Throw this helpful tool into your tackle gear arsenal.
This video shows a slightly more high-tech way to answer the question, “What the heck am I doing down there?” While underwater cameras have been around for a long time, to my knowledge none have been marketed towards recreational anglers like the Waterwolf camera, shown here staring down the business-end of a few hungry fish.
In addition to being a great learning aid, its relatively affordable ($199.99) price tag makes it an awesome option for low-budget, “grassroots” fishing shows. It seems like a pretty sweet piece of gear with good low-light abilities, a sleek and aerodynamic design, and a decent built-in mic. It’s waterproof to 300 feet in depth and will record up to 4 hours of high resolution (1280 x 720p) color video on a single charge. Not too shabby.
I’ll let you guys in on a dirty little secret. When I was a kid, I absolutely hated fishing. I had absolutely no idea what my lure was doing in the water or even if there were any fish in the vicinity. I only learned to love fishing after discovering a shallow creek in our neighborhood where the water was clear enough for me to see what my lure was doing and how fish were reacting. Today, I make a point of casting new lures into a swimming pool, so that I can associate the “feel” of a retrieve with a visual image of the lure’s action. This little tool might help even more with that visualization.