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?!?
, 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!