How to Build Fishing Lights

How to Build Fishing Lights
Fishing lights are a good tool to use when fishing in deep dark waters, and when you can't seem to find the fish. Dropping a fishing light down into the water will drawl in small fish that are curious about the glow. This works similar to bugs being attracted to a light bulb. The more small fish that gather around the light, the greater the chance that larger, hungrier fish will show up.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • 2-liter bottle
  • Fishing line
  • 20-oz. bottle
  • Sand
  • Ziplock bags
  • Small high-power LED light
Step 1
Fill several ziplock bags with sand and squeeze them into the bottle. You will need these to take up air in the bottle and force it underwater. Fill it at least half full with sand.
Step 2
Tie a small amount of fishing line around the flashlight, turn it on and lower it into the bottle. The line will help you get the light back out. Tie the other end of the line around the outside of the bottle where the cap will go.
Step 3
Put the cap on the bottle. Make sure it is tight so that it will be waterproof.
Step 4
Tie a length of fishing line around the outside of the bottle below the lip where the cap rests so it won't slip off. Make sure you have a good length of line, such as 30 feet or more. This will allow you to drop the light down to different depths. Wrap the other end of the line around a 20-oz. bottle so that you can raise and lower it easily.

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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