Time of Year:
I only have 8 months of experience to speak of, but I have noticed that the green light fishing has been much better in the cold weather months. I have noticed the threadfins do not school over the lights at all this time of year. I think they are called threadfins, I am talking about the baitfish that religiously circles the green lights in the summer. Please correct me if they are not called threadfins. Anyways, do they migrate to deeper water this time of year?
As the moths got colder, not only do I get more strikes and hook-ups, but I also see larger fish on the lights. To this day, the only fish that I have caught has been trout. Does anyone else have success on any other species fishing the green lights?
Choice of Lures:
Well, I have thrown my entire tackle box at these lights, but I have had much more success with smaller lures fishing very fast. Most of my success has been with a Mirrolure 4M. However they are fairly expensive so I am looking for alternatives. I threw 4” Saltwater Assassin Glow/Red Tail on a ¼ ounce jig head last weekend, and I had many fish look at it, but I couldn’t trick any of them into dining. I fish it just like a jerk bait, and I surely thought I would have success with it.
However I am not sure that the lure was the problem. Loosing my second 4M caused me to switch to braided line. I switched to braided line and to the SW Assassin at the same time, so maybe the line was the problem. Any input would be appreciated.