Launched out of # 4 and searched for fish all the way down past spinners and only saw scattered fish and not much bait. Ran up and found some some fish right at sunset. First in the boat was 24" and lost her twin at the boat within minutes. I also caught two channel cats on a planer and a downline. One was 30", thought it was a trophy striper. Ended up with 2 striper at 24", one at 21" and 8 shorts plus the two cats. I had thousands of 2" threadfin shad in the light. Had a school of striper come in a and attack them, that was cool, bait and striper spashing everywhere. I'm posting a video of the bait in the light, not sure if this will work.
I use a few 12V CFL bulbs in some clamp on shrouds and they work great for drawing the bait, but no matter how thick they are I won't catch a single one if I throw and don't cut the light off as soon as the net hits the water. I guess they are blinded for a few seconds after that bright light shuts off. Thinking it may just be something about that white light.
So with that HydraGlow..can you just throw your net on them right under the light while it's on?
When I am fishing with someone else we have a 2 person throwing technique where we kind of drop it on the edge of the light and it works. But most of the time I shut the light out and throw real quick. When I shut that light out last night there was a 20' circle of bait around my boat that shot to the surface all at once. I think when the light goes out they get disoriented and they come to the surface. Without the light they cant see the net. I guess there eyes need to adjust to having the lights turned out just like our eyes.