General Questions

Within minutes, microscopic creatures called zooplankton begin to hone in on the green light source, very much the way insects are drawn to outdoor lighting. Small fish soon follow, attracted by the zooplankton. Each link in the food chain is followed by the next, over minutes and hours.

The water around the light will actually become foggy with the swirling masses of copepods, small shrimp, and other microorganisms. Large baitfish schools (species dependent on location) will actually learn the location of the light and show up night after night to feed.

This behavior is mimicked by predator fish, who soon learn that easy meals can be found in the shadows surrounding the glow. Within a few weeks, your dock will be a regular feeding station for the local fish populations.

All this unfolds right before your eyes, and from the comfort of your own home. Watch as predatory fish slash their way through schools of baitfish, or suck shrimp from the surface right in front of you.

Here at Underwater Fish Light, we stand behind our product. That is why every system sold by us, comes with a three-year manufacturer’s warranty. This warranty covers any defects that with the system. For example, if your light bulb were to burn out within three years of purchasing your system, we will replace your bulb at no charge. However, this warranty does not cover any damages to the system. So, if your bulb were to break, that would not be covered by the warranty, because it is a damage that was not caused by a defect.

If you have an Underwater Fish Light, and believe you have a part covered under warranty, all you need to do is give us a call. We will request that you send in the component to our shop, for inspection. After inspection, the technicians will determine if the part is defective, or if it is damaged. If it is defective, our technicians will replace the part free of charge and ship it back to you.

If your component is not covered under the manufacturer warranty, you are still welcome to have it repaired. We design, manufacture, and sell these lights, so we are capable of repairing or replacing any component included in these lights. For example, if your GFI plug is not working properly, and the technicians determine it is damaged from water intrusion, it will not be covered by the warranty, but you can simply buy the same part through us and we will send it back out to you.

In order to keep your three-year warranty valid, you must not make any unauthorized changes to the system. Sometimes, customers will hardwire the systems, cut off the standard GFI plug, or bypass the photocell. All of these alterations, and many more, will invalidate the warranty. We have this policy in place, because these alterations actually damage the system. Overtime, these changes cause the light to overheat and damage several components in the system. Any issues caused by these alterations are damages, not manufacturer defects, therefore, they are not covered under the warranty.

Our three-year warranty is to ensure that your light keeps running. We have thousands of customers around the world, and most of them have had their light for at least seven years. By simply protecting your system from day one, your system will last an incredibly long time.

There is no way to definitively say what type of fish you will see at your Underwater Fish Light. It all depends on where you live. Customers in Florida tend to see Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Snapper, Largemouth Bass, and many more. Our customers up north in New York see Walleye, Northern Pike, and Smallmouth Bass. Even though we can’t tell you the type of fish you will see, we can still guarantee that you will see fish!

For some customers it takes less than an hour for them to see fish. For others, it could take up to a month. For this reason, every customer automatically gets a sixty-night money-back guarantee. This gives every customer enough time with their dock to see fish without any risk.

Our lights attract fish by reflecting off tiny particles in the water like phytoplankton and zooplankton. These particles produce a food source for baitfish. Once the baitfish arrive, the predator fish (larger fish like Snook, Tarpon, or Northern Pike) are attracted to your dock. You will eventually see an entire food chain right outside your home! Our lights come equipped with a photocell that automatically turns the light on at dusk and off at dawn. This not only ensures the system cleans itself, but it also builds a feeding cycle for the fish. Because of this, the fish know they can find food at the light each night.

The longer the light is in the water, the more fish you will see. The type of fish at the lights will vary depending on the time of year. Some fish are more active in colder months, whereas others thrive in colder weather. So, when you buy an Underwater Fish Light, you can rest assured that you will see fish, but your location determines the type of fish you will see.

Here at Underwater Fish Light, we can guarantee that you will see fish, but being able to catch them is up to you! With just a few simple techniques, you can become a night fishing pro and reel them in all year long! All you need is a good lure or bait, proper casting technique, and some patience.

The main reason these lights work so well is the feeding cycle they produce. The fish come back night after night, because they know they are able to find food at your dock. When you first put in your fish light, you might immediately see fish. At this point, you need to use all the patience you have! Don’t start casting into the light as soon as it has been installed. Let the fish build a relationship with the light so they can become comfortable. For the first few days, you can even through out some shrimp, or any other type of food the fish might light to eat.

The last thing to do before you start casting is to get the right type of lure for your hook. The ideal lure to use in the fish light would be any kind of lure that looks like a small minnow with a moving tail. This will imitate the bait fish that normally circle the light and attract the predator fish.

Once you have everything ready, you are ready to cast! The most important thing to remember when fishing at a fish light is to NOT cast directly into the light. The best way to catch fish is to cast past the light and slowly reel the lure through the light. This will imitate the activity of the baitfish swimming in the light. Usually, you will be able to catch a fish within the first five casts, so use these tools to your advantage and get out there! Remember, we love to see any photos you have of the great fish you have seen or caught at your lights, so feel free to send them into us! Good luck fishing!

Yes! Our lights attract fish by reflecting off microorganisms in the water to attract baitfish. The more light you have in the water, the more baitfish you will see, and in turn the more predator fish you will see! 

Our Single Light Systems will still attract an amazing amount of fish, but the Double, Triple, and Quad light systems will bring in more!

For more information on different types of dock light systems, visit our dock system information page!

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