Many anglers use different techniques to try and catch fish. Some use live bait, while others prefer lures. There are even those who swear by using only artificial flies.
One lure that has become increasingly popular in recent years is the glow in the dark lure. But do they actually work? Let’s take a look.
How Glow in the Dark Lures Work
Glow in the dark lures work by emitting a soft light that is invisible to the human eye but can be seen by fish.
This light is produced through a process called luminescence, which occurs when certain materials are exposed to light or other forms of electromagnetic radiation. When these materials are then placed in darkness, they continue to emit light for a period of time.
The most common material used to produce luminescence in lures is zinc sulfide. This material is also found in other items that are designed to glow in the dark, such as safety vests and emergency exit signs.
When zinc sulfide is exposed to light, it absorbs the energy and then slowly releases it over time. This release of energy produces a soft light that can last for hours.
Are Glow in the Dark Lures Effective?
So, do these lures actually work? The jury is still out on that one. Some anglers swear by them, while others say they’ve never had any success with them. There are a few theories as to why this is the case.
One theory is that fish are attracted to the light because they mistake it for moonlight or starlight reflecting off of the water’s surface.
While this may work for surface-dwelling fish such as bass, it’s unlikely to be effective for fish that spend most of their time underwater, such as trout. Another theory is that fish are drawn to the light because it attracts insects, which in turn attract small fish—and the larger fish that feed on them.
Glow in the dark lures have become increasingly popular among anglers in recent years. But do they actually work?
The jury is still out on that one—some anglers swear by them while others say they’ve never had any success with them.
If you’re looking to try something new, glow in the dark lures might be worth a shot—but don’t despair if you don’t get immediate results. It may just take a little patience (and maybe a little luck) to find out if they work for you!