The difference between fishing and catching has a little to do with luck, a little to do with skill, and a lot do to with having the best high tech gear to find and entice fish to bite your bait or lure. It’s nice to have some more weight in your corner to tip the scale more towards the catching side of the scale by getting your hands on some high tech fishing gear. Photo credit - this image is from KastKing to advertise their iReelOne Intelligent System.
What Types of High Tech Fishing Gear Are Available?
The KastKing iReel One IFC Smart Fishing Reel is a high tech intelligent fishing system. This fishing reel has motion capture sensors to give you the info you need while your fishing. It connects to your smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, to give you your precise casting metrics that you need to do the quick analysis and tracking to help you catch more fish. Quickly and easily pair your iReel One fishing reel, and the KastKing App for fishing data to give you more of an advantage in catching more fish.
•Post Cast Line Out•Max Casting Speed•Line Retrieval Speed•Cadence and Casting Duration•Track Fishing Activity (where you fish)•Place A Pin To Mark Your Favorite Fishing Spots•Fishing Time and Number of CastsWhy is this information helpful? One perfect use case is when you are trolling for trout, or striper, as an example. One of the most important details you need to know is how deep to fish your lures and baits. When you get bit, you can capture the exact distance your line is out, so you can let your line back out there just as far back behind the boat. If you were to drop a pin to mark the spot where you got bit you can also circle back through them and hopefully catch more of them!
High End Fishfinders
If your fishing from a boat, and you are looking for the best in high tech fishing gear a Garmin fishfinder is the way to go. The Garmin ECHOMAP™ Ultra 2 is their latest model in the ECHOMAP lineup. This model is designed for inland and nearshore anglers. It has the cutting edge features that Garmin is known for, including a 10 or 12 inch key assist sunlight readable touchscreen, Ultra High Definition scanning sonar, preloaded Garmin Navionics+ mapping, wireless networking capabilities, and so much more. Comes in the 10 inch, and 12 inch screens with a whole range of different options available that will range in price from $1899.99 to $3099.99, give you the flexibility that you need for your specific needs and budget.
Castable GPS Fishfinders
If your fishing from shore, there are fishfinders available to help kick your fishing hame up a notch as well. The STRIKER™ Cast GPS by Garmin is the perfect fishfinder for fishing from the shoreline. Just tie it onto a separate fishing pole and cast it out with no lure or baits, just to be used as your fishfinder. Then cast around, reeling it in slowly, until you find where the fish are hiding. This will give you the advantage of knowing where they are at, how deep they are, if they are best targeted from the surface on top water, or if they should be targeted on the bottom, or anywhere in between. It could also help you determine how long of a leader to use. When you cast out the castable GPS fishfinder, when it hits the water it turns on, and when you pull it out of the water it will turn off, so that it can conserve power to have a longer battery life. You will now have visibility into what the bottom of the lake, or pond, is like. How deep it is, and where it gets deeper and more shallow. Even the vegetation, and structure where you can see the fish are holding up and hiding out. The fishfinder connects to your smartphone, and gives you a real time view of what’s below the fishfinder you casted out into the water. My kids really enjoy using the fishfinder to find the next spot to cast. It gives them something to do to entertain themselves when they start to get bored on some of those slow fishing days. They also really like to be map out our fishing spots, giving them details of what’s below the water for that extra layer of visibility and knowledge of how to fish each of our favorite fishing spots.
Robotic Fishing Lures
The Animated Lure is an electronically programmed fishing lure that mimics the swimming action of real fish to entice more strikes. This lure was featured on the TV series Shark Tank! They have three different sizes and over 45 different skins to ensure that there is an animated lure to suit your fishing needs.The Animated Lure looks incredibly realistic and lifelike in the water. Once the front propeller spins up, the segmented tail sections swing continuously for the most realistic live fish like lure actions possible. It is very effective to entice fish into biting your lure, and then it’s FISH ON!Not only does it move great in the water, it also looks like a real bait fish swimming through the water. The paint scheme is highly detailed to make it look like the real thing. It is also simple to use. You just plop a bobber on the line, drop the lure several feet down to your desired depth, and that’s it. You just wait. The lure does the swimming and attracting the fish to bite.
Underwater Lure Cameras
Do you ever get a fish to strike your lure when you are trolling, and it pops off, and you wonder what it was, or how big the fish was? Now you can know, with Aqua-Vu's Strike-Vu™ Fishing Camera. This camera gives you an eye-to-eye perspective of the fish, so you will know what it was. You will also know if fish are swimming up interested in your lure, but refusing to bit. This can show you if you need to entice them even more by adding a trailer worm, or anchovie filet to your lure. It will even show you if maybe you are trolling too fast and the fish just don’t want to catch up to the lure and strike. With the high-definition video capabilities you can watch your lure in action and see the fish in striking and vivid colors. This underwater camera is equipped with a built-in 32-GB hard drive that records underwater action in three minute clips that you can add to your fishing video for even more exciting videos for your audience. You will get great video of the fish biting, and you fighting the fish as your reel it in. Kick up your fishing videos a notch, and learn from what you see in the videos to help you catch more fish. With up to 4 1/2 hours of video recording time, you will be able to capture your fishing adventures. If your fishing trip is longer than a half day, you can easily use the waterproof USB connection to save the videos off onto your laptop, and charge the integrated Li-Ion battery when the battery gets low for all day use. Take your fishing game to the next level and buy yourself this HD Lure Camera!
ANGLR ANGLR is one of the top fishing apps that lets you log your fishing info to give you the cutting edge of knowing what you caught, with what, when, and where. This gives you a centralized place to all that info to help make decisions on where, what, and how to target them. This fishing log app is very simple to use, you just press start when you start fishing each time you go fishing. It will capture your GPS route, the weather conditions such as whether there is clouds or not, and what the temp is, water conditions like temp and flow. You can add more info by adding things like records and photos of your catch, and track the performance of your specific lures or baits. All the info you try to find out there on various websites, social media groups, and social media pages. Now you can capture your own detail, and over time have the most valuable fishing resource for your exact style of fishing. Price: Free, with optional paid upgrades if you want them.Download Link: https://anglr.com/About The Author Mike Mendenhall is the the founder of Mendenhall Outdoors. This website is an extension of the Mendenhall family’s lifestyle and passion for the great outdoors. Everything that they learn, and experience, along the way that they find may be valuable to our website visitors is on the site for you to enjoy. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive free products from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase. The Best High Tech Fishing Experience Awaits!