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I recently received a Go Pro as a gift and was not quite sure what to do with it.  It has been fun to tie to the dogs and watch them chase toys and do stupid stuff but I have been reluctant to take and video myself.

 

Do you guys shot video while you're fishing?

 

For me it would just be for fun and memories, nothing scientific.  I just feel self conscience about putting myself out on a boat with a camera strapped to my body. 

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If I'm alone, no. It seems to be too much work to be worried about camera shots and angles while trying to boat the fish. 

When I fish with my buddy, we got the cameras rolling. He does some cool editing and we share it with family / friends. 

I say give it a shot and if it doesn't seem like too much work for you, keep doing it! I love rewatching videos we made when we first started fishing. We have progressed so much and the video's old vs new show it. 

My recommendation is to get extra batteries if possible, and the biggest SD card you can and have it rolling the whole time. That way you miss nothing. Only downside is sifting through hours of video.

We run one go pro on the back at all time to get hooksets / bloopers, and when one of us gets a fish on, whoever didn't catch it grabs the nice camera and starts recording. 

And absolutely do not feel self conscious. 50% of people on my lakes have cameras all over their boats. Nobody has ever judged anyone for it. I even have kids at the launches come up and ask to be in our videos and we oblige to make them feel special. 

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I do it more for being able to improve as a fisherman and share my trips with others that might be able to learn something, not to really be any kind of production quality show or anything. I find that I learn a lot by watching myself, both good and bad things I do. I've improved some things, like I've gotten faster on my jig and plastic hook sets and toned the hook sets down, which has reduced my hook set break offs and improved my catch ratio. I also got better at waiting to feel fish before setting on them on topwater. Lots of trips I've been able to go back and watch what I was doing and realize what the fish were doing and really break down the day so I can recognize it if I find them in the same pattern again at a later date. I did that to almost win a tournament earlier this year when I went back and realized that what I thought were finicky fish, were actually bedding fish I couldn't see just moving my bait a foot or two and dropping the bait off their beds. So on tournament day, I was wired for sound and swinging anytime my bait starting doing anything it shouldn't be. Ended up with big bass and .04lbs short of first in a team tournament, fishing solo. 

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Just like both posters above, I video my fishing mainly for myself entertainment and to improve my fishing skill, mostly how I detect the bite and how fast I set hook, also to remind myself which lure, which location and what type of retrieve I caught those fish.

I'm lucky to caught my PB on video and I still go back to view that video very often.

 

 

 

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I want to get my PB on video. I  have not  so far.  Nothing special. Just a hobby I like to do. I use a GoPro 5 and a Akaso V50.

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I've been getting video of my trips for a few season now. 

Been fortunate enough to capture some of my most memorable fish catches on video and it's been fun to share them.   Once I had a few 'libraries of season' the videos have been very helpful to be able to look back to see what I did where & especially when.  Works like a log as much of 'the details' are right there.

Perhaps what I do enjoy most is that I can capture 'photos' right from the video. 

As we all know fishing alone & taking pictures of your catch can be challenging. 

This makes it very easy. 

Like just about any endeavor, you most likely get out of it, what you put into it.

However, with a little planning & forethought, you may be able to get the fish of a life time recorded and have some fun while you're doing it.

I say go for it.

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

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I've always had the issue of being a decent photographer and a decent fisher. But... I could never do justice to both at the same time. GoPros have largely solved that. However, I wear two GoPro's and do feel a bit silly. They add to my gear load too.

 

Ditto the extra batteries; I get just shy of 2 hours per battery. To save review time, and battery, I turn them on and off throughout the day.

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Just recently got a GoPro. I don't like having it mounted on me so here is my set up. Still a lot to learn.

 

 

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I got a GoPro for Father's Day.  I put it on the had mount when I go out, start recording right before my first cast and let it run until the battery runs out.  Sometimes I put my second battery in, other times I don't. I don't really think about it at all so it doesn't interfere with my fishing.  I've made a couple video's just for myself and family to see and starting playing around with editing. 

 

I had a topwater hit that I edited to show real time, followed up with a zoomed in slow motion that turned out pretty cool.  

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I got a GoPro for my birthday and thought the same thing. Now I just strap it on myself when I bank fish, which to me is crazier than a boat. I started doing it so my kids will have something from our fishing trips and I’ll have video from the bases I’m stationed. So far the only one I posted is one for family so they can see my son catch his first bass. So I would say go for it. 

 

I’ll post my video for you to see what I do with it and start my sons internet fame. I also have video of me climbing on a log and retrieving a whopper plopper with another one while using colorful language that I will not be posting anywhere.

 

 

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7 hours ago, Paul Roberts said:

I've always had the issue of being a decent photographer and a decent fisher. But... I could never do justice to both at the same time. GoPros have largely solved that. However, I wear two GoPro's and do feel a bit silly. They add to my gear load too.

 

Ditto the extra batteries; I get just shy of 2 hours per battery. To save review time, and battery, I turn them on and off throughout the day.

I have 3 extra battery but only a few time that I change battery. I think becuz I'm too busy thinking about catching fish more than filming. End up using power bank as my power source but this make my knock off GoPro not water proof (cannot use case when add accessories)

 

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