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Old 06-19-2017, 10:14 AM   #1
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I will be fishing overhead lights and underwater green lights the next few nights for trout. We tore them up last night free lining live shrimp but you can go through live shrimp in a hurry! They were feeding heavy on glass minnows so was wondering what y'all would suggest throwing at them?







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Old 06-19-2017, 10:15 AM   #2
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Speck rigs.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:17 AM   #3
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I like using 2" swim baits under lights, rig them up on a 3 way swivel and trout tear them up and sometimes catch doubles

Or a glow trout killer jr rigged weightless with a straight hook and work it right under the surface like a topwater
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:19 AM   #4
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Under the lights you can throw just about anything. I usually just rig a 3" gulp shrimp with a very light jig head and twitch it through and around the edge of the lights.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:19 AM   #5
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Weightless Fluke jr is what I usually throw when fishing lights.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:20 AM   #6
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I like to throw artificials like Gulps under the lights as well. In my experience the undersized-to-keeper ratio is so high, you would go through a ton of live bait before boxing your limit.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:22 AM   #7
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I've had luck using a small crappie jig underneath a small clear float with a bobber stop. Use a very tiny split shot about 5" above the jig to keep it from getting bound up in the clear float. Flourocarbon line is important, but I've slayed the trout using this set up, even when they wouldn't hit anything else.

Also, I've had luck on the mini chatterbaits. Always nice to have those handy as well.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:27 AM   #8
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Fin-S is a pretty good glass minnow imitation. Swim'n Image crank baits in Tennessee shad have been good for me also. DOA Shrimp too.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:36 AM   #9
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3" curlytail grubs rigged in tandem.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:38 AM   #10
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Berkley 3" Power minnow - Comes with 2 jig heads and 5 minnows in a pack. The jig heads wear out after about 15-20
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:45 AM   #11
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Had a home owner go ape the last time I fished lights in Galveston. My son and I were fishing subdivision lights around piers, and we had thrown a couple casts at a green light, when this 20 something kid comes out and asks us what we're doing. I said fishing, and his father comes out and yells at us that they were fishing, and we had no respect. He said he paid for it. I told them that we'd move on, but that wasn't good enough. There were no poles outside. He turned out his lights and followed us down the canal with a flashlight, yelling. He said he had our "TX numbers", so I told him he didn't own the water. Thought about calling the GW to educate him about "navigable waters" but decided not to make an incident of it. Yea, I was pretty ******.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:50 AM   #12
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small silver spoon with light line
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:51 AM   #13
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Glow 3" DOA Shrimp
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:58 AM   #14
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Smallest gold spoon you can throw with a pink skirt. I have worn them out on that lure and it is sturdier than a soft plastic.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:01 AM   #15
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We always have good luck with the 2.5" litl fishie swim bait in pearl or killer shad. And we fished it weightless or as close to weightless as possible. You can fish it slow and keep it in the light longer than may baits since it has some resistance. They would crush it as it passed through the underwater green lights in my Dad and neighbor's canals. An added bonus is they were tough and lasted.


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Old 06-19-2017, 11:04 AM   #16
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:05 AM   #17
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Had a home owner go ape the last time I fished lights in Galveston. My son and I were fishing subdivision lights around piers, and we had thrown a couple casts at a green light, when this 20 something kid comes out and asks us what we're doing. I said fishing, and his father comes out and yells at us that they were fishing, and we had no respect. He said he paid for it. I told them that we'd move on, but that wasn't good enough. There were no poles outside. He turned out his lights and followed us down the canal with a flashlight, yelling. He said he had our "TX numbers", so I told him he didn't own the water. Thought about calling the GW to educate him about "navigable waters" but decided not to make an incident of it. Yea, I was pretty ******.
Some people are just D*cks! Lol

We have a place down around Freeport, and usually have decent fish hanging around that will hit little swim-bait tandem rigs.. but they get super skittish after you catch one. Sometimes they will come back 15 mins or so later, and other time just dinks remain. Can be frustrating as heck. I have heard that the lights above the water may not have as big a problem with this as the submersed green lights. Good luck!
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:08 AM   #18
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:10 AM   #19
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Anybody have some areas they would recommend to fish at night in kayaks? I've been wanting to do it just don't know where some good locations are. I mainly fish corpus- Aransas pass.
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:17 PM   #20
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We used to bring the glass minnows up with a light. As soon as we started seeing trout "flashing" as they were hitting the minnows, we would throw silver or gold spoons on light line. Tear' email up!!



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Old 06-19-2017, 04:03 PM   #21
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We always have good luck with the 2.5" litl fishie swim bait in pearl or killer shad. And we fished it weightless or as close to weightless as possible. You can fish it slow and keep it in the light longer than may baits since it has some resistance. They would crush it as it passed through the underwater green lights in my Dad and neighbor's canals. An added bonus is they were tough and lasted.

These are the ticket, if there are fish in the lights they will hit these
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:12 PM   #22
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These guys

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/texa...ildCatid=24577

Or these guys

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/texa...ildCatid=24587
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:39 PM   #23
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Fin S minnow and Yozuri has a 3 1/2 crystal minnow that is perfect
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:53 PM   #24
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As you can see, any 3" bait, in silver, chartreuse, white, etc... will work .
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:59 PM   #25
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Had a pic handy. Buddy asked me last week what to use and sent it to him, he tore them up as well..this is all I use under the lights will catch specs as expected, ssndtrout, occasional red, occasional croaker etc caught flounder on the bottom as well

These are my go to and we fish lights just about every weekend in the summer

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Old 06-19-2017, 05:26 PM   #26
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Had a pic handy. Buddy asked me last week what to use and sent it to him, he tore them up as well..this is all I use under the lights will catch specs as expected, ssndtrout, occasional red, occasional croaker etc caught flounder on the bottom as well

These are my go to and we fish lights just about every weekend in the summer

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Old 06-19-2017, 05:31 PM   #27
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The Norton sand eel jr in glow or margarita will work.

1/8oz jig head and you're in business.


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Old 06-19-2017, 05:36 PM   #28
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where did you say you was gonna be with these lights again.....?
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:41 PM   #29
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As you can see, any 3" bait, in silver, chartreuse, white, etc... will work .
That has been pretty much my experience.

I use a Cocahoe minnow instead of the other baits just listed. Why? It is not any better but it is a soft plastic bait that I can usually catch about 20 trout on without changing. I have tried many of the others like Gulp, Fin-s, etc. They work great. I can average a keeper trout under the lights about once every four baits with those. I can sometimes catch a limit on one or two Cocahoe. I put Lit'l Fishie in the same category as the are great...... when I can find them which is hard locally.

It is purely economical. Equal results at about 10% of the cost.
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:43 PM   #30
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Always wanted to try an umbrella rig with trout under lights. Haven't done it yet. Let us know if you do.
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:44 PM   #31
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Yo zuri holographic jerk baits and tandom rigged Curly tails
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Small silver spoon is what I use. Pink teaser.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:08 PM   #33
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Thanks for the replies. I plan on making a run tomorrow to pick up a few of these baits y'all suggested. I'm fishing the lights right now with live shrimp, 3" pearl gulp shrimp and mirrolure little Jon's. Just small specks so far. Gonna let it rest for an hour or so and let the bigger trout move in.

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What TVC said. cocahoe minnow-glow
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How bout an update Johnny, any luck?
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Did you have any luck Johnny and with what?
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Old 06-28-2017, 12:24 PM   #39
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Here ya go! I usually just buy the tails and make the "rigs" myself with my own jig heads. I like the smaller ones best but sometimes the bigger ones work too. Good luck!

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Had a pic handy. Buddy asked me last week what to use and sent it to him, he tore them up as well..this is all I use under the lights will catch specs as expected, ssndtrout, occasional red, occasional croaker etc caught flounder on the bottom as well

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Those work great but the hooks will straighten out. I use different jig heads with a thicker hook and rig them in tandem. Works great.
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H&H tackle 2 1/4" clear sparkle beetle with a 1/32oz jig head and light/long floro leader. They can be bought at Walmart, academy, or most other sporting goods store. You can thank me later. It's also one of my go to sight casting baits for reds and black drum.
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Gold Glitter DOA shrimp under a Adjust-A-Bubble. You can fill the bubble with water for casting weight, and turn the top to tighten the band to stay in place on your line. Works great.

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Did you have any luck Johnny and with what?
Sorry for the lack of updates! We came back this past Saturday but wore the trout out every night while fishing. I think me and the boys stayed up till 4 almost every night fishing under the lights! I was glad to get back home and get some rest.lol We filled the cooler up just about every night. We threw live shrimp, swim baits and 3" white gulp shrimp at them. Live shrimp outdid the artificial by far but we still caught plenty on artificial as well. I really like Smarts choice of bait which I plan to get before I head down next time.

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H&H tackle 2 1/4" clear sparkle beetle with a 1/32oz jig head and light/long floro leader. They can be bought at Walmart, academy, or most other sporting goods store. You can thank me later. It's also one of my go to sight casting baits for reds and black drum.
Do you have a link to said bait?
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Johnny: You didn't use any tandem trout rigs? Them live shrimp... be expensive.... lol
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Livetarget Hybrid Shrimp and DOA Shrimp.

Colors we use are: Chartreuse/Silver, Watermelon/clear, Rootbeer/clear

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Johnny: You didn't use any tandem trout rigs? Them live shrimp... be expensive.... lol

No, didn't rig up anything tandem style and no, those shrimp ain't cheap! lol

You should be doing your San Luis trip soon?
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No, didn't rig up anything tandem style and no, those shrimp ain't cheap! lol

You should be doing your San Luis trip soon?
Exactly.. Still staying at the Judge's Bench. Just a week away. Did you stay in that area? You have a good memory....
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