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Fishing Guy-I also have an underwater camera and you will be amazed how well it works for Walleye. I have been a little dissapointed when it comes for watching Crappies. By the time they are coming through it is to dark down at 23 ft to see much. Walleye on the other hand are great to watch. I like to put the camera down one hole and face it toward my two lines, it is really cool. Anyways, I will warn you the fish look much bigger on the camera than they are when you pull them up. Good luck exploring and let me know when the eyes are biting on Birch.ScottS

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well i seen a ton of walleyes, crappies are camera shy. 4:00-7:00pm. turned on inferred when it got dark works good in dark visual limitations to 4-5 ft its like boom there they are out of the dark did not bite though swim aruond the bait and on there waytry again on monday. the fishing guy

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I was just wondering what aqua vu you are using and how far out you can see. I bought one last year and returned it a week later. I thought it was cool but I decided to return it cause I didnt have the money. I'm thinking about buying one agian to keep. The one I had was the aqua vu IR. If I would put it down a hole 3 feet from my line I couldnt see it. Is that right? thought that I would be able to see further than that beings the water was pretty clear. And at night with the IR on I could only see a foot at most. Any tips or info would be nice. I was on the reeds sporting goods website and I see that they are selling the aqua vu IR for $299 (it is refurbished) but a great deal I think beings I bought mine for 650 last year. Unless they went down in price a ton.
THX

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troy,
i have the aqua vu deluxe z series. got it 2 weeks ago. 3 years ago when these cameras all came out i had to get one.
It was called the fish eye. They supplied the
camera and that was it. You had to get a t.v.
battery, case, ect.
it works great in the day but at night useless.
so i got a vexlar. works good but cant tell how big, what kind and so on, so now I got this hoping it will let me see whats going on.
At night out on mil lacs I went out saturday,
at night you have too hold your camera off the bottom 1 to 2 foot it is a clear lake but it also picks up all the little critters in the water (alot) if you aim your camera down the infrared has solid structure to reflect off.
otherwise you are looking into darkness and that is all you will see. when an ell pout came in out of the darkness so fast it shocked me but i managed to get my hoook up out of distance. thats another reason why i like it you can pick and choose,
good luck let me know how it works out

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Skeets

I just bought a Aqua-Vu MC2X and I used it for the first time.
I found it hard to keep it pointed in the correct direction. It was also hard to use searching for suspended crappies, It worked best sittin on the bottom.
Any one else use one before?
Kinda a expensive toy, don't really have a solid opinion on it yet.
I am looking for other opinions both good and bad.

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Sorry, I see this more a toy than a tool. If you want to view fish on TV... Watch Babe Winklemen, Tony Dean, Harold Ensley (old-school), et al. I realize I am going to catch it from a lot of people for this. But it is America, and I don't see the all the hoop-de-doo surrounding this. In fact one reply on this topic stated that the fish he/she was seeing were skittish around the camera. Again I ask, catching them or watching them?

Thanks Fishingminnesota.com for the space.

PJV

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PJV yes it is america, and im catching them
and watching them. And they bite with and without the camera. I like it . maybe you should try it, before you talk.

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Buddy of mine DOES have one. I DID try it. He thinks it's the greatest thing since barbed hooks. I DO NOT. Is that such a hard concept to swallow AnglerGuy? Just because I don't like a product that you do, you feel it is your right to rip me? If that is the case, re-read your post and correct all your typing errors.

[This message has been edited by ScottS (edited 01-25-2001).]

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OK guys we are all have our opinions. Lets get back to what really matters, Anyone been catching any fish? With or without an Aqua Vu!ScottS

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huskminn

I'm with you Borch and ScottS. Although I do think it's a little funny that there is a typo in PJV's last post. Not that I've never made a mistake........what's that about glass houses....throwing stones?

Fishing's been good......without.

Good luck.......

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Skeets

Can't we all just get along?
All we are doing here is just expressing our opinions.
I have learned alot on this site, and that is why I spend alot of time here.
I do not like the name calling though.

I do like my Aqua-Vu, I think it is a valuable tool and alot of fun.

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Borch

Ouch!!!

I thought we were talking fishing on this site. If I want to see name calling I'd hit the teens chat. Let's calm down a bit.

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Rick

No personal attacks or flaming allowed here.

End of story.

We're here to have fun and exchange information. It's ok to disagree and exchange viewpoints. That's how we learn, let's not make it personal...unless it's on an appropriate friendly level.

Everyone is here to have a good time and it will stay that way.

A good rule is, if you are emotionally upset with someone, wait until you are not before you post.

GoodFishin : )
Rick

PS. Spelling and grammar are not that important here..quality exchange of info and ideas are. Take the high road gang.

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Toad

Hi Guys,

Well, couple observations come to mind on the Aqua Vu subject, following three years of use.

Most fish really don't seem to react negatively to the camera itself. Rather it's how you move it through the water that might possibly repel fish, including crappies. Most of us have probably had fish-- crappies, catfish, pike, walleyes, etc.-- swim right up to the lens, only to swim off in a non-threatened manner. Just think of it as the fish do-- an object of of curiousity in their environment. Heck occasionally, pike have even been known to lunge at the camera itself-- quite a jolt for the viewer.

As to viewing suspended fish, Skeets, you're right-- it's tough to use in openwater. Lacking any solid "point of reference," viewing through the camera becomes disorienting, even dizzying if you're in a boat.

However, one big advantage I've found is finding otherwise unknown "spots on spots" during openwater-- then returning at icetime. Found a number of man-sunken snagpiles, for instance, in a lake containing big crappies which have been historically tough to find. Now that I know the precise location of these snagpiles, I can return and be assured of finding fish.

Finally, the cameras just add one more element of FUN to fishing. Afterall, to me, that's what it's really all about. Go and have a ball out there.

-a friend called Toad

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pjc didnt mean to ruffle your feathers sorry
went to mil lacs today had great time pearch were plentyful and walleyes seen all day did not bite til 4:00-6:00pm I was on a flat were it aws 28 feet and we drilled holes around and found a drop 5-6 foot drop not a gradule drop but sraight up and down.
I sat on the bottom of this and cauhgt plenty of fish. the walleyes would sit on the bottom shelf and wait for pearch to swim to the drop and WHAM walleye would suprise attack. I finally got one too take notice of my jigging rap. bounce in the mud and bang he hit and snap went the line. fireline is coming off reel tonight.

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