kickingback wrote:Simple setup with PVC and wire and switches if you want one. 5 Ah batteries in fanny packs for underwater light sticks. Lights bought on Amazon. Waterproof already but I "Gooped" all seals and cords to ensure it lasts. I have a larger light that I wear like a vest with the big light shinning down on the water. Can be used withe the underwater lights to see more. I use a larger 7 Ah battery for the bigger light. Lights last all night on a full charge and them some.
The large forearm holders make it more stable to "sweep" the light back and forth with your arm without wearing it out. Just cut a 4" connector in half and sand the edges and drill it to pvc.
wires are standard gauge wire with SAE connectors. One light has a switch so you can turn it off and on and the other is straight wire to battery for light on.
The gigs are made from broom handles from the hardware store with a 16" long screw rod drill and seated with epoxy into handle and sharpen to a point. I like how the threads hold the flounder in place while I lip lock them with fish grippers.
All cheap to make. Videos on YouTube describe and lists parts. Just make sure to "salt protect" everything.
I can freely put that big light on the front of my kayak and go into the marsh and have a blast!
As for wading gear make sure you wear wading shoes to protect against sharp shell. It may be too hot for waders but the boots will matter! Last, and what I think is the MOST important thing you can have gigging...wait for it...100% DEET Mosquito spray from Walmart. Period.
kickingback wrote:These are the lights I bought but may not be available. It has all the specs like waterproof IP67 and other info. Just look for a high waterproof rating and seal the eges where they sealed it to double protect it.
This is the big light also from Amazon.
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