12-13-1999, 05:13 PM
Have been fishing the Huron/Ruggles area pretty regularly late and have been having decent success from the boat, 10-15 fish per night. I have been using the green glow lights on my in line planner boards and they have been working well. The only problem is that you can only use them one time and then they are no good. I have seen a few of the other boats out there using red lights of some sort on their in line planner boards. I was hoping that someone could give me some info. about them. Are they battier operated? How long do they last? Where are you buying them? How much do they cost? Do you like them? Etc.....I would appreciate any in-sight. Thanks....
The lights that you saw were probably mine and a couple local guys that are using them. they are made by off shore, and the battery life is a long time,i have one that is starting to get dim, and it is on its second fall of use. there are other lights that look like them, but they aren't sealed as good and will leak. give me a call and i will tell you more about them. i sent you an e-mail too. the fishing is as good as you said. good luck and good fishin.
12-14-1999, 07:45 AM
You can usually use your light sticks for 2 trips if you put them in the freezer between the 1st and 2nd trip.This seems to work for me especially with the colder weather coming up.
There is nothing quite as exciting as watching the glow stiscks go back at night with a hog walleye.
12-14-1999, 09:20 AM
Thaks for all of the info. regarding the lights.
The red lights you see could be me. I use red lighted bobbers that I buy at Walmart. They come in red, green, and amber. The red shows up the best and they last two nights of fishing. I made a mount on the top of my board to hold them. The cost is about $3.50 for the light and $1.47 for replacement batteries. The blinking red lights last probably ten times longer, but they drive you nuts looking at them. That's the reason I use these, even though they do cost more. The bobbers last several seasons the expense is in the batteries. Will see you out there if weather permits.
12-14-1999, 09:13 PM
Can you buy these light sticks for in-line planer boards around the Sandusky area? If so, where?
Huck , to stop too much glare all you have to do is put a 1'' round dark dot in the center of the light lens. good luck and good fishin.
12-15-1999, 07:23 AM
Carl, at the huron boat ramp has light sticks for sale. Got some Sunday night from him.
12-15-1999, 07:34 AM
Help me out guys. I fish Pueblo Res. in Colorado and was curious to hear if you think your technique might work on other lakes. I generally put the boat away in December and don't take it out again until spring. Give me some more details on how you fish with these lights and I'll give it a try.
no big deal just rig the glow stick to the in-line planer board so it is visable from the boat and go fish. Most use a size that will mount on the flag with either cable ties or clear strapping tape. Some use a larger stick that must be taped to the top of the board. Off shore boards have an optional light that clips to the flag. It REALLY is cool to watch the board go back when a big fish takes the lure. You gotta try it. Good luck and be careful.