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#12373072 - 08/04/17 08:36 PM New dock light
Jason5366 Offline
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Registered: 11/22/15
Posts: 19
I will be installing an underwater light next wk on pk. Dock is in about 20 ft of water. Anyone have an informed opinion on how far off the bottom to suspend it?

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#12373193 - 08/04/17 09:52 PM Re: New dock light [Re: Jason5366]
Kerry Dugan Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/06
Posts: 6380
Loc: aledo, tx
The green lights I fish on the docks at PK seem to be about 2 ft under the water.
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#12373545 - 08/05/17 08:54 AM Re: New dock light [Re: Jason5366]
PKfishin Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 2553
Loc: Texas
depends on the light. If you bought a halogen, put it on the bottom. If it's LED put about two feet down. Either way you will soon have a good fishing hole.
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#12373830 - 08/05/17 03:06 PM Re: New dock light [Re: Jason5366]
Joe Todd Offline
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Registered: 06/17/16
Posts: 89
Loc: Wichita Falls Texas
Keep the light about 5-6 underwater. The biggest thing is the power cord. Run it straight down to the bottom from the dock and straight up underneath the light. This will keep idiot fishermen from hanging up in it all the time. Yours truly idiot fisherman!!!

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#12374518 - 08/06/17 09:13 AM Re: New dock light [Re: Joe Todd]
etu Offline
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Loc: Grand Prairie TX
Yours truly roflmao
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#12377458 - 08/08/17 12:00 PM Re: New dock light [Re: Jason5366]
Filletmaker Offline
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Registered: 12/17/09
Posts: 2623
Loc: Mesquite, Texas
When I bought mine they told me about 10' down and I have 17' under my dock. I ran the power cord thru PVC so that we wouldn't get hooks in it.
Underwaterfishlight.com Fishlight.com
Best light for the money I found super bright and they are very helpful.


Edited by Filletmaker (08/08/17 12:11 PM)
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#12378478 - 08/08/17 10:27 PM Re: New dock light [Re: Jason5366]
TxDanFishMan Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 355
Loc: Keller, Texas
Cord thru PVC pipe is great idea, I would think 2-5' down should be plenty.
Too deep and you won't be able to see what's cruising around it at night from the dock.


Edited by TxDanFishMan (08/08/17 10:28 PM)
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#12378594 - 08/09/17 03:23 AM Re: New dock light [Re: Jason5366]
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Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 810
Loc: Cisco,tx
Coord's to all lights. I promise not to hook your electrical on purpose and if TFF person might share catch.

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#12379583 - 08/09/17 06:08 PM Re: New dock light [Re: Filletmaker]
Joe Todd Offline
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Registered: 06/17/16
Posts: 89
Loc: Wichita Falls Texas
Originally Posted By: Filletmaker
When I bought mine they told me about 10' down and I have 17' under my dock. I ran the power cord thru PVC so that we wouldn't get hooks in it.
Underwaterfishlight.com Fishlight.com
Best light for the money I found super bright and they are very helpful.
Sounds Idiot proof. If it is on PK then let me know where it is and I will try it out this winter and let you know. banana banana

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#12381874 - 08/11/17 10:13 AM Re: New dock light [Re: Jason5366]
Filletmaker Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/17/09
Posts: 2623
Loc: Mesquite, Texas
At 10 feet this light is super bright on the surface you can see lots of fish. The fish, Crappie, Sandbass, Yellow Bass even swim upside down in it. It's funny to watch. I was told that the fish think the bulb where its the brightest is the surface of the lake. So they think the bottom is the top and the top is the bottom. We have Black Bass that have taken up home around the light. They swim the correct way but stay around the edges and dart in and out after the shad and minnows.
It's like watching fish in a aquarium. I watched a small turtle the other night chase minnows around and around, he wasn't fast enough to catch one but he kept trying. I was LMAO. roflmao
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#12392386 - Today at 10:10 AM Re: New dock light [Re: Jason5366]
Cane Pole Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/02/02
Posts: 740
Loc: Keller, Tarrant Co
Question for the group... thought I would springboard off of Jason's question since they are similar but different...


I live on Eagle Mountain Lake so the water is not as clear as PK. My dock sits in 7 foot of water. With water conditions being stained in spring and somewhat "clearer" in summer - how deep would you put the lights for best results? Also how far out from the dock would you place the lights or would you place it directly under the dock?

Any recommendations would be appreciated.. Thanks in advance

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