Lighting for Boat DocksWritten by Thomas Holley
Lighting your boat dock is important for safety of you and your passengers when entering and exiting your vessel in dark, and can also be a wonderful feature to have should you want to entertain on your boat dock after sun has set. Boat dock lighting also ensures that yourself, or others do not unexpectedly end up in water during nighttime hours.
There are a variety of different boat dock lighting options available. What choice you make for your particular boat dock lighting has a lot to do with what you plan on doing on boat dock, and how much money you are willing to spend to light it. You can light your boat dock very simply for a minimal amount of money. Or, you can light your boat dock much more elaborately should your budget be big enough.
A boat dock can be lit with a simple floodlight that is linked to your home's power and turned on when you depart for a trip, and simply turned off upon your return. Installing a simple flood light can solve your need to light dock, at a minimal cost, and can ensure that your boat dock is a safe one late in evening.
Those who plan on doing some entertaining, on their boat dock may want to opt for a more elaborate boat dock lighting plan than a simple flood light. Boaters who often go out at night in their boat may also want to opt for more elaborate and expensive lighting for their boat dock. This type of lighting usually comprised of several lights placed around dock to ensure that every inch of dock is visible.
SKIPJACKS AT MELDAHLWritten by nlcatfish
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SKIPJACKS AT MELDHAL My brother drove us up to Meldhal dam to get some Skipjacks for catfish bait. It took about 40 minutes to reach Kentucky side of dam. There were a number of guys already fishing for skipjacks as we walked down hill. Some of them were up on top dead wall. Four or five were at corner of bank and wall. It was too crowded there so we walked down to rocky area to try our luck.
The back eddy current from dam had that area all messed up with drift material. We tried fishing at that spot for around 30 minutes. I then noticed some of guys on dead wall were leaving.. The guys in corner area had been catching some skipjacks as I was watching them. The schools of skipjacks would come in and jump all over for about 10 to 15 minutes, then move out. During lull, I moved up to top of dead wall. On top of dead wall you get a great view of fish moving around chasing Shad. The water was much clearer in corner section than down by rocks.
Right next to dam gate wall a guy by name of Dennis was fishing from his chair. I kept casting time after time with no hits. Dennis was catching a skipjack or 2 about every third cast whenever schools of fish were in that area. He gave me his catch instead of throwing them backing river. I was amazed by size of those fish. They were averaging over 12 inches. The longer ones went 14 1/2 to 15 inches long.