Drones have taken the fishing world by storm and made it a lot easier for anglers to fish. Now, drones are being made specifically for drone fishing and even have what is known as “fishfinders”. Here are some of the best drones with this feature:
|Drone Name:||Functional time:||Range:||Camera Quality:||Price:||Purchase Link:|
|Mavic 2 Pro||31 min||11.1 miles||4K||$1,599||VIEW|
|Splash Drone 3||18 min||1.5 miles||4K||$1,599||VIEW|
|PowerRay||4 hours||98 ft||4K||$999||VIEW|
|AguaDrone||18 min||120 ft||1080p||$699||VIEW|
|BIKI||120 min||196 ft||4K||$800||VIEW|
Keep reading this article to find out more about these drones with fish finders and exactly how they work!
Mavic 2 Pro
The DJI Mavic 2 Pro was introduced to the world in August 2018 and became DJI’s leading consumer-class folding drone that they had to offer to enthusiasts.
This probably means it is the leading consumer-class folding drone in the world, as DJI is the leading company when it comes to producing drones. The original Mavic Pro was an amazing drone as well, but the Mavic 2 Pro has a 1-inch camera sensor that allows for 4K video capture at 100Mbps.
The multi-directional obstacle avoidance also is a big help for the drone pilot so they do not have to worry too much about crashing their drone into various obstacles. This feature allows for safe drone flight and many more possibilities!
When fishing this means that once your line and bait have been dropped, the pilot can focus on reeling in the fish instead of flying the drone. This feature allows the drone to return to the boat or back to where it took off.
The OcuSync 2.0 allows for the drone to transmit 1080p live stream video well beyond the legal line-of-sight straight to the phone to allow for better control and safer flight even if the drone is not in sight.
The Mavic 2 Pro and the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom are the newest additions to the DJI family and they were both equipped with a new Camera.
The Mavic 2 Zoom is equipped with a 1/2.3-inch sensor but DJI also added a 1-inch sensor the Mavic 2 Pro. This top of the line camera was made in partnership with Hasselblad. This partnership worked to produce a new camera, instead of pasting an old sensor on the drone from the shelf, it is really paying off for us pilots!
This really is useful when drone fishing as the drone pilot will be able to zoom in on the surface to find schools of fish even if they are hundreds of feet in the air! Cool, right?
Fish Finder: The Mavic 2 Pro does not actually have a fish finder feature from DJI.
However, The Raymarine Axiom GPS/fishfinder UAV app now makes Mavic drones the ideal fishing partner! The app combines advanced UAV(unmanned aerial vehicle) imaging with the navigation system of the Mavic and simplifies the operation of both these technologies.
The app can be downloaded on the main screen of your boat and you can control the drone from there! This means that you won’t even need a controller, which is super convenient.
Splash Drone 3
Since the release of the first SwellPro Splash Drone back in 2015, both the drone world and the fishing world went crazy! The Splash Drone 3, ideally named the Fisherman, is a killer fishing drone with a dedicated line release mechanism. This version of the Splash Drone is much easier to use than its predecessors.
Being waterproof and salt-resistant as always, the Splash drone 3 has more power and better ability to handle all weathers and all environments. This makes the drone perfect to be flown in windy weather, rain, and even in the extreme cold.
Extended casting range and multiple bait release increase your catch rate. Additionally, with the new fish finder camera, you are sure to catch way more fish! One of the keys to being a successful drone fisherman is to know where the fish are and understand the underwater terrain.
The lens has a 120° field of view, which greatly increases your scope of vision, and the low light sensitivity feature allows you to see clearly what’s happening beneath the waves when the camera goes underwater.
With these features it makes it a lot easier for anglers, both new to drone fishing and veterans, to easily survey the topography from a bird-eye-view, quickly spotting fish schools and watch fish movement.
The PowerRay by PowerVision is a drone that aims to revolutionize the recreational fish market. Being a submersible drone that looks like a mini-submarine in some ways, it may not be viewed by many as your traditional drone!
This does not change the fact that it is a drone and a fantastic one at that! If you are looking for a drone to explore the ocean instead of the sky, then this is probably the drone for you.
The PowerRay was designed and made specifically to improve the fishing experience. It combines fishfinder, the mobile app, and VR goggle which provides real-time visualization of finding and catching fish.
The drone includes an internal fish luring light with a hue of blue, and a remotely operated bait drop. This feature is something you can’t find in other drones that travel above the water.
Unfortunately, this drone needs to be connected through a sort of umbilical cord-like power cable. That is why the range is limited to only 98 ft as well as the fact that there is the added risk of the drone’s cord being snagged on a reef or caught on something else.
However, the cable is not all bad because the PowerRay is capable of up to 4 hours of dive time thanks to being connected at all times. This means that the drone can be underwater searching for your next catch a lot longer than any drone can stay in the air, meaning more catch for you!
AguaDrone offers a wireless Sonar Pod that sends a wireless signal to your smartphone or tablet, therefore instantly turning your AguaDrone into a Fish Finder!
With its 100% waterproof design, the AguaDrone can land in and take off from fresh and saltwater. This makes it a lot easier to find fish as well as releasing bait.
The AguaDrone has pod accessories that increase the convenience of fishing with a drone.
The AguaDrone’s current accessory pods include:
- The Find Pod. This is a sonar fish finder that sends sonar images to your handheld device using WiFi.
- The Fish Pod. This pod is capable of carrying your bait or lure to the fish remotely using the drone.
- The Film Pod. This pod houses a waterproof camera that captures images from the air or underwater.
All these pods are part of the AguaDrone’s quick-change pod accessories that allow the angler to switch from one pod to another one very quickly with just the twist of the wrist!
This is a drone that was designed and built to mimic a fish as much as possible, as it moves through the water being propelled forward by a tiny little fin.
The drone is the world’s first bionic underwater drone and basically the only underwater robot, as it also features automated balance. It’s equipped with sonar for obstacle avoidance as well as a return to base function.
The drone has a 4K camera that allows anglers to have the best view and underwater experience. You can take this drone to 196 feet away, where the battery will last around 90 minutes to an hour. The wide-angle lens is also designed to give you a great view.
Many people tend to worry about how dark it must be in deeper waters, and that’s why Robosea has solved that issue by attaching lumen lights to the front of the drone.
It’s controlled using the app, meaning the drone is able to roam freely without the tether. Whether this is a good thing or not is up to you to discover!