I’ve done a bit of searching to see if I can find anyone who has specifically asked about using the OpenROV as an aid in sport fishing, but have come up empty-handed.
I’ve always had a fascination with bodies of water, big and small, and the creatures that call them home. I’m an avid catch and release fisherman and there are several fishing locations around my home that I’d love to explore with an OpenROV. I’ve been following the Trident for some time now and have seen its release date change from Fall/Winter 2016 to Spring/Summer 2017. While disappointing, I can be patient(if I must) and can either wait for the Trident, or purchase the OpenROV 2.8. I am always eager to learn new skills and love building electronics, so I am not intimidated by the build process on the 2.8.
Before making a rash decision, I wanted to check with you all first. Given my use case, which product would be more useful for me? I’m not sure if there are differences in the level of sound generated between the two, but that would be a big factor. Seeing underwater fish habitat is my current primary goal, but I think it would be a real treat if I could actually see some of the local fish species in their own environment. I could envision scenarios where I don’t really fish at all and spend my time investigating a lake or pond.
Thank you for your time!