GoPros and fishing

golfman44

5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year
#1
What mounts do you guys use while fishing? I got some sweet shots yesterday (underwater stuff is so cool) but handling a camera, rod, and fish at the same time can be challenging.

I'm 6'5 so I assume a head mount would create awkward angles ...leaning towards a chest or wrist mount. Anyone have experience with these?
 

Ray

Active Member
#2
I use a head mount for the stability. It's amazing how much your head and neck compensate for body movement.
 

golfman44

5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year
#9
I think Go Pro is the ban of fishing. I recommend the "Deep Six" mount, weighing about 40 pounds, enough to send them to Davy Jone's Locker.
A camera that eliminates the need to lift fish out of water/lay them on rocks next to your rod is bad for fishing?

I caught a huge bow yesterday on the yak, got awesome photos of it, and it never left the water except it's mouth to remove the hook.

Sure you can avoid taking photos all together but we all know that people have been taking photos of fish for years and now with cell phone cameras/email contests/etc the number is only increasing. Using gopro cameras as opposed to holding up a fish for 30 seconds while your buddy fumbles with his iPhone is far superior in my opinion.
 
#12
I'm a fan of head and chest mounts for my own fishing. For up at the lodge with my guests, I like one mounted on the rails facing the playing area of the deck of the boat, one one a pole to stick under water and one on the shaft of my landing net to get facing the bag.
 
#14
Ill put the video up tonight when I'm off work
Careful... someone is bound to find something wrong :p

However, I'll never post my vids online anywhere for two reasons: I've already mentioned the first reason, and the second is because I don't want others to recognize where I'm at.

I have a Contour HD and I mounted the base to a baseball cap. The camera snaps on and off the base. Fish mortality by fly fishers is way higher than one would think. If anyone doesn't believe that stat, call your local bio and ask about the areas most visited by fly fishers, and the mortality rate.

Not sure why having a headcam would be a bad idea.


Go pros are for filming your kids so that their relatives can see them.

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No, that's what camcorders are for.
 
#15
Two awesome uses I've seen for GoPros:

A dude put one in a crab pot near Shipwreck in Area 8.2. Super awesome to watch the goings ons of a crab pot during the duration of its soak.

The other was having a go pro attached to a downrigger. Also awesome to see all that happens with a flasher/hoochie when you think nothing is happening.

GoPro things that bore me: Bro videos of sick fishing shots.