HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Upon receiving your GoFish Cam, make sure to read the manual and register your camera on the mobile fishing application. Instructions are easy and are available at gofishcam.com/instructions
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE LINE BREAKS?
We do understand that the concern is still there, and that's why we also offer a 1-year camera loss protection program: gofishcam.com/cameraloss
WHAT FISHING STYLES CAN THE CAMERA BE USED FOR?
DOES IT HAVE A WARRANTY?
WHAT'S THE MEMORY OF THE CAMERA?
The camera does not have an internal memory. Customers will need to put in a micro SD card up to 64gb (not included with cam).
DO I HAVE TO USE MY PHONE?
No. You can also plug the camera into a computer like a regular digital camera to review footage or use a microSD card reader.
HOW DOES THE CAMERA RECORD?
Camera records constantly but separates footage into 1 min clips for easy download.. (can be changed in app to 3,5,10 minutes or continuous recording).
WILL IT WORK IN MURKY OR DARK WATER?
Yes. Camera is equipped with optional LED green light. Shorten the leader length for less water clarity to make sure the lure is still visible. (1 ft minimum)
DO YOU HAVE TO REPLACE BATTERIES? HOW LONG DOES THE BATTERY LAST?
Camera is rechargeable via micro USB. It contains 2 internal lithium-ion batteries. At max resolution (1080p@60fps) a full charge allows up to 1.5 hours record time. Resolution can be lowered on the camera to 1080p@30fps or 720p@60fps which can allow about 2 hours.
DOES THE CAMERA SCARE FISH AWAY?
Not at all. In fact, read on below to see how GoFish Cam helps you attract fish. In fact, many of our customers have submitted videos of predatory fish taking bites at the camera!
HOW DO I ATTACH THE GOFISH CAM TO MY LINE?
The GoFish Cam is very easy to attach to a fishing line. There are two ends to the camera. The back end will be attached to the casting line and the front end to your leader line. You can either tie the lines straight to the camera or tie your line to a snap/swivel and use the snap to connect to the camera.
WHAT KIND OF FISHING LINE SHOULD I USE?
We recommend using a heavy braided test line and a less heavy monofilament leader line. When using the camera for cast & retrieve, we recommend using higher than 30 lbs test line and also recommend side casting versus overhead casting.
HOW LONG SHOULD THE LEADER LINE BE?
It depends on the type of fishing you are doing, the lighting, and the clarity of water. The leader line should be between 2-6 feet long.
HOW DO YOU STOP THE CAMERA FROM SPINNING?
The camera is built with stabilization fins. The fins work best when there is tension or drag from both ends of the camera. As long as you’re trolling, reeling in, or battling a fish, you’ll find there is no spinning. The more action, the more stable! The use of swivels and snaps to attach the camera to the line will also make for more stable footage. Additionally, depending how fast you are trolling or retrieving, adding some weight to the main line about a foot in front of the camera will create more stable retrieval.
HOW DOES THE WIFI WORK?
The GoFish Cam emits its own WiFi signal. The camera works similar to how your house’s WiFi does; when you leave the range of your house, your phone disconnects, and once your phone comes back into range, it reconnects. When the camera comes back into range of your phone, it picks up on the WiFi signal and reconnects. This allows you to review all the footage on your GoFish Cam via the fishing app on your mobile device. The Wifi will disconnect while underwater. If you are cast and retrieving, it will auto connect every time you reel in. If you're keeping the camera underwater longer, it will stop "searching" after 5 minutes. To reconnect then, you'd have to open the camera and press the WiFi button again.
HOW FAR DOES THE WIFI GO?
HOW DEEP CAN GOFISH CAM GO?
Unit is warrantied up to 500 feet, but we have tested units up to 2000 feet with no issues.
DOES THE CAMERA RECORD SOUND?
CAN I RECORD IN THE DARK?
Yes! GoFish Cam has been designed with a green light emitting diode (LED) ring around the camera lens to capture your image in the darkest of water and for night fishing. It gives about 6 feet distance.
The light serves a dual purpose:
- Adding light to the water improves video quality in low-light conditions
- The LED acts as a fish attractant. Studies have shown that green light attracts certain species of fish.
CAN I SEE MY VIDEOS ON MY PHONE?
Absolutely! GoFish Cam has developed a mobile application to work with your Smartphone. It works alongside the camera wirelessly. We encourage users to view, edit, log data, and share footage.
WHERE CAN I SHARE MY VIDEOS?
GoFish Cam’s mobile fishing application will allow users to download videos to your phone to then share through most major social media channels – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube.