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Hey guys I just moved to a canal home and need some advice on what's the best type of lights to put up for trout fishing. Most of my nieghbors have the green underwater lights but the fish seem to be easily scared off. any advice would be appreciated included brand names / wattage etc.. thx
 

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The green lights will attract fish but like you said they spook easily for 30 minutes or so once you catch a fish or even hook up with one. As far as the halogens go, the only halogens we tend to catch fish on out there are the lights that are actually facing the open bay. the halogen lights shining down into the actual canals seem to not draw as many fish as the ones on the outside of the island.

Also you might not win the best neighbor award with a 1000 watt halogen light shining through 6 other neighbors windows. The halogens do hold alot more fish that don't scare off to easily. we turn on our neighbors halogen light on the canal that runs by Teakwood and at times you can catch as many small specks 12-18'' and sand trout you can handle. Big fish also roam in there as well at times but are normally one outta 25 fish caught or so.

Hope this helps. the guy who does the green underwater lights lives, or used to anyway, in Tiki somewhere. Ask your nieghbors, one of them will know him.
 

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Also you might not win the best neighbor award with a 1000 watt halogen light shining through 6 other neighbors windows.
Funny you should say that. We were down at Tiki over Spring break and all the local raved about the guy that owned the house we rented BECAUSE of his lights!!!

Anyway, if you are down by the end of the island and see the house with the red roof, stop in and ask him about his lights if he is out front. They bring in the fish big time!

MW
 

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One Loco, we live in bayou vista. We thought when we bought this house, we thought that we would fish the lights all the time but that has turned out to be not so. We have a green light but mostly we just find ourselves watching the fish....kind of seeing what they do and how. Occasionally we cant resist when a big one comes through.

You have much better visibility with a green light and you will have it on a light dark sensor so its on automatically. The overhead lights are good for attracting bugs as well as fish but if you want to actually watch the fish you really cant see much.
 

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thanks for the responses - is it possible to work a green light effectively and catch some decent fish?
 

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Nope you need a 1000 watt par 64 flood. That will get em in there.

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the green lights will work.. For more practical casting catching purposes get the guy who installs them to run the light a good distance away from your pier. we fish lights sometimes that people set up under their peirs making them almost impossible for them to fish thier own lights... The green lights work, but if you got the money, get both eventually... Double threat...
 

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Actually, you dont need someone to install it. Buy it built and sink it yourself so you can get it where you want. But yes, you dont want it right next to your dock. Yes, they can be worked effectively for fish. Its just a bit of trial and error to figure out what the fish will hit and what will spook them. You will find though that certain times of year the light will have no fish only bait, only small fish, and sometimes all the fish cruising the lights will be monsters. Its really very interesting to go out each evening and see whats there.
 
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