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#11366556 - 01/24/16 09:54 AM Using drones for spotting bedded bass...it's just a matter of time.
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Registered: 01/25/13
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Here's the scene:

You have a clever little drone sitting on a equally clever detachable landing pad mounted to the top of your 250 Yamaha. You know there're some really big mommas breeding in those acres of weeds and you too are in heat. You want that bass. You can feel her sucking up that crawdad jig and kicking up your personal best by a couple of pounds in the process. Like everything else in your boat you use all the tools at your disposal. So you launch the drone...

The drones are coming...the drones are coming...
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#11366570 - 01/24/16 10:01 AM Re: Using drones for spotting bedded bass...it's just a matter of time. [Re: Lost in Space]
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It would be unethical, and maybe illegal.
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#11366577 - 01/24/16 10:07 AM Re: Using drones for spotting bedded bass...it's just a matter of time. [Re: Lost in Space]
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Same thought process as a ladder really just to the next level. I think generally uncool

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#11366581 - 01/24/16 10:08 AM Re: Using drones for spotting bedded bass...it's just a matter of time. [Re: Lost in Space]
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People use Game cams to hunt, whats the problem here...

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#11366588 - 01/24/16 10:09 AM Re: Using drones for spotting bedded bass...it's just a matter of time. [Re: ChuChu1]
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Originally Posted By: ChuChu1
It would be unethical, and maybe illegal.


There's nothing unethical or illegal about it.

I'd like to hear an explanation of how it's unethical.

It's not something I'd ever do but how do you get to it being unethical? It's likely a lot better for the bass to use a drone to comb thru the areas they spawn than it is to cruise thru with a trolling motor running and thrashing stuff up, scaring the fish, and ruining beds. Every time you cause a fish to abandon a bed with eggs on it you're effectively killing bass.

To be honest, I'd bet someone out there is already doing this.

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#11366593 - 01/24/16 10:11 AM Re: Using drones for spotting bedded bass...it's just a matter of time. [Re: Lost in Space]
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Its just a new tool that might work for the purpose your talking about. I'm thinking that light refraction and the fact that bass like concealment could make it less useful than a good pair of Ray-Bans. On the other hand, I could use Lidar to up my game... cyclop
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#11366614 - 01/24/16 10:20 AM Re: Using drones for spotting bedded bass...it's just a matter of time. [Re: Lost in Space]
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Now that's very interesting.

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#11366619 - 01/24/16 10:24 AM Re: Using drones for spotting bedded bass...it's just a matter of time. [Re: Lost in Space]
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You can get it to display on your hds 12

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#11366624 - 01/24/16 10:25 AM Re: Using drones for spotting bedded bass...it's just a matter of time. [Re: timwins31]
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Originally Posted By: timwins31
Originally Posted By: ChuChu1
It would be unethical, and maybe illegal.


There's nothing unethical or illegal about it.

I'd like to hear an explanation of how it's unethical.

It's not something I'd ever do but how do you get to it being unethical? It's likely a lot better for the bass to use a drone to comb thru the areas they spawn than it is to cruise thru with a trolling motor running and thrashing stuff up, scaring the fish, and ruining beds. Every time you cause a fish to abandon a bed with eggs on it you're effectively killing bass.

To be honest, I'd bet someone out there is already doing this.


I'm not going to get in a pizzing match with you, it is MY OPINION that it IS unethical.
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#11366646 - 01/24/16 10:38 AM Re: Using drones for spotting bedded bass...it's just a matter of time. [Re: Lost in Space]
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I could sit here in Dallas drink beers and send a drone to Toledo to find my lunker on a bed. I'm down with this concept.

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#11366648 - 01/24/16 10:40 AM Re: Using drones for spotting bedded bass...it's just a matter of time. [Re: timwins31]
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Originally Posted By: timwins31
Originally Posted By: ChuChu1
It would be unethical, and maybe illegal.


There's nothing unethical or illegal about it.

I'd like to hear an explanation of how it's unethical.

It's not something I'd ever do but how do you get to it being unethical? It's likely a lot better for the bass to use a drone to comb thru the areas they spawn than it is to cruise thru with a trolling motor running and thrashing stuff up, scaring the fish, and ruining beds. Every time you cause a fish to abandon a bed with eggs on it you're effectively killing bass.

To be honest, I'd bet someone out there is already doing this.




Even if you use a drone you still have to troll to get to that spot and will tear up stuff anyways. I have no problem bed fishing but many argue fishing for one and pulling it off the bed is just as devastating to the bass.
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#11366667 - 01/24/16 10:54 AM Re: Using drones for spotting bedded bass...it's just a matter of time. [Re: ChuChu1]
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Originally Posted By: ChuChu1
Originally Posted By: timwins31
Originally Posted By: ChuChu1
It would be unethical, and maybe illegal.


There's nothing unethical or illegal about it.

I'd like to hear an explanation of how it's unethical.

It's not something I'd ever do but how do you get to it being unethical? It's likely a lot better for the bass to use a drone to comb thru the areas they spawn than it is to cruise thru with a trolling motor running and thrashing stuff up, scaring the fish, and ruining beds. Every time you cause a fish to abandon a bed with eggs on it you're effectively killing bass.

To be honest, I'd bet someone out there is already doing this.


I'm not going to get in a pizzing match with you, it is MY OPINION that it IS unethical.


It's a good thing that you don't determine what's ethical for the rest of us then huh.

I wasn't looking for a pissing match really, I was looking for an explanation. But if you'd rather act like a pouting child, have at it. I don't really care.

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#11366685 - 01/24/16 11:05 AM Re: Using drones for spotting bedded bass...it's just a matter of time. [Re: timwins31]
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Originally Posted By: timwins31
Originally Posted By: ChuChu1
Originally Posted By: timwins31
Originally Posted By: ChuChu1
It would be unethical, and maybe illegal.


There's nothing unethical or illegal about it.

I'd like to hear an explanation of how it's unethical.

It's not something I'd ever do but how do you get to it being unethical? It's likely a lot better for the bass to use a drone to comb thru the areas they spawn than it is to cruise thru with a trolling motor running and thrashing stuff up, scaring the fish, and ruining beds. Every time you cause a fish to abandon a bed with eggs on it you're effectively killing bass.

To be honest, I'd bet someone out there is already doing this.


I'm not going to get in a pizzing match with you, it is MY OPINION that it IS unethical.


It's a good thing that you don't determine what's ethical for the rest of us then huh.

I wasn't looking for a pissing match really, I was looking for an explanation. But if you'd rather act like a pouting child, have at it. I don't really care.


I told you once I was not going to get in a pizzing match with you.
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#11366721 - 01/24/16 11:26 AM Re: Using drones for spotting bedded bass...it's just a matter of time. [Re: Lost in Space]
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Registered: 11/27/13
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Somebodys got their panties in a wad...some people just want to know why you said its Unethical....

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#11366740 - 01/24/16 11:37 AM Re: Using drones for spotting bedded bass...it's just a matter of time. [Re: Lost in Space]
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A drone interfaced with GPS could show you all the beds around you and mark them so you could navigate right to them. With the right software, you could probably even get an estimate on the size of a bass.
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