Top Cameras and Drones for Capturing the Moment on Your Sport-Fisher

Essential gear to document the action above and below the surface

From providing definitive proof of a tournament release to just capturing that mind-blowing sequence of jumps from a hot blue marlin, video cameras and drones have become commonplace on today’s sport-fishers. Here are a few of our top picks to capture all the action from deck level, high above and even below the surface.

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DJI Avata ABD / Shutterstock

DJI Avata

The Avata has a built-in propeller guard, so if it comes into contact with an object—outrigger, tower leg, antenna—it can bounce back, stay in the air and keep flying. It’s available with goggles and an interactive flight controller as well.

Nikon KeyMission 360 Courtesy Nikon

Nikon KeyMission 360

Take your release videos to a whole new level with this 360-degree camera from Nikon. The KeyMission 360 uses two lenses and two image sensors to capture the action, which will make your friends feel as if they were alongside you in the cockpit.

DJI Mavic 3 Pro Evgeniyqw / Shutterstock

DJI Mavic 3 Pro

A favorite among professionals and amateur videographers alike, the Mavic 3 Pro houses three sensors and lenses with different focal lengths to unlock new shooting perspectives, allowing you to take your visual storytelling to a completely new level.

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GoPro Max

The Max is GoPro’s foray into the world of 360-degree cameras, and with features like bulletproof stabilization, a six-mic audio system, a fully waterproof design and much more, it’s a great choice for hardcore offshore work.

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Chasing M2

This is a professional-grade tethered underwater drone that’s capable of diving as deep as 300 feet in order to perform a number of tasks, including cinematography, exploration, hull and drive inspections, and much more.

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Ever wonder how people get those cool videos of a sailfish or marlin in the dredge? The TrollPro is the answer. The housing allows you to pull a GoPro video camera anywhere in the spread for a truly unique fish-eye view of the action.

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DJI Mini 2
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DJI Mini 2

Great for traveling anglers, the Mini 2 is an ultra-lightweight camera drone built for adventure. It has extended battery life, detail-rich 4K HDR video and a compact, foldable design that fits right into your boat bag.

GoPro Hero 12 black
GoPro Hero 12 Colin Hui / Shutterstock

GoPro Hero 12 black

The newest camera from GoPro is the Hero 12 Black. It has best-in-class image quality with new 5.3K and 4K video and upgraded video stabilization, all with the brand’s legendary ultra-rugged waterproof design for durability in any environment above or below the waterline.

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