5 Best Fishing Drones In 2020

If you’re looking for a way to go fishing with a drone, you’ve come to the right place. Fishing with a drone by themselves is impossible, but if you hook up a downrigger clip to it, you can actually go fishing with a drone. With the clip, once the fish bites the bait, you can fly the drone towards your boat or towards land where you can retrieve your prize. How do you tell when your drone has caught a fish? Well, you’ll need a drone that has a camera, allowing you to see what the drone sees through an app or through the remote that often comes with drones like these.

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That said, if you’re ready to start fishing with modern day technology, be sure to follow along with us below. We’ll show you the best fishing drones that you can buy right now. Here are our top picks.

DJI Phantom 4 Pro

First up on our list is the DJI Phantom 4 Pro. This is one of the most popular drones out there made by the popular DJI brand. You can fly this drone for up to thirty minutes of airtime off of a single charge. It has a control range of about 4.3 miles ,enabling you to really see the sights with this drone, and even get into hard to reach fishing spots. It comes with a remote control, so you’ll be able to see what the drone sees on the remote control’s built-in screen. The camera it comes with is actually able to record content in 4K, so you’ll get only the most detailed and scenic views out there.

DJI Inspire 2

If you want the best of the best for drone technology in your fishing adventures, look no further than the DJI Inspire 2. The Inspire 2 actually has a top speed of 67 miles per hour and a range of a few miles. At those flight speeds, you might expect the battery to drain faster, but you still get about 27 minutes of flight time, no matter the speeds you’re flying at. It comes with a camera, which will let you record 4K content and then also stream what the drone is seeing from the included remote. That, or you can download the DJI app.

MJX Bugs 3 Mini

The MJX Bugs 3 Mini is the perfect affordable drone for fishing. The drone can stay in the air for 12 minutes so you do have to act fast, but it does come with a second battery to get you an additional 12 minutes after swapping out the battery. It has a control distance of between 200 and 300 meters, so you shouldn’t have a problem seeing the sights with the MJX Bugs 3 Mini. The drone is equipped with powerful electric brushless motors, so it’ll be able to handle a fish without any problems. It comes with a remote control, but there’s no display for streaming, so you will have to rely on your eyes for pulling a fish out of water.

Upair One

We’re also big fans of the Upair One. This drone is capable of capturing footage in 2.7K resolution, so not only will you be able to record great video, but you’ll be able to see what the drone is seeing in high definition. It comes with a wireless remote so that you can easily see the water, and thus, if you have hold of a fish or not. A 5,400mAh battery means that you’ll be able to stay up in the air for at least 18 minutes. The drone is really easy to use and even has a Return button for when you get lost.

Parrot Bebop 2

Last, but certainly not least, we have the Parrot Bebop 2. This drone has a 14-megapixel fisheye lens for seeing a wide angle view. It has some powerful brushless motors, so it’ll be able to handle a fish without a hitch. It has a large battery as well. Paired with efficient motors, the drone is able to last up to 25 minutes in the air. A rear flash LED ensures that you’ll be able to see your Parrot Bebop 2 even in the dark.


If you’re looking for the perfect drone for going out fishing, we can’t help but recommend the DJI Phantom 4 Pro or the Parrot Bebop 2 — both have powerful electric motors that can handle the weight of a fish in addition to having some lengthy flight time. If you don’t have the cash to drop on something like that, the MJX Bugs 3 Mini isn’t a bad runner up.

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