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#531111 02/26/21 10:26 PM
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Hello.

To see the reaction of fish larvae and different organisms to color.

I have Glow-sticks also but I keep them for my big traps.
Here I used aquarium lights.

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Tell me if you have other ideas.
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Which colors caught the most YP fry??


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Re: Light traps.
azteca #531168 02/28/21 11:23 AM
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Hello.

I believe that white light will remain the most attractive for larvae.

The problem comes from the fact that the Yellow-perch larvae group together in front of the white light in large quantities, but the large Yellow-perch also come and eat the larvae with open mouth.

And I don't want that when I will have Smallmouth bass and want to collect the larvae.

That's why I use Yellow-perch to do my tests.

I still have ice on the pond, once the ice has melted I will do different tests with the color.

But it melts quickly they announced a fairly hot month of March.

I will prepare my small pond for the yellow-perch eggs early this spring, I want to take the first eggs this spring, I will do rigorous follow-up this summer in addition to the video I will take pictures of the fry every month.

With these photos we will see better the differences from month to month, I would like to produce the most large Yellow-perch fry for the end of October.

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azteca #533489 04/06/21 08:22 AM
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Hello.

Mr. Cody, I did not think that the light would attract the 5 to 6 inch Yellow-perch, the larvae yes but never the 6 inch Yellow-perch.

Yesterday I put a light trap to take infusoria in the pond (white light), this morning surprise, more than a hundred Yellow-perch of 6 inches in the light trap.

Usually the light scare them away when I walk at night near the pond.

I can only see one explanation they are still attracted to infusoria.

I will therefore have to put a small fence at the entrance of the trap.

But before, tonight I will try the Red light.

I have a light trap bigger than the one in the photos.
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I think you may be right.

We used to use yellow light sticks to attract very small fish so we could try and catch larger fish feeding on them. Same concept.
















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Originally Posted by ewest
I think you may be right.

We used to use yellow light sticks to attract very small fish so we could try and catch larger fish feeding on them. Same concept.

My parents used to fish under the lights in Oklahoma & did well with crappies.

Eric, are there any studies on the use of lights in ponds? Wonder what results would be re LMB/BG type of water. Something that attracts fish, but not mosquitoes! Not just for better fishing, but maybe helps predators by concentrating prey. Or does it just borrow from daylight patterns?

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We use to use floating 12 volt car headlights. It attracted bait fish which then attracted larger predators.


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