In case you didn’t know, fish lights attract fish by creating a feeding cycle. The lights reflect off the microorganisms in the water, which attracts baitfish. These baitfish in turn attract larger predator fish like snook, tarpon, redfish, bass, crappie, and more.
So, even though the fish lights are in a way “feeding” the fish already, can you actively feed the fish at your fish light? And if so, will doing this bring in more fish?
The short answer is a resounding YES
Feeding Fish At Your Fish Light
If you’ve ever visited places like Robbie’s in the Florida Keys, you’ve seen the effect of regular fish feedings. Many waterside restaurants and businesses will have specific times the public can feed baitfish to the fish. Continued feedings like this will bring in an incredible amount of fish.
Fish lights already do some of the work for you. They automatically turn on every night, so they build a feeding cycle for the fish. But if you want to throw that feeding cycle into overdrive, just start throwing out some extra bait!
What To Feed The Fish At Your Fish Light
Choosing what to feed your fish is relatively important. You’ll want to make sure you are feeding the fish at your fish light with the same type of food the predator fish normally eat. If you usually see shrimp and minnows swimming around your light, you should throw out shrimp and minnows at your light.
Basically, if you want to attract more of the SAME predator fish you’re seeing at your light, simply feed them with the same type of bait that brought them to the light in the first place.
Throwing out the wrong type of “food” can result in a hostile takeover of your fish light. For example, you currently have snook and tarpon at your fish light. You want to attract more, so you start throwing out dog food pellets, fish pellets, or other “lower-quality” fish bait, you might inadvertently attract a large amount of catfish to your fish light. They’ll start swarming your light, and before too long, you’ll notice that your light is all catfish. Catfish aren’t necessarily a BAD thing, but most people would rather attract a light full of tarpon or snook to make their night fishing a bit more exciting.
So, just be sure to use whatever baitfish you normally see at your light when feeding the fish at your fish light.
Have Fun Feeding!
Have fun feeding all the fish at your fish light and enjoy the show!!
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