Post By: panfishin Posted: 7/18/2019 6:20:58 PMPoints: 7842
Does anyone have any experience with the underwater cameras like the water wolf or go fish cam? I like the idea of being able to see what’s chasing my lures especially with all of the clear water that we have here.
Reply by: Hawaiian Punch Posted: 7/19/2019 7:31:23 AM Points: 6381
I don't have one,but for the most part,everyone who has them drifts away from them after the novelty wears off.I know that the guys I icefish with have little to no use for them.When I'm fishing I have little to no time to do anything but fish.
I got a marcum underwater camera last year. I find it usefull to find structure and bottom type of water is clear enough. It was hard and time consuming to set up for fishing. I don't have all the gadgets to help hold it steady. It's kind of Kool when you're sitting on a pile of fish to drop it down and see what they are. I've only used it for ice fishing too.
I have the Water Wolf camera. This was the only good footage I got drifting a tube jig. It's pretty heavy to cast, trolling seems to work better. Before this camera, I just tied on my GoPro Hero Session, casted it out, and saw lots of fish.
I have a Marcum that is awesome for ice fishing. When using open water you need a sun light shield. If I buy a new one, I would get one that has a recording chip. Lakes like Aurora and Pueblo are great for looking at what you think are fish but other things. You learn a lot. Learning is the name of the fishing game (keep your mind open). I have bought several Aqua Views but they are the older models. Technology is always changing. I like the Water Wolf but have not got one yet. What amazes me is how much a fish looks at your lure before hitting it.
I have a aqua view, used it a few times when I first got it, then got tired of lugging it around, lakes like Aurora are good, because of water clarity, lakes like Cherry creek, a little more challenging, for the same reason, that being said, I came to the conclusion last ice fishing season, that it was a valuable piece of gear, and will be bringing with me more often.