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Underwater lights for night fishing

Posted By: mrglaspy

Underwater lights for night fishing - 07/26/12 03:20 PM

Want to get some feedback on what lights are most effective. plan on using them mainly around bridge pilings.

Posted By: mrglaspy

Re: Underwater lights for night fishing - 07/26/12 04:44 PM

Due to the heat I am going to try fishing at night. catfish mainly but thought a light under boat may be fun to catch some sand bass.

Posted By: rxkid2001

Re: Underwater lights for night fishing - 07/26/12 05:15 PM

If you put lights in please have someone licensed to help install them correctly. There have been a couple electrocution deaths on LOZ recently, most likely due to improper electrical installation on docks.

Posted By: mrglaspy

Re: Underwater lights for night fishing - 07/26/12 06:17 PM

Sorry about the confusion. 12v light to drop over side of boat to attract bait fish.

Posted By: bo james

Re: Underwater lights for night fishing - 07/26/12 06:17 PM

Originally Posted By: rxkid2001
If you put lights in please have someone licensed to help install them correctly. There have been a couple electrocution deaths on LOZ recently, most likely due to improper electrical installation on docks.
i think we are talking 12v drop in fishing lights here. not running 110 under the water.

bo

Posted By: bo james

Re: Underwater lights for night fishing - 07/26/12 06:19 PM

if you are wanting a good mixture of lights for night fishing, usually two whites, and one green. although many around here in the ozarks are going to all green.

bo

Posted By: mrglaspy

Re: Underwater lights for night fishing - 07/26/12 06:25 PM

Fished over green lights at the coast but never in freshwater. thanks for the info. I wondered if a mix of lights would help attrract more bait. should the green light be deeper or at the same depth?

Posted By: Bittercreek

Re: Underwater lights for night fishing - 07/27/12 12:50 AM

Find the White light to drop. It seems to be better than the green ones.
Good-Luck.

Posted By: James Roberts

Re: Underwater lights for night fishing - 07/27/12 01:43 AM

Take a look at a Super Nova, they are awesome, Dez also does some great work on additional lights for your boat, which come in handy especially at night. I have the additional LED navigation lights on my boat and the green side always attracts bait fish.
JR
http://www.supernovafishinglights.com/

Posted By: mrglaspy

Re: Underwater lights for night fishing - 07/27/12 03:21 AM

those supernova lights may be just what im looking for. they look really bright. are you using them?

Posted By: SteveW

Re: Underwater lights for night fishing - 07/27/12 05:09 AM

Yes I have them on my boat and they are bright and they come in a do it your self kit. Easy to install.

Posted By: waitinforabite

Re: Underwater lights for night fishing - 07/27/12 05:32 AM

I have purchased 2 super n"s from Dez. Havent used them much yet but can't wait to take them to the coast. I can tell you this so far, they DO attract bait.

Posted By: mrglaspy

Re: Underwater lights for night fishing - 07/27/12 07:12 AM

thanks for the info

Posted By: Big Hopper

Re: Underwater lights for night fishing - 07/27/12 01:00 PM

I've done very well with the 18" Green Light available at Academy.

Very Bright. Hard to put enough weight on it to sink it, but can be done.

Fish the edges of the light.

Hopper

Posted By: 1st Class Tackle

Re: Underwater lights for night fishing - 07/27/12 06:55 PM

Hello,

We are currently developing Our Kayak and standard fishing light kits. Let me fill you in on some of the information we have gathered through our product research and development.

Light Color- This is the starting point and the question is always white or green? The answer in short is GREEN!!! Any light is good but light doesnít attract baitfish or even game fish. The light is actually attracting the phytoplankton in the water. As the phytoplankton gather around the light the bait fish start to concentrate to feed on the high quantities of phytoplankton. The game fish eventually find the bait fish and start to feed on them. White light doesnít penetrate the water as far as green and it wonít create as high of a concentration of phytoplankton, now this isnít to say that white lights on a dock isnít going to produce, especially after they have been there a while and especially if you are feeding the fish regularly. After a period of time it just becomes a buffet!!! Again, green would do the same thing with better results.

Light position- The main question here is under water or floating? I have seen guys mixing the floating white with the underwater green but from our research the white isnít doing anything that a green light with the same output couldnít do better. However we do agree that a floating light with a sunken light is best suited for fishing from a boat or kayak, if a floating light isnít available a second sunken light is a good option but it adds another cord under water for you to get hung up in. From your dock its best to have two greens underwater. This leaves lots of light and nothing floating around to get tangled up in.

Light Intensity- The intensity of the bulbs is often highly inflated most bulbs are new generation LED's I would want the brightest bulb possible without running the risk of it getting too hot or being exposed to the elements.

I have my best results when I chum the area and setup the lights before dark and then come back and turn on the lights and then I back off and fish the edges of the light where large fish lurk while waiting to zoom in and attack something. I use a floating cooler to hold the battery and to anchor the light with. If you need any more info feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,
Alex R.


Posted By: mrglaspy

Re: Underwater lights for night fishing - 07/30/12 04:11 PM

Everyone has been very helpful.
Thanks for the info.

Posted By: 817-Fireman

Re: Underwater lights for night fishing - 08/02/12 02:44 PM

How deep would you recommend sinking a light? When you're using a sunken and a floating light together how do you place them? Thanks!

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