A scientific article published by Duke University researchers under the authority of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute states “it has been conservatively estimated that there is sufficient ultraviolet light for vision down to 200 meters (700 feet) in clear ocean water”.  Other scientific articles report there is sufficient ultraviolet light transmission to support ultraviolet vision for up to one half mile in clear water.  Ultraviolet travels through water at least 700 feet and maybe as much as 2,500 feet before it is absorbed, unlike visible light which is completely absorbed in the first 40 feet.  Studies have shown a strike rate of 2 - 1 benefiting the fisherman using a UV lure.


What is UV light?
UV light is short wavelength, high frequency energy from sun and stars,invisible to us, but visible to a variety of the fish species scientists have tested so far.  The scales of many prey fish reflect UV light. Zooplankton, shrimp, squid,and many aquatic
insects also reflect UV light. This silhouettes them against their blue-green background, making these creatures more visible to their predators.
UV light also polarizes, especially early and late in the day. Diverse gamefish detect polarized light.


How does UV Blast work?
In clear water UV light reflects further off UV-Blast coated or infused baits than regular light does. UV light even brightens fluorescent lures. Fish find baits that reflect UV light faster than those without.

What Fish will respond best to UV Blast?
Many fish that eat zooplankton see UV light. In saltwater, biologists have found that pink, chum, coho, sockeye, and masu salmon detect UV light.
Weakfish and flounder also detect UV light. In freshwater, biologists found that brown and rainbow trout, kokanee, yellow perch, white suckers, carp, bluegill, and pumpkinseed sunfish detect UV light. Largemouth and smallmouth bass – members of the sunfish family – may also see UV light.
Many fish species have yet to be tested to determine if they detect UV light.

When will UV Blast attract Fish?
UV Blast is effective in any daylight. But early and late in the day, UV light penetrates the water’s surface much better than human-visible light. UV also penetrates fog and clouds. At these times, UV light is by far the greatest amount of light in water. Moonlight and starlight also contain energy from the UV spectrum.

Where does UV Blast work best?
UV light makes up nearly all the light in deep, clear water. Mud, algal blooms, and glacial till absorb and scatter UV light decreasing the depth which it penetrates. Long wavelength, low frequency, non-UV light – red and infrared– will cut through murkier water better.

How does UV Blast differ from glow paint?
UV Blast differs from glow paint like the moon differs from the sun. UV Blast reflects light. As long as there’s sunlight, UV Blast brightens baits. Glow baits give off their own light. They store light energy above water, then release it underwater. Eventually the glow is used up. The bait fades and you need a bright light to recharge it. Direct sun burns glow paints, but not UV Blast. It needs no recharging. It does not fade.


The good news is that UV BLAST is now available in ANY of our softbaits.  It will cause your bait to flash even in dark, murky water where UV light, but not visible light, penetrates. Research continues to show that fish see and are attracted to UV light. And with UV BLAST! you get the strongest UV enhancer available today. So why let your lures get lost in the dark? Fire them up with UV BLAST!


Available in any shape or colour lure we have of your choice so get your order in now!