Most people that purchase an Underwater Fish Light, do it to catch fish, but before you throw out lines, there are a few things you should know:

  1. Protect your system! Obviously, if you’re fishing, you’ll be using sharp hooks. These hooks can snag the wire going out to your bulb, which will cause your system to trip. Each of our systems come equipped with a GFCI plug for safety. So, if anything in the system is damaged, the GFCI will turn it off to avoid any further damage. The best way to protect your system is to get some form of protective sheathing around that wire. Our version of this protection is called Wire Shield. It’s just a heavy duty hose that wraps around the wire and adds a layer of protection to it. If a hook were to snag the Wire Shield, it wouldn’t cause any damage to your system.
  2. Choose the right bait or lures! In order to be successful, you have to match your bait or lures to what you see at your light already. If you light is full of tiny shrimp, then use a shrimp lure or some shrimp bait. If you see more schools of minnows, then try to use lures or bait that match the same size. The predator fish at your light are already attracted to the current food source (baitfish). By matching your what’s on your hook to what’s on your light, you’ll find much more success!
  3. Don’t scare them all away! Fish like snook or tarpon are very smart. If you were to start overfishing your light, you might start noticing less and less predator fish. While the lights are great for fishing, it’s smarter to only fish your light every few days to ensure you don’t spook your prize fish!

These are just three simple tips to help you land those big fish at your light. You can see them, now go catch them!!

 


If you’re not a night fisherman, you may be missing out.

Night fishing exposes you to those night feeders that just don’t come out during the day. Many species are simply more active at night. There are numerous reasons, some of which are tides and moon phase. Water temperature is cooler, especially in summer months. Many fish tend to dive to deeper waters during the heat of the day. But for whatever reason, many fish are just far more active at night. Although fish don’t see well at night, many fish rely on movement and smell to locate food sources.

As a fisherman, it may be harder to maneuver at night, but that’s where the use of fish lights can be advantageous, not only for you, but also the fish. Fish can be triggered into a feeding frenzy once you introduce a light source, in particular, a submersible one.

Submersible fish lights directly project into the water and cause reflections. The light creates a feeding environment for plankton and baitfish. We used to think that light simply attracted more insects but we now know that it’s more about attracting the plankton and phytoplankton that baitfish feed on. And where you have an abundance of baitfish, your predators are close behind. The more baitfish that are attracted, the more of a “frenzy” is created, luring the larger fish to an area of feeding abundance. This works for both day and night feeders.

The wavelength spectrum of particular colors seem to work best. Just like the color green is easier on our eyes, green seems to work well with fish. Green and white fish lights tend to attract more freshwater fish with the color blue working well in saltwater.

HID fish lights are the most powerful when electrical capability is handy. When an electrical outlet isn’t available for HID lights, there are now new and more powerful LED lights that can be powered off a 12v outlet port or battery from your boat. The best submersible lights offer 360 degree coverage. This should be done from an anchored boat so you have a fixed position. The fish will be attracted to a submersible fish light the way they are naturally attracted to light sources on fixed structures like docks or piers. These lights can be weighted or fixed to the boat with suction cups. More is better. Try two or three lights at once for a larger throw of illumination.

Of course, it’s always important to make sure you choose a location where the fish are. If there are no fish, it makes no difference if the area is lighted or not. It’s still important to know your fishing spot. Too deep, too shallow, or not enough hiding spots for fish and your chances of catching fish will be limited. So check out your spot during the day first.

Go ahead. Become a night fisherman. You may decide you like it better than the daytime and find that your catch is far greater with the use of an underwater fish light.