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Lights for night fishing

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1 Lights for night fishing on Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:03 am

branders

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Does anyone know what kind of lights I would need for fishing in the evening/night?

2 Re: Lights for night fishing on Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:57 am

branders

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So far all I can find is that we would need a white light flash light. We are to small and we don't have a motor for the red and green lights. Can anyone confirm this?

3 Re: Lights for night fishing on Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:28 pm

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Talk to SP Dan about the lights he knows where to get the red in the green and it looks really good on his tube

4 Re: Lights for night fishing on Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:43 pm

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As far as i know you just need light. White works well some like red not as hard on the eyes. But the coast guard once said just make aure you are visible at all times.

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5 Re: Lights for night fishing on Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:54 am

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Jeff is right. You don't need running lights, but you do need to be visible and a white stern light visible for 360 is the recommended deal for kayaks, so I'd say that works for us too.

6 Re: Lights for night fishing on Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:29 pm

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I have a head light and use glow sticks...u can get Qty 2 for 2 bucks at homedepot...tie them to the side and bam your ready!

7 Re: Lights for night fishing on Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:47 pm

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I use a head lamp and put the loght stick under the strap on the back of my head. Funny thing is sometimes i have it on and i end up packing everything up with a glow stick on the back of my head.

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8 Re: Lights for night fishing on Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:06 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I use a head lamp and put the loght stick under the strap on the back of my head.  Funny thing is sometimes i have it on and i end up packing everything up with a glow stick on the back of my head.

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hahah good one!

9 Re: Lights for night fishing on Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:30 am

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I have a head lamp... Glow sticks are smart. Thanks, I think that's what I was looking for.

10 Re: Lights for night fishing on Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:38 am

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Glad we could help have a great time on your ninja session


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11 Re: Lights for night fishing on Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:12 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I have a head lamp... Glow sticks are smart. Thanks, I think that's what I was looking for.

Sweet brother! Thumbs Up inexpensive...also you can buy them by bulk on ebay for real cheap! salute

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12 Re: Lights for night fishing on Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:00 pm

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Hey Branders, do you use a light colored line? I've been running moss green PowerPro line and it's invisible to me in the dark. I troll until it gets light enough to see my line for cast and retrieve.

13 Re: Lights for night fishing on Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:43 pm

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Blues Water LED had a blem sale.  I picked up two blue 12" Water Proof Led light strips (12 vdc) and an on/off switch.  My plan is to wire it into my fish finder battery for low light times.  I usually carry a bucket in the back of my Fat Cat so I can mount them to the bucket for better visibility.

14 Re: Lights for night fishing on Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:46 pm

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Cool post pictures when you are done i would like to see.

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15 Re: Lights for night fishing on Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:20 pm

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I Gorilla glued Velcro to the bottom of my Adventure Lights- Guardian Dog lights and the other Velcro to my float tube.
I can mount all three colors (red, green and white) at launch or once it becomes dark.

I can add them or remove them at any time and I can store my mini lights in my storage compartments.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Have the best of fun lighting up your float tube.  Thumbs Up

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16 Re: Lights for night fishing on Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:38 pm

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That picture is cool SP Dan this was great they why you DIYed for yourself.

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17 Re: Lights for night fishing on Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:10 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Cool post pictures when you are done i would like to see.

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Will do. Just waiting on my 1 to 2 quick connect 2 pin connector so I can plug straight into my fish finder battery when needed.

18 Re: Lights for night fishing on Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:10 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I Gorilla glued Velcro to the bottom of my Legends lights and the other to my float tube.
I can mount all three colors (red, green and white) at launch or once it becomes dark.

I can add them or remove them at any time and I can store my mini lights in my storage compartments.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Have the best of fun lighting up your float tube.  Thumbs Up

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Looks good Dan.

19 Re: Lights for night fishing on Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:16 pm

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The Adventure Lights- Guardian Dog lights and additional batteries are available on Amazon.
These were designed to install on your dog's collar for dark hours of walking.
It offers solid beam and or flashing beam lights by simply flipping the battery over. I prefer the solid beam.

No cables, no wires, no heavy batteries.
Just temporary easy Velcro attachments.

So easy and so simple .... and yet it works great!

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