I am a little dull in the head and can't figure where you are tying the glow sticks in relation to the bait/jig.I fish for flatties at night sometimes, no light. I still use minnows and squid strips BUT...I take the small glow sticks about 2 inches long. They are sold in small packs. You can find them at party world type stores. They come in several colors. Tie it or use a snap swivel with your leader and you are set.