You’ve got to be prepared!

1. A Headlamp

It’s not very shocking that it’s dark while you’re out night fishing. This might be an obvious choice when going dock light fishing, but many people forget about it! All of us here at Underwater Fish Light have been stuck out in the dark without a headlamp, and trust me, it was not fun. These great energizer headlamps are cheap and work great! There are also some other light configurations like light clips, or just a flashlight, but we’ve found that it’s easier to use the handsfree headlamp that will turn in the direction you’re looking at.

2. DOA TerrorEyz

The DOA TerrorEyz lure is a GREAT choice when it comes dock light fishing. No matter how many lures you put in your tackle box, this small minnow should definitely be one of them!

3. Tsunami Pliers

The Tsunami Fishing Fliers are an essential tool to your tackle box. Many fishermen will tell you how useful a pair of pliers are, and they’re not lying!

4. Vanish Fluorocarbon Leader

Vanish Fluocarbon Leader is a great choice for a leader. You’ll want to make sure that the fish you’re targeting can’t see your leader. Vanish Fluorocarbon Leader will help you use effective lures without spooking any of the fish!

5. DOA Bait Buster

One more shoutout for DOA is the DOA Bait Buster! We suggest using the Deep Runner Bait Busters. The bigger guys usually like to swim deeper!


Many people choose to go fishing at night so they can target those amazing dock lights that are always full of fish. Well, here are a few techniques to help you land your catch of a lifetime the next time you go out!

1. When it comes to bait and lures, choose wisely.

The key to fishing dock lights successfully is to match the bait or lure on your hook to the bait you see swimming around the light. The species will differ on your location, but more often then not, it will be tiny minnows. Sometimes, in high current areas, you’ll see some shrimp, but in most canal waterways, you’ll see small baitfish.

Anglers who love live bait don’t usually have any problems with this approach. Simply throw out a cast net or two and head out to the dock lights when you’ve got enough little baitfish to fill your bait bucket!

For those of you that are die-hard artificial lure fans, the DOA TerrorEyz lure is a great choice for fishing dock lights. Our favorite color variation is the Pearl color.

For our fly fishing friends, just try to take out a few different types of clear or white minnow patterns. These tend to blend in well with the other baitfish around. Below is an example of our two favorite flies for dock lights; the schminnow and the glass minnow. These two patterns are exceptionally easy to tie, if you’re the in-depth type of fly fisherman. We suggest going out with a handful of each of these patterns to ensure you don’t have worry if you lose any.

 

2. Wait and Watch

When you first pull up to a dock light, watch how the predator fish interact with the baitfish. Observe the patterns the baitfish swim in and how the predators interrupt those patterns for strikes. You don’t want to just start casting into the light with no plan. Learn what the real baitfish are doing, so you can go into a better plan regarding your casting and retrieving. By taking just a few minutes to monitor the situation, you’ll be able to learn how often the predators are striking (if at all), which baitfish they choose to strike, and how to recreate those moments yourself.

3. Monkey see, monkey do

After you’ve watched the marine behavior for a little while, try to mimic that behavior yourself with your lure or fly. by mimicking the look and behavior of the other baitfish as close as possible, the predators will have a more difficult time telling the difference.

4. It’s all about presentation

Most fly fishers know the importance of a natural presentation. You don’t want to throw your fly or heavy lure directly into the middle of the light. That will just scare everything away. Try to cast out into the shadows past the light, then retrieve your hook through the dock light while matching the baitfish swimming patterns.

5. Be aware of your surroundings

When you finally hook a fish around a dock light, it seems like their favorite thing to is is go straight under the dock. It’s easy to get tangled and possibly lose your fish when this happens. So be ready to steer him out of the way right after the hook set! Don’t get discouraged if you lose a few. We’ve all fallen victim to a smart snook here and there. If you’re in a kayak or smaller vessel, try to anchor yourself at an angle where you can best steer the fish out towards the canal.

Bonus: Just have fun!

Dock lights are an amazing way to catch and view fish. Enjoy the night, and be safe while trying to reel in those big guys!


When it comes to fishing off a pier or dock, using an LED Fish Light can make things much more fun! Here are a few tips to help make your LED dock light fishing trips more successful:

1. Location location location

LED fish lights only attract fish that are in the area. If you take your fish out to a dock or pier that doesn’t have much fish traffic, you’ll be sorely disappointed. These lights don’t make fish appear out of thin air. The fish already have to be int he general area in order for them to work. Using these lights at your favorite pier or honey hole, will bring you great results! If you happen to throw the light into a dead area, you sadly won’t see much.

2. Don’t Rush Into It

When you first throw your LED light into the water, give it some time before you start throwing lines out. Give the fish some time to notice, and become attracted to the light. LED dock lights are a magic magnet that brings the fish immediately to you. These lights build a natural food source for the fish. When the light from the LEDs reflect off the particles in the water, it attracts baitfish. After the baitfish start swarming, you’ll see the predator fish start to come too. This process takes time, so we suggest to throw the light in, then come back a little later. We like to throw our LED fishing lights into the water, then get all of our fishing gear ready. This gives the light time to do its thing while you get ready for a full night of fun. 

3. Watch and Learn

Once you see the fish start to come towards the light, watch their behavior for a little bit. Try to find the patterns the baitfish are swimming in. Also, try to pinpoint which baitfish the larger predator fish tend to gravitate towards. This little bit of time isn’t just relaxing, it helps you formulate a game plan for your retrieval strategies later. This extra little time also lets the fish become comfortable in the light. You don’t want to spook them away from the spot before you even get a chance to catch any of them!

4. Monkey See, Monkey Do!

Now that you know the patterns the fish are swimming in, you can finally throw out your line! It’s important to ensure that you’re retrieval patterns match the same behavior as the other baitfish that are swimming around. Predator fish light snook, tarpon, and redfish aren’t dumb! They can sense when something is off. 

Have fun!

This is the most important thing! We build these great dock lights to bring enjoyment to everyone who has the pleasure to use them! We hope you enjoy your light and bring in the catch of a lifetime!


Get The Most Out Of Your Dock Lights

So you just bought your new fish light, and you’re so excited to see what it’s going to bring to your dock. All of us here at Underwater Fish Light know exactly how you feel. We’ve had the excitement of setting up the light and waiting for night to fall. Now that you’re enjoying your light, you can’t help but wonder “what else can I get for my dock?” We also had that same problem. Because of this, we created and added things to our product line that will enhance you experience with our Dock Lights and make your time spent on your dock more enjoyable.

Mounting Plaque

The Mounting Plaques are a great addition to your new dock lights. The plaque will ensure the control box will stay securely in place, even in some of the roughest weather. Some of the control boxes for our larger systems are much wider than the pilings themselves, so a mounting plaque would be almost essential to ensure the longevity of your system.

Timer Photocell

The timer photocell is a great way to create a schedule for the operation of your dock lights. If you would like your light to turn off at a specific time during the night, just set the dial to your desired time. This type of customization comes in handy for those not wanting the light to run all night, or to shut it off before the other nighttime fishermen start trolling the canals.

Solar Piling Caps

DokLites serve the conventional purposes of piling cap, whether it be to guard against birds or rain. They also use Mil-Spec micro-processor circuitry to create a comfortable, ambient light on your dock. Each has a UV and impact resistant housing. DokLites, and the LEDS within them, will last and be protected for years.

Boat Lift Lights

Every set of GuideLites is manufactured in the USA. From the patent-pending polymers used in the plastic, to the custom designed solar panels. We build our GuideLite boat lift light to last. GuideLites fit snug into the 2 inch PVC pipe that comes with most boat lifts. The GuideLites can be seen from long distances, but not be blinding while up close.


The Dark Problem

Each year, thousands of marine accidents occur. Many of these accidents are caused by watercraft hitting obstructions (docks, pilings, etc) that are not properly lit. Unfortunately, there are many people with boater’s licenses that may not have safety as their first priority. The typical boat will have many different lights on it. There are several navigation lights that ensure the boat can be seen by others.

If different marine vessels have different safety lighting, why shouldn’t your dock?

Get Seen With Dock Lights

The best way to prevent your dock from becoming a target, it must be visible. Someone is less likely to hit something while driving, if they can see it. This may seem obvious, but it’s sometimes the obvious things that seem to slip our minds. When it comes to dock lights, there are many different types to choose from. You can illuminate your pilings, boat lifts, and even the water surrounding your dock.

Solar Piling Caps

These solar piling caps will automatically come on from dusk to dawn. They require no maintenance, and last for years. They will ensure your piling caps will be seen from far away, to help keep your dock safe.

Boat Lift Lights

The GuideLite Boat Lift Lights not only protect your boat lift by making it visible to other people. They also help you center your boat properly on the lift while you are parking it after the sun goes down.

Underwater Lights

Underwater lights not only illuminate the water under your waterway, but also reflect some light onto your dock. This, in turn, makes your dock more visible and protected from any passersby. Underwater lights will also attract fish like snook, tarpon, redfish, and more! They will create a beautiful and entertaining backyard aquarium, while keeping your dock safer!


The Mystery Of Night Fishing

Let’s state the obvious. For many fishermen, when the sun starts to go down, they start to head in for the night. What a lot of people don’t realize, is that they’re heading in right before the fishing reaches its peak! Don’t let the darkness scare you. Under the surface, there are hundreds of snook just waiting to snatch up your lure and get reeled in!

Snook Lights Are The New Honey Hole

While night fishing, you no longer have to guess and search for a good spot all night. You already know where the fish are! It doesn’t matter if you have a snook light of your own, or if you know where to find one. Just search for that classic green glow in the water and start casting.

Thanks to snook lights, you’ll no longer have to take your boat out to a spot half an hour away from the boat ramp to get to the fish. Now, the fish come to you! Just light up your snook light, and wait for them to swarm. We all know grandpa had that special spot growing up where he knew he would get a bite. Yeah, it was kind of a pain to get all the way out there, but at least you came back with fish every time. Snook lights bring all of the fun and fish straight to you without the need for all the travel time! Now, you can enjoy time with your family and friends while catching fish and making more memories.


5. Solar Piling Caps

DokLites are the world’s most functional dock lighting system available. Its technology has multiple patents and brings a new era in lighting for docks, decks and waterway obstructions. With a solar power design, all DokLites are maintenance free, and eliminate the need for any further electrical work on your dock.

DokLites serve the conventional purposes of piling cap, whether it be to guard against birds or rain. They also use Mil-Spec micro-processor circuitry to create a comfortable, ambient light on your dock. Each has a UV and impact resistant housing. DokLites, and the LEDS within them, will last and be protected for years.

4. Guide Post Lights

Every set of GuideLites is manufactured in the USA. From the patent-pending polymers used in the plastic, to the custom designed solar panels. We build our GuideLite boat lift light to last. GuideLites fit snug into the 2 inch PVC pipe that comes with most boat lifts. The GuideLites can be seen from long distances, but not be blinding while up close. To achieve this, we create a “glow” effect to ensure you can see every boat lift light. So, whether you are looking from 5 feet or 50 feet, you will still be able to know exactly where your boat lift is.

Each GuideLite is made with safety in mind. Centering your boat on the lift perfectly isn’t our only goal. Also, we want to ensure your boat lift is visible to all other boaters that happen to be on the water after sunset.

3. Self-Filtering Livewell

If you have an Underwater Fish Light, you know how easy it is to collect bait. Whether you catch your baitfish off your Underwater Fish Light, or purchase it from your local bait shop, it’s important to not let it go to waste! The Livewell by Underwater Fish Light is custom made to your specifications, to ensure it fits on your dock perfectly. This Livewell will keep your bait alive for days, thanks to its water filtration system. Never let your bait die again! Get one now!

2. Single Dock Light

Anyone with a dock, knows there is a lot of life under the surface they can’t see. What’s the best way to solve that? Illuminate it!

A single Underwater Fish Light is one of the best dock accessories available. You’ll discover an entire new world of activity that has been under the surface all along! These systems attract fish by reflecting off microorganisms in the water. These reflections attract baitfish, which in turn attract predator fish like snook, tarpon, redfish, bass, and many more!

1. Double Dock Light

Get twice the lights for twice the fun! The more lights you have under the water, the more reflection. This means you’ll be able to seen more bait fish & predator fish! These systems are the exact same as our single systems, but they have two bulbs each on their own individual wires. With two lights, you will have twice the amount of microorganisms reflect from the light, therefore attracting more baitfish and predator fish! 


What’s the Difference?

Here at Underwater Fish Light, our fish light systems have four color choices to choose from! We have our Classic Series, which is a 175 watt bulb. We also have the Extra Bright Series that is equipped with a 250 watt bulb. Our Extra Bright Series sports three different colors; Vibrant Green, Natural Green, and Caribbean Blue! It doesn’t matter which color you choose. Fish will be attracted to the lights no matter what!

Both Series work great, but choosing the color all depends on your water clarity. If you have murky water, your best choice would be to go with the Extra Bright Series. If your water is more clear, the Classic Series will work great!

Our Caribbean Blue fish light systems will only work in crystal clear water. If your are unsure if the Caribbean Blue is right for you, just give us a call at 855-347-4544 and we will be happy to help you!

Extra Bright Series

Our Extra Bright Series sports three different colors! Our Extra Bright Series is 50% brighter than our Classic Series! All three colors have 250 watt bulbs and will attract an amazing amount of fish! Whether you choose the Natural Green, Vibrant Green, or Caribbean Blue, the fish and your satisfaction are guaranteed!

Our Natural Green Systems have the same beautiful color as our Classic Series, but they are 50% brighter! The Vibrant Green Systems illuminate a head-turning emerald green color that is sure to enhance any dock! Finally, our Caribbean Blue Systems illuminate a beautiful ice blue that works great in crystal clear water.

Natural Green

Vibrant Green

Caribbean Blue


If you’re wondering how you can accentuate the outside of your house, wonder no more. Dock lights add that special something that turns an ordinary house into a beautiful home.

Underwater dock lights have the ability to transform your entire yard and can match your style allowing you to express yourself, making anyone looking at your dock feel like they’re in The Great Gatsby.

Have a look at what LED dock lights and solar dock lights can do for you.

Create a Backyard Aquarium

There’s something entirely mesmerizing about observing fish as they swim around. When you incorporate underwater dock lights into your backyard pond or dock, you’ll be sure to see plenty of fish gathering around them.

Underwater fish lights reflect particles in the water to attract various types of fish. Depending on where you live, you can see countless of different fish species – snook, tarpon, bass, and many others.

Dock lights often have the option of automatically turning on at dusk and turning off at dawn, so you usually don’t even have to worry about them at all.

You can use your backyard aquarium for fishing, or you can just use it to add that pizzazz to your entire home.

Choose Your Perfect Color

LED dock lights often come in many different colors, and you can choose whichever one suits your personal style and preferences. However, if you want to attract fish, it’s recommended that you use a bit more subdued and natural colors.

A natural green color is sure to attract countless fish, and it will give a more natural vibe to your whole house, dock, and backyard. If you’d prefer to have that “The Great Gatsby” vibe, you could opt for a more vibrant green color. You’ll become the envy of the neighborhood, and everyone’s sure to be talking about your backyard décor.

Caribbean blues are often the favorite. If you have crystal clear water, this color will stand out, making you feel like you’re on a tropical island.

Before you choose the colors, check the condition of the water. Murky waters ask for brighter and more vibrant colors, while you can basically do what you prefer with clear waters.

Dock Light Systems

You don’t have to do a lot to accentuate your dock. Adding a simple single-light system can be more than enough for a subtle décor that’s still exceptionally noticeable.

Smaller docks can benefit greatly from solar dock lights with a single light source, while those with larger docks can opt for bigger light systems.

If you’re fond of throwing outdoor parties in your backyard and have a sizeable dock, you can find great use for quad light systems. A bright LED dock light with 4 bulbs will create an astonishing atmosphere for any occasion, making your home truly stand out.

Underwater dock lights add so much to your backyard and your entire home; you’ll regret not installing them sooner. Let everyone see your style and creativity with a unique dock light set up and enjoy the view and the relaxing atmosphere these lights can create. Get started today with Underwater Fish Light.


Fish Behavior

One of the biggest advantages to fishing at night is the way fish behave when it’s dark out. Because there are less boats and people around the water, the fish are far less distracted. If you are the only ones on the water, the fish will be less jumpy as they normally could be by the sounds and movements of multiple boats skimming along the water’s edge. Fish are more calm at night and are more likely to have a steady swimming pattern. Boats and other people fishing during the day will likely scare off any potential catch.

Better Visibility

When light illuminates the water beneath, you are able to see fish far more than you would during the day time as the only light hitting the water would be from the sun. Being able to see the contrast of the light from the dock lights and the darkness of the sky will generate more visibility in seeing the fish beneath the surface. Fishing at night with the underwater dock lights has shown that it is easier to see the fish as opposed to seeing them during the day. The lights illuminate enough where you can visibly see your surroundings for potential fish to cast.

Less Traffic

Since fishing at night isn’t as common, there will be less competition on the water. Fishing at night decreases the boat traffic on the water, and the less people out on the water going for the fish, the better chance you will have of reeling a few of them in. Fish are far less likely to show sporadic behavior at night because of the calmness of the water as opposed to the things that go on during the day, making your castings more accurate and precise. Fish will often swim more linear and slower at night time as well.