If you want to spend some quality time with some of your family or friends take them night fishing. If you get things set up correctly and have quality underwater fishing equipment you could be in for a very enjoyable evening. Light fishing is not a new technology and has been around for years because most die hard night fisherman know the importance of attracting bait fish to there night fishing location.
Folks one thing you need to understand is that night fishing lights are just a tool to increase the chances of having a successful night fishing trip. You still need to do some pre-planning for the species of fish you are going to target. You still need to pick a likely habitat area where you can catch fish.
Its been my experience that light fishing works best in waters that have very little current. Look for areas that you know bait fish frequent during the day. These areas are a great choice for setting up for the night.
Many species of fish like crappie, and walleye have exceptionally good eyesight and hearing at night. Catfish have exceptional hearing and smell and decent eye sight at night. These species of game fish like to feed at night for good reason.
They have a distinct advantage over the smaller bait fish at night because most bait fish do not see color at night and they react much slower then many species of game fish at night. Game fish will wait patiently at the edges of your under water fishing lighting source and feast on an easy meal.
The reason Game fish have an advantage ,is because most of them can detect color at night. When fish can detect color at night they are able to detect light intensity and color contrast changes. It has been known for sometime that fish, shrimp, and insects are attracted to light at night.
But you probably are asking yourself what color is best at night if you are looking to purchase a submersible fishing light
? The answer to this question is the color blue or green because they attract both the food chain and the game fish.
There is commercial underwater lighting that get there power source from a land based systems, but these systems are used primarily by shoreline landowners and will not be discussed here. When looking for a quality underwater fishing light look for the following properties in order.
1 High Intensity
2 Blue & Green lighting
3 Powered by a DC battery, and must be portable
4 Has long cables and good battery attachments to submerge to different depths
5 Durable And Waterproof at different depths.
Its best to use a high powered Florescent light, The best use 25-40 watt lamps that emit about 1-3 thousand lumens per tube. Costing $160-$200, they are available through the internet, sport stores and catalogs.
Because of the power usage limitations of halogen and incandescent light sources, I recommend you narrow your search for a good portable underwater fishing light to florescent types, because there power consumption is a 10th of the power used by the other light sources.
When comparing prices you need to look for the following specifications.The best florescent submersibles use 25-40watts of power,and they emit 1000 to 3000 lumens per tube. Remember from above, intensity of the light and color are key factors in attraction both the game fish and the "food chain" so look for these key elements when comparing pricing.
The best underwater fishing florescent light units both blue and green, range in cost between 160$ to 200$ and go down from there, keep in mind,in most cases the cheaper the cost the lower the quality, and further you will be from the 1000 to 3000 lumens intensity.
To end our article today we would like to emphasize that it is very important to compare different manufactures and suppliers of underwater fishing lights
. You more or less need to get the best bang for your buck. Remember be careful because cheaper doesn't necessarily get you quality night fishing lights.
To find more night fishing tips and techniques visit our website. You can also down load a free copy of "78 Fishing Discoveries Unleashed" e-book.
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