Fishing is one of the most common activities men do in the waters. Most people like to go fishing because it’s relaxing, they say. The activity, even the equipment, is so old school that making it more exciting seems impracticable. “Seems” is the operative word there.
Did you know that you can now make fishing more thrilling by using something like drone with a camera and this is different than your regular fishing rod. Drones are now used to fish. With a camera attached to it, you can now fish in the farther parts of the waters without leaving the shore.
Now, what are the best drones to use when fishing?
DJI Phantom 4 Pro
Weighing only 3 pounds, this drone is considered one of the more lightweight drones in the market. There are a lot of pros that come with buying this drone for fishing. It can go airborne for 30 minutes and can withstand a temperature from 1 to 40 degrees Celsius. It can also accommodate an additional load of 1 pound, which can be a good and bad thing as it can carry over your fish to you, but the fish’s size is limited. It’s controlled by a standard remote or by a mobile app. It’s good to use this when fishing as it can stay stable hovering above the waters.
DJI Inspire 1 Pro
This drone can be controlled by its factory remote, but you also have the option to control it by phone app on your smart phone or tablet. It has a weight of 6.5 pounds and you can fish using this from afar because it goes as far away as 2,000 yards and chances of finding it if ever you lose it is quite big as it has its own GPS. Assuming that the weather is good and calm, this drone can fly in 22 miles per hour. With no additional payload, it can stay in the air for 18 minutes, which is enough time to catch your fish. Adding to its pros is the fact that it can carry more than other drones in the market. However, this drone is quite expensive than the average ones. Even the batteries can cost as high as $200. The biggest drawback of this drone when it comes to fishing is that it is not waterproof, so fishermen would really have to be careful when using this drone to drop down the bait.
Swell Pro Waterproof Splash Drone 3
This might be one of the best options for fishermen as it is 100% waterproof. It’s specially made for fishing and has a 4K HD camera. It can also stay airborne for 16 minutes. However, the price is relatively more expensive than others and the payload release equipment doesn’t come with the package. You’ll have to buy that separately for around $150.
Yuneec Typhoon H Pro
Equipped with a 4K HD camera, this drone will make it easy for you to navigate through the waters. It’s stable and can stay in the air for 30 minutes. Another good thing about this drone is that the features are quite similar with DJI Phantom’s and Swell Pro’s, but for a cheaper price. One drawback, though, is that it’s quite bulky, much like the others, which would make traveling with it a bit of a challenge.
All these would be good for fishing, especially for the beginners. However, fishermen using these drones should keep in mind that even when the drone is specially made for fishing, a good TLC for the drone would make it more durable.