Dec 24, 2015 - It's 2016, and we're one year closer to the world of Star Trek, right?
We may be a few years away from beaming each other up, but technology is exploding in all areas of life, and fishing has gone high tech as well.
Sitting on the bank of a pond with your dad and a cane pole may still be the best way to go, but technology has opened up many options in the sport of fishing. The Dig takes a look at five new fishing gadgets that could "up your angling game"...:
This hand-held GPS unit is useful for shore anglers who don’t have the benefit of gathering waterway information from a mounted GPS unit on a boat. You can view data on the physical and biological makeup of over 4,000 waterways, including detailed shorelines and depth contours, to find the best fishing spots.
The Deeper Fishfinder will help anglers of all experience levels find fish by using Bluetooth technology to relay sonar images to a smartphone from up to 150 feet away. This wireless device is only 2.6 inches in diameter and can be stored right inside your tackle box.
Insight Genesis is a new mapping technology that will help ensure that you never miss a productive fishing opportunity due to an out-dated chart. With Insight Genesis you can create your own depth charts to locate structure, vegetation and bottom contour transitions.
Say goodbye to the leaning and lifting that is involved with the manual deployment of trolling motors. The Ulterra state-of-the-art automatic stow and deploy technology sets this freshwater trolling motor apart from the competition.
You can capture every important moment of your fish-fighting experience from a bird’s eye view in high-definition with the Lily Camera. Lily takes both photo and video footage from the air while following your movements through GPS and a tracking device that is strapped onto your wrist