How to Build a Green Underwater Fishing Light

How to Build a Green Underwater Fishing Light
A fishing light is a key way to attract fish. Typically it works to attract smaller fish, which in turn bring in the bigger ones. A green light seems to attract more fish than any other type of light. You could purchase a light for this purpose, but make your own with a few things lying around the house and save a few dollars.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Green mason jar with lid assembly
  • Fishing line
  • LED flashlight
  • Small rocks or sand
Step 1
Place the lid on a green Mason jar and put it underwater to ensure that its lid has not been damaged or isn't flawed, and is waterproof. Force it underwater if it won't go under on its own.
Step 2
Remove the jar from the water and dry off the outside. Open the lid to see if any water made its way inside.
Step 3
Place an LED flashlight inside the jar and make sure it will fit with the lid on. When you turn the light on, it should give off a greenish glow underwater because of the green glass. LED lights tend to give off a whiter light that won't take away from the color of the glass.
Step 4
Tie fishing line around the jar opening so that you will have a way of lowering it into the water and pulling it back up.
Step 5
Turn the flashlight on and place it in the jar when you are ready to use it.
Step 6
Tighten the lid on around the fishing line. This will also ensure that the line doesn't slip off.
Step 7
Lower the light into the water to the depth you want. You might need to add some sand or small rocks to ensure that the jar drops smoothly.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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