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My First post- Lighting at Night. #13597353 06/16/20 10:44 PM
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So I recently bought a generator (Honda eu2200i) and a PAR64 Can with a few GE 13233 FFN’s. I was just wondering what everybody is using for fill light around the area where your bait buckets and tackle are. I’ve heard of some people using cheap clamp on lights. I thought about getting a few 100-150 watt LED Flood Lights.

Any suggestions on a good quality light for this that is very bright? Seems like you can’t really trust Amazon reviews anymore as they’re mixed with a lot of paid, fake, and competitors reviews.

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Can you buy shrimp in the middle of the night at any of these bait shops? What are their typical hours of operation?

Re: My First post- Lighting at Night. [Re: TroutSeeker] #13598062 06/17/20 01:48 PM
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We use a 60 what shop light to minimize the bugs. Depends on where your fishing but some places are 24 hrs but if the they don't have a good aerator system all the shrimp will be dead and you'll have to wait until morning for the live shrimp to be dropped off.

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Originally Posted by hook_n_line
We use a 60 what shop light to minimize the bugs. Depends on where your fishing but some places are 24 hrs but if the they don't have a good aerator system all the shrimp will be dead and you'll have to wait until morning for the live shrimp to be dropped off.


Thx man. I ended up buying two 100w LED flood lights. I probably should stock up on mosquito spray. Bait always seems to be an issue with a lot of these stores. I need a solid 24/7 consistent bait shop. :-)

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Where on the coast are you? The farther south the harder to find bait 24/7. Get some storm 2" wildeye shad swim baits and put them under a popping cork if you can't find live bait.

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Depending on how many are fishing with you, but two five gallon buckets with the small aerators should last you until you ketch a limit. Put a quart of shrimp in one and 3 to 4 dozen croaker in the other... You will probably find the larger fish eating croaker ... good luck


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Originally Posted by hook_n_line
Where on the coast are you? The farther south the harder to find bait 24/7. Get some storm 2" wildeye shad swim baits and put them under a popping cork if you can't find live bait.


I’m in the Galveston area. Is south towards padre? I know I’m on the Upper coast.

I’ll try those shad swim baits. Where can I find them?

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Originally Posted by Jig Man
Depending on how many are fishing with you, but two five gallon buckets with the small aerators should last you until you ketch a limit. Put a quart of shrimp in one and 3 to 4 dozen croaker in the other... You will probably find the larger fish eating croaker ... good luck


It’s usually just my wife and I. I love fishing with live shrimp. :-)

Croaker, Finger mullet, and Mud minnows are good too.

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Originally Posted by TroutSeeker
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Where on the coast are you? The farther south the harder to find bait 24/7. Get some storm 2" wildeye shad swim baits and put them under a popping cork if you can't find live bait.


I’m in the Galveston area. Is south towards padre? I know I’m on the Upper coast.

I’ll try those shad swim baits. Where can I find them?


Boyd's in Texas City has been my 24/7 go to place in the summer. Places on the Island are iffy. Academy usually carries the swim baits.

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I used to like to take my generator and lights down to Texas City Dike and setup. My kids are all grown and do their own thing now so I got nobody to go with. It can get crowded, so getting there early Friday to grab a spot helps.

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Originally Posted by hook_n_line
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Where on the coast are you? The farther south the harder to find bait 24/7. Get some storm 2" wildeye shad swim baits and put them under a popping cork if you can't find live bait.


I’m in the Galveston area. Is south towards padre? I know I’m on the Upper coast.

I’ll try those shad swim baits. Where can I find them?


Boyd's in Texas City has been my 24/7 go to place in the summer. Places on the Island are iffy. Academy usually carries the swim baits.


Ok I will check them out. Thx!

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Originally Posted by hook_n_line
I used to like to take my generator and lights down to Texas City Dike and setup. My kids are all grown and do their own thing now so I got nobody to go with. It can get crowded, so getting there early Friday to grab a spot helps.


Well, we might have to get down there one night. :-)

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