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Old February 23rd, 2004, 02:20 AM
mark s
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Default aqua-vu for trolling

I am thinking about getting an underwater camera to attach to the
downrigger ball. Aqua-vu seems like a decent choice (model SV or MC w/
120 ft cable). Does anyone have any experience trolling w/ this
system?
Is it a hassle to use? How do you like it? Any advice prior to
purchasing?

I will be used primarily to target salmon and walleye on the Great
Lakes.

-Mark

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Old February 23rd, 2004, 07:45 PM
Steve
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Default aqua-vu for trolling

I think you should verify the visiabilty range in the water and depth that
you want to use this in.

This is going to be difficult to determine unless you try doing a test dive
with scuba gear.. Video gear isn't going to improve that.. What you might do
is contact a local dive shop and ask about visibility ranges in the area you
are interested in.

I most coastal water, rivers, lakes, etc. this range is going to be limited.
Perhaps so limited that you wouldn't see a fish unless he is with in a
couple feet of the camera. Not much use if your trolling along at 5 knots.


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Old March 25th, 2004, 01:24 PM
JT
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Default aqua-vu for trolling

You could go to your fish monger and see the fish in person before you bring
them home all filleted. Or you can watch the fish swim by your downriggers
and ponder why they aren't hitting your bait...

"mark s" wrote in message
m...
I am thinking about getting an underwater camera to attach to the
downrigger ball. Aqua-vu seems like a decent choice (model SV or MC w/
120 ft cable). Does anyone have any experience trolling w/ this
system?
Is it a hassle to use? How do you like it? Any advice prior to
purchasing?

I will be used primarily to target salmon and walleye on the Great
Lakes.

-Mark



 




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