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#21 Salty_Dog

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 09:03 AM

Great Thread... and it started way back in 2003, 6 years ago!!!

Hi guys, i came across this thread whilst searching for squid lights/submersible lights/flounder lightsetc

I see a lot of you are local people to my area, so it has made for some good reading. (ok, now i understand, Vic sub-forum)
I notice i lot of lights are used on American Sites, with preference to Green and Red (pink) spectrums.
There has also been many advances in LED lighting, which will not drain your battery like more conventional lighting will.

So after all these years, does anyone have any results to share???

I have seen people make rigs out of PVC tube that hold the light under water off a boat, even multiple lights out the back of a boat.
I like that Combo Green Flouro and penetrating white light to get down the water tables....

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#22 Hara

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 11:12 AM

Great Thread... and it started way back in 2003, 6 years ago!!!

Hi guys, i came across this thread whilst searching for squid lights/submersible lights/flounder lightsetc

I see a lot of you are local people to my area, so it has made for some good reading. (ok, now i understand, Vic sub-forum)
I notice i lot of lights are used on American Sites, with preference to Green and Red (pink) spectrums.
There has also been many advances in LED lighting, which will not drain your battery like more conventional lighting will.

So after all these years, does anyone have any results to share???

I have seen people make rigs out of PVC tube that hold the light under water off a boat, even multiple lights out the back of a boat.
I like that Combo Green Flouro and penetrating white light to get down the water tables....


hi we are a fishing tackle manufacturer in China, we also produce the squid fishing light u asked, if uy are interested, feel free to contact me at email address: baoenbo.2008@yahoo.com.cn

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#23 DeepSea Power and Light

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 07:13 AM

I posted a few squid photos to the gallery you might enjoy seeing.

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#24 Salty_Dog

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 07:20 AM

I posted a few squid photos to the gallery you might enjoy seeing.


Awesome, thank you.
Those squid are HUGE!!!
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#25 Hara

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:37 AM

hi we are a fishing tackle manufacturer in China, we also produce the squid fishing light u asked, if uy are interested, feel free to contact me at email address: baoenbo.2008@yahoo.com.cn



hi, if u like our products, pls contact me at any time, my emial is baoenbo.2008@yahoo.com.cn

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#26 fish'n'chippy

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 08:45 PM

i have over the years, fished off many gamefishing boats with underwater lights
the lights definately attract fish.
not being able to justify the cost, i decided to make my own
these are proto types using 9 'super bright' leds
the light pool extends 10m
the leds draw .02 amp each (which works out to 25 days continuous running off my battery)
all you need is a basic understanding of electronics and your set
these cost less than $20 ea to put together.
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#27 glen

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 10:28 PM

hi fish n chippy, where do you buy the ultra bright LEDs? Might make a good prawning light too.
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 06:11 PM

glen
i got the leds from down your way
www.ledsales.com.au
these 'ultra bright' low power leds provide very good illumination for the power that they use
if you are looking for an "underwater spotlight" i would concider using
CREE High Power XLamp® XP-G LED, these new leds will pump out heaps of light
but the trade off is that they will use about 3A, which is not that much less than a halogen bulb
check out Cutter Electronics @ http://www.cutter.com.au
these will be the next series of leds that i will play around with
happy hunting

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:01 PM

thanks for the info fish n chippy.

this reminds me that aussie disposals were selling a LED prawn light. It is described as follows:

$24.95
Oz Prawn Light
12 volt - 20 watt prawning light. (Battery not included)

http://www.aussiedis...ac7131071bfcb2b

I wonder if the LEDs they are using are the ultra bright ones :th
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:20 PM

you would need to turn it on
the ones i used 32000mcd 15 deg, it's like looking at a welding flash
leaves spots on your retinas for 10min
be carefull

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 09:36 PM

yeah actually that happened to me after looking at my cheapy LED torch head on! silly me! I won't do that again in a hurry.
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Posted 04 August 2009 - 04:00 PM

went jew fishing the other night
didn't do any good on jew, however my lights attracted a school
of yakkas and kept them there for about 5 hours.
it's nice to know when you want a fresh bait, all you need to do is just jig one up

the lights work well however i believe that they need be a little bit brighter
(i'll just add in more leds)
let you know the results

still looking for the squid but it is only a matter of time :P
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Posted 10 October 2009 - 07:27 PM

Dear All,
anybody interested in Fishing underwater light, have a look at http://my.opera.com/...w.dml?id=904969
Good for Fish as well Squid.

rgds, dw
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Posted 12 February 2010 - 11:23 AM

Hi,

We are a factory from China. We are suppling various fishing lights. We make sure you that they are so great and can help you catch more fishes.
Here is the website:
www.hcfishingsupply.com

Look forward to build a business relationship.
Regards,
Josenine
http://www.hcfishing...p;previd=500054
http://www.hcfishing...p;previd=500050

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 07:59 AM

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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