Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
wcmchaser

I Like to Watch!

5 posts in this topic

Anybody using underwater cameras??? How far can you see??

Do they spook the fish???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Used mine up there last weekend, and I could only see about 3 feet. I seen a few Walleyes, it seems that it doesn't bother then at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've used mine a bunch up there this year. It can really tip the odds in your favor if the bite is light or the fish are lethargic. I've been lucky enough to watch eye's, a 12lb pike and a whole mess of crappies come up and eat. I'd say visibility will have dropped some now that there is snow cover, but you should be able to see 2-3'. The camera doesn't seem to spook 'em.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used mine this weekend & the only fish I could identify was the only crappie I caught. I had the camera pointing straight down so I could see my bait and about 5-6' of lake bottom. I decided to change rods in that hole and was dropping a small jig tipped with a tiny crappie minnow and it came charging up and engolfed the bait all in one motion, it was awesome I set the hook and pulled it in. I only wish I had it recorded the bait was right near the camera, and the crappie filled most of the screen.

I could see small fish on the bottom I assume small eyes of perch but couldnt see them good enough to identify for sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With the recent snow cover camera use will be limited, pretty dark under that snow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • ZachD
      Nice job I will be out on Sat in the boat
    • hitthebricks
      Sounds like my problem, Thanks  
    • JBMasterAngler
      Small minnow raps, #2 mepps spinners, small spoons. Don't need anything else.
    • curt quesnell
      What a great day jigging out in the mud. Little or no wind all day and it was pretty warm but fish were active, biting and large. A big change came yesterday on my close by spots that threw me for a loop but the fish a few miles away seem unphased. I will say it again a great day!
    • monstermoose78
      Thanks for the advice Dave  I dont let Finn fetch on check cord any more. I only used it when he was a pup
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      There are public beaches at both Hoodoo Point in Tower and McKinley Park in Soudan. Cliff
    • leech~~
      In the summer they seem to be about 20' feet down over 50'-80' feet of water. We trolled small raps with what ever would get it down there. I also had down riggers to use.  You could try some deep hook and slip bobbers with a worm in some of the deeper bays to see if they will take it?  Good luck.
    • MinDak Hunter
      I have a bait/rigging question. The kids and I were out on Big Watab chasing a suntan and when I told them that the lake has trout they wanted to try for them but I mostly fish sunnies and crappies. What would I need to get to fish for trout out there? Looking back in the forums I see that some guys use leadcore (I'm not buying new rod/reels) and some use bobbers. Any advice on a common bobber set up? Also, I have an "active" 10 year old so it seems that jigging works best to keep him busy, any advice on jigging for trout?
    • fishingtime13
      Update! Water is way down! But I was able to get a smallmouth with a topwater plug.  And a catfish broke my leader off a  worm, was very confused. Going again tomorrow     
    • otterman91105
      Thanks for the tips guys i ended up buying 1/4. Rocks are tuff to fish. I always lose a few jigs