Jeremy Smith breaks down the importance of always having an underwater camera in your boat.
Underwater Camera Advantages In Your Boat
Electronics are a huge investment for any angler and until you spend a lot of time on the water it can be difficult to understanding what exactly you are looking with your electronics.
Whether its 2D sonar, down imaging, side imaging, MEGA 360 sonar or forward facing sonar it takes many hours in the boat to understand exactly what your electronics are showing you.
One tool that can really speed up that process is an underwater camera.
The Aqua Vu Micro Revolution 5.0 Pro is one of the best pieces of equipment you can have in your boat. Whether you are looking at a piece of structure or using it to identify a school of fish the Micro Revolution 5.0 Pro is the perfect camera for any job.
One of the best features on the Aqua Vu Micro Revolution 5.0 Pro is the cord management system. The patented revolution camera spool allows the angler to deploy and retrieve the camera optics with the turn of a reel handle making it quick and easy to use.
It has a long-lasting, rechargeable lithium-ion battery and is sized like a smartphone that can fit into your pocket, a boat compartment or tackle bag.
Equipped with 60 feet of durable cable, the Aqua Vu Micro Revolution 5.0 HD boasts a waterproof camera that transmits footage to a high-resolution 5-inch LCD screen allowing the angler to see what is below the surface in real-time.
Compared to traditional boat electronics it’s an inexpensive tool that will help you read your electronics better and understand what is actually under your boat.
Using a Underwater Camera in a Boat
We all know how useful an underwater camera is on the ice, but it is just as effective in a boat. The biggest thing when using an underwater camera in a boat is making sure the boat stationary.
Spot-lock on your trolling motor, Minn Kota Talons or a good ole fashion anchor and rope will all work. Just make sure to boat is moving as little as possible.
The more stationary the boat the easier it will be to move the camera around and see what is below the surface.
Another thing you should do when using an underwear camera in a boat is add a clipped weight to the bottom of the camera. The more weight you are the more stable the camera tends to be. It will also help the camera deploy faster.
Once you’ve use the camera a couple of times in open water, it won’t take you long to see how useful it can be when it comes to understanding exactly what your sonar is showing you.
Check out this detailed Underwater Camera Buyers Guide!