This is an insane camera array for bass fishing and it’s going to give crazy angles in a simple setup. Yolotek POWERStick, POWERStation, and DBarrel all set up with a GoPro camera. This gives me a mobile platform to get angles on fishing all over the boat no holds barred. Perfect for fishing trips and telling you what’s happening fishing for bass here in Florida and all over. Did I mention it gets some great fishing aerial shots. Capture all t he tips and techniques with this camera setup and I’m just getting started!
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This is the best way to get great audio from your action camera and the best shot when fishing in POV or first person perspective situations like fishing. This rig is comfortable, adaptable, portable and light weight allowing you to shoot for extended periods of time without changing batteries.
I film video for when fishing for bass every time I’m on the water and it took some time to figure out a camera rig that offered the shot and audio I was looking for. This is what I came up with, hope its something that can work for you when fishing from the bank, from the boat, or even when shooting general videos highlighting your fishing exploits.
Setup is super easy and links to everything in the video are down below. Not going to lie, was holding this video back for awhile as I think it’ll really change the way people shoot video when out fishing but as usual I’m always down with sharing what I learn to help other anglers get better video catching bass!!!
Fishing for bass with hair jigs is awesome. This is not me generalizing, this is not a conventional video. This is my experience on the water using hair jigs to target offshore bass on Florida lakes.
I’ve caught a lot of fish over 7lbs using hair jigs. I only need 2 sizes, 5/8 and 3/4. I’m usually targeting largemouth bass in 13-30ft of water and those weights, even with wind and current, tend to cover all the fishing bases. Color wise, it’s simple – white. I prefer Gambler’s JTK Hair Jig which comes in a Shad color that basically incorporates white with a touch of olive green which is perfect for mimicking shad and other bait fish. If there’s one huge key to the fishing technique that I’ve found in the past 2 years it’s that a hair jig is the perfect hard bait fishing tackle for targeting suspended fish. Fish anywhere from 2 feet to 12 feet off the bottom. It takes some practice to dial in the retrieve and keep the bait in the strike zone but when things come together you’ll know you’ve figured it out!
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Had an absolutely killer day fishing a hair jig on a super cold day in Florida. Caught around 25lbs of bass targeting suspended pre spawn fish in deeper water. Used a very light or soft rod – a 7ft crankbait rod paired up with 12lbs flourocarbon and and a Shimano 6:3:1 speed reel. The key was to reel the bait upward while slightly moving the rod tip in a flicking motion. Then let the jig pendulum back to the bottom without feeding it line. Here’s all the stuff I was using:
Had my littler brother down for some fishing and he caught his personal best largemouth bass at 8lbs longlining a crankbait. He was stoked and so was I but little did we know that PB would only last a couple days when we would double up on near 9lbs giants together. Stay tuned for the second part of the vid where we catch more giant bass during his trip to Florida!
Want to step up the quality and content of your fishing videos – start shooting stock shots when you’re on the water fishing to tell viewers more about what you’re doing, how you’re doing it, why you’re doing, and just flat out make for a better story.
Always run that camera even when you don’t think it’s worth it – trust me it’s worth it and will come in handy down the road when editing!
Double up on an a rig with 2 big fish. This is what fun looks and smells like. Picasso Lures Alabama Rig paired up with the best swimbait for these deals – a Gambler Big EZ mixed with EZ Swimmers. Slow roll it on your local winter school with a few speed changes and you’ll hook up hard. Fishing is fun, catching 2 at once is better.
Thanks to you guys I’m 1 of 6 vids in the Uploaded Fishing VOY Contest with a shot at winning a 2016 Triton TRX189! It’s unbelievable and I’m stoked to say the least! The vid that’s in the contest is when I caught an 11lbs bass and a 2 lbs bass at the same time on a Strike King 6XD crankbait – one of the craziest catches I’ll ever have. Take a second to check out the vids and vote for your favorite…hopefully VOY 4!
Been catching a lot of fish cranking of late… catching as well as losing a lot of bass on them.
The vid above really emphasizes the focus you have to put on equipment and terminal tackle when you’re trying to closing the deal on crank bait fish. It’s been a learning experience and in the end there’s no 100% land-rate way around crankbait fishing especially deep cranking; but factors like changing out your hooks to Mustad KVD Short Shanks and going with a high quality, low stretch, low diameter flourocarbon like Sunline FC Sniper as well. On 6XD style baits I’ll go with straight 10lbs test however when going up to 10XD sized baits I’ll use 12-14lbs.
Another big key when deep cranking has been equipment. When throwing cranks like the Strike King 6XD, 10XD, and other so called “mag-diving” cranks the right rod is essential. Your standard 7′ composite stick just doesn’t cut it anymore on baits that can run, casted, to almost 27′.This kind of cranking takes a longer beefier rod. On 6XD’s and 8XD’s or baits that run down to 21-22ft up to 1.25oz I run a Powell Max 3D 804 CB. When going up to the gigantic stuff like a 10XD or greater I’ll turn to a Powell Max 3D 7115 CB. Both rods offer a bit more beef but still a moderate classic cranking style action to allow the fish to do the work when hooking up.
Reels are pretty simple. I like my Shimano Stuff such as the Casitas, Curado I, or Chronarch reels. Speeds are key; on 6XD style baits a standard 6:2:1 is what I opt for so I can get the bait down quick and retrieve the bait fairly quickly. On the 10XD however I do go for a slower reel – something like a 5:2:1. The added power helps crank that beast down and also keeps it down.