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Underwater cameras

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Alright, I know some of you have them. I've debated about getting one, but wasn't really sure if it was worth it or not. I'm heading down to Cabela's tonight for some fishing supplies and let the kiddies take a look at the giant fish tank they have at their Owatonna location and happened to notice they have one for sale in their ad for $180.

What's everyone's opinion on them? Are they worth it? Are there any good brands to get or those to stear clear of?

Thanks for the info!

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They are really good for ice fishing, open water not so much. It is hard to keep a boat stationary enough to see very well. If you bring your kids ice fishing alot, get one and they will enjoy it.

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They are totally worth it! I use my Aqua-Vu more in the summer time than in the winter. It's great for learning structure and studying fish behavior.

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I'm with Med Man on this one.. I use mine more in open water than I do during the iced up season. They are great for just knowing what is down there. As stated, its not all that possible to fish and use the camera at the same time during open water. But the ammount of information you can get from dropping the camera down even for a short time is very valuable.

Water clarity does play an issue however!.. Just think of it as scuba diving without getting wet!..you can only see so far depending on what the water gives you.

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Yes they are worth it. I have found rock piles by vertical jigging or lindy rigging. Drop the camera down and mark the edges with my gps. Now I know I am on it by watching my gps. Also finding it in the winter is a piece of cake. Get one. You won't regret it.

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I used to wonder the smae thing, are they worth it? I finally bought one about a year and a half ago and use it all the time, summer and winter. Its great in the winter to set up and whatch fish take your lure especially when they are light biters.

They work great in the summer to verify what you see on your graph. The graph marks the fish, then you drop the camera down and see whats down there before you start fishing.

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I am going to be fishing the big pond this weekend. I am bringing my camera along. Is Mille Lacs water clear enough to see anything, or should I leave the camera in the truck.

CA

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CA,

Mille Lacs is great for viewing. Just a matter if the waves are really big, then it gets difficult to keep it steady. But yes, Mille Lacs right now is good for viewing.

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Thanks JPZ!

CA

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