Have you ever been out fishing and thought to yourself, “Man, I really wish I had a small flying robot that could cast this line for me and tell me where the fish are?”

Good news!

A San Diego company called Aguadrone is trying to fund a Kickstarter project to produce drones that can hover over the water and use sonar and wi-fi to broadcast the location of fish back to your smartphone. It has a range of about 300 feet, according to the company.

The drone can be fitted with removable “pods” — including the fish finder, a camera and another that can carry your bait out way beyond the breakers so you can get your line out farther than you can cast, the company says.

For an $800 pledge, you get the drone and two pods.

The idea is apparently not catching on. There are only five backers who have pledged just under $2,000 of the company’s $150,000 goal.

Would you use one?

Dan MacLeod

Dan MacLeod is the managing editor of the Bangor Daily News. He's an Orland native who moved to Portland in 2002 and now lives in Unity. He's been a journalist since 2008, and previously worked for the...