- I came upon this footage while rummaging through some memory cards and decided to upload it. I let a good buddy of mine borrow the Go Pro while i was working and he captures some pretty cool footage of negative white bass on the Vexilar. ( I believe this was 2 years ago on Winnebago)
- If you don't own a flasher or sonar unit I would highly suggest buying one if you have the funds. Once you master the flasher you start learning what the fish want and what presentation to use on any given day, it can turn a zero into a meal or a trophy of a lifetime. It's also a great way to get kids into the sport and pass time!
- Looks like cold weather is finally on the way!!! Be patient. Use common sense. Respect other anglers. Have fun!
- I wish everyone the best this coming ice season!!
Picking up the new aqua vu 700hd this weekend. Pricey but will fart around with it and post an honest review/report when I get out next. Way it's looking right now there's finally some cold weather on the way and should get the boat away. Where's the first safe ice normally? Asylum?
MOON PHASE (5%)
36° - 40° F
40° - 45° F
fished the eastside for 4 hrs on Wednesday. Water clarity was stained and the surface temp has remained 40 degrees for 7 days. Trolled 1.5 and increased eventually to 2.0 mph - nothing. moved on to perch on rock to mud breaks - nothing, then to mud flats... and you guessed it, nothing. ended the day with casting jigs then some live bait - nothing. All proven techniques 3 - 4 weeks ago. Fish are suspended just off the deep reefs, but would not know what they are as I could not elicit a bite. I would have asked how others were doing, but I never saw another boat. I took this as a sign (Karma, Fate) what ever you want to call it and ended the day by winterizing the boat. Proceeded to charge the Vexilar and the ION batteries. See you on the ice.
Seems to me all the cameras are the same. Dirty water can't be penetraited with the light and the brighter the light the more it picks up debris wise. May b better with an LCD sonar. Like a humminbird. Then they can track fish and watch them come up.
Looking at underwater cameras for ice fishing and just to goof around with. Have a older Aquaview and it is useless in stained water or low lite. Thought about buying a good Marcum model, something for my son to watch and to entertain him. The question is is the visibility on Bago good enough to make it fun, I know the lake goes through cycles of clarity and dirty water. For those that own one is it worth it or not?
Thanks in advance for your honest opinions!!
Panfried, I also plan on fishing for burbot, lawyear, eelpout for the first time ever this year as well. I watch youtube videos & learn from my mistakes. Check out "in depth outdoors burbot" & watch the full episode. You might learn a thing or two. Good luck catching them!!