While green light has become very popular in recent years, fisherman caught millions of fish using white light for many years before green light was available. We have tested both white light and green light and have found both colors not only attract fish, but there are times when one color is better than the other. If the bait fish aren’t gathering with the color you are using, you may want to think about changing to another color of light much like you would change colors of lures if the fishing was slow.
Which Color of Light is the Best Color to Use?
Green Light and White Light are the most common colors used to attract fish to boats, docks and piers because they are brighter and will attract fish from a greater distance. Blue Light is less bright and is typically used more for aesthetic and ambient lighting and is commonly used around restaurant and resort area’s.
Any color of light will attract fish to your boat or dock, but green light has become the most popular color around docks because it does not produce as much glare and penetrates darker water better which allows you to see the fish better. Green light also attracts less bugs than white light which can be quite bothersome around the water at night. The biggest advantage of white light is that it brighter, it does a better job of illuminating above water structures and it is visible from a greater distance than green light.
Dock lights are usually only available in either green or white so experimenting to see which color works the best in your area is a little harder to do. However, our new AlumiGlo SuperBrite X2 fishing lights allow you to use green light, white light or both colors on at the same time. Extensive testing has shown that different colors of light do attract different types of baitfish, so the color of light you are using on any given night can make a difference. The key to catching fish under the lights is attracting sufficient baitfish around the light. Once the bait-fish come to the light, the larger game fish will be close behind. So, we recommend trying green light, white light and a mix of both green and white for about 30 minutes each to see which color is going to produce the most bait-fish. Our new AlumiGlo SuperBrite X2 lights give you the ability to use all three color choices and has become the favorite lights for shrimping and fishing!