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I really appreciate your support!  Sometimes I wonder if anyone is really watching the videos I make, or if they like them.  So thank you for the kind words!

 

I wanted to add that I do watch other non-instructional videos like A-Jay's.  It's just fun to watch him jack those big smallies!

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1 hour ago, DitchPanda said:

I basically watch 2 YouTube channels anymore: tacticalbassin mostly for the teaching involved. The other is river certified he's an Iowa guy like me and most of his videos revolve around small river channel cats and wall eyes which is right up my alley. Plus he seems like a good dude and he doesn't shy away from keeping fish to eat which is refreshing in this day and age.

Did you watch the videos where he was down here with top Knox? 

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7 hours ago, ol'crickety said:

I greatly appreciate all the guys on Bass Resource and YouTube who film their own fishing videos. I even like the low production value videos where it's just a guy chucking a lure and rambling while he does. I also enjoy the high production value shows with drones, tripods, music, cutaways, and splicing. When I watch the high production values videos, where there are shots of the angler pulling away from shore, I think about how he had to frame that shot, set up the tripod, proceed from the shore, return to the shore, check the footage, and perhaps reshoot. That would make me bonkers! I would just want to fish!

 

How about you?

 

Do you produce videos? Wanna?

 

Or are you grateful you don't?

 

What kinds of videos do you like best?

 

What don't you like in fishing videos?

 

I'll answer my last question. I don't like long lead-ins. Treat the viewer with respect and start sharing what you know ASAP. I also hate when they lose a fish and say, "That was a monster!" Little fish come unbuttoned too. 

 

I'm not big on super long intros, give me the relevant information then move to the content. Lots of guys and gals do this wonderfully, but I'm not watching for some YouTube culture thing, I just want fishing content. I don't want to SMASH THAT SUBSCRIBE BUTTON AND HIT THAT NOTIFICATION BELL, if your content is good I'll sub. I know how YouTube works, I don't need to be screamed at about it every video.

 

I can't stand the overly done screaming/jumping around. Excitement is wonderful, but I see a lot of guys bank fishing in neighborhoods right behind people's homes. Please be respectful of the people around you. I've definitely let out my share of quick "WOO!"s when catching a big fish, but some of what I see is just....very forced, and a surefire way to make homeowners put an end to fishing that spot IMO.

 

Also see a lot of disrespect for the fish, cranked jaws, drug through dirt, herculean throws back into the water, etc. Sometimes less-than-ideal things happen to the fish, but at least make an effort to not drag them through the dirt.

 

I've considered picking up a go pro with a chest mount, if only so I have footage that I can go back to personally. I think having another perspective like that could be helpful, but I'm not sure if I'd get into making videos out of it to share. You never know.

 

7 hours ago, roadwarrior said:

I like just about everything AJ does with his videos, but mostly I like his BIG fish!

 

 

 

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Agreed, A-Jay's style avoids a lot of the things I find annoying about some other uploaders. Quick, informative intro, focused on fishing, not screaming like a yahoo or setting a bad example for younger audiences, and lets us know the pattern he's on, what is or isn't working, etc. Another big thing for me is the respect he shows each fish.

 

Bluebasser, Glenn, lots of other people here uploading content that meshes well with my viewing style. I'm very grateful for the content y'all put out.

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8 hours ago, ol'crickety said:

I greatly appreciate all the guys on Bass Resource and YouTube who film their own fishing videos. I even like the low production value videos where it's just a guy chucking a lure and rambling while he does. I also enjoy the high production value shows with drones, tripods, music, cutaways, and splicing. When I watch the high production values videos, where there are shots of the angler pulling away from shore, I think about how he had to frame that shot, set up the tripod, proceed from the shore, return to the shore, check the footage, and perhaps reshoot. That would make me bonkers! I would just want to fish!

 

How about you?

 

Do you produce videos? Wanna?

 

Or are you grateful you don't?

 

What kinds of videos do you like best?

 

What don't you like in fishing videos?

 

I'll answer my last question. I don't like long lead-ins. Treat the viewer with respect and start sharing what you know ASAP. I also hate when they lose a fish and say, "That was a monster!" Little fish come unbuttoned too. 

I also appreciate the effort made by folks on YouTube. As for me, I don’t have such knowledge to make worth shooting a video on, lol. 

Let me put you at ease on “hating” on losing lost fish that turn up small. It is clear to me that you are not familiar with islandbass’ hooked fished theorem:

 

“The size of a fish hooked at a distance decreases in size in proportion to the inverse square law — i.e., the closer the fish gets to the angler, the smaller it gets. ?

 

 

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I hate long intro's and ultra high tech. Give me a knowledgeable guy or gal with a couple of camera's and I'm good. I subscribe to Randy Blauket and Matt Stefan's channels. They're both good, but I'm getting tired of Randy's constant pimping his sponsor's, social justice stuff and trying to do the hard sell of his BaitWrx stuff. I'm to the point of unsubscribing. Matt's not as bad, but he's working on it.

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1 hour ago, TnRiver46 said:

Did you watch the videos where he was down here with top Knox? 

I have not...ill check it out

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i want to be educated. i dont care about watching somebody cast and wind in fish. if its someone i know can really catch them there doesnt even have to be a fish caught. show me seasonal lake breakdowns on a map. show me subtle nuances with lures or bass location etc. ive seen plenty of guys wind in fish . that doesnt help me.

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PM your email and will send you Cosmic Clock and Bass Behavior. Read Murphy’s In Pursuit of Giant Bass.

Not video’s but education on bass behavior.

No short cuts for time on the water and self education.

If you have a specific lure nuance or lake structure locations simply ask.

I don't do video but you can see for yourself the nuances of a hair jig with locating pork trailer by casting it into clear water and watching it closely. What you should see is the hair tightened together as it falls, the trailer swimming with natural movements.

Watch what happens when the jig hit bottom.....very important. The hair pops open and moves, the trailer stands up waving, it looks alive. Bass watching this life like movements strike. It doesn’t matter what the jig looks like out of the water it’s in the water that counts.

Tom 

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12 minutes ago, WRB said:

PM your email and will send you Cosmic Clock and Bass Behavior. Read Murphy’s In Pursuit of Giant Bass.

Not video’s but education on bass behavior.

No short cuts for time on the water and self education.

If you have a specific lure nuance or lake structure locations simply ask.

Tom 

 

WRB has caught ENORMOUS bass! 

 

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23 minutes ago, scaleface said:

Short and no B.S . 

 

Yup. Lots of info in TB videos but, dang, that's usually one heck of a time commitment. The juice has gotta be worth the squeeze. ?

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I definitely have no desire to produce my own videos.  It's way too much work, and I fish to have fun. 

 

What's funny is I have a degree in video production (actually graphic design with an emphasis on digital media).  So maybe that's why.  I wouldn't feel right doing anything but a high-quality production, which takes a TON of time and planning and a bit of money.  And I just want to fish.  

 

That being said, what I like best about fishing videos are videos of people fishing and NOT catching fish.  That's my biggest complaint.  Way too many videos are of people talking about gear and not fishing, then cuts to them setting the hook and reeling in a fish.  That doesn't help me much.  Show me the work behind all of that.  Show me why you're casting where you are.  Show me your retrieve.  Show me how you're making the decision to change your approach.  Show me the stuff that will make me a better angler.  I don't care about the stuff that makes you LOOK like a better angler.  Not that I don't understand why videos are shot that way.  I do.  I get that that's what most people want to see, and getting views gets you paid.  We all have to eat, right?  But I'm looking for ways to get better, not people to live vicariously through.  

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48 minutes ago, BayouSlide said:

 

Yup. Lots of info in TB videos but, dang, that's usually one heck of a time commitment. The juice has gotta be worth the squeeze. ?

Lol, I've watched over 4 hours from Matt on big Swimbait fishing in the winter.    I like that channel because Matt and Tim have two completely different styles.  If Matt is doing the video, it's going to be more detailed.   Tim is straight to the point it seems.   

 

One thing people should keep in mind is that the average YT video viewer doesn't have the attention span for a video longer than 5 minutes.  This is backed up by lots of evidence.    You have to be really good to keep a watcher's eyes for a 30min video.  

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13 minutes ago, AlabamaSpothunter said:

Lol, I've watched over 4 hours from Matt on big Swimbait fishing in the winter.    I like that channel because Matt and Tim have two completely different styles.  If Matt is doing the video, it's going to be more detailed.   Tim is straight to the point it seems.   

 

One thing people should keep in mind is that the average YT video viewer doesn't have the attention span for a video longer than 5 minutes.  This is backed up by lots of evidence.    You have to be really good to keep a watcher's eyes for a 30min video.  

That’s what I like about watching TB’s videos. 
The bad part about that is my YW cart increases exponentially when I watch Tactical Bassin. ?

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4 minutes ago, Southernbasser said:

That’s what I like about watching TB’s videos. 
The bad part about that is my YW cart increases exponentially when I watch Tactical Bassin. ?

They just tagged me for about 50 in metal baits at TW......never thrown a metal bait before ?

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I will rarely watch any video except for @A-Jay @Glenn or @Paul Roberts

 

If any member here post’s one I will watch it to support that member but I don’t subscribe to anything. 
 

As far as the YouTube hawkers go like that tactical bass one, I couldn’t care less. 
 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Bankc said:

I definitely have no desire to produce my own videos.  It's way too much work, and I fish to have fun. 

 

What's funny is I have a degree in video production (actually graphic design with an emphasis on digital media).  So maybe that's why.  I wouldn't feel right doing anything but a high-quality production, which takes a TON of time and planning and a bit of money.  And I just want to fish.  

 

That being said, what I like best about fishing videos are videos of people fishing and NOT catching fish.  That's my biggest complaint.  Way too many videos are of people talking about gear and not fishing, then cuts to them setting the hook and reeling in a fish.  That doesn't help me much.  Show me the work behind all of that.  Show me why you're casting where you are.  Show me your retrieve.  Show me how you're making the decision to change your approach.  Show me the stuff that will make me a better angler.  I don't care about the stuff that makes you LOOK like a better angler.  Not that I don't understand why videos are shot that way.  I do.  I get that that's what most people want to see, and getting views gets you paid.  We all have to eat, right?  But I'm looking for ways to get better, not people to live vicariously through.  

 

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58 minutes ago, Darth-Baiter said:

i like a fisherman that shows the bad stuff along with the good.

 

backlashes, skunks..i still learn 

 

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I like to watch people who are more down to business. I don't need a lot of B-roll filler, that's not why I watch. I don't care where you got gas at on the way to the lake, what you had to eat on the way there or on the way home. Fish care is a big one, can't watch people who treat the fish poorly. People who like to bend the rules I can't watch either. Not interested in watching someone trying to play the victim when "COPS CALLED FOR FISHING??", when they were clearly trespassing and breaking the law. I watch several local guys with small channels as well as several members videos, River Certified, PigPatrolTV (actually was on his channel once, funny guy and enjoyed fishing with him), Greg Blanchard, Kristine Fischer, Kayak Catfish, NDYakAngler, and several pros (Brian Latimer is one of my favorites to watch). 

 

I watch way more Youtube than I do regular TV. 

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I rarely if ever watch a video unless it is to tie a fly I can't find the pattern for online.  I can get a lot more information out of reading something and much faster than I can in a video.  Unfortunately videos are the way things are going so I guess I will have to adjust at some point.  

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