Underwater Fishing Lights - Open The Door To Fishing At Night Success!
Fishing at night is a great way to have some great family fun, but to be safe and successful you need to have some under water fishing lights that are 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 underwater fishing lights can optimally up your chances for a successful night fishing trip.
Night fishing lights are not the only thing you need to concentrate on when 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.
It is true the "food chain" is attracted by night fishing lights but have you ever wondered why game fish have a distinct advantage over the "food chain" when fishing at night? Do you you understand exactly what the "food chain" is? The "food chain" is attracted by the underwater fishing lights but they cannot react quickly enough to escape the game fish.
Game fish have a huge advantage over the food chain because they can detect color at night, whereas the food chain can not. 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? 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 night fishing 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) Intensity Great
2) Blue & Green lighting the same as the fishes natural environmental space
3) Powered by a DC battery, and must be portable
4) Be submersible, Its best to use a high powered Floresent 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.
In conclusion,Make Sure to check the quality of a listed underwater light before you purchase, remember , cheaper is not always better when purchasing a underwater fishing light. Well That raps up my article GOOD LUCK ! And good fishing!
Mark Fleagle is the owner of oldfishinghole.com Mark Is a dedicated fisherman with 30+ years of experience and has published numerous articles on fishing. He offers free fishing information and "how to articles at his websites. Visit his site at Underwater Fishing Lights and download a free copy of his "78 fishing discoveries unleashed" You Can Also Sign up For Marks Night Fishing Newsletter By Clicking This Link: Underwater Fishing Lights