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#1 PickerelHunter

 
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 07:10 AM

Hey guys....curious about your experience with spoons (or other lures) that glow in the dark for deeper species (lake trout, whitefish, burbot etc.).  I'm just getting in to fishing for these deeper species and always saw these lures as a bit of a marketing thing.  Baitfish don't glow in the dark so why would a Laker go after a glow in the dark spoon?

 

A buddy of mine swears by them, but aside from that I haven't heard much else either way.  Would love to hear some feedback.



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 07:20 AM

The only place I've seen glow spoons outperform regular spoons on a consistent basis is pier casting for staging salmon late summer/early fall after dark. Other than that they may have their day on occasion. 



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 07:20 AM

they work and work well.....I have been using glow spoons since the 80's on lake Ontario,and in the last few years the glow is getting better and better all the time......I have used them for lakers as well and in the winter for ice fishing as well....



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 07:48 AM

I think they work at times.  Anything that catches the attention of a fish works at different times.  Sometimes its a strange colour, sometimes just flash and sometimes its a bit of glow.  That's why a salmon/trout lure wall at a good store has all the colours of the rainbow.  None of those colours other than maybe silver black and bluish are colours of actual baitfish.

 

A few years ago it seemed like the only lure I would catch salmon on was a black ladderback NK magnum.  The ladderback was glow tape.  Now I almost never use it.  Its Moonshines now that I have the best success with, in all colours except black, glow as well as non-glow.  Go figure.



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 07:50 AM

I still have a bunch of glow NK ladderback spoons....as well I used to buy glow tape in the rolls and make my own colors and experimented with  glow paint as well



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 08:18 AM

I normally start with glow spoons for deep salmon \ trout early in the morning when downrigging.  Just that little extra flash



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 08:18 AM

Thanks for the feedback guys.  Canuck, good point about trying to attract/catch attention of fish rather than solely just trying to match baitfish patterns

 

Seems like the glow is something to include in the arsenal when heading out.  I'll pick up a couple to put in the tackle box and see what happens with them. 



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 08:23 AM

Hit or Miss for me but that's basically all lures.

I mainly use them through the ice.

The past 2 seasons im pretty much ice fishing Northland buckshot spoons exclusively. Tipped with a shiner they basically catch everything. Love those spoons

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:10 AM

Bought a huge swim bait in Florida that lit up when you jerked it. Come to find out it wasn't fluorescent, it had a battery. Wall hanger now. It sure worked in Florida, everything hammered it including Pelicans.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:03 PM

I wish Cleos came with the Moonshine paint.  The Moonshine shapes are weird and don't cast well 



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:09 PM

I wish Cleos came with the Moonshine paint.  The Moonshine shapes are weird and don't cast well 

 

 Not sure if they still make them, but Krocodile spoons used to come with a glow finish and those thing cast like missiles.



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:25 PM

The only place I've seen glow spoons outperform regular spoons on a consistent basis is pier casting for staging salmon late summer/early fall after dark. Other than that they may have their day on occasion.



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