Drone Fishing Tips

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One invention fishermen are starting to embrace is the drone. This gadget is popularly known to be a military tool for spy and to survey risky front line related to the enemy camp. Humans design machines to help them be more productive and successful. It is from this point of view that this unique science came to existence, to serve the arms forces. Drone now takes another responsibility; this time around the field of fishing is on the front line.

Modern drones are amazing machines capable of doing amazing things in the yachts or marine environment. It can be used to identify schools of fish, find a mooring or open area in the harbor to drop anchor, preview an unspoiled island or beach, locate assigned slip, locate person or objects that drop overboard, take great videos and image of boat either at underway or anchored, or even drop safety or other equipment in isolated locations.

drone in sunset

Drone fishing has become very popular that drone companies have started producing models and accessories specifically for it; including drones that can be modified to fishing drones. In addition to the basic features of quadcopters, these machines are equipped with lure release systems that can handle heavy loads of accessories and your possible catch, they are constructed with cameras and waterproof bodies. It also has functions like auto hover, high accuracy GPS and automatic return functions. So, if you are very interested in drone fishing, I suggest you take a look at the following drone fishing safety tips:

  • Think of getting a drone specially designed for fishing. It usually comes with the ability to release a line in case you catch a big fish. Losing a hook and a line is much better than losing your drone.
  • Be aware of the force of the wind. If your drone is not a good wind resistance, it will be very easy for it to lose its balance, especially if it is carrying a fish.
  • Be aware of how much battery is remaining and plan your route. Even though most fishing drones are water-resistant, it may be risky for you to go out there and get one by yourself.
  • Keep your drone more than thirty meters away from other people and boats.
  • If in controlled airspace, your drone should not fly above 400 feet.
  • And even though you are not in controlled airspace, it is good to keep your drone below 400 feet in case there is an aircraft in the area.
  • It is an obligation not to create a danger to an airplane, therefore if you fly your drone to look for fish and you notice a plane flying nearby, flying low for several reasons, it is advisable to bring your drone down.
  • Lastly, keep your drone in view at all times, which means you do not have to navigate with the images you get from your camera.
 

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