Gulf Coast Fisherman Magazine Vol 40 - No. 4 FALL 2016 - Page 18

Go Green N O R T H (Continued from page 10.) Drawe’s products can be seen and purchased from his website at and the reason behind their effectiveness is fairly simple. “It’s all about the food chain,” explains Drawe. “The green light draws in the smallest organisms within the saltwater food chain like plankton. Then baitfish and shrimp are drawn in to feed on the plankton and before you know it, here come the predators like trout and redfish to feed on the bait fish and shrimp that were attracted to the light.” When asked why a green colored light works the best, Drawe informed that the frequency of green light on the color spectrum travels further through water than any other frequency of light. “Green light has a frequency that penetrates through the water column and less of this light compared to other colors is absorbed by the water,” he explained. “Because of this, green light attracts more fish than any other color of light.” Drawe’s Drop Light LED 300 is extremely easy to use and can be powered by a 12 volt battery. He suggests using a good, dual purpose battery separate from the cranking battery when using the light from a boat. “A fully charged 12 volt battery should power the light all night long, but I can’t promise that the same battery will have enough power to start an outboard after several hours of use. It is best to use a separate battery to power the light, and reserve the cranking battery or batteries for powering the motor. The Drop Light LED 300 can also be used from a dock, pier, or other waterfront structure, and it can be powered by a 120 volt AC source with an adaptor. There are several ways to use Drawe’s drop light throughout the water column. The light can float at the surface, it can be suspended under surface, and it can be sunk all the way to the bottom. Information and graphics on how to employ these different uses of the light can be found on Drawe’s website in the “Tips & Tricks” section at Using the green light from a boat opens up a world of opportunities for anglers. The best areas to set up are places that receive an ample amount of tide movement. These can be channels and cuts leading into bays, passes lined by jetties, or even the Intracoastal Waterway. Another thing to consider when choosing a location is its fish G U L F S t. J o s e p h P o i n t, FL to S h i p S h o a l L i g h t, LA Wells Fishing Forecast Adjustment Times St. Joseph Point Panama City Destin/East Pass Pensacola Bay Entrance Alabama Point Mobile Point Horn Island Pass Pascagoula Pass Chandeleur Light -:60 -1.20 -:40 -:30 -:20 -:15 Same -:10 -:15 Long Point/Lake Borgne Bay St. Louis Rigolets South Pass/Delta Empire Jetty Barataria Pass Cat Island Pass Pointe Au Fer Isle +:20 +:20 +:35 +:20 +:45 +:55 .+1:10 To adjust for your fishing area, add (+) or subtract (-) hours and minutes shown above for the area you plan to fish from the Forecast time. No attempt should be made to compare the tim