The 10 Best Night Fishing Lights
This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in March of 2019. If you want to avoid all the boat traffic and competition on the water during the day, then consider making your next big catch after the sun goes down, by using one of these handy night fishing lights. We've included a variety of submersible options in different colors, designed to attract anything from plankton to the largest of lake trout. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
March 29, 2019:
While the 3 primary types of night fishing lights include floating, submersible, and black varieties, I focused primarily on the submersible and floating types due to their popularity and common applications. However, I did include the Firewatermarine Night Chaser 2 as a black light option, which is no less effective or energy-efficient than the others, thanks to its use of an integrated voltage regulator and built-in reverse polarity protection. Interestingly enough, these tools come in many shapes and sizes as well (e.g. tubes, bulbs, and boxes), each with its own unique "angle" for luring the appropriate aquatic life. For example, the Green Glow Dock resembles a conventional light bulb, but the multi-step sealing process involved in its construction gives it an edge for withstanding extreme saltwater environments. Furthermore, it's one of the few options that undergoes a self-cleaning process to resist barnacle growth, which can be helpful if you use the tool regularly and leave it in the water for extended periods of time. Added both the Green Blob Underwater and LostDuckOutdoors LDO for their omnidirectional light emissions and ability to remain cool, even with the number of LEDs they have. Included the Berkeley Premium for its attractive globe shape and pre-weighted housing, which helps to keep it suspended at extreme depths. Small yet mighty (and multifunctional), I thought the Tacky Stick was a pretty nifty option, thanks to its ability to float and submerge, while also emitting both steady and flashing lights, depending on the circumstances. Finally, I added the Dr. Fish Lures Kit, as each bulb is capable of self-activation in both fresh and saltwater environments.