Super User WIGuide Posted January 3 Super User Share Posted January 3 On 1/1/2023 at 8:29 AM, Bigassbass said: I went fishing on the hottest days of July and caught 3 bass over 5lb in the same day. Next week I caught a 6lb-7lb I could hardly hold up to take a photo, gotta work on a system to take those pics or buy a go-pro. On 1/1/2023 at 2:40 PM, Aaron_H said: Great fish! The selfies can be tough once they get big like that. I find it easiest to hold the fish as close to me as I can, and hold my phone as far to my side as possible instead of straight out in front, gives you as much distance as possible to get the fish in frame. Example: Like @T-Billy said, tripod is another great option, @A-Jay has suggested it to me as well but I haven't got around to it yet, one more thing to lug around the bank. If you don't want to get a tripod you can still accomplish nearly the same thing by just leaning your phone up against something like your tackle box, tree, or boat seat and using the self timer. Most have the selfie lens on the front that allows you to see what it looks like before you even take the picture. A lot of phones have actions that can trigger the auto timer like saying cheese, smiling, or shape recognition for instance starting the timer when it recognize a hand open towards the camera. 2022 was a good year for me both fishing and otherwise. I bought a house, bought a new to me boat, and my GF moved in with me. On the fishing side, with the exception of 1 tournament my dad and I had our best season yet. I feel like a lot of this was due to a lot of mental focus and making good decisions even when things were tough. Not that we ever checked out in the past, but there have been times late in the day and things aren't going your way and you're just not as mentally sharp as you need to be. You can guarantee that's when you'll wiff on a hookset or have something else stupid happen. We stayed mentally tougher this year and multiple times had key fish catches in the later part of the day that sent us up the leaderboard. A few key moments jump into my mind, like our first tournament of the year where we didn't catch our first keeper until almost 1 o'clock and then put a solid limit into the boat and culled a few times in the last hour and a half of fishing which put us in 4th place. Another was a key cull that came in the last 8 minutes of the tournament where we ditched a line burner for the fish on the left again propelling us up the leaderboard. Another thing I'm pretty proud of is how consistent I stayed throughout the fall. I didn't catch anything massive, but I stayed on some good quality fish all fall long and managed to avoid a lot of the feast or famine days that go on up here. Not that my success didn't fluctuate some, but there were a few days some pretty decent sticks I know struggled really bad, and I still managed to catch a decent amount of fish. Like I said, overall 2022 was a pretty dang good year and I hope to keep my foot on the accelerator in 2023! 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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