Guys, Fished since this morning with artificial. Struck out...have tried to catch some bait deep, but struck out doing that too. All I can seem to find is small school of bait. Are lights pretty dependable at night for bait this time of year? It could be I don't know how to read this new side scan too...
Last Edit: Feb 1, 2014 15:25:41 GMT -5 by smythley
It may have pushed the bait deep for a while - I expected them to be deeper a few weeks ago but only found them at the more mid-depth lights.
I did catch a few smaller gizzards in 20-25' of water yesterday when throwing my 10' / 3/4" mesh / 1.5 lb/ft net yesterday afternoon - I was looking for bigger bait so I didn't try to use a smaller mesh net to see if I could get them. I marked a lot of DEEP bait at 20-40' though we have all winter. Usually they come up/into the lights at night.
Surface temps may just be too cold - part of the Roanoke channel around r34 froze back up overnight and I don't think it even got below freezing at least by air temp Was 37 in my creek this AM.
Hey guys going to buy a new light to use around my dock and my neighbors. 2 things I was hoping you guys could help me with. 1 which color do you thinks works best at SML, green or blue and have you ever used Loomis led lights? Here is a YouTube video of their product youtu.be/sCACw0lSoyw
Let me know what you think. I appreciate your opinions.
Most of what I've seen used is green - perhaps as green was the option available for fluorescent lights for a long time - and more readily available for LEDs initially. I think green also carries a little further in lake-water... you'll see blue used more in saltwater / clearer water. Yam might be able to comment on how well the blue lights pull in bait as I think he has some on the back of his boat.
Pros/Cons of the light that sits on the bottom...... depending on the depth of your dock this could be too deep to be effective. Also, I would worry about a net landing on it and pulling it up.....