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Want an awesome boat but can't afford to plunk down thousands, even hundreds of thousands for a luxury fishing yacht? Or maybe you've been frustrated by a favorite cove where you've never been able to cast your line in just the right spot. Your problems might be solved with a fun new hobby-RC boat fishing.
RC boat fishing combines two popular sports-remote control boating and fishing-and though these pastimes might seem to diametrically opposed (fishermen don't like anyone around with loud toys scaring away the fish), it actually is catching on with many anglers (pardon the pun).
The idea was conceived one day when some kids got bored and tied a fishing line to their RC boat. To their surprise it worked, they caught a fish, and the sport was born. Nowadays you can buy a model remote control boat specially made with fishing in mind. Some boats are almost three feet long with a range of 3 to 4 hundred feet, so you can drive your fishing line out to record distances and get your bait where you want your bait.
There are two basic ways to RC fish: either you can hook the fish with the boat and drive it in or you can drive the line to your spot then release it from the boat in reel it in traditionally. And we're not talkin' guppies here. People are actually catching some pretty big fish. Check out this video of a guy catching what looks to be a nice sized Yellow Tail 12 miles offshore:
RC fishing boats come in all
kinds of sizes and styles, from sleek and angular models that look like
a stealth bomber to more traditional-looking ones with flybridges and
even a tiny captain at the wheel. One model goes a little further with
the technology and comes equipped with a built-in sonar and an LED display
Some people really get into it and customize their RC fishing boats. These home-built rigs are fitted with waterproof wireless cameras complete with night vision, solar lighting and large brushless motors with plenty of pulling power and tons of range.
These boats can range in price from about 60 bucks to over 600 depending on how extravagant you want to get, but one thing is for sure: it's a lot cheaper than buying a real boat.
sources:rcfishingworld.com, bigfishtackle.com, halfbakery.com, slipperybrick.com, youtube.com photo: zhobby.com
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