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#12258041 - 05/22/17 09:11 PM Night fishing for crappie on Grapevine
LBKflycaster Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/19/15
Posts: 80
Loc: Flower Mound
Does anybody here have any luck night fishing for crappie with lights on Grapevine? We used to enjoy night fishing on Alan Henry when I lived in Lubbock and with the hot days of summer coming pretty soon it sounds like a good idea. I've never crappie fished Grapevine so I don't know how the crappie bite is (I wouldn't mind some help there too!) but just curious how well people do at night. Thanks!

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#12258333 - 05/23/17 05:53 AM Re: Night fishing for crappie on Grapevine [Re: LBKflycaster]
crope1 Offline
Ronnie Hurt'em Roberts

Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 6618
Loc: mansfield,tx
I wish you the very best of luck with this! I hope to be doing the same thing real soon. That was the way I was taught to fish for crappie, at night time using minnows on Lake Tyler. I would think you would use the same techniques on Grapevine as you did on Alan Henry.

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#12259170 - 05/23/17 01:12 PM Re: Night fishing for crappie on Grapevine [Re: LBKflycaster]
gar1970 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1430
Loc: southwest more west than south...
i got these led strips from ebay. Cheap and easy to install and boy do they attract the shad and the crappie. It makes fishing for crappie so easy when they come to you
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#12259239 - 05/23/17 01:42 PM Re: Night fishing for crappie on Grapevine [Re: gar1970]
Glenn54 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/11/06
Posts: 54
Loc: Hemphill, Tx
Do you have any info on the lights you got from Ebay? A link or brand & part#? Thanks.

Originally Posted By: gar1970
i got these led strips from ebay. Cheap and easy to install and boy do they attract the shad and the crappie. It makes fishing for crappie so easy when they come to you
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#12259431 - 05/23/17 03:36 PM Re: Night fishing for crappie on Grapevine [Re: LBKflycaster]
Catfish-hunter Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/22/12
Posts: 1693
Loc: Medina lake
Search 5630 IP68 300led strip,it was told to me that they are the biggest and most output out there. I hooked 10meters up in parallel and the light gage wire couldn't handle it,got dim. So ran juice from both ends to feed power,it helped. My suggestion is to just buy 5050's ip67-68 and be happy. I had them before and no problems,really bright. You want most leds per meter,

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#12259524 - 05/23/17 04:29 PM Re: Night fishing for crappie on Grapevine [Re: LBKflycaster]
gar1970 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1430
Loc: southwest more west than south...
Mine are 5630 5m strips 16.4ft one for each side of boat both run off single 12v battery. Got a remote control to dim 3 different brightness and lots of different modes. Looks like a disco on the water lol
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#12259644 - 05/23/17 05:55 PM Re: Night fishing for crappie on Grapevine [Re: LBKflycaster]
scruboak Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 1190
Loc: Cisco,tx
mine are 3528, 600 LEDs 5 Meter or 16.4 Feet LED Strip 120 Leds/Meter

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#12259654 - 05/23/17 06:04 PM Re: Night fishing for crappie on Grapevine [Re: LBKflycaster]
JIM SR. Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 7076
Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
how long does the battery keep them bright..??

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#12259667 - 05/23/17 06:18 PM Re: Night fishing for crappie on Grapevine [Re: LBKflycaster]
scruboak Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 1190
Loc: Cisco,tx
leds use very little power, Power Consumption: +-24W /5 Meter ,Working Current:+-6A /5 Meter


Edited by scruboak (05/23/17 06:20 PM)

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#12259668 - 05/23/17 06:18 PM Re: Night fishing for crappie on Grapevine [Re: LBKflycaster]
gar1970 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1430
Loc: southwest more west than south...
I fished frm 7pm till 7am last friday night with the lights on full power and no change in brightness
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#12260029 - 05/23/17 09:40 PM Re: Night fishing for crappie on Grapevine [Re: LBKflycaster]
LBKflycaster Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/19/15
Posts: 80
Loc: Flower Mound
I use the ones that you drop in the water but those look really cool. I'll have to check them out

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#12260221 - 05/24/17 06:28 AM Re: Night fishing for crappie on Grapevine [Re: LBKflycaster]
hawghoover Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/28/15
Posts: 575
Loc: Lewisville Tx
i never do any good on GV at night!

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#12274062 - 06/01/17 06:45 PM Re: Night fishing for crappie on Grapevine [Re: LBKflycaster]
fish tracker Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/02/05
Posts: 235
Loc: fort worth ,tx
i cant tell the crappie will be stacked up but i can say if you fish the marinas with light out facing water. you should be able to get a head start. iv fished the vine for years. in summer i always fished at night. go to scotts landing an put a light in water by light.key is any wherethier is a dock light facing water should have a cycle of life. microscopic bugs, minnows then fish. i always catch sandbass an crappie. days it be good an sometimes only a few keepers.

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