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What type moonglow light for seeing the bank at nite do you use?

Better with them or without? Fishing timber I have to use one. What do you recommend?...thanks for any replies

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A few choices here. Black lights will work fairly well, they also have the added bonus of making Clear Blue Flourscent line "GLOW" so you can see it along the bank.

Cabelas makes many types of black lights that will simply clip or suction cup on your gunnel.

Secondary choice would be some high powered RED Led's. Red light has the awesome property that it doesn't cause the Rhodopsin Chemical in your retina to break down. This allows you to use red light and maintain your night vision.

I use red led's like these

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_67660____SearchResults

Bill

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Personally I think using a black light at night is putting yourself at a huge disadvantage, if the light is shinning forward you tend to only cast forward, if the light is shinning to one side or the other you tend to cast only that direction.

Here's a little example I was night fishing with my nephew and one of his buddies; the black light was on the left hand side of the boat. We were working a shore line and no one was had gotten a bite in over 3 hours as we entered a cove that I knew held fish I heard a fish move on the surface. I immediately stepped to the right side of the boat making a cast towards the direction of the sound and was rewarded with a healthy little chunk. I released the fish, cast again in the same direction and again hooked another keeper. After turning the black lights off and working the cove we managed to land 8 fish up to 4 ½ lbs; we had started off by working 20 yards away from the bank and the bass were holding 35 yards off the bank behind us.  We sat down taking a break and eating a snack my nephew and his friend said they always use a black light and always fish towards the light because it's useless unless the light is shinning on your line. I said I never use a black light and always fish 360 degrees around the boat looking and listening for movement. My nephews friend says yea but you'll miss bites you can't see with out a black light and I answered unless it's totally black which is rare there is enough light to see your line if you look skyward and the darkness forces you to hone your sense of feel.

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Before all of this modern technology, we use to cruise around the area during the day and then come back to it at night.

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Catt,  

Use the force!

I always listen more than anything at night I always find a almost full moon is enough light to fish in

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I use a cheap 7 buck head lamp from wallyworld that has red and white LED's. I only use it to unhook a fish or to work my tackle and almost always with the red LED. White light jacks your night vision and depending on the season, it can give you a face of bugs. I try not to fish new moons.

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I used to fish at night a lot with my dad and we fished by "feel".  That was before flourocarbon too.  You can learn to do it even on a dark night.  You may miss some fish but it beats getting bounced around by cabin cruiser wakes and getting buzzed by jet skis.  But we didn't have to put up with jet skis back then, only cruisers, pleasure boaters, and water skiers.  We also had Lake Lanier to ourselves on Monday thru Thursday nights.

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