Sucks when people are light happy.......
Exactly! I have spot lighted Eye's when no one was around for reference the next morning. They aren't going to bite after you blow them out! Last night I had no wind either unfortunately, so it was already tough! But tonight there is a front coming in Hopefully we will have decent chop?We used to spotlight bedding smallies, but only to locate cuz they won't bite if the lights are on them.
It may not help you actually hook a fish but it's like a fish finder it will let you know if fish are there and how close they are to shore. It's not uncommon for fish to hang in one area. A good technique to spot them let them rest come back later.i'm surprised people think spotlighting eyes, helps....
You can find out all of that information without using a spot light... Do you have a lot of big fish caught using this technique?It may not help you actually hook a fish but it's like a fish finder it will let you know if fish are there and how close they are to shore. It's not uncommon for fish to hang in one area. A good technique to spot them let them rest come back later.
But def not cool to do when others are around or to spot people or to so so menacingly.
I actually haven't caught one using this technique but I barely started spot lighting this spring season. Why? Because my friend has caught 3 10lb fish using the spotlight technique. But like I said it's def not okay to do it around other people or when there is a crowd.You can find out all of that information without using a spot light... Do you have a lot of big fish caught using this technique?
The spot lights on the water is brutal... and definitely has a negative effect on the fishing. The place Neal is fishing is notorious for having very little area and lots of boneheads... I tend to agree with llamarod, talk to em.. nicely educate them.
Ducky, I think you are insane defending spot lighting eyes...
Pretty much given up hope that people will be more careful with their headlamps. I agree that spawners are there for one thing but after they disappear to recover and become mostly nocturnal feeders again, lights are very harmful if you want to catch a big girl.Spot lighting fish that aren't spawning is a definite no..no. Spawning eyes..personally, I don't think it matters that much. They're in there for one reason only..the females are going to be in there for one night...maybe two to drop their eggs and then they're gone. The males are going to stick around for the entire spawn hoping to get laid over and over again. They aren't feeding. Just reaction bites and territorial bites. They are going to spawn no matter what you do. You basically aren't going to spook them. I've hit walleyes with light before where Neal fishes and they don't even move..and five minutes later, they're splashing and thrashing five feet to your right and ten feet to your left. I think the light issue is more of a human thing than a walleye thing during the spawn. Just my opinion.
As far as red light goes...walleyes see red better than any other color. What red is good for is keeping your night vision and not having to have your eyes re-adjust every time you tie on another lure.
I agree. Do whatever you want when fishing alone..keep the lights off when fishing around others..If nothing else..Just to be considerate. Or...if you want more space..just leave your light on and most people will move away from ya..Ultimately, the problem with giving an advice about spotlighting walleyes is that there will inevitably be some inconsiderate aholes who will do it right in front of you. My light stays off unless it is necessary. Even then, it is the red light most of the time.