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#1 glen

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Posted 25 October 2003 - 11:50 PM

Hi everyone,

I came across a few websites that sell underwater lighting systems for recreational fishers. I believe these would be very useful for attracting squid. Not sure where they can be purchased. I think they attach to a standard 12 volt battery. The text below comes straight from the company websites.

Brinkmann
http://www.thebrinkmanncorp.com

Q-Beam Starfire II Underwater Fishing LightLink

The powerful 250,000 CP halogen bulb is encased in a watertight Pyrex tube for underwater use. It's an excellent light for night fishing. Comes with 10-ft. straight cord and battery clips.

Q-Beam Fish Attractor Light Link
The 26,000 CP watertight sealed bulb is encased in a rugged white styrofoam housing. It safely floats on top of water to attract fish without attracting bugs or snakes. Comes with 8-ft. straight cord and battery clips.


SeaView Technology http://www.seaview.com/index.asp


SeaLite 50
Model: SL-50

One million candle power of pure bait attracting light. The SeaLite® operates on 12 volts and is designed to be used underwater, FRESH WATER or SALT WATER. Fill your bait well or bucket with all the live bait you want. Tried and tested SeaView® technology.


- Perfect Companion to SeaView Cameras
- "Bulletproof" enclosure
- One Year Replacement Warranty
- Powerful 130 watt Halogen lamp
- 50 feet of cable


SeaLite 25
Model: SL-25
The SeaLite® operates on 12 volts and is designed to be used underwater, FRESH WATER or SALT WATER. Fill your bait well or bucket with all the live bait you want. Tried and tested SeaView® technology.

- Perfect Companion to SeaView Cameras
- "Bulletproof" enclosure
- One Year Replacement Warranty
- Powerful 130 watt Halogen lamp
- 25 feet of cable
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Posted 25 October 2003 - 11:57 PM

Here is a photo of the Q-Beam Fish Attractor Light

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Posted 25 October 2003 - 11:58 PM

Here is a photo of the Q-Beam Starfire II Underwater Fishing Light

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Posted 27 October 2003 - 06:57 AM

gday glen,

i have got one of those sealed light bulbs with aligator clip that you have show. Mine came from greece where incidently my dad was told it was illegal to use them., he was told that because it is so bright it stuns the fish and they can die :unsure: don't hold me to that one...

Anyway i have used it here for floundering off the boat and found that a 12V car battery doesn't last too long with one of these current hungry lights clipped to it! I have since gone to a gas light hanging out the front of the boat. Not onlyis the gas light brigther and i can adjust the brightness to suit it also keeps me warm during the chilly calm nights! :D

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Posted 27 October 2003 - 04:22 PM

Howdy
I've got a sealed beam light on a pole that I use for floundering (hope it's not illegal). I find that I can get about 6 hours of light from a full 12V battery....just not quite enough to last out the night! I have also seen guys on piers using weighted Dolphin torches (waterproof) on ropes to attract squid....I was sceptical, but the guy who was using them swore by it. Expensive I would imagine with batteries@>$8 each!
Also while floundering I have seen small (5cm) squid grab tiny mullet illuminated in the light - awesome to see.
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Posted 28 October 2003 - 06:18 AM

Hi Jazman,

on the subject of legality i was referring to greece not here :)

i didnt get anywhere near 6hrs out of my 12V battery, i suspect it wasnt fully charged to begin with. :angry:

Floundering adds a whole new dimension to fishing i think, as you said it is awesome to see the squid going after baitfish etc. the fluro green colour of garfish as they swim around is pretty cool too... :)

:unsure:

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Posted 28 October 2003 - 07:38 AM

Hi Ak,

Can you recommend any good spots to catch flounder? I think dromana used to be a popular spot but I have not tried in many years.

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Posted 28 October 2003 - 04:16 PM

I usually go somewhere between Modialloc and Chelsea (in Port Philip Bay) but the catches I have been getting the last few years are nothing compared to 10 years ago. However, it's still worth going for the gars, flathead, and squid you can also get.
Most of the beaches on the west coast (Lorne area) are great (but far away), but the big waves make floundering here quite a different experience compared to the tranquil waters of the bay!

San Remo, I think, is also a very popular spot.
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Posted 29 October 2003 - 06:23 AM

Hi guys,

If i am floundering from shore, ie. wearing waders, i go to Beaumaris Bay at the end of Charman Rd. There is a carpark there and you walk down a path to the beach. From this area we have caught flathead, flounder, small rays, sand crabs and small octapus. To the right towards Table Rock the sandy bttom becomes more broken and you never know what might be lurking about :unsure:

I have heard of big butterfish being caught in the San Remo area Jazman.

Between the mornington boat ramp and the beach there is a small reef. One time when i was floundering from the boat i came across some pesky squid. This small cove may also be worth a look at.

Another spot i have been successful for large sand crabs is again Mornington but along the sandy beach at the exposed ramp, (fishermans ramp?).

When the weather fines up we could all get together and have a floundering night :angry:

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Posted 29 October 2003 - 06:24 AM

good spot to flounder is grassy point at indented heads, in portphilip.
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Posted 29 October 2003 - 02:38 PM

Hey guys, Thanks for the floundering tips!

Hi aok, floundering night sounds good to me!

cheers, glen :unsure:
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Posted 29 October 2003 - 03:27 PM

I'm also keen for a floundering night...bring it on!
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Posted 30 October 2003 - 06:13 AM

Hi guys,

Cool :angry: an inaugural "Squidfish.net Floundering Night"

I think we should wait for the warmer weather cause it'll be freezing cold at the moment, especially if you get a splash of water down the waders :blink:

hopefully we get some warm weather soon or else the water will never warm up,... :unsure:

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Posted 30 October 2003 - 11:01 AM

Floundering around together sounds good, I made a spear at the end of last Summer and have a light, just haven't been out yet. I was planning on going at Clifton Springs which is close to where jbrules reckons is good. That whole stretch has shallow beaches with weed areas.
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Posted 30 October 2003 - 04:04 PM

So do flounder like a bit of weed or seagrass?

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Posted 30 October 2003 - 06:19 PM

Don't think flounder like weed, they love big flat boring expanses of sand, but I think the presence of weed/seagrass will increase your likelihood of seeing (and maybe spearing) other fish which do like weed, like gars, whiting, squid etc.
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Posted 31 October 2003 - 07:27 AM

How does one spear a garfish...aren't they too small? or do you use a dip net instead?

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Posted 31 October 2003 - 09:35 AM

Hi Glen
Good luck with the site work, hope it goes smoothly
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I used to try and get gars with a dip net, and after losing lots which were just too quick I switched to a multi-pronged spear (a trident style one) and my catch rate is better with this. You always still miss a few, but not as many as with the net. It's surpising how good you can get at judging the refraction after a few outings. Also, if the gars are small and swimming right near the surface, you can stun them by smacking down hard on top of them with the spear (this is when the net comes in handy) it's quite easy to collect a few bait-sized gars this way.
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http://www.optronics...com/fishing.htm

NightBlaster® UW-100G - Submersible Green Fish-N-Lite. 9-inch fluorescent tube glows green when illuminated, 12-volt unit includes battery clips, 15-ft. cord, 20ft. safety cord. Operates both in and out of the water. Draws only 1/2 amp. Clam pack.

NightBlaster® Magnum UW-300G - Submersible Green Fish-N-Lite. 18-inch fluorescent tube glows green when illuminated, increasing the power and attraction for deep lakes and ocean use. 12-volt unit includes battery clips, 15-ft. cord, 20-ft. safety cord. Operates both in and out of the water. Draws only 1 amp. Clam pack.

NightBlaster® UW-3000 - Submersible Fish-N-Lite. 300,000 cp. underwater light, beam magnifier, rattles and bubbles. 15-ft. cord with battery clips. Clam pack. Saltwater model available. (UW-300S).

NightBlaster® UW-4000 - Includes clear, red and green lenses which glow when illuminated. 12-volt unit includes battery clips, 20' cord. Clam pack..

UW-500G Submersible Fish-N-Lite / Green Flourescent Light Plus Halogen Spot Beam - Combines two most popular submersible lights into one terrific fish magnet. Green fluorescent bulb attracts bait and game fish. Halogen light shines deep into water for a new level of fish attraction. 20-foot safety cord tethers light to boat. Safety snap for weight to submerse light at desired level. 20-foot power cord with battery clips for use with any 12-volt battery. For underwater use only.

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:47 PM

Hi everyone,

I came across a few websites that sell underwater lighting systems for recreational fishers. I believe these would be very useful for attracting squid. Not sure where they can be purchased. I think they attach to a standard 12 volt battery. The text below comes straight from the company websites.

Brinkmann
http://www.thebrinkmanncorp.com

Q-Beam Starfire II Underwater Fishing LightLink

The powerful 250,000 CP halogen bulb is encased in a watertight Pyrex tube for underwater use. It's an excellent light for night fishing. Comes with 10-ft. straight cord and battery clips.

Q-Beam Fish Attractor Light Link
The 26,000 CP watertight sealed bulb is encased in a rugged white styrofoam housing. It safely floats on top of water to attract fish without attracting bugs or snakes. Comes with 8-ft. straight cord and battery clips.


SeaView Technology http://www.seaview.com/index.asp


SeaLite 50
Model: SL-50

One million candle power of pure bait attracting light. The SeaLite® operates on 12 volts and is designed to be used underwater, FRESH WATER or SALT WATER. Fill your bait well or bucket with all the live bait you want. Tried and tested SeaView® technology.


- Perfect Companion to SeaView Cameras
- "Bulletproof" enclosure
- One Year Replacement Warranty
- Powerful 130 watt Halogen lamp
- 50 feet of cable


SeaLite 25
Model: SL-25
The SeaLite® operates on 12 volts and is designed to be used underwater, FRESH WATER or SALT WATER. Fill your bait well or bucket with all the live bait you want. Tried and tested SeaView® technology.

- Perfect Companion to SeaView Cameras
- "Bulletproof" enclosure
- One Year Replacement Warranty
- Powerful 130 watt Halogen lamp
- 25 feet of cable


Dear sir
we can supply the underwter squid fishing light,I attach a pic pls check it, if u are interested, pls contact me.

These are our VERY POPULAR Underwater Fishing Lights, they are actually the same as our Squid Lights. If you are looking for fishing lights for fishing at night, or deep sea fishing, Under Water Fishing Lights are the ones you want.

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