3 Reasons Why You Need A Dock Light Right Now

Have you been contemplating whether or not you need a dock light? One thing I want to stress here is that dock lights have more than one purpose of just attracting fish, let me tell you the importance of them. Meanwhile, let this be your sign to go ahead and get one or even several!

Illuminates Your Dock

Okay let’s get down to business. Yes, dock lights attract fish but, they do way more than just that. These lights illuminate your dock at night to be more visible to nighttime boaters. Did you know there are thousands of marine accidents per year involving unlit structures? Knowing the information should be a very clear reason why you need to get a dock light as soon as possible so that your dock doesn’t become something a boater doesn’t see while you’re fishing on it at night. These lights can also direct travelers at night, or even during the day when weather conditions are bad and they’re trying to get to safety.

Dock Lights Equal A Safer Environment

Dock lights make your dock a safer place at night. With the proper dock lighting, you will be more aware of where you are and where your dock starts and ends, keeping not only you but also your family safer from falling off the edge. That is a big deal, especially if you have little kids or animals that you like taking fishing on the dock at night. These easy lights will help you prevent anything from happening on your dock as you or other people try to maneuver in the dark. Illuminating your dock also will help create a walkway towards land and where you need to get to after a great night of fishing and creating memories.

Makes Your Dock More Enjoyable

Now is time for the fun part. Dock lights make your dock tons more enjoyable! Even if you don’t care about the safety reasons that I just listed for you, dock lights are a great aesthetic and have more benefits than just keeping you safe. Dock lights create a fun and interesting environment for you and your family. These lights attract fish and many varieties of sea creatures that will entertain your kids and create a great night if you’re fishing or even just enjoying the view that the night and dock lights are giving you. These lights work in fresh and saltwater. People have seen everything attracted to these lights from baitfish, zoo plankton, sea turtles, and even dolphins! Your dock will be the perfect destination that will have everyone wanting to go and join you!

Have you been wondering what you can do to improve your night fishing game? Underwater Fish Lights is your answer! No I’m not talking about lights to help you see at night, but specialty lights that draw fish close to wherever your set up is whether that be your boat or dock. Let that sink in for just a minute, and after, I’ll tell you why they’re so crucial if you want to have successful fishing nights and experiences.

Submersible So You Can Stay Out Longer

Everyone knows how bad the insects get at night, especially when they are attracted to a light that is near you. Luckily, fish lights are submersible meaning they aren’t on the surface of the water, they’re under the water! With the light being under water and not attracting tons of bugs, you can stay out longer. That allows you to bring in lots more fish without being bothered and making you leave earlier than you wanted to. Underwater fish lights make night fishing really pleasant for everyone involved. To transform your dock into the best spot to fish at night, visit us at underwaterfishlight.com and check out all of our options!

Game Fish At Night

Let’s cut to the chase, game fish get so excited to see bait fish swimming around, of course caused by your fish light, and get too distracted to notice a hook in the water. Your underwater fish light creates the perfect plan to get the fish you want to go home with at the end of the night and your light attracting bait fish means you will not be waiting long to get that amazing catch!

Fishing Lights Are Used For Your Convenience

Let me give you a bit of an idea of how convenient fish lights are for you. No matter where you are setting up whether that be out on your boat, dock, or a pier somewhere, fish lights are convenient. They can be dropped down into the water wherever you think is the best spot for the night. Staying out longer brings in more fish so it’s great to have anything convenient and easy on your side. Fishing directly in the light that it creates and positioning it where you want is really nice, just remember to be patient!

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 these 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 as the other bait swimming through the light. Also, if possible, try to match the swim patterns of the baitfish (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.

Fish Light

How Dock Lights Attract Fish

Many people living in, or visiting, coastal areas have probably seen a fair amount of green dock lights in the water. Most assume, with reason, the color green is what attracts fish to the light. Surprisingly, that’s not exactly true!

Most fish lights, when lit out of the water, actually illuminate white. After they are placed in the water, the light turns green. That’s because these bulbs are reflecting off particles in the water. This reflection give the lights their green color.

This particle reflection attracts small baitfish to the light. In turn, these baitfish attract larger predator fish in the area. Because our dock lights automatically come on every night, the larger predator fish get used to the feeding cycle, and will show up each night.

Fish Aren’t Picky With Colors

Just because most fish lights are green, doesn’t mean they have to be. Here are Underwater Fish Light, we offer a Caribbean Blue system that illuminate an icy-blue color. Even though it is not green, the light still attracts the same amount of predator fish each night!

Baitfish and the predator fish that follow do not care what color the light under the water is. They simply care about the illumination of the particles in the water. These particles are home to tiny microorganisms that are a great food source to baitfish. So, as long as there is reflection, there will be fish!

No matter where you are located, these lights will attract fish! Each different location has the potential to bring in different species of marine life!

Our Underwater Fish Lights create what we like to call a “Backyard Aquarium”. Our systems simply enhance the natural food source in the waterway, we can guarantee you’ll see fish! All of our dock light systems have photocells that automatically turn the system on every night at dusk and off every morning at dawn. The continued nightly use will create a feeding cycle for the fish, to keep the fish coming back every night!

We guarantee that you will see fish or your money back! As an American family-owned business, we stand by our product. Therefore, every customer gets a 60-night money-back guarantee along with a three-year manufacturer warranty with their system purchase! Above all, we strive for excellent customer service. So, if you ever have more questions, certainly feel free to give us a call at 855-347-4544

It’s all up to you! Night fishing can be fun…or miserable. It all depends on how prepared you are!

If you went night fishing as a kid, the exhilaration of being out at night when everyone else was asleep may have been enough to keep you entertained. But as an adult, nighttime fishing can be frustrating if you’re not prepared. Whether you are fishing off your boat or off a dock or pier, fishing at night can be difficult if you’re not organized.

  1. Check the forecast
    • How many times have you gone out only to wish you had paid more attention to the weather forecast? Bad weather can make a potentially fun night of fishing a wretched experience.
  2. Check your supplies
    • Go through that tackle box to make sure you have everything and everything is organized. There’s only one thing worse than trying to find something in a disorganized tackle box and that’s trying to do it in the dark.
  3. Check your equipment
    • Make sure your poles are ready and lines are in good shape.
  4. Using a boat? Make sure your boat is maintained and in good working order.
    • Breaking down isn’t fun. Breaking down at night? Far less fun. Go through the boat to make sure everything is in place and secure. Make sure all equipment is working properly. Make sure to pre-tie enough leads and rigs to last the whole trip.
  5. Safety First
  6. Check that first aid kit to make sure it’s well stocked.
    • It’s hard to tell the seriousness of a cut or wound at night and you want to be prepared for anything.
  7. Know your area.
    • You want to be able to anchor properly. Sometimes it’s best to get out early when there’s still some daylight.
  8. Light sources.
    • Make sure you have sufficient light sources for your own functional needs. But also consider fish lights to attract baitfish. Lights are not only important for the fisherman but also stimulate the fish into looking for food.

Fishing for night feeders is often all about smell or movement. Many night feeders sense the wounded prey or smell it so a good chum line can be very effective at night.

If you’re anchored in a good area, you can also make use of the feeding frenzy caused by an underwater fish light. Night feeders are often attracted by the movement of baitfish that are lured by plankton that is drawn by lights that are either mounted to the boat or submerged off the side. These fish are drawn by the lure of an easy meal so night fishing with a submersible fish light can often be far more productive than fishing without one.

If you are fishing off a pier, nighttime is often the best time due to the amount of lights that are typically shining on the water. You can watch the veritable feeding frenzy off the side of a pier on any given night. If you are fishing off your own dock, underwater fish lights can be affixed to your dock to boost your catch capabilities at night. Either way, the use of lights can stimulate fish into going for an easy meal.

Fishing at night can be a great experience if you’re organized and well equipped. Don’t miss out on the abundance of fish that are active only at night. You just may find that you like fishing at night better than during the day. No sunburn, less competition, and more active fish! What’s not to like?

5. Dock Blocks

These low profile, solar lights are the perfect addition to any dock! They install within seconds and come in multiple colors. These lights not only make your dock look great, they are an awesome safety feature. When lit, Dock Blocks keep you aware of the edge of your dock so you don’t have any unplanned tumbles into the water. 

4. 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.

3. Cleaning Station

The Magma Tournament Series Cleaning Station is a bait preparation and fish cleaning station made up of U.V. stabilized, high density polyethylene. This dock mounted station will not fade, chip, crack, peel or hold fish odors. It has a stainless steel base for rock-solid mounting and a rail mount which allows it to be tilted to the best drainage angle. The cleaning station includes ample overboard drainage slots to keep your boat spotless along with slots for pliers and filet knife storage.

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! 

Fishing off of fishing piers has been an enjoyable pastime for thousands of people for quite a long time. No matter what time of day, whenever you pass a fishing pier, you’re sure to see people out there trying to land their favorite fish. Fishing piers are a great way to get anyone involved in fishing. Young or old, boat owners or land lovers, anyone can participate in the fun of pier fishing. 

One of the most popular accessories for avid pier fishermen is the gear cart. If you find yourself on the pier, you might notice quite of few of the people fishing there have all of their tools and gear loaded into a wheeled cart. It’s not rocket science. The carts simply make pier fishing easier. You don’t need to worry about making multiple trips, or carrying everything out to the pier. A simply cart can transform the way you engage in pier fishing. 

Just like the hallowed cart, a portable fish light simply makes night pier fishing easier. Portable Fishing Lights can be added to your cart or gear load out easily, and can drastically change the way you engage in pier fishing. All you need to do is arrive to the fishing pier, and throw the fish light in the water first. Let the fish light sit in the water while you get the rest of your gear ready to go. Let it sit for sometime, and you’ll notice small baitfish will start to appear. 

While fish lights seem to magically attract fish to your dock, it is actually a simple, scientific process. Any light under the water, no matter what the color, will attract fish. When lights are placed under the water, they reflect off particles in the water. These tiny little particles enhance a natural food source for bait fish. These bait fish are then attracted to the light. Once the bait fish are attracted, they bring in bigger game fish like snook, tarpon, and bass. As time goes on, more fish will appear at the light. Most of them will be bigger than the ones that preceded them. These lights do more than just attract fish, they create a natural aquarium in your backyard! The best part about these lights is that they do not harm the fish or any other marine life. They enhance a natural food source for the animals as well as provide countless hours of entertainment for anyone that sees them.

What’s the Difference?

Here at Underwater Fish Light, we have four fish light colors 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 Fish Light Series

Our Extra Bright Series sports three different fish light 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

Natural Fish Light Color

Caribbean Blue

Blue Fish Light Color

Aside from the need to see what you’re doing and where you’re going on open waters when saltwater fishing at night, fishing lights were designed and developed to do three things

  • attract plankton and baitfish
  • illuminate your immediate surroundings and the water below you
  • produce good fishing results

Today’s advancements lighting industry technologies has resulted in the evolvement of lights that attract plankton, baitfish, and game fish.  Furthermore, they are available for boaters in two versions, namely the in-hull and portable varieties.

How Boat-mounted Fishing Lights work

In reference to the above three factors, night saltwater fishing lights attract the members of the food chain by illuminating the water below your vessel.  Additionally, they are capable of lighting a larger area up to and including around the entire boat.  This creates a focal point or a shadow line for the angler where the light fades into darkness.  This becomes the prime ambush point for the larger predator fish.  Not only does it help the angler to see where he or she places their bait, they can react quickly when spotting a fish.

In a sense, fishing lights are a source of entertainment because they attract everything from tiny creatures (plankton) to large game fish.  While you’re impatiently waiting for the water to explode as a larger game fish comes into feed, you can keep busy dipping your net or jigging for baitfish and squid.  Although fishing lights will help you increase your catch numbers and put more fish in your boat, it helps to have good angling skills as well as a knowledge of what’s in the water.

In-Hull and Portable Fishing Lights

No matter what type of fish you’re after or where you are fishing for them, you should consider purchasing in-hull and portable lights for your trip.  The portable light is going to serve you well when it comes to seeing in the water and jigging for live bait.  The illuminated area on and below the surface of the water will make it much easier for you to not only jig for baitfish and squid, but to see and react to incoming game fish.  Also, it makes baiting your hook and tying your line easier as well.

Thanks to LED technology, the in-hull fishing lights that are available on the market today are ultra-durable, low amperage products that can stand up to the abuse and pounding of rough waters.  Furthermore, LED lights cannot be damaged when left on the boat and do not emit excessive heat unlike halogen and xenon/HID lighting.  Plus, you have a choice of in-hull or surface-mounted lights.  Because the in-hull version requires drilling a large hole for the light below the waterline, the surface mounted variety has become increasingly more popular.

While these lights seem to magically attract fish to your dock, it is actually a simple, scientific process. Any light under the water, no matter what the color, will attract fish. When lights are placed under the water, they reflect off particles in the water. These tiny little particles enhance a natural food source for bait. These bait fish are then attracted to the light. Once the bait fish are attracted, they bring in bigger game fish like snook, tarpon, and bass.

Some lights attract marine life within minutes of installation, while others can take up to a few weeks. Activity and attendance depend on your location. Even though you might not have fish the first night, the process is still the same. It just takes a little longer for the little guys to find your light and become accustom to the feeding cycle. Once the fish find the light, they will be back every night. Therefore, it is important for the fish light to run on a photocell. The photocell will ensure the light comes on every night, and off every morning. After a few weeks, you will have built a feeding cycle with the fish in your area and will see them coming back. It is similar to that of a dog. If you feed him every day at 5:15, he will be waiting for his food at 5:10.

As time goes on, you’ll start seeing much more activity at the light. Most of them will be bigger than the ones that preceded them. These lights do more than just attract fish, they create a natural aquarium in your backyard! The best part about these lights is that they do not harm the fish or any other marine life. They enhance a natural food source for the animals as well as provide countless hours of entertainment for anyone that sees them.