Why GoPros Aren't Great As Fishing Cams

Posted by Brandon Austin on Apr 12, 2020 11:46:00 AM
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GoPros are great for a lot of things. They can be attached to your helmet for some awesome skiing, snowboarding, skydiving, or mountain biking footage and they’re even pretty durable. However, when it comes to fishing, they don’t have as much to offer as a fish finder or an underwater fishing camera. But don’t give up on finding the perfect fishing camera just yet. You’ll be happy to know that there are much better options out there for you, like the GoFish Cam wireless underwater fishing camera. This fishing device attaches directly to your line, has a hydrodynamic shape for stable footage, and captures high-quality HD footage at 1080p and 60fps that can downloaded straight to your phone once reeled in. Read on to learn why we don’t recommend GoPros for fishing.

Their Design

Quite simply, GoPros are not designed for fishing lines. Although it’s not uncommon for people to use them for scuba diving, this is a bit different than fishing. When a camera is attached to a fishing line, it’s susceptible to every little movement. At the end of the day, your GoPro’s boxy shape won’t make for very good footage and may even create enough resistance that it will fall off meaning your expensive investment is lost forever!

Risk of Loss

GoPro is an expensive piece of equipment. And putting it on the line is a risky move. A proper in-line fishing camera has two connection points so you can attach it in-between your main line and leader line. By doing this, you run a very minimal risk to losing your camera. You put a higher strength main line than leader line, and you're good to go! In the case of GoFish Cam, the company also offers a 2 year camera loss protection program to give you even more protection!

Water Resistance

GoPros are waterproof in the sense that you can put them in a case that keeps water out, and even so usually only to about 30 feet. However, the device itself is not waterproof. What this means is that you’re going to have one extra thing to carry around with you, not to mention it will add extra bulk and weight to the device itself, making it even harder to attach to a fishing line. If there happens to be a crack in the case, or you forget to close it, there goes your expensive camera! You'll want to make sure you have a camera that can go several hundred feet underwater, even if you fish shallow waters. This will help ensure you have a strong, durable underwater product for your fishing.

Live Feedback

One of the great benefits of the GoFish Cam underwater fishing cameras is that, when used with our float device, which comes free with the camera, it can be used to give you live feedback of what’s going on under the water. As a fisherman, this can be extremely helpful and save you a lot of time locating fish in the lake. Check out more about the float accessory here: gofishcam.com/pages/live-stream 

Contact GoFish Cam Today

As you’re probably aware by now, GoPros are not ideal as an underwater fishing camera. They’re great at what they do, but they aren’t meant to be attached to a fishing line. The GoFish Cam, on the other hand, is designed to be attached to your fishing line, it has a hydrodynamic design for stable footage, a built in LED light, can go past 500 feet deep, has 1000 lbs tension rating, and has a whole slew of other features you can learn about on our website. Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions 1-833-8-GOFISH

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