Crappie Basics #194, by Keith Sutton for Bass Pro Shops

The biggest problem when night-fishing is seeing your equipment, but a can of fluorescent paint can be used to mark equipment for easy visibility. You’ll be surprised how much easier it is to see a bright yellow bobber than a white one.

A splotch of glowing paint in a tackle box compartment eliminates the painful experience of sorting hooks by Braille. A stripe of fluorescent color on black needle-nose pliers thwarts their usual invisibility. Painting a black rod tip helps in detecting light biters.

The benefits are compounded when you use black lights. Look for special paints at craft stores that glow under ultraviolet.