Purchased a new camera to replace the broken down Marcum we have kept running for the last three years. It seem like high end cameras only come with a high price and not durability. I picked up the Aqua-Vu Micro 2 because I liked the light weight design and figured it would give me less of a work out while scouting holes. We used the Micro on our trip to Pratt Lake and have made a few minor modifications for the next trip.
First the camera needs more weight to get it to the bottom faster when checking hole. I added weight by wrapping some pencil lead weight around the back of the camera. Second addition was marking out depth markers on the cable which I do on every camera. Added markers at 10, 15, 20, and 25 foot which gives a quick depth indicator while scouting. Third addition was to add a tether with a quick clip to my Ice Armor coat. The camera unit is so small I worry about it falling in. I set the tether up so that the camera fits in my pocket.
On our first trip the Aqua-Vu Micro worked pretty good. I'll give it a few more trips out on the lake before I give it a rating.
|Lead added to camera.|
|Tape used to mark out depth.|
|Camera tethered to Ice Armor|