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.
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.
It is very important to understand that game fish like the crappie, and walleye like to feed at night and for good reason. Many game fish can detect color at night which allows theme to detect light intensity and color contrast changes. There have been scientific studies conducted that suggest the colors blue and green work the best if you are looking to purchase night lights used for fishing.
Many bait fish, shrimp and insects are attracted to lights at night but do not have the acute senses at night that many game fish have. This gives the game fish a distinct advantage when your night fishing for crappie or other game fish.
There are two types of commercial underwater lighting that you can purchase, but we will not discuss the land based systems used primarily at boat docks. We will concentrate on portable dc powered submersible lights used for fishing. When you go to purchase one of these lights here is what to look for in priority 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
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-$200, they are available through the internet, sport stores and catalogs.
When comparing prices you need to look for the following specifications. The best florescent submersibles use 25-40watts of power , and they emit 1000 to 3000 lumens per tube.
Remember from above, intensity of the light and color are key factors in attraction both the game fish and the "food chain" so look for these key elements when comparing pricing.
The best florescent underwater fishing light units both blue and green, range in cost between 160$ 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.
In conclusion, Make Sure to check the quality of a listed underwater fishing Lights
before you purchase,remember,cheaper is not always better when purchasing a night fishing light.
Well That raps up my article GOOD LUCK ! And good fishing!Just a note, If you want to find more useful night fishing tips and techniques Tips visit our website. Also don't forget to get your free "78 fishing discoveries unleashed" e-book.
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