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#4756782 - 04/20/10 08:25 AM Night Fishing - Glow Stick or LED Slip Bobbers
King_Fisher Offline
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Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 1972
Loc: Frisco
Thought I'd try a little night fishing for Crappie soon, and was wondering - which do you prefer, those glow stick slip bobbers or the LED type?

There's a fine line between fishing and sitting on the water looking like a darn fool.

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#4756805 - 04/20/10 08:33 AM Re: Night Fishing - Glow Stick or LED Slip Bobbers [Re: King_Fisher]
2Fish4everything Offline
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Registered: 03/25/10
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Loc: Haslet tx
The led with the bb's in it seem to work better than the others. I think the rattle of the bb's really helps out. I've even heard the crappie bite and make it rattle when i wasn't looking

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#4756870 - 04/20/10 08:52 AM Re: Night Fishing - Glow Stick or LED Slip Bobbers [Re: 2Fish4everything]
TreeBass Offline
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Loc: Central Texas
I prefer the sticks myself, less maint

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#4757179 - 04/20/10 09:48 AM Re: Night Fishing - Glow Stick or LED Slip Bobbers [Re: TreeBass]
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If you use those big led bobbers with the rattlles you might want to put plenty of weight under it so it pre sinks the bobber some, its alot for a crappie to pull under. I see them pulling it to the side alot if its not weighted and then they let it go. If you use the little chemstick bobbers, they are good unless you cast far out, then they are kind of hard to see them.
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#4757947 - 04/20/10 12:32 PM Re: Night Fishing - Glow Stick or LED Slip Bobbers [Re: leanin post]
Raiderland Offline
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Neither...... I use glow-wrap from Team Catfish. In fact I just ordered some new tape last night. I thought about buying some glow tape off ebay, but you never know the quality you'll get. I know the stuff from Team Catfish last a very long time. I use a small piece on the end of all my night fishing rods. I've been doing just the tip but I was thinking of adding a couple more little pieces further back the rod (as Team Catfish suggest to do). Just a piece on the tip has worked awesome though.

#4758399 - 04/20/10 02:14 PM Re: Night Fishing - Glow Stick or LED Slip Bobbers [Re: Raiderland]
crappiegal Offline

Registered: 01/21/10
Posts: 315
Loc: Ardmore, OK
I have the same question. Been shopping and found these. Any other linked suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Night Bobby
Light stick

Earlier, Dock Boy suggested white out correction liquid for rod tips, which I'm going to try before I buy the tape.

Also trying to find some lights for boat slip area. Something that doesn't attract bugs and not necessarily rope or Christmas string lights. Would like something portable where I can see the poles and tie a hook on.

#4758490 - 04/20/10 02:36 PM Re: Night Fishing - Glow Stick or LED Slip Bobbers [Re: crappiegal]
Yankee Fishin Gal Offline

Registered: 05/28/09
Posts: 285
Loc: TX, Little Elm
I have used both the glow sticks and the LED bobbers. I perfer the Bobber. Glow sticks can turn away from you and they will not be as clear to you. If you look carefully you can find a small LED bobber that I found at Academy. On the LED bobber the entire bobber top lights up/glows. My husband had bobber envy when I purchase it. banana
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#6163332 - 05/09/11 02:06 PM Re: Night Fishing - Glow Stick or LED Slip Bobbers [Re: Yankee Fishin Gal]
BulBob Offline

Registered: 03/13/11
Posts: 191
The best of them all is the BulletBobber.
Steer it, night or day, or slip rig it.
Making fishing more fun and effective!

#6163936 - 05/09/11 04:03 PM Re: Night Fishing - Glow Stick or LED Slip Bobbers [Re: BulBob]
Crimson Offline
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Registered: 03/30/11
Posts: 8
Loc: Richardson, Texas
I have used the red light bobber, it works great, but like mentioned above, you have to weight it, and one came off on me, yeah I know my fault lol, that being said keep in mind they cost some pennies and so to the batteries. I switched to light sticks and the 3" sticks work pretty well!


#6175421 - 05/12/11 07:55 AM Re: Night Fishing - Glow Stick or LED Slip Bobbers [Re: BulBob]
bayoubob Offline

Registered: 09/24/09
Posts: 390
I am so thankful I found this post about bullet bobber. This concept is totally awesome fishing timber especially post spawn fish or even pre spawn fish when you are needing to cover alot of water to load the livewell.

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#6178320 - 05/12/11 07:41 PM Re: Night Fishing - Glow Stick or LED Slip Bobbers [Re: bayoubob]
DentonRiverFishing Offline

Registered: 08/17/10
Posts: 446
Loc: Good 'ol Denton, tx
I use the stick for 2 reasons besides the fact Im so use to it and never use round bobbers anymore...
1) so easy to see it move when a fish hits it...
2) On a slip bobber (and even with the glow sticks at night) if you happen to fish too deep and your bait hits the bottom or even rests on top of a log or branch or whatever, it will lay over on top of the water and you can adjust or move accordingly.
I usually fish the rivers when I go night fishing and its so easy to use slip bobbers to switch you depth as needed.
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#6178593 - 05/12/11 08:46 PM Re: Night Fishing - Glow Stick or LED Slip Bobbers [Re: DentonRiverFishing]
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Registered: 01/31/10
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Loc: Troup,TX
Glow stick.....

With slip bobbers in 20' of water!!!!
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#6178713 - 05/12/11 09:16 PM Re: Night Fishing - Glow Stick or LED Slip Bobbers [Re: MrRoachie]
gr8day4fishin Offline

Registered: 01/21/11
Posts: 79
Loc: Rockwall Tx.
Def. glow sticks. The rattle bobbers are to big most of the time, the crappie like to hold the minnows alot of the time instead of just taking off with it.
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