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I don't know if it would help catch fish but would sure help running the lake.  A few years ago in a night tournament I came within 1ft of a guy in a johnboat without any lights, in the middle of the lake, with me at WOT.  I am sure both of us had to wipe after that encounter.

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I don't know if it would help catch fish but would sure help running the lake. A few years ago in a night tournament I came within 1ft of a guy in a johnboat without any lights, in the middle of the lake, with me at WOT. I am sure both of us had to wipe after that encounter.

Kelley

That wasn't very bright (no pun intended) of the other fellow.  Besides being against the law, it was, as your case illustrates, very unsafe.  It's difficult enough to see anything at night anyway, even with running lights.  Glad to hear it was just an "almost" rather than a hit.

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I used them while in the military and could not get used to them.  I completely lost depth perception, and i was walking not running down some lake.  Maybe the newer ones are better i don't know.

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seems smarter to get a 10 million candlepower flashlight mouned

I though night vision goggles were illegal to use for civilians even though you can buy them.

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I used them while in the military and could not get used to them. I completely lost depth perception, and i was walking not running down some lake. Maybe the newer ones are better i don't know.

Same here.  Driving in them at 20 mph is a task, I wouldn't want to wear those things unless I had to (combat)!  As mtnbasser stated, you lose depth perception and have zero peripheral vision.  I would bet money it would take me 5 minutes to tie a palomar know with NVGs on, and at some point I would misjudge a footstep and find myself in the water!

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seems smarter to get a 10 million candlepower flashlight mouned

I though night vision goggles were illegal to use for civilians even though you can buy them.

Wouldn't a bright flashlight spook the fish? I was thinking of getting a head strap with a bright flash light like the coal miners use. But wasnt sure if that would scare the fish.

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seems smarter to get a 10 million candlepower flashlight mouned

I though night vision goggles were illegal to use for civilians even though you can buy them.

Wouldn't a bright flashlight spook the fish? I was thinking of getting a head strap with a bright flash light like the coal miners use. But wasnt sure if that would scare the fish.

Keep your head lamp off until you need it.

Only look down into the bottom of the boat with it.

Or just cast really, really far and dont worr about it.

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I guess the night vision idea is a no go then. Someone had metioned "use your ears" But when your fishing in pitch dark, how do you know what your casting into?? Is night fishing only a possibility during a full moon?

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Once your eyes adjust to the dark, you will be surprised how many shapes and land forms you will be able to see.

Pitch dark isn't all that dark after a while.

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My first question is what are you trying to see?

If you are trying to see your line I have a phenomenal idea; try using your sense of feel it will amaze you.

Red lights for tying a lure on why? Use a white light it aint gonna affect your vision for that long and besides you're using your sense of feel any way.

As for almost hitting another boat, yes they were at fault but where the hell was your Q-Beam; if I'm running WOT you can rest assured I will be scanning every squire inch of water in front of my boat.

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Though I don't have any experience with Night Vision, I've read that first generation night vision like the technology that's on those goggles are horrible.

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My first question is what are you trying to see?

If you are trying to see your line I have a phenomenal idea; try using your sense of feel it will amaze you.

Red lights for tying a lure on why? Use a white light it aint gonna affect your vision for that long and besides you're using your sense of feel any way.

As for almost hitting another boat, yes they were at fault but where the hell was your Q-Beam; if I'm running WOT you can rest assured I will be scanning every squire inch of water in front of my boat.

I don't need to see my line or feel my line. I was thinking of ways to better see what your pitching too as far as weed line, brush, tree stumps, rocks, floating pipes and other hazards in the water that would hang you up when bank fishing and throwing a top water bait. Just wanted to see if anyone had used the Night Vision goggles before.

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D@mn Catt, who s#!t in your cheerios?  I know with all the stumps and trees in the big pond a light is a must there.  I was fishing a mountain lake that there is a phenomenon where a fog settles over the lake at a height of 3 ft and we run the lake at night looking at the skyline of the ridges on both side of the lake.  I know I shouldn't have been running WOT but had I not run as fast as I was I would have been late for weigh-in and we won that night with a 17lb 11oz bag.

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NV sucks ,no depth peception you walk like a drunk,and thats with the ones that  are strapped to your head and are not very good for the wallet ,your looking at aroung 1k,and the ones you have to hold are friggin useless for fishing

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Once your eyes adjust to the dark, you will be surprised how many shapes and land forms you will be able to see.

Pitch dark isn't all that dark after a while.

Well stated! I fish a lot during the over night and couldn't agree with you more.

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LED cap lights (the ones that clip to the bill of your hat) are all you need. Green or purple light makes mono glow in the dark, tying knots is a breeze. I also have a single AAA battery Maglite clipped to my hat for regular light.

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Once your eyes adjust to the dark, you will be surprised how many shapes and land forms you will be able to see.

Pitch dark isn't all that dark after a while.

Sorry didn't mean for it to come off like that & I don't use lights at night to see anything while fishing ;)

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.

Brinkmann Max Million III for running @ WOT

Streamlight's ClipMate for every thing else

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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.

I didn't know it wasn't possible to move the boat.

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