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burbetsky

does the under water camera affect the fish?

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Just wondering I'm heading back to the fresh air of mille lacs from musty milwaukee, 3rd trip this winter. Dec. 21st. 22nd we caught 2-21,s 14 and 12 for a total of 4. Came up during the cold weekend of Jan. 19-20-21 saw some on the camera, ended up with 1 fish 26 in. And now the wife Oks another trip leaving Sat. from Mil. will be up 3-4-5. My buddy has a sweet camera but we are hesitant to keep it on, just looking for some feed back. Are the fish affected in any way by the camera?

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Scott M

Helps with the perch, sometimes the walleyes aren't big fans though, IMO.

Better bring it. Sounds like you are doing okay, a lot of guys aren't even getting bites.

Good luck.

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pumper317

Hey burbetsky,

Have you ever tried reel weeds? Those things work really well for the perch and other fish. Camera has been pretty good to me up there, even though the fish havent. Do you have a fish camera or an older plain jane camera?

Another thing with those reel weeds is they have a piece to cover the cord of your camera. I suggest picking some of them up before your trip. Good luck, i hear the bite is slow... but that was in the past... You never know what the future holds.

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burbetsky

We mostly go as natural as can be. Trying different colored hooks with fat heads or rainbows. With the camera I like it on. for some reason we keep it off during the prime hours, once in a while when its slow we send it down at night but something about the light just doesnt seem right. Has anyone actually caught eyes with a lighted camera down at night.

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burbetsky

Havent tried those but have seen the commercial. looks interesting. Where do you find those? I think the weeds would be good to try when we venture away from the main shack

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pumper317

You can get them online or at any sporting goods stores i am pretty sure. They do work, we had six in a half circle around us, and the camera veg, and the fish just came in and hung out. We saw lots of perch, a couple small tulibees and a couple crawfish in the rocks. I think they come in packs of four, and the camera one is seperate... Well worth the money.

We did use the lights for eyes too, but we were in a bad spot... the perch didnt care at all when we turned the light on, so that is a bright side to that.

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burbetsky

Thanks pumper317 I,m counting the hours down. leaving Tom. night from Milwaukee, 7 hours in the car 3 days of fishing well worth it.

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pumper317

That will be great, Weather should be great for it... i am heading up to grand rapids area tonight to fish a couple of lakes on my old stomping ground. It should be fun.

Best of luck to you and drive safe.

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rcatcherman

Sounds to me if I were traveling that far I would for sure go to Lake of the Woods.

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