Deep Dropping Question

XafXaf Posts: 1,036 Officer
Do the small lights some people use when deep dropping for tile fish, grouper and snapper work? Do they increase the number of bites? If so, is one color better than another?


  • on deckon deck Posts: 652 Officer
    Yes, yes and any color. No light=No bite
  • conchydongconchydong Pompano BeachPosts: 4,443 Captain
    I normally don't use lights when fishing for Snowies where there is heavy structure (natural or artificial). I really do not think it affects the bite and the cost of losing lights to hanging can get expensive. When I fish for Goldens I may add a light if it is mud bottom. Again, I have caught them with and without lights. If they are there and hungry, they will eat without lights. That is my $.02

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  • flbluerunnerflbluerunner Posts: 709 Officer
    Interesting, I subscribe to the no lights no fish mentality. Have to give no lights a try.
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  • a little knotsa little knots Posts: 1,222 Officer
    Don't know about deep dropping. ..
    never fished tile, snowy, but do fish
    the middle grounds a couple of
    times a year for grouper an snapper.
    At night we do use glow beads. An
    it does seem like it increases the number
    of hook up's. I kinda think like "on deck"
    No light =no bite ...hope this helps ...btw.
    green glow beads ..
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