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03-09-2017 04:15 AM
Zman Mark or is it with a c? Good work last night and sticking with it and getting one!...like a hockey player going thru a slump they start gripping the stick so tight the shaft starts turning into sawdust...after you hung that trout and kenny was laughing and beating the slimer card like a dead horse...I could feel the sawdust coming off your rod handle from 50 feet away...nothing like the darkness of the vampire shift generates uncertainty of AM I F'ING DOING THIS RIGHT IS THERE EVEN FISH HERE HOW DO I KEEP THIS LURE OUT OF THE F'ING ROCKS OH CRAP THERE GOES ANOTHER 7 BUCKS but ya stayed with it and hung one...your next trip you will hang more...it was great fishing (fun) with you 2...still need to get your number...keep up the good work!
03-07-2017 07:40 PM
Oyey Doc knows
03-07-2017 04:32 PM
FishDr As others have said, casting range is relative. Most of my bigger 'eyes have hit within 15' of shore, but I'll still cast as far as I can along the shoreline to maximize the lure's time in the strike zone. On busier lakes, be sure that you know where the next angler is before firing off long casts - most vampires don't take kindly to someone dropping a lure right in the water they're working.
03-07-2017 03:38 PM
walleye seeker years ago when we could fish till 2 or 3 o'clock then come off the lake at pueblo. we used underwater lights and had many 200 fish nights, if the light is steady the eyes come in. how ever if you want bigger fish you need to fish the very edge of the light circle. the light will bring in the bait fish and zoo plankton so thick at times that your fish finder will bottom out on them. most of what you will catch right under the light will be under size eyes. wipers wont come to the lights but some times they will be very close at the edges of light and can be caught, crappie will zoom through the light and take minnows in the light but the ones that can be caught will be down deeper. trout will also come to the lights. I have had big eyes come to the shore at night with a lantern going, as long as the light isn't moving the fish seem to be attracted to it looking for the bait fish that gather there. catfish will be in close to a light on shore, it is easy to cast out to far from shore at night most big fish will be in very shallow water at night. several years ago I caught a 15 lb cat on my first cast that landed less than a foot of water on my second cast I caught a 23 inch eye and my third cast caught a 13 lb cat all in a foot or less of water
03-07-2017 02:08 PM
slayerfish
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Originally Posted by mrwigglestheworm View Post
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And regarding Big Mac, the locals there spot light those zombie eyes all night, so it's definitely not unfamiliar to those fish.
When in Rome----
03-07-2017 02:02 PM
mrwigglestheworm
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That's Sheldon Cooper, obsessive compulsive speak for what I already said... lol.
It was just more detail. Hadn't seen your comment. No one is stepping on your toes, guy.

03-07-2017 01:59 PM
ghostman
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Looks like Ghostie already answered it...

And regarding Big Mac, the locals there spot light those zombie eyes all night, so it's definitely not unfamiliar to those fish.
ditto above... rofl
03-07-2017 01:57 PM
ghostman
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I have your answer...

It's a different kind of light, used differently. It's used to attract photoplankton, which then attracts baitfish, thus attracting predator fish. Dock fishing is a bit different than shore fishing.

http://www.fishinglightsetc.com/Howtheywork.html

The lights that people are referring to are headlamps. The major difference is, you're not standing there with your headlamp on, attracting plankton. So your brief explosion of light where there once was none, is enough to spook the fish holding close to the water's edge.
That's Sheldon Cooper, obsessive compulsive speak for what I already said... lol.
03-07-2017 01:57 PM
mrwigglestheworm
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Originally Posted by ghostman View Post
Lghts around docks attract baitfish... which brings in big fish... sudden lights on a dark shoreline have a startling effect.
Looks like Ghostie already answered it...

And regarding Big Mac, the locals there spot light those zombie eyes all night, so it's definitely not unfamiliar to those fish.
03-07-2017 01:54 PM
mrwigglestheworm
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Originally Posted by Pilotfly View Post
Not that this has anything to do with casting but I have a question about the comments of using lights. I have heard it is somewhat a common practice (legal I don't know) that folks use lights on the docks at Bullfrog at night to catch stripers. I thought the rationale behind the lights at Bullfrog was that it attracted the fish. The thoughts here however seem to indicate that lights scare the fish away. Species related or just old wives tales?
I have your answer...

It's a different kind of light, used differently. It's used to attract photoplankton, which then attracts baitfish, thus attracting predator fish. Dock fishing is a bit different than shore fishing.

http://www.fishinglightsetc.com/Howtheywork.html

The lights that people are referring to are headlamps. The major difference is, you're not standing there with your headlamp on, attracting plankton. So your brief explosion of light where there once was none, is enough to spook the fish holding close to the water's edge.
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