Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
TiNK3R

Camera - usage questions

Recommended Posts

So I just got an aqua vu explorer 5... Tried it out at night to see how well it worked and I was pretty impressed. I heard a lot about not being able to see during the night and everything was crystal clear and in focus. I do have a few questions...

I didn't buy a tripod for it. I know it's pretty much necessary but will getting the standard pod for it help in aiming? I couldn't for the life of my find my jig (didn't spend a lot of time on it) which brings me to my second question..

How far away from your jig/etc do you put the camera? I only had it a foot or two away (Had two holes drilled in my porty... dead sticked one and messed with the camera in the other) typically 10' or less?

Do the lights at night (or day) turn the fish off? I figure if they can see my glow jig and it makes a huge difference... why wouldn't two spotlights? Can anyone comment on that?

Is there a case or something to organize it a little better? It feels awkward and bulky where the cord wraps up and the flaps that go over the screen.

Thanks in advance! I hope to bring it out this weekend for some scouting! smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

they sell a thing called a compus its like ten bucks and you put your cord through it and you can twist the camera around I have mine about four feet away or so.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what I did for mine is: I took a old regular camera tri-pod and modified it to work for my new marcum. That way I have the adjustable legs so I can have it at any height. the little clip come off a old camera I use to have.

IMG_0106.jpg

IMG_0103.jpg

IMG_0104.jpg

IMG_0105.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i also just got a explorer 5 havent tried it out yet prolly after ChristMas and i cant wait! I think it iwll work out Nice....

Anyone tried the Aqua-VU DVR??? anyone have one?? Like them??

thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gander in Blaine had the Nature vision tripod for 15 bucks a couple weeks ago. They are well worth it. You can fine tune the turns. Use a big orange depth finder clipped onto your fishing lure to find your lure. Once you have it pointed to that you can remove the depth finder and fine tune everything. Takes a bit. Fish bumping into the camera will push it off target at times. Be careful with the rubber cork that goes on the cable. They dont float.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this