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Old 08-20-2014, 03:34 PM
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Default Fishing Light Advice Request

I plan on doing some night fishing on the Texas Gulf near Aransas Pass this fall, and wanted some advice on using a light to lure the fish in. I've had decent luck fishing from the lighted docks, and figure shore fishing at night might work for me too (near one of the docks).

Do I need a submersible light, or just use a battery powered light I can shine on the water?

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Old 08-20-2014, 05:27 PM
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I've never used one, but I've seen floating lights. Basically a battery operated light pointing down with styrofoam around it so it floats. With LED lights today and better batteries, I'd think it should last a long time when night fishing.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:49 PM
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I fish that area frequently. To be honest it depends on wind conditions. The floating lights work well in protected areas so you don't have to fight the drift. Submersibles pretty much stay where you put them unless the chop and current are particularly bad in that area. I put some Halogen lights on a stand and plug it in to dock current if available. I can then cast towards points we picked out before the sun goes down. Works well for speckled sea trout and redfish. Sand trout and various other small species tend to gather around the light also. Popping cork with shrimp cast at the edge of the light is fishing at it's best. Good luck.
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Old 08-22-2014, 01:28 PM
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Thanks all, greatly appreciated!!!

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