Amazing Under Ice Footage of Hundreds of Yellow Perch

Published February 26, 2018 0 Plays

Rumble Every wonder what it might look like directly under your boat, your ice fishing shack, or just under water where ever your lure might be sitting? Here is some close up footage of hundreds of perch swimming directly beneath our ice fishing shack. You can see our minnows and jigs in the footage and some perch attempting to strike. They sure have lots of interest but they are all so small none of them will strike! You will also see the odd bluegill in the shots.
Video was taken with a GoPro Hero 4 camera using a specialized underwater housing which supports HDMI out, and USB power out. All contained in a sealed unit with no leaking, the wires travel up to a high definition television right inside our ice fishing hut. From there we can monitor and record what is happening beneath the ice hut. You actually watch live as the fish strikes your lure. It can sure be quite amusing, especially for friends and family watching with you.
The Yellow Perch is a fresh water fish all throughout North America, known as a pan fish they are fished all over, especially targeted by children as they are an easy catch. They are also prey for a majority of fish species lurking in the lakes and rivers. When you have perch around you, likely there is larger fish moving in to feed on them. Perch swim in schools, like seen in this video. They will all be around your lures, then eventually leave to move on somewhere. Then the screen is empty.
This footage was sped up two times to give for a quicker viewing.
You can see the bottom of ice in the video also, meaning we are only about 8 feet deep of water here.
Video was taken on Chemong Lake, near Bridgenorth Ontario Canada in February 2017

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  • DavidMcNab, 2 years ago

    I guess one big pike would make them all scram!

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