How to Make a Fishing Light

How to Make a Fishing Light
Fishing lights are interesting additions to your fishing experience. They are used to bring smaller fish in toward your location, which in turn attracts larger fish. This helps when you are unsure of where the fish are located in a body of water, or find that they are less active and want to get them moving. You can buy a fishing light at a supply store or make your own with some simple items.


Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Clear, waterproof container
  • Fishing line
  • Spool or something to wind the line up on
  • LED flashlight
  • Small rocks
Step 1
Obtain a clear, waterproof container such as one used to keep valuables dry at the beach or pool. These typically come with a clip or loop so they don't get lost.
Step 2
Attach fishing line to the loop or clip on the container. Give it enough line to lower it to the proper depth.
Step 3
Put the container in water to test if it is really waterproof.
Step 4
Put a small LED flashlight inside the container and close the lid. Put it back in water to make sure it sinks. If it doesn't, add small rocks, fishing weights or sand. Retry.
Step 5
Take the light when you go fishing and test it.

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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