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Old 12-22-2008, 06:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Its my birthday today and i just got a FISH TV underwater camera from my dad. Anybody use one before? If so how are they? Do they work well? He also got me one of the big 12 volt rechargable battery for it for me. One last question, the lights on the fish camera, are they supposed to light up visably or no? Thanks a ton!
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Old 12-22-2008, 06:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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put it in the bathtub and find out !
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i got one for x-mas last year and used it alot. the lights are infared i am assuming that they are that way so they don't scare the fish.
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Old 12-23-2008, 01:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Anybody else have any experience with these??
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Bought one last year and I really like it. It is much more than just a toy once you figure out how to use it as a tool. I usually have mine set on one of my rod presentations so I can see fish come in. Helps to figure out your presentation a bunch as you can see how the fish are reacting to what you are doing. It gives you a great visual of the structure you are fishing as well. You'll be glad you have one when you get out to use it.
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Notice that little hook-looking thingy on the tail? It's the little cutout on the back.


Try hanging your cam from the tail so you can see down instead of the insanity of having to turn the darn cam to see you jig, etc. It's just like looking down the hole when you're sight fishing. You'll see your jig drift down there, see what's on the bottom and swimming around down there, see the fish come up and inspect your jig, and either turn up their noses (change jigs) or inhale it (set the hook!). If you fish with the lights on, you can see your line down there too, even fluoro. The fish still don't see the fluoro. Some will even check out the camera - and it's cool to see the fish up close!

Fishing with your underwater camera like this turns ice fishing into a video game - i.e. pull the jig out of the mouths of the little guys so the big ones can get it! Once you've done it, you'll seriously consider turning your depth finder off and using the battery as a backup when the camera battery poops out! (They all use a 7AH 12v battery. We carry a spare for that very reason!) This is also perfect when you fish shallow ponds like up at Golden Gate Park (Kriley is less than 10 feet), and we were having such a hard time interpreting returns on the Vexilars and subsequently missing a lot of bites that we just hung out in the ice hut and fished by tv! A camera helps you interpret what you're seeing on the Vexilar. Great teaching tool. Not to mention cool!


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I almost bought one today...may go back and get it tomorrow. Thanks to all for input!
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Thanks for all the info. I am stoked to get out and use it!
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I bought an Aqua-Vu on Ebay the other day. It should be here tomorrow. I was talking to some guys about it and they told me to hook it up to a downrigger cable and attach a release to it. That way you can watch your lure as you're trolling. They said it's amazing how many fish follow your lure while you're trolling. Can't wait to try that after ice fising seson.
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