Why just stare at the surface when you can see through the eyes of your quarry? Having the best underwater fishing camera will allow you to do just that!
Underwater photography and videography can totally transform your fishing experience. Not only for you but those who come along for the adventure.
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Okay, wait a minute! Drone? Yes, you read correctly.
Drones are no longer limited to the air, but under the waves too.
The BW Space Pro can be used for fishing, exploration, and just good fun.
You are able to direct the drone and explore any area of the world under your hull.
It has a 4k 6 x zoom to bring fish, and other interesting sights even closer.
With this drone, you can vertically rise, descend, dive or surface at 40 degrees.
With full 4k UHD transmission to VR goggles and a 12-megapixel camera, you will be able to fully explore every nook and cranny.
The Evoyo is a great cabled underwater camera that’s capable of recording footage on to a micro SD, whilst a high resolution 22.86 cm (9 in) screen keeps you at the heart of the action
The unit comes in a sturdy case with all fittings included. It also has an 8 GB storage card so you can get started immediately.
No need for extra equipment to view the footage, as the unit transmits a live stream directly to your mobile phone or tablet.
Weighing in at just 94 g and only 11 cm long, this camera does not need any additional weights to keep it in place. It also doesn’t alter your fishing style. Cast and retrieve normally and watch the fish come in.
The Go Fish camera is equally at home in both fresh and saltwater too. With the, bobber, accessory you can turn your view into a top down camera, giving you a “birds eye view” while you fish.
The unit is capable of not only recording video but sound too, so your experience will be immersive.
The Gamwater 7 is a 17.78 (7 in) fishing camera with an integrated screen. The camera is camouflaged so as not to scare away your prospective fish and has led lights for additional clarity underwater.
Unlike some other cameras, this unit won’t attach to your line, but rather be lowered into the water separately.
In clear water, it has a viewable distance of up to 3 meters, with a night vision mode for those who like to pursue nocturnal prey.
The whole unit comes in a very handy and compact case and includes.
Cable, monitor, camera, battery, power adapter, along with rod accessories, for those anglers who wish to attach their camera to a separate pole for longer reach.
This is a lightweight and portable fishing camera fantastic for kayak fishermen. Its wide 120-degree viewing angle with inferred lights will make the underwater scenery crisp and clear.
It has a wireless transmitter doc instead of a screen that allows you to connect your phone or tablet to view a streaming image.
The camera can be used with or without a fishing float for vertical or horizontal images.
The wireless range is up to 80 m (26 ft) which means you can use it on a radio controlled bait boat
This is a fishing camera that is small in size but BIG in features.
No setup time, just connect it to your line and drop it in the water.
It can be set to record whenever the lure is struck.
It is capable of recording its location and adding this data to images and video’s taken. All data is transferred to your phone or tablet as soon as it breaks the surface.
This unit is superb for the fisherman who wants to record the action, but concentrate their time on fishing, rather than configuring equipment.
Like most of the tools in your fishing box, not all of them are fit for the same purpose. The same is to be said for underwater fishing cameras. Some are designed to be attached to your line, others are to be put into the water separately, or in the case of fishing drones, to glide along completely independent.
However, there are some common features that need to be considered when buying any underwater fishing camera.
It’s rather pointless going to the trouble of bringing a camera along if all you can see is merk and gloom. Just having a decent resolution on your camera is not enough for use in underwater environments.
You should make sure that your unit has enough led lighting, and preferably night vision. This may sound rather an overkill but its essential as your quarry may not be hiding in plain sight.
This may sound like a no brainer, but make sure that the display and the camera are both waterproof. Not only this but ensure that their application is for salt water if you want to be using the camera in the sea.
Its very important that the camera is unobtrusive and not going to frighten off your quarry. If your camera looks out of place, there will be no fish for you to capture and you will have wasted your time and money.
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