Watching fish interact with your lure on an underwater camera like the SondeCAM can be a ton of fun, especially from the stable platform of the ice. But it can also put a sharper sting on a heartbreaking refusal when a angler without a camera might have remained blissfully unaware.
That was the case for FishSens Pro Travis Harman, who recorded his son’s best chance at his first Lake Erie walleye through the ice on camera. After watching this walleye inch closer and closer to the lure for a good 15 seconds, I was surprised to hear myself hollering “Just BITE IT” into my computer screen.
But he didn’t, and every young angler has to learn that tight-lipped fish are part of the deal, and an underwater camera can help show just how picky fish can be.