South Sound Report

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Clay Carney, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. Brian James

    Brian James New Member

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    Mine does the same. My buddy and I have experimented with making a few short films (pnwtrout.com). I'm in the market for better gear, it's too much fun to be able to fish - then watch it again and again whenever you want.

    You can get a decent camera for a couple hundred.
     
  2. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    My fuji finepix does video too, but I'm too busy hooting and hollering, fumbling with stripped in fly line and rod in one hand too. Not sure how the camera fits into that scene. Anyone ever heard the term rubber monkey f@$%!ng a football...that would be me trying to film my own fishing.
     
  3. jcnewbie

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    I'm with ya on that one, Mumbles....as clutsy as I am with a fish on (rare) I just can't visualize myself trying to film at the same time!!

    That being said, I bought a new Olympus 850SW (Shock & Waterproof) last week at Best Buy for $229 + 4 gig card & adapter + plus tax = $287 that does both video & still. After testing it out at a local river several times this past week in both modes I'm very impressed with the quality of the pics/videos and the ease of use with the camera.

    I also managed to check out the claim of "waterproofness" (to a depth of 3.1 meters) by falling in the river after finally deciding to fish in the midst of the mob....didn't catch anything but the camera survived intact! Glad I was wearing my wading-belt and wool shirt over my cotton turtle-neck & polyester shirt & polyester long-johns. Got soaked but was able to fish for another 1 1/2 hours before getting a bit chilled. Probably would have lasted longer without the dang cotton turtle neck tho.....

    It was interesting to watch so many catching fish and showing mutual respect for one another and even to the fish as most were released humanely (relatively). I think most were well over 20 lbs and in fairly good shape for being that far up river!

    Didn't do much fishing over the 5 days I was off, due mostly to what I percieved to be "unfavorable tides" in the salt....you know, very high High-tides and very high Low-tides which doesn't leave much room to cast OR wade in the areas I normally fish the salt. When you only have 3 feet or so difference between high & low it doesn't leave much room or time!

    But then, I'm so green at this there must be a way to do it, judging by some of the other posts/threads herein....I just continue to wallow in my own ignorance....:beathead::beathead:

    Jc:)
     
  4. Brian James

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    Wade a bit farther out and cast parallel to the shore. It works.
     
  5. Gertie's Pa

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    Peter, check out www.butlerprojects.com. They've got some great boat plans available you can work on at a leisure pace. "Someday" could be be only a few months or weeks away.:thumb:
     
  6. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    I recently lost my new Casio Elixim to salt water, and was very bummed. I loved it. It took great quality video and 10 megapixel pictures. I took it to canada, but then a dunk in the salt and it was all over. I am curious about the Olympus camera, I'll have to check it out. Now I just need a camera man....
     
  7. jcnewbie

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    Funny you should mention that! The best day I've ever had in the salt was on a 1/2 incoming tide and I did exactly that and caught so many fish in such a short amount of time I was almost embarrassed and bordering on hysteria! :eek: The catch was a rather strange mix of smolts, cutts and silvers. :hmmm:

    That's only happened once though -- long ago -- so I no longer am embarrassed about that, ha! Now I just wanna' do it again.

    Thanks for the tip!:beer2:

    Jc:)
     
  8. hendersonbaylocal

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    Oooh... that Montana Pram looks like a sweet little boat for prowling the south sound beaches for cutthroat. Seriously though, you don't need much more than that.