• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • Join In - We Share Fishing Reports & Outdoor Information Here

     
      You know what we all love...

      The same things you do!!!! Share what you love & enjoy in the outdoors as well as thank those whose posts you 'appreciate.'

      Have Fun!!!

Recommended Posts

PSU

Hello Friends,

 

For years I have always been interested in finding out what's creeping around our island property when we aren't there. I've seen numerous "trail camera" photos in publications like The Outdoor News, etc. I'm interested in possibly getting one (or three) for Christmas, something relatively inexpensive. Also, if there's a way to view remotely, that would be really cool.

 

Any suggestions from the experts on this board? Thanks for any insight

 

  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AlwaysFishing23

I’ve been using both stealth cam and bushnell for the last few years now and have nothing bad to say about either. I also have the stealth cam viewer which is really slick. Pop your SD card in  it out in the woods and you can view and delete pics right on it. About the size of a smart phone so fits right in your pocket. 

  • Thumbs Up 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Walleye Guy

Stay away from Wildgame Innovations cameras.  Attractive price points but very low end sequipment and the reliability is very poor.  I have had the best luck with Moultrie.  I have a couple camera fanatic hunting buddies that swear by Browning game cameras.

 

Thee are cameras that connect to the cell network and that can email you pictures.  Those products have a monthly or seasonal subscription price.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
going4it

Had a wild game and never again. Leaked oil all over the sd card. I have stealth cams and they seem to hold up. I have bought some cheap ones from Walmart that are tasco (25-35$) they do a pretty good job for the price. You will be paying 2-300 for the ones that send pics to your phone plus monthly subscriptions. Depending on the island and if you have WiFi wondering if you couldn’t do video motion  that would show on the phone like ring or some of the others. Just some stuff to think about. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hayseed

First time this year bought a Stealth cam and like it so far. Have used Bushnell with good luck, Brownings with mixed good and bad. Have a really bad Cuddyback. Had a Hawk Ghost cam which I ended up sending back. Ate batteries really fast. Of all I've used, Bushnell had the best pictures. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
VermilionGold

If you have Wifi available I would go with a security camera.  We have four Nest cameras running at our place.  They can be configured to send you a push notification on your phone and/or an email when motion is detected.  You can also view the video feed from your phone, tablet or PC.  My exterior cameras have been up for three years and have worked flawlessly even in -20F temperatures.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
james_walleye

Im a moultrie guy. I bought a couple of these recently and they are great. 2017 model over half off on Amazon. 

Screenshot_20181211-215237_Amazon Shopping.jpg

  • Thumbs Up 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PSU

Great insight folks, MUCH appreciated!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JerkinLips

I have 5 Wild Game trail cameras and have had very good luck with them.  For the lower price they are a decent option.  I also have a Moultrie, Hunten, Wildview, Primos, and Bushnell.  My first 3 cameras ran on C-size batteries which were very expensive, so I replaced them with AA-battery cameras.

  • Thumbs Up 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • rundrave
      Where are you seeing this reported?
    • eyeguy 54
      not snagged   https://www.inforum.com/sports/outdoors/1009136-McFeely-Lincoln-angler-breaks-N.D.-state-walleye-record-but-doesnt-think-itll-last-long
    • gimruis
      Supposedly this fish was snagged.  I am reading online at various sources that it may be prohibited from state record certification.
    • TSquared
      I fished with a guide on the Detroit River two weeks ago who had the new Panoptix unit ($4000 to get setup).  Incredible what you could see as it is a live image.  Have to say it can frustrate the hell out of you sometime,  you see the fish just looking at your bait and then swimming away.  Very cool tech!  You could actually see the fins on the fish in the image and truly judge the size somewhat.  
    • Spearing Machine
      7-10 days the lake will be ice free. Which will be almost right on average ice out (April 30). Pike bay is open up to Duffy island working up the bay. Paddled from the Pike river up the bay to the ice line tonight. 
    • delcecchi
      Fake chirp as marketing gimmick.    They need something to convince folks to buy their unit and dump their unit from two years ago.    I am reserving judgement on the new higher frequency units.  "mega" and equiv.   Side scan actually seems like it could be useful.  Lots of stuff is changing these days in electronics.       I think what would be cool is an underwater drone with several transducers that communicates back to the boat wirelessly with sonar and video.....    Fresh water doesn't block radio waves too much so probably could use radio communication at least for a limited distance.       Some sort of modulated acoustic waves would work too.       Can't you just see, sitting in the boat, driving the mini-sub around looking  for fish, with sonar to help?   I bet the open water musky guys would pay big bucks for one....😂
    • Kettle
      https://www.valleynewslive.com/content/news/Big-fish-likely-NDs-largest-walleye-ever-caught-508887291.html   16lbs 9 ounces, 32.5 inches, absolute hawg of an eye
    • Cooperman
      Unbelievable! For a fish?
    • eyeguy 54
      no prob that you want to die fishing. but no sense in hurrying it up. lol 
    • smurfy
      Wowzer, again.🙄