An EYE in the WATER
THE CLEVER DEEPER PRO+ IS A WORTHY 21ST CENTURY SUCCESSOR TO THE MARKER FLOAT
THE distinctive ‘plop’ as the Deeper Pro+ hits the water might just be the sound of progress.
This collection of cuttingedge technology, all bundled up in a sleek, tennis ball-sized orb, is the 21st century marker float.
As it bobs on the surface, Deeper’s inbuilt Wi-Fi transmitter connects to your Apple or Android phone and beams back live data of what’s beneath it.
Mapping a swim becomes less about guesswork and more about the ability to create a full and accurate overview of everything in your swim. It’s quieter and quicker than a marker float, too.
The Deeper Pro+ weighs just 3.5oz and transmits the water depth and temperature and the layout of the lakebed (including weed and other obstructions) back to a compatible phone or tablet using the free and intuitive Deeper app.
All this is done without using a single penny of phone data, as the Deeper creates its own Wi-Fi network.
Imagine seeing a showing fish in your swim, but not knowing what sort of feature it was over. Slinging a marker float to the spot could risk ruining your chance of a quick bite, but the stealthy Deeper will tell you all you need to know in seconds, allowing you to tailor your rig accordingly.
Another option, if you own a fishing pole or long baiting pole, is to attach the Deeper to the end of it on a short piece of line to sweep close-in areas quickly and accurately.
If simply casting the device to specific areas (or attaching it to a boat) is more up your street, then the Deeper Pro+ can transmit to your phone from up to 100m away and at depths down to 260ft.
With a 5½ hour battery life and a two-hour recharge time, the Deeper Pro+ is a real workhorse that could revolutionise your fishing.
The floating Deeper Pro+ can be cast up to 100m.
Detailed imaging of the lakebed and other features is not a problem.
Everything the Deeper Pro+ sees is transmitted back to a phone or tablet.