Gear of the Week: Aqua-Vu Bio-Lume
In nature, bioluminescence is a beacon of beautiful mystery, confounding scientists and wowing observers simultaneously. To fish and the entire underwater ecosystem, brilliant green illumination often means something else entirely: food.
Tapping into this key predator-prey relationship, the underwater technologists at Aqua-Vu recently released the Bio-Lume, a highly portable, submersible fish-attracting light designed to jump-start the food chain and energize evening angling excursions.
Fully equipped with a five-sided array of 180 High Intensity SMD LEDs, Bio-Lume distributes light to least 200-feet and provides a full 360-degrees of underwater illumination. The result is not only a spectacular underwater light show, but also a magnetic-like draw for plankton, crustaceans, squid and other light-sensing critters. When minnows and large predatory fish inevitably crash the party, the fun really begins.
Connected to 16 feet of heavy-duty power cable and juiced by most 12-volt batteries, the Aqua-Vu Bio-Lume emits a dazzling 900 Lumens of water-penetrating illumination. Built with a solid IP68 waterproof rating, Bio-Lume is engineered to attract fish for thousands of hours of operation.
The Aqua-Vu Bio-Lume retails for $49.99 and is designed for use on docks, piers, jetties, boats and ice fishing.
***May not be legal for use when taking game fish, please check local/state restrictions.
via The Fishing Wire
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