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On this morning's Zona show with Steve Bowman a drone was used to film the show.

 

They mentioned that a drone can be flown to find places to fish ahead of you.

 

In the future a drone could have special electronics that can view into the water with a sonar/radar system to find where the bass are located or even one large bass.

 

If drones can be used in bass tournaments or if it is reasonably priced we could have a new way to locate our targets.

 

So let's say you have a drone and your girlfriend or wife is in another boat controlling the drone and she will contact you as to where the bass are located or if there is some good looking structure that may hold a big lady.

 

Stay tuned and let's see how drones are used for bass fishing.

 

What do you guys think?

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Why not have an underwater drone seek out the fish? Its' coming!

 

I have no problem with anyone using one to fly around with for video or other.

 

As long as you still fish the same way and hope they will bite all is well.

 

But one day they will have robot drones doing the fishing for us! Then it would take the fun out of it.

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Let's just take all the sport out of sport fishing

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Let's just take all the sport out of sport fishing

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i dont like the idea of using drones. its not easy to fly them for one. i think it could create safety problems on the lake. aside from probably being a general disturbance to other lake goers, i can see drones crashing into boats, swimmers, other drones, and the likes. i dont want one delivering my pizza, nor do i want one buzzing around my head while im trying to fish...

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I think it's kind of interesting. I like the idea of seeing a location before you get there. I mea, obviously it could still be a bust, but I think it would be a good idea to see a few areas, and have a few different spots as a backup plan if you can't seem to find fish in your current area... I think they would have to have some additions to the rulebooks for drones though... But I think they could be very useful.

 

Let's just take all the sport out of sport fishing

I don't really think this is true... I mean, fish just aren't going to flop into your boat... The drone is going to pick up a fish and drop it in your livewell. I mean, if a drone is too much, what about the thousand's of dollars of electronics for boats you guys buy... I would relate them to being very similar, sometimes even serving similar purposes. As an angler you still have to able to make choices out on the water, and make the correct presentation, the right way, at the right time, in the right location. A drone simply servest the purpose of helping you with the last thing on that list, finding a good location. I think that arguements like this take anything innnovative, new and exciting out of fishing. It's like everyone whining about the A Rig... Anytime anything new comes along, it seems that people just want to shoot it down... Not the way I think our sport should operate if it expects to grow...

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i dont like the idea of using drones. its not easy to fly them for one. i think it could create safety problems on the lake. aside from probably being a general disturbance to other lake goers, i can see drones crashing into boats, swimmers, other drones, and the likes. i dont want one delivering my pizza, nor do i want one buzzing around my head while im trying to fish...

Just another strain of Lake Lice!

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I think it's kind of interesting. I like the idea of seeing a location before you get there. I mea, obviously it could still be a bust, but I think it would be a good idea to see a few areas, and have a few different spots as a backup plan if you can't seem to find fish in your current area... I think they would have to have some additions to the rulebooks for drones though... But I think they could be very useful.

 

I don't really think this is true... I mean, fish just aren't going to flop into your boat... The drone is going to pick up a fish and drop it in your livewell. I mean, if a drone is too much, what about the thousand's of dollars of electronics for boats you guys buy... I would relate them to being very similar, sometimes even serving similar purposes. As an angler you still have to able to make choices out on the water, and make the correct presentation, the right way, at the right time, in the right location. A drone simply servest the purpose of helping you with the last thing on that list, finding a good location. I think that arguements like this take anything innnovative, new and exciting out of fishing. It's like everyone whining about the A Rig... Anytime anything new comes along, it seems that people just want to shoot it down... Not the way I think our sport should operate if it expects to grow...

Do you want a drone buzzing above your head while your fishing? My electronics don't affect anybody elses experience on the water. The drones will be looking for people catching fish, or bait surfacing, not the fish themselves

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Do you want a drone buzzing above your head while your fishing? My electronics don't affect anybody elses experience on the water. The drones will be looking for people catching fish, or bait surfacing, not the fish themselves

You'd probably have to regulate them (I said this in my earlier post).... Looking for bait with a drone is also a briliant idea....

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I used to build model Rockets in the mid 70's, then we would launch them.. Point is, there were quite a few restrictions, fun hobby too.

Apparently there are few restrictions on these hobby crafted drones, didn't a drone recently jump the White House fence? Or was it crashing into a tree? Lol, oh well new regs are coming on hobby drones, stand by!

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If I saw a drone while fishing I would yell,"it's coming right for us!" and blast it out of the air. I generally hate the idea of drones for anything. I don't want my package from Amazon delivered by drone, I don't want food delivered by drone, and I don't want them around the lake either. You want to scout fishing spots then use Google earth.

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ROFLMAO!

My wife flying a drone?

Duck & Run!!!

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Do you want a drone buzzing above your head while your fishing? My electronics don't affect anybody elses experience on the water. The drones will be looking for people catching fish, or bait surfacing, not the fish themselves

 

 

Just wait until they do put fish finders on drones! I don't think there is any stopping this advancing technology now! I am sure they will try and regulate it and already are.

 

What bothers me the most out on the water are all the water skiiers who think they own the lake and will try and swamp fishermen for the fun of it. I see this all the time.

 

They even mark some places "no wake" zones, but those ski boat operators do not follow the laws quite often.

 

A few years ago it got so bad on one lake here in central Florida the police were called in and they put police out on the lake pretending to fish in jon boats with the water line barely 6 inches below the top rail of the boat and video taped numerous ski boats coming in too close at too high of speeds and intentionally turning at just the right moment sending a wall of water directly at the fishermen (police) just sitting there minding their own business not bothering anyone.

 

Needless to say it but some of those ski boat owners had an unpleasant afternoon after that.

 

I'd rather have a drone buzzing overhead than ski boats any day.

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There goes the peace and tranquility that a day on the water can bring. 

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I pray it won't happen... Next thing they will add, will be bomb bay doors and pylons that can have poison darts attached and electrically fired, Nevermind the already stupid cameras on them, lol

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My current plan for dealing with drones involves a shotgun with a full choke.

 

Josh

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Flying one around me, especially on the water, would be one of the dumbest things you could ever do with one of those oversized mosquitoes.

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For guys that don't fish for a living, that takes all the fun out. Even super complicated GPS systems can do that.

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For guys that don't fish for a living, that takes all the fun out. Even super complicated GPS systems can do that.

Have you ever fished with GPS/Electronics?

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This rc boat might actually be another route. You can fish one spot while it goes to a predetermined location via gps coord.

 

http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Intelligent-Remote-Control-Bait-boat-fishing_60111214268.html

 

400m range

 

  1. 433MHZ full digital duplex two-way wireless remote control
  2. Compass directing function, and there is also a directional arrow that shows on the remote control handset
  3. Operation method: Manual control and automatic control(auto-drive mode for hands-free sailing)
  4. The boat can sail with GPS-guided automatic navigation
  5. GPS can set and store 8 different target points
  6. Calculate the distance of boat sailing in a straight line from origin to destination and the actual sailing time
  7. It can show the quantity of received GPS satellites by numbers on the handset.
  8. It can show GPS coordinate.
  9. Water depth, water temperature, depth range, the situations of fishes (big and small) can be displayed on the LCD of remote control handset
  10. Fully integrated GPS, sonar-fish finder and compass..

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I used to joke about a jet ski death ray. Now drones too?

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Legal ramifications

 

IKE hacked KVD`s signals and beat him to the spot?==

 

Or jams his signals electronically

 

Or causes his drone  to crash thusly cutting off a huge bass right at the boat

 

Or flies a drone with a razor blade tail hook to cut fishing lines off

 

The possibilities are endless.

 

Just say NO to drones

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My take on creating new tournament rules:

 

IF the problem exists, address it.

 

IF you're creating rules for the "what if" scenarios, then don't waste your time on it.  It's better to focus your effort solving existing issues, or improving/expanding your tournaments, then wasting a single minute on a problem that doesn't exist.

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If I saw a drone while fishing I would yell,"it's coming right for us!" and blast it out of the air. I generally hate the idea of drones for anything. I don't want my package from Amazon delivered by drone, I don't want food delivered by drone, and I don't want them around the lake either. You want to scout fishing spots then use Google earth.

south park haha

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