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I've tried several set ups for my bait lights.  Close to the water.  On the T Top away from the water, etc.

I finally have settled on a set up.  I used this same set up a couple of weeks on 'regular' PVC pipe but this past week end, in rough water, the PVC cracked.....

So, what'd ya do...get a bigger hammer.  [biggrin]

I switched to schedule 40 PVC.  I have 3 vertical rod holders on each side of my boat.  When I'm throwing a net, I do not have rods in the holders on the starboard side.  So this time, I made the light mounting removable but made it so that it fits into the unused rod holders.

It works well.  I have both lights aimed so that they are just outside the "glow" of the green LEDs I have mounted under the gunwale.

Also, I have learned something that most experienced bait guys already know....

That is, I catch more bait per throw if I throw the net on or outside the light pattern on the water.  This is sorta like canal fishing on the coast.  You always throw your live bait on the light perimeter 'cause that's where all the bait and fish hang out....

Anyway, this set up is probably what I'll use from now on unless a brighter idea comes along.  JD says I look like a ship coming outta High Port but the set up sure attracts bait!

I use the tractor LEDs from Tractor Supply.  They are about $50 a piece but are durable and vibration proof.  They are water resistant but I found out the hard way, they are NOT water PROOF!!!

When I am finished catching bait, I just unplug the light set up and store it under the bow.  Works great!


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Looks good to me i need to work on lights for my boat
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I learned this weekend that lights for gizzards didn't seem to affect them much. I would mark them big-time, and get 10 to 15 on the first two throws, then nothing. I finally didn't turn on the light and after two throws, move up 30' and hit them again. This worked and I got 140 in about an hour. I was worried about the full moon, but it didn't seem to affect the gizzards.
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Good lookin' setup Ax...

Thanks for tips Pancho...
That gives me something else to try when things aren't workin'...
Saturday afternoon, say 3PM, there's was tons of bait back in creeks up shallow...
It was gone from there Sunday Morning...
I may ask Santa for a Stowpen...catch bait the afternoon before and sleep-in...[smile]

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I have caught a lot of afternoon bait and normally along the north shore where the sun has warmed the water a little and in the coves in shallow water. When my bait started to get old and fishing was slow, I would go back in coves and catch fresh bait. Didn't take long to limit then and the customers loved watching me throw that net.
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Pancho, good tips for sure.

Couple of week ends ago Fuzzy was out and didn't have much luck catching bait in the morning.  So we all wound up over close to the Cross chunking cohos.

He ran to the back of Rock Creek about 10:30 and loaded up on bait.

Much better than throwing a net in the dark at 5:30.....

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By the way, I have a green light that is submersible.  I hang it off the middle rod holder.  I've been putting it down about 4 to 10 feet underwater and it seems to be effective.
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Check out coastalnightlights.com for affordable underwater lighting you can mount to the transom and wire into a switch panel. Blue works good for pulling bait around highport but I hear they are beginning to aggravate our local GW.  
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I haven't seen the GW yet but I assume I'll be stopped when I do.  If I do, I'll try to be nice but I have no illegal colored lights....just more of 'em.  [smile]
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Don't get caught the day I'm well enough to go with you!
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No problem.  I know with that silver tongue or yours you can talk us out of trouble.....  [biggrin]
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Sorta thought you'd pick me and be ready? [wink]
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Okay, So what is the issue with having colored fishing lights? Some kind of code against them?
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Ax are those lights brighter than fog lights
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