How to Use an Underwater Ice Fishing Camera

How to Use an Underwater Ice Fishing Camera
An underwater camera is a good tool to have, especially when ice fishing. Unlike during warm months, there is no way to see the fish in the water or any underwater habitats where the fish might be located. This is where the camera can help. This doesn't mean that you can't ice fish without it, but that it is a helpful tool for those that have access to one.


Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Waterproof camera
  • Line or cord to lower camera into water
Step 1
Drop the camera in the ice fishing hole and have a look around before fishing. Look for objects such as logs or rocks that fish might like to use for shelter or safety.
Step 2
Turn the camera in all directions to see if there is any healthy vegetation that the fish might use for hiding.
Step 3
Move your fishing hole location if you see that these preferred fish locations are too far from the ice fishing hole you already made.
Step 4
Make a separate hole for your camera once you have found the right spot.
Step 5
Drop the camera down to the level where you will be fishing.
Step 6
Use the camera to observe how the fish react to different baits and how you are handling them. Adjust your fishing techniques according to what you have observed.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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