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Old 08-12-2008, 05:21 PM   #1
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Well I have now tried both metal halides and High pressure sodium lights and there is quite a bit of difference between the two. But if you are looking for the fish to just jump out and say "You got me" you will be disappointed in both!! The bowfishing website makes it seem like the fish will GLOW in the lights and this is just not the case. The HPS lights do cut down on the glare but if there are no fish there to start with, you ain't gonna see them with any light. Do they give you a slight advantage? Yes, but $400 worth? I think not! I have realized that floundering takes WAY more knowledge of WHERE the fish are and WHEN they will be there. You can spend all the money you want on generators and lights and still not gig SHIT!!!(as I have learned). So, if you are looking to gain a distinct advantage over the conventional giggers (DFA, midnight rider and some others) you are going to be disappointed if you don't know the patterns to follow. Just having the lights don't make them jump in the boat, believe me, I know!! Just my $.02 worth...............
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:39 PM   #2
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how are they with a ripple on the water??? i like my halogens but when there is a ripple i cant hardly see anything...much less a flounder well hidden on the bottom. and also do they cut the murkey water better like some have said??? thanks for the info.
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:50 PM   #3
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I have never tried the halogen lights so I really don't know. The HPS were much better than the MH when looking through the ripples. As far as the murky water, it was really dingy Friday night and you could only see about 2 feet in most places. If the water is fairly clear, they work great. The point I was trying to make is "YOU HAVE TO BE WHERE THE FLOUNDER ARE TO SEE THEM!!" We still managed to gig 5 but we covered a lot of ground to find them. Also saw a bunch of short fish.
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Old 08-12-2008, 07:11 PM   #4
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This is a question for anyone that I'd like the answer to.



It's just a curiosity on my part.



I always turn my GPS on and zero the millage out at the start.



My average trip in the past was 24 or 25mi. This is round trip on the outboard and TM.



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wareagle22 (8/12/2008)I have never tried the halogen lights so I really don't know. The HPS were much better than the MH when looking through the ripples. As far as the murky water, it was really dingy Friday night and you could only see about 2 feet in most places. If the water is fairly clear, they work great. The point I was trying to make is "YOU HAVE TO BE WHERE THE FLOUNDER ARE TO SEE THEM!!" We still managed to gig 5 but we covered a lot of ground to find them. Also saw a bunch of short fish.
i hear ya on that one! i know it sucks when i go out and fish for 4-5 hrs and dont get any or just 1 or 2 and come home to see a post from someone that got their limit the same night. :banghead but i guess the hunt is part of what makes it so fun.
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X-Shark (8/12/2008)This is a question for anyone that I'd like the answer to.

It's just a curiosity on my part.

I always turn my GPS on and zero the millage out at the start.

My average trip in the past was 24 or 25mi. This is round trip on the outboard and TM.

What is yours?
im assuming thats from the boat ramp and back correct? my hand held GPS died on me a wile back so i havnt checked it latly but the last time i did i just downloaded the tracks into my laptop and measured the distance fishing and if i remember right it was5 miles or so. its been a wile since i did that so i cant remember how long we fished that night.
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What i want to know is do you have a bigger pic of your Avatar.
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I don't have a gps but I have tracked my route as close as possible on Google and come up with about 30-35 miles combined outboard and TM on some of the bigger places. I know that sounds like a lot but if you cover every nook and cranny of a place it adds up in a hurry. I plan on getting a GPS eventually to keep track of my movement as well. I am just not sure which one would be the best for the money.
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Flounder9.75 (8/12/2008)What i want to know is do you have a bigger pic of your Avatar.
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Flounder9.75 (8/12/2008)What i want to know is do you have a bigger pic of your Avatar.
thats just what i was thinking
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