The First In What Will Surely Be A Hot Mess of Go Pro Video

One of the "perks" of being into fishing when none of your friends and family have any interest in it is that on holidays...be it birthdays, Christmas, you name it...they undoubtedly gift you with either Cabela's or Bass Pro Shops gift cards.  This holiday season was no exception, and my stack of plastic from Bass Pro was quite formidable.


I decided to spend that funny money on a GoPro.  4 Silver to be exact.  Not that I'm going to make awesome videos or anything, just because I was kicking myself that I didn't take more video out in Colorado last year, and I didn't want to repeat that wherever I went to fish this year.  Plus, I can mount the sucker on my kayak, or Lilly's bike, or K.C.'s roller derby helmet or whatever...

Long story short, I snuck out to fish for like an hour and a half yesterday.  The weather was nice, but pretty breezy.  Caught a few fish, and goofed around with the GoPro for a bit too.  No sick edits here...ain't nobody got time for dat...but this is a quick video of a bass I caught on the tenkara rod yesterday...


Note to self - hold the damn fish closer to the camera next time...

Comments

  1. That's OK. We could see it well enough.

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    1. Thanks for the positive reinforcement...

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  2. Well done, Michael. I am not a fan of the music background, but other than that, though everything was just fine. Envious of your experience.........................

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    1. Waylon Jennings next time, just for you Mel.

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  3. Nice quality Mike. By the way, someone stole your reel!

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    1. I've been looking for it for a few years now, still can't find it.

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  4. It took me a long while to realize how close the fish/subject really needs to be to the camera. That fish eye lens is tricky! When I do my still shots or time lapse shots, I will hold the fish 2-5 inches to the camera. When I have a friend hold the camera, I tell them to stay still, and I always have to tell them to stop moving backwards away from me.

    Sweet short video btw!

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    1. I can see that. Had no idea the perspective was so distorted until I watched the video when I got home. Definitely a learning curve, but I look forward to it.

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  5. Yeaaaaah, buddy. I can't wait to see more!

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  6. PS - I hadn't clicked the video when I made the comment. I just knew it was going to be epic. Then I read Mel's comment.... and I clicked the video and started laughing. I feel kinda the same I guess - except for I guess I'm not fond of the man singing that song - but the song is #epic1980s no? lol

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    1. Ha. You know, the main reason I picked that song is because I sorted all the music on my computer by elapsed time and it was the closest to the edited length of my video. I understand people's feelings about MJ. I still like his music.

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