Published By OutdoorsFIRST Media Published July 10, 2017
Crosslake, Minn. (July 10, 2017) - Out on the water, a quiet battle rages on. The angling race for little known, rarely fished underwater locations has turned competitive, technology-driven. Sonar provides a colorful, though computer-generated interpretation of the lake floor; like reading a text description on a page versus viewing the living, colorful thing with your own two eyes.
To zoom in on real unfiltered underwater action, anglers looking for an edge now augment sonar with Aqua-Vu underwater cameras. The objective: To discover and see subsurface sweet spots and the fish living there with their own set of eyeballs. Now available in immersive, crystal clear HD video, the HD10i Pro Underwater Viewing System gives anglers the ultimate power to sight fish at any depth - and to discover secret spots plus big bass, walleyes and other target species living there . . . live.
"Aqua-Vu's new HD10i Pro solves mysteries I can't get answers to any other way," says Bassmaster Elite Series Pro, Ott DeFoe. "It's an invaluable tool for insuring those fish you're seeing on sonar are bass instead of something else. And the fact I can now mount the LCD right beside other electronics gives me the most complete underwater perspective possible."
The most advanced, user-friendly live video device of its kind, the HD10i Pro gives you both a modular, interchangeable underwater camera and a RAM Mount compatible LCD monitor for your boat.
Engineered with an expansive 10-inch ultra-bright LCD, the Aqua-Vu HD10i Pro is viewable in bright sun, with polarized sunglasses and from multiple angles - all thanks to 1300-nits of illumination and 3M® Anti-Glare coating. Packaged connected to its portable camera shuttle (with rechargeable 12-volt battery), the lean LCD module also instantly detaches for dash / console mounting, and can be powered by the boat's 12-volt power system.
Cutting edge Aqua-Vu screen technologies include TouchZoom for putting big fish or any segment of the underwater world under the microscope. Exclusive on-screen data such as digital camera depth and direction and water temperature enhance anglers' abilities to pattern fish and dial in bites fast.
Beneath the surface, the high-definition (720p), multipurpose XD™ Camera features the Quick-Attachment™ System, compatible with new easy-to-connect accessories, such as the reversible XD Trolling Fin (for forward or reverse viewing), XD Flood Light and XD Pole Cam adaptor. Matched to any telescopic painter's pole, the XD Pole Cam adaptor allows anglers to manually probe beneath boat docks, fallen timber, matted vegetation and other previously inaccessible cover.
"The new XD Pole Cam system is going to be huge for examining shallow cover during pre-fishing," adds DeFoe. "The ability to spy on big bass under docks and brush piles without spooking them adds a unique and invaluable fish-finding perspective. Now I can check spots fast, and eliminate the ones without bass, without ever making a cast."
Speaking of interesting underwater perspectives, the new Aqua-Vu XD Live Strike™ accessory brings new levels of excitement and interactivity to sight fishing - at any depth. Simply clip your fishing line to the Live Strike snap (lure trailing 1 to 10 feet behind the optics), deploy the camera to the desired depth and begin trolling or drifting. In live, clear HD video, anglers will enjoy the show right on the 10-inch Aqua-Vu screen. Watch fish strike and follow lures; get a realistic view of each lure's underwater action.
Contemporary, easy to operate controls.
Other standard HD10i Pro camera features include high-intensity, adjustable infrared lighting, 125-feet of HD cable and camera storage shuttle with internal 12-volt rechargeable battery with Smart Battery Charger. The 10-inch Ultra Bright LCD sports an integrated screen protector and is rated IP67 waterproof. The detachable, RAM mountable LCD also includes an HDMI video output for connection to an auxiliary monitor or recorder. A custom Soft Carrying Bag protects your investment. Priced at $999.99 (MSRP), the new Aqua-Vu HD10i Pro system arrives at retailers in fall 2017.
"The goal in engineering the Aqua-Vu HD10i Pro," says Aqua-Vu President, Ben Gibbs, "has been to give anglers maximum enjoyment and versatility - ice or boat - and to provide them with new and exciting underwater perspectives, all in one amazing, value-added HD underwater viewing system. For serious anglers like Ott, or for casual anglers as well, this new system is a real homerun."