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.

Choose Your Outfit

No. We’re not talking about what color shirt you’re going to wear when you go out fishing. We mean your rod, reel, and fly line. The key to successful fly fishing trips is a great outfit targeted towards the fish you are trying to catch. For instance, if you’re going fishing for brook trout in Yosemite, you’ll more than likely use a smaller 3wt road with a floating line. But, since we are going dock light fishing for some larger snook, we will want at least an 8wt rod with sinking line.

Grab A Great Rod

There are many different brands and types of fly rods to choose from. My personal favorite, is the St. Croix Imperial. This fly rod is a great all-around rod. It’s a faster rod, meaning is it somewhat stiffer, allowing you to cast farther, faster. You can use this rod for saltwater fishing at docks, in mangroves, and even at the beach. You can also use this rod in fresh water or anywhere you see fish. The best size to choose for a well-rounded saltwater fly rod is either an 8wt or 9wt. If you get this size, you can use it almost anywhere!

Pick the Right Fly Line

Choosing a good fly line will make a huge difference while you’re out on your adventures. Since you will want your flies to look as though they are swimming among the rest of the bait at the dock lights, you will want to get a sinking line so the fly can go below the surface and among the other fish. Also, a weight forward line will make casting easier for some.

Find A Place To Park Your Line

Many people consider a fly reel as simply “a place to park your line.” Meaning, it doesn’t not have as much sway in your fish battles as a regular spinning rod, but there are many other things to consider. Firstly, ensure that the reel you choose has a sealed drag system. Since you will most likely be fishing in saltwater, you want to make sure all the mechanisms within the reel are safe from deteriorating from the saltwater. The Cheeky Tyro reel has a sealed drag system and is incredibly tough, so it’s a great choice for an all-round saltwater reel.

Load Up Your Fly Box

The key to choosing great flies is matching the baitfish that are normally at the fish lights. So, some of the best flies to choose are the clowser minnow, the gummy glass minnow, and the schminnow flies. All of these are similar to the bait you will see at the dock light. They’re all trusty flies, and are fairly easy to tie, if you’re interested in getting into the hobby.

Finally Time To Fish!

Now that you’ve got your best outfit with you, it’s time to get out on the water! The key to landing a good fish at a dock light is stealth and presentation. Firstly, you’ll want to remember that most fish are rather smart. You’ll need to remain quiet, and calm on the water. Even though you can see the fish in the dock light, that doesn’t mean they won’t just dart away if they feel threatened.

The harder part is ensuring you have the right presentation. Your fly looks similar to the other baitfish, now you’ve got to make it behave like one too. Study the swimming patters of the baitfish before you make your first cast so you know the type of behavior you need to mimic.

View the video below we received from a great customer while he was fly fishing from our lights!

Dock Lighting With A Purpose

When it comes to outdoor lighting for your dock, there are many things to consider. Sometimes, people like to choose the items that look the “coolest.” However, that might not be the best strategy. It’s important to choose products that not only look great, but serve an important purpose. So, this blog will be focused on the best purposeful outdoor lighting for your dock.

Solar Piling Caps

Solar piling caps are a great way to illuminate your dock. These amazing piling caps will serve multiple purposes when it comes to protect your dock. First, it will illuminate the area on and around your dock with pleasant ambient lighting. This will make it safer and more enjoyable for you and your family. Second, these lights will also make your dock more visible to other boaters that might be navigating through the canal at night, to help prevent any marine accidents. Lastly, these solar piling caps also protect your pilings like regular piling caps, but with extra flare!

Boat Lift Lights

Boat lift lights are a very new feature, but they are incredibly useful! The 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, they 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.

Fish Lights

It’s no surprise that those who live in waterfront homes love the water. Whether it’s boating, fishing, or just enjoying nature, there are many benefits to having a dock. One of the best outdoor lighting accessory for your dock is an Underwater Fish Light! It’s a great addition for those who love to fish, or just to watch the beauties of natural environment at night. Fish lights not provide an amazing form of entertainment for you and your family, they also have an important safety aspect. Just like the DokLite solar piling caps, the fish lights illuminate your dock. That way, if anyone is traveling the canals at night, your dock is safer from possible marine accidents.

How Dock Lights Work

In order to successfully fish at dock lights, you need to first understand how they work. While lit under the water, the bulbs reflect off microorganisms. This reflection attracts small baitfish and minnows to the light. These baitfish, in turn, attract larger predator fish. Essentially, these dock lights create a food chain right next to your dock!

Because the dock lights automatically turn on each day, the fish will become used to the feeding cycle produced. The longer your dock lights are in the water, the more predator fish you will see. Depending on your location, you can see many different species of fish, such as, snook, tarpon, redfish, ladyfish, and much more. 

Choosing the Right Bait & Lures

The most important thing to do before fishing dock lights, is choosing the right bait or lure. Take a few moments to watch the lights and see what type of baitfish are swimming around. After watching the light, try to match what is on your hook to the bait surrounding the light. For example, if you use a shrimp lure at a dock light full of small minnows, the smart predator fish, will not give you the time of day. For the most part, small minnows will be the best choice for lures or bait. Shrimp are only apparent in waterways with a steady current, which is not the case for most dock lights that are popular in homeowner canals. 

Monkey See, Monkey Do

The baitfish perform a circular pattern once attracted from the dock lights. Because of this, it will be easier for you to choose which bait or lure to cast into the water.  When casting, aim past the light and into the shadows. Then slowly reel in your bait or lure at the same speed of the other bait swimming through the light. Also, if possible, try to match the swim patterns of the bait fish (circle, darting, etc..). By matching the speed and behavior of the baitfish, you stand a better chance of attracting the predator fish who are at the lights.

At Underwater Fish Light, we strive to build the best dock lights on the market. All of our lights are built in the United States and come with a three year warranty.