New fishing popper will allow real-time filming and data collection.
People are now putting digital cameras in anything and everything, so perhaps it was just a matter of time before someone put one into a fishing lure. Eco-Net is set to announce the first-ever digital fishing popper called the Eco-Popper at the International Convention of Allied Sportsfishing Trades (ICAST 2016) next week in Orlando.
Eco-Net says the new popper is the world's first fishing popper to offer real-time detection of strikes through a high-definition and sensitivity wide-angle camera actually placed in the rear of the lure. This means you'll be able to easily spot the fishing coming and prepare to set the hook accordingly.
But more than that, this digital lure will also allow you to record high-definition footage of your fishing adventure from the lure's perspective.
The Eco-Popper will apparently synch up with a smartphone app for iOS/Android that allows the sharing of video in real time around the world. Sounds like it could mean interesting things for those running their own online fishing shows.
Eco-Net also said in a press release the new lure does more than just capture video. It also has high-tech sensors that record statistics on things like the water temperature, clarity and even salinity.
This data can also be shared in real time via the lure's smartphone app. Eco-Net is planning on some live demonstrations of the lure at ICAST and for some beta testing of the new lure to begin in the next few weeks.
If you're wondering when you can get your hands on one, Eco-Net is expecting a commercial release sometime in 2017.