Underwater Video & Photography Gear
The JJCAC utilizes an variety of
AV apparatus while conducting underwater photographic and video
studies of fish behavior. The following is a list of the equipment currently
operated by the Club.
Under water Viewing System:
Aqua-vu DT series system w/ 120 ft cable. Funding for this item was secured
through a JJC Beverage Grant.
Aqua-vu Accessories: Hand held
DVR with 2.0 GB SD card, stand, 15
ft manipulation arm.
Equipment: Sony TVR22 mini DV
Equipment: Cannon S30 Powershot
digital cameral (3.2 Mpix), mini tripod
Accessories: Action 3517 portable
B/W TV w/ 4 way power, assorted A/V cables and a splitter.
Questions about gear?
Welcome to Underwater Video and
How can we become
better anglers? You'd probably receive as many different answers to this
question as times you asked it, but one thing each response would have
in common is that: as anglers, we need to better understand the
behavior of our quarry if we are to be successful in catching them.
With this truism in mind, the JJCAC is conducting an ongoing underwater
investigation into the feeding behavior of our most common native
species - with the ultimate goal of this project being to gain insight
into relevant aspects of these species feeding behaviors.
results of the underwater video and photography studies conducted by the
JJCAC, as well as a number clips and images submitted by guest
contributors, may be viewed at the dedicated pages linked below.
In each case the 'lessons' learnt from viewing each clip are also
discussed - some real eye opening stuff! If you have any
questions regarding this project; would like to become involved in such
studies; or have underwater images or video clips you would like to
share, please feel free contact
contact us. Enjoy!
- Pan fish
Most investigations conducted to date
have been of bluegill and shiner behavior. Typically, footage is shot
'through the glass' using either the TVR22 camcorder or the S30 camera.
- Larger species
Investigations to date have focused on the feeding behavior of
bass and carp, although a series of studies featuring catfish are to be
undertaken shortly. Typically, footage is shot 'through the glass' using
either the TVR22 camcorder or the S30 camera.
Field studies - Pan fish
Sunfish, which inhabit the margins of most bodies of fresh water, are
the focus of these studies. A variety of footage has been recorded from
both aquatic and terrestrial vantage points using pretty much every
piece of equipment at our disposal!
Field studies - Larger species
The larger species have proven to be somewhat elusive during the handful
of occasions we have sought to record their behaviors. Be sure to watch
this space for updates - it's only a matter of time before we get some
of these guys on tape!
Guest Contributors' Clips and Links
A huge thanks to the anglers who have forwarded their own
clips and pics - much appreciated! Links to a variety of sites that also
feature underwater footage of fish behavior are included.