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I plan to fish Rainy this weekend and am wondering how well my underwater camera will work. What's the water clarity on Rainy?

Thanks, Mike

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It depends on what part of the lake , On the North Arm they work well past 30 feet, In RedGut they wont work past 15 feet, I have not tried in South Arm.

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Mike,

If you're fishing the south or Minnesota part of the lake I would just leave the camera behind. You'd be lucky to see 3.5 feet. The only approach that works well is the down view and your jig has to be relatively close to the camera to effectively do so, with the jig being this close to the camera it tends to spook the incoming fish. Just my two cents from my own experiences with a camera on the lake. However, don't leave home without your vex!

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tearin'lips

Thanks for the info. One less thing to worry about and one less battery to charge. This will be my maiden voyage to Rainy so hopefully I can drum up some action. I just plan to get out early and fish til dark in roughly 30' depth? I guess you just pull off to the side of the Rainy Lake Marine ice road and drill holes and set up? Is it important to stay mobile or would you just wait for fish to move thru?

Thanks, Mike

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HI,

GOOD ADVICE ON THE CAMERA, WORTHLESS ON RAINY, I WILL TAKE A VEX OVER A CAMERA ANYDAY ON ANY LAKE. I WOULD STAY MOBILE, 30 FOOT HAS BEEN A GOOD DEPTH.

SINCERELY,

FISHMEISTER

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We used a camera a couple of weekends ago up the north arm. Worked great for locating baitfish, but thats all we used it for. I would take a flasher any day over a camera...SB

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