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.
Just submerging a fishing light anywhere won't catch you any fish. You still have to do some pre-planning for the type of fish species you plan on targeting for the night. You will still need to find a likely habitat area. Underwater fishing lights have worked best for me when I find an area with little current.
I usually try to set up near areas where I have seen the type of bait fish that the fish I want to target like to eat. Usually a good habitat area for any species of fish will be near a easy food source.
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.
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.
When you look on line for fishing lights you are going to find two types of underwater lighting. One type we will not talk about is the land based commercial underwater lighting that is used primarily at boat docks and private residences.
We will concentrate on portable dc powered submersible night fishing lights.We have listed right below in priority what to look for when purchasing one of these lights.
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.
You probably won't find a good florescent submersible for light fishing at the local department stores. Some bait shops may carry them, but the best place to look is online. Do not purchase lights that do not emit less then 1 thousand lumens and are less than 25 watts. I wouldn't recommend getting a light that doesn't meet this criteria.
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$.
Well folks that ends our article today. Just remember to make sure and compare manufactures before you make your final decision to purchase submersible fishing lights
, and other night fishing equipment. Cheaper is always not the best choice.
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