Something Old? Something New?
Author note: This installment comes from my nephew – West Coast tournament pro Troy Lindner.
Years ago, before the introduction of underwater cameras, anglers had "peeking tools." These were primarily boxes or tubes with glass on the bottom.
With the expansion of zebra and quagga mussels across North America, and the resultant super-clear water, we're seeing a resurgence of this oldie-but-goodie fish-finding tool.
I've been such viewing tubes more and more all over the West in clear-water lakes like Lake Havasu and Lake Shasta. Some use the tubes to spot kicker bedfish that spawn deeper. I've heard they're being used more and more in the Great Lakes and the Canadian waters as well. Any readers used or seen the tubes? Let me know with a comment below.
about the author
Ron Lindner is a living pioneer. A book author, magazine publisher, TV producer, tackle designer, industry analyst and radio host, Ron and brother Al founded the In-Fisherman Network. Ron still fishes close to 200 days a year and co-owns and operates Lindner's Angling Edge.