycho0819 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bob Landry
Jerry,
Why would you want LEDs on a catfish boat?


I'd ask you: Why not?

I run my LED's while catfishing, have since I put them on my boat three years ago. I won't say it helps the bite any, but it certainly doesn't hurt a thing. The benefits are, lit up perimeter around my boat which allows me to see the rods and lines a lot better, it also keeps the bugs around the outside of the boat instead of swarming me (much better than drawing them to my face by wearing a headlamp). And drawing what baitfish in they can has never been a bad thing. Lastly, netting big fish at night is much easier when the whole perimeter of the boat is lit up instead of trying to get them while wearing a headlamp or something similar that produces an extremely limited amount of light. Then there is the safety aspect. I do like being lit up on the water at night, no shortage of idiots running around at night.

Aside from that, I doubt many people have have dedicated "catfish boats", so having them on a rig can be beneficial in a few other methods of fishing at night as well, but mainly for the reason cited above. I doubt I'll have another boat for a long time, but when I do it too will have LED's on it.

For many of us, the LED's are actually quite useful in a number of ways, not just bling for our boats. Sure, we caught fish for many years without them, but occasionally new technology comes along that does help.
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#11909931 - 10/31/16 12:10 PM Re: LED lights [Re: snowyriver6]
snowyriver6 Offline
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helps catching shad. I see the guides on the water at 4am with their green leds on drawing in the shad. Also I have white leds on the inside around the center console that light up the whole inside of the boat.


Edited by snowyriver6 (10/31/16 12:11 PM)

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#11910725 - 10/31/16 08:59 PM Re: LED lights [Re: snowyriver6]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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Registered: 06/06/14
Posts: 1602
Loc: Burleson, Tx.

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#11910730 - 10/31/16 09:03 PM Re: LED lights [Re: snowyriver6]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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https://www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT-Densit...+Waterproof+led

Use automotive emblem/moulding adhesive to attach.


Edited by BigPoppa007 (10/31/16 09:04 PM)

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#11910736 - 10/31/16 09:05 PM Re: LED lights [Re: steveiam]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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Originally Posted By: steveiam
Originally Posted By: Bob Landry
Jerry,
Why would you want LEDs on a catfish boat?

For Me it's two reasons at least, I like being lit up when anchored so I can be seen and not be ran into- drifting at nite also......


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Edited by BigPoppa007 (10/31/16 09:13 PM)

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#11910742 - 10/31/16 09:07 PM Re: LED lights [Re: snowyriver6]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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Registered: 06/06/14
Posts: 1602
Loc: Burleson, Tx.
Wrapped a PVC pole for in boat light too.........


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