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2 minutes ago, Rip_lipz said:

Every video is click bait, their Videos no longer have an value. If your going to watch fishing vids, tactical basin and fish the moment are beyond educational.  

And yet here we are, on the most popular thread on this site talking about them. Like they say "any publicity is good publicity"...

 

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I like their videos, especially LFG. I guess I'm in the minority! Haha. If I knew how to operate a computer I could provide strictly fishing content several times a week without all the silliness. Wanted: person to follow me around with camera, edit all the fish footage, then hand me all the cash......... Nah I couldn't do that! Haha

 

 

Edit: ok maybe I would take half that cash........ I need brakes and rotors......

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Who are these people with TLAs for names? 

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26 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

I like their videos, especially LFG. I guess I'm in the minority! Haha. If I knew how to operate a computer I could provide strictly fishing content several times a week without all the silliness. Wanted: person to follow me around with camera, edit all the fish footage, then hand me all the cash......... Nah I couldn't do that! Haha

 

 

Edit: ok maybe I would take half that cash........ I need brakes and rotors......

Google pays YouTubers. Once they get as big as some of these popular YouTubers as far as likes, comments, subs, and views, you're talking hundreds of thousands and millions. 

29 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

I like their videos, especially LFG. I guess I'm in the minority! Haha. If I knew how to operate a computer I could provide strictly fishing content several times a week without all the silliness. Wanted: person to follow me around with camera, edit all the fish footage, then hand me all the cash......... Nah I couldn't do that! Haha

 

 

Edit: ok maybe I would take half that cash........ I need brakes and rotors......

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/entertainment/g25389858/highest-paid-youtubers-net-worth/

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1 minute ago, Glaucus said:

Google pays YouTubers. Once they get as big as some of these popular YouTubers as far as likes, comments, subs, and views, you're talking hundreds of thousands and millions. 

Plenty enough for brakes and rotors!!!

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12 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

Plenty enough for brakes and rotors!!!

1Rod1Reel talked about the "easy life" in a relatively recent video after his hiatus. He talked about how he doesn't have to work a job, all he does is fishes and uploads the videos. He wouldn't have to upload anything else ever and he would still rake in thousands every month. He said he feels bad because his wife is some sort of pediatric emergency nurse. It's her passion but she works hard and makes nowhere near what he does just fishing and uploading to YouTube. It's pretty crazy.

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4 minutes ago, Glaucus said:

1Rod1Reel talked about the "easy life" in a relatively recent video after his hiatus. He talked about how he doesn't have to work a job, all he does is fishes and uploads the videos. He wouldn't have to upload anything else ever and he would still rake in thousands every month. He said he feels bad because his fiance wife is some sort of pediatric emergency nurse. It's her passion but she works hard and makes nowhere near what he does just fishing and uploading to YouTube. It's pretty crazy.

Well are you interested in my wanted ad for a cameraman?? Haha

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3 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

Well are you interested in my wanted ad for a cameraman?? Haha

That you think I'd film instead of fish is insulting. :P

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All this hate for the googan squad is great for them. I bet if you did a google search it would link at least a dozen results for bass resources forum threads. Honestly what they are doing for the fishing community is good cause it is getting kids involved in something they never would have. 

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Even though this channel is a bit smaller I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Kyle Welcher's youtube yet. The man is quite talented at fishing and almost all his content is centered around tournament fishing with some fun fishing tossed in.

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1 hour ago, J Francho said:

Who are these people with TLAs for names? 

I don't know, I'm still trying to figure it out.

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Just now, boostr said:

I don't know, I'm still trying to figure it out.

Russian hacker bots😱

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This thread cracks me up, we are a bunch of old farts looking at the "kids these days" and shaking our heads.  Just like our dads did with us........

 

I can't stand to watch them either by the way.  LFG is good if it's one of his, but if he is with them I wont click on it. 

 

Plus one for Fishing the Moment.

 

 

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17 hours ago, Arobb2012 said:

All this hate for the googan squad is great for them. I bet if you did a google search it would link at least a dozen results for bass resources forum threads. Honestly what they are doing for the fishing community is good cause it is getting kids involved in something they never would have. 

I agree - I remember when guys my age were hating "Ike" - I didn't act like him but I thought then and now that he was good for the sport because he appealed to younger anglers. When I go to the lake on the weekend and watch the guys fishing our local tournaments I see mostly middle aged (or older) guys in expensive boats with partners their own age. This may be fun but without participation of younger people there is trouble on the horizon for bass fishing.

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I watched Jon B when he was first starting out and found his channel when I had one of the monthly boxes and saw his unboxing videos.  His fishing videos were decent back then even though he really made more out of every small fish than he needed to.  Most of the time he was trespassing on water he wasn't supposed to be on and I'm not a fan of that.  Now the group of them are rather annoying and I haven't watched since they formed their group.  I'm kind of sad that Academy started carrying their overpriced baits, taking up a section of their racks that used to have baits I used to buy that they discontinued having.

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Looks like TW is going to be carrying their fishing line...

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At ICAST they are debuting and will be coming out with spinnerbaits, buzz baits, jigs, crankbaits, sunglasses, pliers, walking baits, and I think that may be it. They're taking it a bit far in my opinion. I think they should've just stick with soft plastics due to them trying to enter such a concentrated market already.

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sounds like im in the minority but i dont mind them. entertaining for what they are. their video editing is amazing and its fun to see the different places they go. as with the products they push... i dont personally have any of their things since i don't believe they are to the quality of the other brands. time will tell

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4 hours ago, Largies4Life said:

At ICAST they are debuting and will be coming out with spinnerbaits, buzz baits, jigs, crankbaits, sunglasses, pliers, walking baits, and I think that may be it. They're taking it a bit far in my opinion. I think they should've just stick with soft plastics due to them trying to enter such a concentrated market already.

I mean they are selling a ton of their soft plastic baits, so I guess they decided to expand their products. I do think that sunglasses and pliers are a little far. I'd still bet that kids will buy all of these products though.

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44 minutes ago, Alec McMillan said:

I mean they are selling a ton of their soft plastic baits, so I guess they decided to expand their products. I do think that sunglasses and pliers are a little far. I'd still bet that kids will buy all of these products though.

No doubt kids will buy all of these lures still. It's just that I don't see them being able to compete with other reputable brands who have had jigs/spinnerbaits/buzz baits etc. out for years, but I guess the same can be said about their soft plastics and those are doing just fine.

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Jon B's most recent video is about strapping a dog shock collar to his neck...or his friends neck.  Im not real sure.

 

It is click bait and mindless entertainment for a young market. 

 

I will say that the demand of producing multiple videos a week would be very anxiety inducing.

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The Googans are starting to do to fishing what Nike and other major shoe brands have done to basketball...

 

You go to play a pickup game of basketball and you got these little kids wearing these fancy overpriced shoes. Then they judge you because your shoe game isn't as good theirs, even though your skills when it comes to actually playing the game are just as good. 

 

Its all about the swag and repping the name brand stuff. It's all about the looks and having the logo or the name.  Yes, this has been going on in the fishing industry already. Ex- Daiwa/Shimano, Chevy/Ford and super proud Ranger owners to name a few.   But with the youngsters, it is being taken to a whole nother level with this Googan stuff. 

 

At one of my last ever high school tournaments, despite only been fishing for about a year, hadn't made any top finishes, or won anything meaningful, this young teenage kid was trying to talk trash to me because he apparently owns every single Googan bait on the market.  And in his mind, that makes him a superior angler to everyone else because he has paid for all these baits and is a major Googan fan boy.

 

There are a lot more kids just like this on Insta and Snapchat that think they are the hot stuff because they caught a 4 lber at a farm pond on a Googan bait.  It is really getting out of hand. And it is kind of unfortunate because the lures themselves don't look bad, but the name is making people go crazy.

 

Oh yeah, when I got the point where I just couldn't ignore the kid anymore, to shut him up I just showed him the picture of me holding up the AOY trophy that I won from the year prior and walked off. 

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I don't care for them personally but you can't deny they have gotten thousands and thousand of kids into fishing.  Which is a good thing.  Personally I don't watch them because they're videos don't have fishing in them most of the time and some of the dumb crap they do just annoys me.  I like LFG a lot but he has turned into the Googan type after he joined them.  A lot of it has to do with generating views and people love to watch other people doing stupid things.  I have a very small channel and try not to be click bait-ey and I believe it is one of the reasons I only have 1k subs....

 

Oh yeah, and the fact that I'm not that great of a fisherman!

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48 minutes ago, Jd_Phillips_Fishin said:

The Googans are starting to do to fishing what Nike and other major shoe brands have done to basketball...

 

You go to play a pickup game of basketball and you got these little kids wearing these fancy overpriced shoes. Then they judge you because your shoe game isn't as good theirs, even though your skills when it comes to actually playing the game are just as good. 

 

Its all about the swag and repping the name brand stuff. It's all about the looks and having the logo or the name.  Yes, this has been going on in the fishing industry already. Ex- Daiwa/Shimano, Chevy/Ford and super proud Ranger owners to name a few.   But with the youngsters, it is being taken to a whole nother level with this Googan stuff. 

 

At one of my last ever high school tournaments, despite only been fishing for about a year, hadn't made any top finishes, or won anything meaningful, this young teenage kid was trying to talk trash to me because he apparently owns every single Googan bait on the market.  And in his mind, that makes him a superior angler to everyone else because he has paid for all these baits and is a major Googan fan boy.

 

There are a lot more kids just like this on Insta and Snapchat that think they are the hot stuff because they caught a 4 lber at a farm pond on a Googan bait.  It is really getting out of hand. And it is kind of unfortunate because the lures themselves don't look bad, but the name is making people go crazy.

 

Oh yeah, when I got the point where I just couldn't ignore the kid anymore, to shut him up I just showed him the picture of me holding up the AOY trophy that I won from the year prior and walked off. 

Honestly, I'm surprised that it's taken as long as it has to market to teens and younger audiences in the fishing world.  The googans saw an opportunity and went with it.  You made a great point about having the latest swag, but this has been going on for years with every pro angler wearing endless amounts of brands on every inch of their body, boat, tackle, truck, etc.

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I never heard of them untill my grandson told me about them. I think he's watched a few of their videos. It's all for young people, and not my thing.

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