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Old 01-07-2009, 02:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my camera just took a big crap on me. what are some good cameras that are reliable. I would like to get a new i liked the one tht I had before it decided not to work on me.
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what camera did you have?
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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dont know it is a yellow box with a yellow camera no name on it. probaly a harbor freight item it was given to me as a gift.
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I have a marcum 350 that works well only problem is they don't make them any more. I cut the cord on the marcum and it shorted the camera. New camera was going to be $90. I went to Gander and bought a fishtv and their camera plugs into the marcum. Don't see any difference. Now i have an extra monitor (though it is only a five inch) and my Marcum works again. All for $79. The clarity on the fishtv and the aqua views are equal. Just depends on how big of a monitor you want. Neither one are worth their price if the water doesn't have a little clarity to it.
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We have a camera and it has lights that are built-in....

Does anyone know if the lights would scare the fish?
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I just bought an Aqua Veiw scout with 7" monitor and camera with lights...the fish swim right up to the lights as if they are "hamming it up for the camera" I was surprised but pleased. The only problem I have is trying to figure out which way it is facing and then keeping it in that direction. The deeper you fish the greater this becomes, for me anyway. It really helps with the soft bite on perchies. You set the hook when the the little buggers try to steal the goodies not when you see the bobber or rod tip move.
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I just bought an Aqua Veiw scout with 7" monitor and camera with lights...the fish swim right up to the lights as if they are "hamming it up for the camera" I was surprised but pleased. The only problem I have is trying to figure out which way it is facing and then keeping it in that direction. The deeper you fish the greater this becomes, for me anyway. It really helps with the soft bite on perchies. You set the hook when the the little buggers try to steal the goodies not when you see the bobber or rod tip move.
kinda seems like cheating, even though is really cool to see down there. With all the cameras, vex's, hands free jigging devices and super nice shelters, why would anyone ever fish open water?
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Recommendation - instead of spinning the darn cam around, hang 'er by the tail and look 'down' the hole - kinda like the thing you do in scouts with the saran wrap, duct tape, and coffee can. The 'ooh-lookee!' satisfaction of being able to see down in the water is beyond belief.

We fished Elevenmile over the weekend, and I was able to drop the cam just below the surface of the ice, and see 18' straight down to the bottom, where I could clearly see my size 10 Ratfinkee quite clearly, and I have the old 5" Aqua Vu Scout (the one with the dinky battery). Boy, as long as you have a good camera and a decent monitor to plug it into, who knows what kind of stuff you'll get into?!?

Hey jonesboy, now is your camera the one with the 2 visible lights on the sides of the camera or the one like mine with the infrared LED's around the camera lens? The fish react interestingly enough to the camera - either it's high up enough that they completely ignore it, or they do 'ham it up' a bit like they did the day we fished up at Kriley Pond in shallow, murky water - those Tasmanian rainbow trout were just eating it up! (and showing off, too!)

I still say the best part of the camera is being able to see how the fish are reacting to your jig, what else is down there (bait, etc), and it's just like playing a video game, pulling the jig out of the mouths of the little guys to get the biguns to eat it!!! Tee hee! More fun for me!
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Fishingal...Good idea about going vericle..thanks. Mine has two lights. You are right about what you might see or find with one of these. Thinking about a mermaid or something similiar...hehe! Fish porn...No doubt about it that these things add a completely new, exciting and fun aspect to ice fishing.
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I always do it vertical! Its so cool when you are watching/catching perchies when all of a sudden they scatter and in come the wallys! Hell yeah-
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