The Reel BriteBite is extremely simple to use. Whether you own a yacht, boat, kayak, canoe, or want to fish off the bank this light will work for you. Wherever you have an outlet or can carry a power source, this light will work. Just plug it in with one of the 3 different attachment options to a deep-cell marine battery (not included) and throw it in. If you don't want to mess with a battery, use our 110v-12v converter and plug it in anywhere. When powered by battery, the amp hour rating of that marine battery, along with the dimmer switch position, will determine how long it will operate. For example, at MAX power using a 100 amp hour battery you will be catching fish for approximately 8 hours until the battery needs recharged. We highly recommend having a separate battery for the light and never use a "starting battery" or a boats only power source. Toss the light in the water and lower it to your desired depth. Depending on the environment, bait will start showing up within 15-20 minutes and continue to be attracted by the light. Predator fish will soon follow, and you will have created a secret fishing hole of your own.