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On 11/29/2022 at 11:39 AM, 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. 

Pet peeve of mine is intro music!!! You aren't stone cold Steve Austin just get to the fishing or whatever your agenda for that video is ??.

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2 hours ago, Deleted account said:

Just make sure wherever you do it has more than one bathroom...

...and for Pete's sake, make sure the exhaust fans are in working order.

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2 hours ago, Deleted account said:

Just make sure wherever you do it has more than one bathroom...

Amen!

5 minutes ago, PhishLI said:

...and for Pete's sake, make sure the exhaust fans are in working order.

Amen X 2!

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On 2/15/2023 at 4:37 PM, ol'crickety said:

 

I like gentle releases too. I've stopped watching videos when a bass gets chucked into the water. 

You would love to see the way I release Pickerel...I think some are still airborne.

 

I am guilty of just chucking bass back with a flip into the water...oops.

 

I used to watch a lot of YouTube vids but everyone is trying to sell me something now and I have a whole pack of monkeys sitting on my shoulder. So I stay away from YouTube videos for the most part now.

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On 3/4/2023 at 2:45 PM, KSanford33 said:

What happened to Al?

 

It became sentient, decided that mankind was beyond redemption and started a nuclear war in order to exterminate it before some kid beat it at Tic Tac Toe... Oh wait no, he became a travel website mascot...

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I shoot and edit video for a living, I’ve long thought about starting a fishing YouTube channel. I have a notebook full of ideas. But, I’ll be honest, I use fishing as therapy and a stress release. It’s my time to get away from work, so I’ve resisted the urge. Also, I don’t understand how people can qualify tacticalbassin as educational. They seem like good dudes living a great life and having a good time. We should be so lucky. But they really are just tackle peddlers.

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On 2/15/2023 at 3:39 PM, Darth-Baiter said:

i love this dudes vids.  mainly because i am way over on the  left side of the country and i am facinated by his fisheries/scenery.  what drives me nuts is that dude NEVER wears a PFD.  he has a lot of followers,  LOTS!!.. so you could draw the line that he is an influencer in the sport.  he can really use his power for good and get some holdouts into a PFD.  on the bright-side, he is by far the most gentle and respectful fish releaser ever.  he never tosses them from a great height.  just a quick and easy release.  he influenced the way i let them go as well.  

 

It's a personal choice that I somehow never noticed. I have no great issue either way. I'm a kayak guy and 98% of the time I wear a PFD. But to be honest I don't think I'm any more likely to go in the water than a Bass boat guy and they never wear PFDs when just fishing. IMO he's what fishing ought to be. 

 

All the yelling, racing around in tournaments, chucking fish around is less appealing. 

 

I've watched a few Milliken fishing videos and the guy knows his stuff, but seems miserable and treats Bass with zero reverence or respect. It's a bit off putting. Maybe it's just a job for him? Doesn't seem in tune with nature at all. 

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1 hour ago, Cdn Angler said:

 

It's a personal choice that I somehow never noticed. I have no great issue either way. I'm a kayak guy and 98% of the time I wear a PFD. But to be honest I don't think I'm any more likely to go in the water than a Bass boat guy and they never wear PFDs when just fishing. IMO he's what fishing ought to be. 

 

All the yelling, racing around in tournaments, chucking fish around is less appealing. 

 

I've watched a few Milliken fishing videos and the guy knows his stuff, but seems miserable and treats Bass with zero reverence or respect. It's a bit off putting. Maybe it's just a job for him? Doesn't seem in tune with nature at all. 

When I started watching Milliken several years ago he was just a fisherman. He's originally from my part of the country so he often times fished places I personally know, so that was always cool. Then he got popular and went all click bait googanesque with his videos. Now he's a joke...and kind of a puke.

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On 3/3/2023 at 6:21 PM, MN Fisher said:

Gotta start a '60's Rockin' Group' - I know @A-Jay belongs - he's three months older than I am.

How about a '70's Rockin' Group too, as in my age, (not to be confused with groups from the last decade of great rock music, the 1970's)?

I enjoy videos from Glen, the TB guys (although they have been repeating subject matter and content too much, IMHO), and FTM. They are informative. You have to realize they are trying to sell certain brands of certain lures, rods and reels, then take it with a grain of salt. Also like Matt Stefan, knowing he too is promoting some sponsors. 

Would also like more videos on finding fish. Catching them is usually easier for me than finding them, especially in the summertime in a highland reservoir.

There is one guy mentioned earlier that I Unsubscribed to and quit watching after he kept repeating himself frequently, and was constantly letting us in on "secrets" the pros use ( he has revealed dozens of "secrets"). Really?  Come on, man!

 

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On 3/16/2023 at 3:12 PM, Cdn Angler said:

 

It's a personal choice that I somehow never noticed. I have no great issue either way. I'm a kayak guy and 98% of the time I wear a PFD. But to be honest I don't think I'm any more likely to go in the water than a Bass boat guy and they never wear PFDs when just fishing. IMO he's what fishing ought to be. 

 

totally legit response. 

 

I just kinda think if he is an influencer, and he is..he should kinda lead by example.   just my own opinion.  the PFD thing needs better PR anyway it can get it.

 

and you honestly think your chances of falling out of a boat is the same as in a kayak?  how big is your kayak?! :D

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