Remote control fishing
Question: I’ve seen several remote fish finders that I’m interested in and I’m curious as to whether they’re legal in California. I read the regulations about computer-assisted fishing, but it talks about using weapons/aiming systems to harm/kill fish. I have four questions to run by you:
1. The fish finder I’m interested in is the Humminbird RF15. It basically is a bobber that doubles as a sonar and transmits wirelessly back to your receiver. It has two holes … one for the line leading to your rod, and another for your hook. Is this legal in California?
2. Can I attach this sonar to an electric remote-controlled boat and use the RC boat for positioning the sonar? In this configuration, no hook/rod/reel would be used — it would strictly be used as a fish finder.