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#3242383 - 05/08/13 06:44 PM Fishing Lights
Trapper John
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Registered: 03/13/99
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Loc: La Vergne,TN/Decaturville, TN

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I haven't fished with a submersible light in years. Back when I used one, it was an old mason jar filled with glow sticks and sand to make it sink a little. It was cheap and hillbilly as can be, but it did bring in some fish.

Anyone have any recommendations for one to buy? Preferably not one of the $200 ones. I'll go to the mason jar before dropping that kind of cash on a light. I've done some general searches, but reviews are mixed.

I'm also open to some instructions on how to build one myself, but I'm as lazy as anyone and will go for the commercially made one if a decent option exists.

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#3242467 - 05/08/13 08:11 PM Re: Fishing Lights [Re: Trapper John]
mike243
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Registered: 09/06/06
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Loc: east tn

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seen 1 with led lighting run by batterys you put in it,I use a drop in attached to a deep cycle battery
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#3242516 - 05/08/13 09:02 PM Re: Fishing Lights [Re: mike243]
fishboy1
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We used the quartz bulb in the heavy test tube model back in the day. (cant remember the name) Worked good but was fragile and heavy current user.

I'm betting there are some great LED lights on the market now that are easy on the juice.
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#3242532 - 05/08/13 09:38 PM Re: Fishing Lights [Re: fishboy1]
eyeseeker
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Registered: 06/29/10
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Loc: Hickman county

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Academy sports has the floating ones for under$15.....i like the floating ones best because you dont have a lot of glare to look thru and brings tons of little midges etc too that give the baitfish something to feed on. The feeding commotion of the baitfish along with the vibrations from them colliding underwater is what i think really draws in the predators. The lights i am talking about are esentially an old fashioned headlight bulb in a styrofoam housing to float it...long cord and alligator clips to connect to a 12v battey.
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#3242539 - 05/08/13 10:04 PM Re: Fishing Lights [Re: eyeseeker]
JandSCattleCo
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Registered: 11/01/10
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Loc: Murfreesboro, TN

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I ordered waterproof LEDs from eBay for $15. Put 4' into one of the fluorescent tube light sleeves, then sealed both ends. Put a 1 ounce weight in one end and run sleeved wires out the other to alligator clips to hook to the battery. Remember to put an inline fuse in there.

Total cost, $28. Of course the other 11' of lights now light up the interior of my boat...
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#3243753 - 05/10/13 03:00 PM Re: Fishing Lights [Re: JandSCattleCo]
varmint1111
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Registered: 01/14/09
Posts: 626
Loc: grainger county

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http://www.amazon.com/Brinkmann-800-1515-0-Starfire-Underwater-Fishing/dp/B0000AYD7O
used this for years.

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#3243755 - 05/10/13 03:04 PM Re: Fishing Lights [Re: varmint1111]
varmint1111
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Registered: 01/14/09
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Loc: grainger county

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http://www.fishinglightsetc.com/superbritepics.html

Started using this in a 2' white this year, unbelievable !

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