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Old 08-02-2015, 05:24 PM   #1
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I'm looking into buying a dock light for the trout and reds. What kind do yall recommend (preferrably 12v)? Underwater or above water? What color? (or does it matter) and where do yall get them at? I havent found a very wide selection around town. Thanks for the help!
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I've been seeing more folks going w/ underwater green.....not sure of $$$, but also you can have LED's mounted under the dock too....Make sure you tell us your address so we have another dock light!!! And gotta keep it on every night!!!! hahaha
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I have some underwater green LEDs that I can run off 12VDC (boat and kayak) and also off of my dock via 110VAC. However, my neighbor uses the cheap dusk-to-dawn lights that you see everywhere (about $50). He probably has 10 times the fish that I do. Mount close to the water to attract fish.
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If you want the dock mounted lights, get the 30 watt LED's. (We got bronze and not white). Anyways, we have like 9 of them. They are great.

http://www.e-conolight.com/
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Speaking as someone who did countless hours of research on this after we put in a dock, check out www.loomisled.com. Very high quality, easy installation, and cheap for what you get. Several of us in bayou grande use Andy Loomis' lights.

Edit: Mark, above, brings up a good point that normal white above water dock lights seem to bring in more and higher grade fish. The green underwater LEDs are awesome though. It's like looking into an aquarium and the do bring in bait, which attracts bigger fish to the very edge of the lights.


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I've noticed that the gold lights attract more fish than the white lights.
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If you want to see fish get a Greenglow made in Tampa Florida. If you want to see a light underwater get something else. Google it. I cannot begin to explain the difference. You would just need to see it to believe it. The best underwater light ever!
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Under water lights are great, I think... I spent 30 minutes trying to catch what turned out to be a little bitty spec. It's shadow in front of the light looked like a state record waiting to be caught! They do work though.
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I hear you. However with the Green Glow you do not see shadows. I can pretty much identify every fish. Of course unless they blow through the light at Mach speed. Heck the wife can identify most of them now which sucks! That puts a lot of pressure on me considering her favorite is blackened Red fish. Dang!
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Thanks for all the help guys but some of those lights are a little more than i would like to spend. I have decided to just buy a cheaper white light since those seem to work good. However, if I find myself with the money to buy some of the lights yall are talking about, you can bet i will get one!
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