I have a garage shop of disasembled computers and electronic kits purchased from "Make" interspersed with old fishing reels and gobs of bottom fishing lures of endless combination. I've been sucked into testing/trying out just about every new fishing lure combination, scents, lights, materials, color combinations.....does any of this this sound like you? Well, read on fellow tinkerer.
OK, I'm coming out of the closet. Its all about gizmos. Admittedly, I like gizmos. When my spouse sees another package from UPS at the door she's ever more confident that my "problem" may ultimately require intervention. Sad case but true.
As I know you are aware, most of the lure materials and combinations are attempting to simulate food or feeding patterns of fish, others are causing a territorial or strike impulse. There's so many combinations and influencing factors, environmental and otherwise, its a challenge to determine the percent of relative performance of one factor over another. But, the more I experiment and play around, one of the most compelling artificials to me is the use of light or lighted lures. It's not just good advertising by the manufacturers of fishing gizmos, there's something to be said for the use of light on the business end of your line. In the future we may find that the color of the light is even more important.
Many of you are much more experienced and spend more time on the water than I have. There's some good ideas on this forum and I wonder what your success has been in the use of "light" for deep sea fishing?
By the way, if you're not sure how light is used by fish or what effect/performance if might have in sports or commercial fishing I suggest that you check this out:
I am not suggesting that light is the exclusive or even the primary lure bait. I would like to know yr experience and success of using light or lighting to attract fish and catch fish?