Notices
Marine Electronics Forum

Through-Hull Cameras

Old 02-06-2019, 07:49 AM
  #1  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 231
Likes: 0
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
Default Through-Hull Cameras

Ive been researching these but there are not many first-hand reviews online. Thinking of installing one looking backwards on the transom of a sportfish on the lowest point where the transom meets the keel.

It would be great to see fish come in the trolling spread/ on the dredges but I bet there wold be too many bubbles. Maybe use it more while at drift.

Can anyone give me any first hand reports? Im looking at the lumishore or the Ocean LED Eyes 2 cameras.

Thanks in advance!
Old 02-06-2019, 08:08 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 2,340
Received 501 Likes on 286 Posts
Default

Hello, my friend was a captain of a 75 footer with them, honestly, we both thought they were rubbish! Only seemed to be any good in gin clear water, also was another maintenance item, now, another friend has a GoPro in a housing on a mount at the transom, I think the housing is only there for the mount and to avoid impact damage, it is amazing! The benefit is it can go on the mountain bike, motorcycles etc. Just a thought.
Old 02-06-2019, 11:27 AM
  #3  
Edd
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Inland Waters of California
Posts: 1,944
Received 12 Likes on 10 Posts
Default

If you are really interested in what presents itself to your baits, take a look at the WaterWolf inline cameras. I have some pretty good results from the WaterWolf cameras. Keep in mind that your working range for these lenses is about 20 feet. Even in our clear high altitude lakes we keep the bait about 15 feet from the SHARK cannonball. In green water lakes you have only about 10 foot working range.

Edd
Old 02-06-2019, 11:35 AM
  #4  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 231
Likes: 0
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

Yes, I have GoPros and ive had a few water wolf cameras. Looking for a permanent hard-wired solution for live feed. I dont want to tow any cameras. If anyone has info about through-hull cameras specifically let me know. Thanks guys.

Last edited by clayt; 02-06-2019 at 11:52 AM.
Old 02-11-2019, 10:15 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Indianapolis, IN / Punta Gorda, FL
Posts: 659
Received 240 Likes on 138 Posts
Default

Following. I have looked at the Lumishore and Ocean LED cameras but like you have found no real world reviews.
Old 11-05-2019, 08:22 AM
  #6  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 231
Likes: 0
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

Has anyone taken the plunge on these? Can you see your dredges in the water?
Old 11-05-2019, 08:51 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 889
Likes: 0
Received 176 Likes on 97 Posts
Default

i have a car backup camera on mine. mainly to keep an eye on the lower unit at plane.
works well for that. and hooks up to my nss 7 evo 2.
likely not useful for fishing though. i can capture maybe 6 ft behind the prop and thats it.
Old 11-05-2019, 12:17 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Hollywood-Key Largo
Posts: 1,702
Received 183 Likes on 86 Posts
Default

I have one on my boat. A little bit of a novelty. It is ok, but I decided to eliminate it on my new boat--also, I like having one less hole in my boat
Old 11-05-2019, 01:33 PM
  #9  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
 
triumphrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Masaryktown, Fl
Posts: 18,662
Received 4,573 Likes on 2,003 Posts
Default

My nephews 32 Yellowfin came with one and it never was a clear shot of anything....we felt is was a waste.

It was towards the stern and shot downwards...not sure what the intent of that location was.
Old 11-05-2019, 05:30 PM
  #10  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Seaside NJ
Posts: 2,197
Received 456 Likes on 218 Posts
Default

Water wolf
Old 11-06-2019, 04:13 AM
  #11  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 116
Likes: 0
Received 16 Likes on 14 Posts
Default

I have one that points down, depending on the clarity of the water I can see up to 20ft down. Makes it easy to lobster inshore without having to get in the water.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.