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    Has anyone tried one? Iím thinking of buying one and am looking for comments and tips, thanks.
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    I picked up the Aquaview 715c and Mopod combo back in 2020 from BassPro during Black Friday. I can't believe I waited for as long as I did to get one. It's a game changer. It's good down to about 20 feet depending on water murkiness, and snow cover on the ice. The LED lights help in the lower light conditions. Its great for scouting new locations and can give you a real idea what the bottom looks like. The actual camera head has 3 adjustment settings so you can look straight down, at a 45 degree angle, or 90 degree angle.
    The Mopod tripod runs on 2 AA batteries and has a remote very similar in size to your car key fob. I have used it outside the hut and it operates ok as long as the hole doesn't freeze over, the internal gears are plastic from what I've read, so that could be an issue. The camera has been used in lakes at a cottage, in a pool, and from a boat to scout the bottom of a lake. The kids love watching it and I believe it has made the whole ice fishing experience better.
    Having said all that, the battery it comes with is SLA, which is on the heavier side, and only lasts about 6-8 hours in a hut, less exposed to the cold outside a hut. This year I planned to replace it with a lithium but as of yet haven't done it. Aquaview has a youtube channel showing how to replace the battery, etc. The supplied sunshield does its job, and it has to be really bright before viewing is affected. There is a millisecond lag between what you see on the camera and a fish taking the bait. It's pretty easy to get distracted watching the screen instead of the rod tip, haha. It is possible to record off of it, but other equipment is required to do it, again plenty of youtube videos if that's your thing. I just hold my phone up for video if I want. My next camera will probably have recording capability, but I'm guessing that will be a standard feature in the next few years.
    Overall I'm very happy with it. Hope this helps, good luck narrowing down your options.

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    Cool, thanks for the response. I’ve been watching some YouTube videos and it’s clear that not every fish that checks your bait will bite.
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    As a cheap skate option, I have used an old camera (similar to below) that was waterproof to drop down while taking a movie on a line (NOTE depth limits!) when the water is clear to see if there is cover in the area. It works ok... ok at best but it is cheap and works... sort of IF the water is shallow, you already have the camera and you can tell which direction, based on what you can see down the hole. Knowing there is cover and a bunch of fish 30' away and not knowing the direction.. not a help! :-)

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    got one for xmas and going to get out tomorrow for some pike fishing . will update

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    I have the Eyoyo one from amazon.

    been going strong for 2 years.
    adjustment is not easy, but I see the Aquaview ones only adjusted with the twist of the cable as well.
    super cheap and long cables too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ata83 View Post
    I have the Eyoyo one from amazon.

    been going strong for 2 years.
    adjustment is not easy, but I see the Aquaview ones only adjusted with the twist of the cable as well.
    super cheap and long cables too.
    My son bought one of those off amazon 3 years ago. Its still going strong and for the price was a great deal. Camera is great for finding underwater shelfs and general bottom conditions..oh and it shows how fish react to your bait or lure presentation also.

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