Ice Fishing Challenge using IllumiSea LED Fishing Light
"Milliken Fishing" Uses the Reel BriteBite Fishing Light while Ice Fishing
Ice fishing using underwater LED lights is becoming more popular these days. These fishing lights work very well at attracting various species of freshwater bait and fish, especially in clear water. Using the "offshore" model of the Reel BriteBite allows you to drop it to depths over 100ft deep!
Top 3 Tips for Ice Fishing with a LED Fishing Light
- Fish the Shadows - Depending on the species of fish you are targeting, placing the light a few yards away from your designated fishing hole might produce more fish. Typically when fishing with underwater lights the bait tends to congregate around the light itself while larger predator fish will linger in the shadows around the light. Placing your baits just inside the shadows will increase your odds!
- Battery Life - Depending on which model of IllumiSea fishing light you use will determine the size of the battery required. These fishing lights range from 2 amp per hour (AH) to over 12AH. Multiplying the number of hours that you intend to use the light by the fishing lights AH draw will give you the approximate run time on that specific battery. Always remember to get more AH's than you need because draining a deep cell battery to zero over and over will decrease the battery longevity significantly.
- Patience - Having patience can be tough out there in the cold fishing hard water but it's needed when it comes to using LED fish attracting lights while ice fishing. These underwater lights work very well, but they are not magic. If there are baitfish close by when you turn the light on they may come up to the light fairly quickly but most of the time it will take 30min to over an hour to attract a significant amount of plankton, baitfish, and predator fish. Take a few more sips of coffee before you decide to pack it up. It will only get better with time!