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Eyoyo Ice Fishing Camera?

Post By: bill 1234      Posted: 11/23/2020 8:54:54 AM     Points: 0    
Looking at purchasing an underwater ice fishing camera. Has anyone given the Eyoyo a try?
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: 11/23/2020 9:30:41 AM     Points: 1324    
It's not a bad camera. but it is also not made for VERY cold weather so your battery life may end up being super short, but I know a few forum members have them and I haven't heard to many negative things about it.
 Reply by: _Colorado      Posted: 11/25/2020 9:23:22 AM     Points: 603    
For ice fishing I've owned two Aqua Vus (Scout and Scout II, I believe). They were heavy and bulky. I have since owned two Eyoyo's, 7 or 9 inch screeens - can't remember which. For $119 they are good enough and you can't beat the footprint in the hut.

My experience in very clear water has been the optics aren't high quality and about 10 feet is the acceptable visibility range. The transducer is made to hang either vertically or horizontally, though horizontal is not easy to achieve. The self-levelling ballast on the Aqua Vu cameras is great by comparison. I end up using the Eyoyo vertically (looking down) and in a hole a few feet from the hole I fish. I have not had any issues with battery life (6-8 hours) in some pretty cold temps.

For the money, I'd say give it a shot.
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: 11/27/2020 4:13:04 PM     Points: 1324    
_Colorado, how did the battery life fair in negative temps? I'm on the verge of purchasing the AquaVu i10 Pro...
 Reply by: _Colorado      Posted: 11/28/2020 10:17:12 AM     Points: 603    
Honestly, I have used it outside the hut only once because the glare can be bad. It's too hard to look at outside so I can't imagine leaving it on all the time. In the hut, with 30-40 degree temps, it lasts 6-8 hours and the images are super.

I fished Pueblo yesterday and had it on the boat. I saw a bunch of marks near the bottom that I thought were bass (Humminbird downscan). I put the camera down in 20 FOW and saw a nice school of walleye down there. Was even able to jig a couple up.

Good tool for the money and you can't beat the little case it comes in.

Good luck!
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: 11/30/2020 1:49:13 PM     Points: 1324    
Thanks for the response. I'm never in a tent so the camera wouldn't last long. Gives me an idea as to what I need to purchased and use.