Updated April 04, 2019 by Jeff Newburgh

The 10 Best Night Fishing Lights

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This wiki has been updated 12 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 selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best night fishing light on Amazon.

10. Dr. Fish Lures Kit

9. Tacky Stick

8. Night Cat Submersible

7. Firewatermarine Green Lantern Maxx

6. Berkley Premium

5. Goture Submersible

4. LostDuckOutdoors LDO

3. Firewatermarine Night Chaser 2

2. Green Blob Underwater

1. Green Glow Dock

Editor's Notes

March 28, 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.


Jeff Newburgh
Last updated on April 04, 2019 by Jeff Newburgh

Jeff is a dedicated writer and communications professional from San Francisco with a bachelor of arts in anthropology from UC Berkeley. He began his career in computer consulting and later branched out into customer service. Jeff focuses on making complex topics easy to understand. With over 10 years' experience in research, his relentless curiosity fuels a love of writing and learning how things work, and has helped to build expertise in categories such as heavy-duty power tools and computer equipment. Jeff's passion for animals affords him a strong understanding of pet products, including dog houses, beds, and grain-free foods. When he's not writing, he prefers spending time with his family and three dogs, while kicking back and relaxing with a nice glass of red wine.


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