Fishing at night is a great way to have some great family fun, but to be safe and successful you need to have some underwater fishing equipment that is portable durable and safe.
The technology has been around for a few years. No ifs,no buts,the bottom line is: underwater fishing lights attract bait fish. Attracting bait fish to your night fishing location is vital to having a successful night fishing trip. Using night fishing lights can optimally up your chances to catch fish at night.
Night fishing lights are not a catch all for night fishing. You still need to do proper planning, and familiarize yourself with the right tackle and baits, but using underwater fishing lighting will enhance your night fishing success.
One very important reason many game fish like to feed at night is because they have a distinct advantage over there prey at night.
When you attract bait fish to your submerged fishing lighting source game fish will sit right outside on the edges of the light source beam and wait for unsuspecting bait fish to come by.The bait fish cannot react as quickly as the game fish at night and are an easy meal for many species of fish at night, particularly the species that have good eye sight and smell, crappie, walleye and catfish.
Game fish such as crappie and walleye and many others are active night feeders because they have very good night vision and can see color contrast and the can distinguish between different light intensities very easy. If you plan on going light fishing
look for either a blue or green fishing light that can be submerged under water.
Many small baitfish, shrimp, and insects are attracted to lights at night but they do not have the acute night vision that many game fish like crappie and walleye do.
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.
Look on line and at some department stores for blue or green lights for fishing designed specifically to be submerged at different depths for night fishing. Do not purchase a light unless it is a high powered florescent light that has a wattage between 25-40, emits between 1-3 thousand lumens.
The cost range for night fishing fluorescents to be used for light fishing range between 160$ to 200$. You can find cheaper lights but they will not work as well.
It is a good practice to compare the different manufacturers of portable dc powered submersible fishing lights. Again, I would recommend you concentrate on light manufacturers that sell portable florescent lights which have between 25 to 40 watts of power in combination of a light intensity between 1000 to 3000 lumens.
You can find these lights that emit both blue and green light. And scientific data supports that these two colors work the best. Just remember when comparing prices that the lights you are comparing have the criteria we have listed here. Cheaper is not always better.
Typically you can find a quality florescent for light fishing for between 160$ to 195$. 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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