Has anyone used an underwater drone to fish?

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Has anyone used an underwater drone to fish?

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Just occurred to me that a drone would be another electronic fish-finder for serious fisherman. Did a google search (attached) and it seems there are drones designed for this.

Has anyone had any experience with them? Are they too high-tech to be considered sporting?

https://www.google.com/search?q=Can+an+ ... nt=gws-wiz

I think drones are illegal for deer hunting in Wisconsin; wonder if there are similar prohibitions elsewhere.

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Not an underwater drone. I have heard of people using a flying drone to take the bait out long, long distances and drop it beyond the surf or across the lake.
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Before drones, I saw where they used RC controlled boats to run lures into certain areas that were restricted for regular boats to enter.

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Our fishing reg's prohibit use of any remote controlled device that would be used to shoot something like a spear or harpoon at a fish. Seems the remote controlled sensing would be perfectly legal.
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Not a drone, but an RC boat. I would take a clothesline pin and attach it to the back of the boat. I would clip my line to the pin and then after taking the bout out to where I wanted to drop the bait I would give a tug on the line to get it pulled off the clothesline pin. I did this while fishing from a dock in shallow water to get the line to deeper water fishing for catfish.

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That place Jim goes down in Mexico, the fish would eat the drone! :LOL2:
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U.S. Navy has a couple of versions, this one just debuted in May of this year:

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2022/05/ ... submarine/

Then, we got:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/3 ... tly-expand


and then...a search and identify drone for torpedo guidance:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhambl ... 717aa65f19

Now, you'd think SOMEBODY would be thinking of using a drone for fishing, or maybe remote fish-finding aerial capabilities, wouldn't you?

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LDUBS wrote: 06 Sep 2022, 11:45 That place Jim goes down in Mexico, the fish would eat the drone! :LOL2:
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