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  1. #1
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    Taking fish pics while solo..

    I fish solo 99.8% of the time. No one wants to fish with me. Iím too scared to ask someone else to fish with me because I know I will hate them afterwards. And I generally like being alone when fishing.

    But, itís really preventing me from becoming an instagram sensation.
    Yeah I carry my phone in my waders, and I have a ton of DSLR gear at home, but I canít stand the clusterfuck involved with trying to get it out to snap a pic of the 12Ē stocker I just caught.
    Although I feel like Iím saving fish lives, by not taking photos, I kinda would like some documentation for myself, and my wife(so she knows I was actually fishing, and not at an opium den or (in her mind) at my side pieces house).

    So tell me your fish photo technique while solo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenJongIll View Post

    But, itís really preventing me from becoming an instagram sensation.
    +++++vibes+++++

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    I read somewhere that you can strap your gopro to your net and have it set up for periodic stills, like every 3 secs or some such.

    Hook something & when you pull your net, hit the button to start. Land the fish. Unhook it and present it broadside in the net for a click. Then let the fish go and hit the button to turn it off.

    Just a story tho
    I never catch anything

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    I even get democrats who will pick the fish up and point it like an assault rifle for the picture

    https://www.keepemwet.org/

    If its a catch and release fishery leave the fucking thing in the water ...somebody else has to catch that fish
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    Taking fish pics while solo..

    Oh, Iím well aware of the techniques, but Iím finding the tea kettle impossible while solo, or getting a good pic of my gaze...
    #tryingtobeHuge

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    I even get democrats who will pick the fish up and point it like an assault rifle for the picture

    https://www.keepemwet.org/

    If its a catch and release fishery leave the fucking thing in the water ...somebody else has to catch that fish
    I prefer to pick those fuckers up and swing them around my head like a lariat. They are easier to photograph when they are dizzy.
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    Sounds like you need to get a GoPro mount -- get the chesty or a strap for your head. Then you just hit record as soon as you start reeling in the fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teleee View Post
    I prefer to pick those fuckers up and swing them around my head like a lariat. They are easier to photograph when they are dizzy.
    I laughed.

    I feel the OP, I almost always fish alone and itís a bitch taking pics. I took these two, the first one I had the camera all ready to go, posed it and released. The second one was a total shot-from-the-hip, really kind of an accident but I like it:
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    Nice Meadow...hereís a few of my solos..and they were friggin 5 years ago! I quit trying pretty much...yes, I know the Brookie laying on the rocks is an abomination, but he ended up there (gently) and I snapped a pic.
    Only reason I even took pics, is because I was stunned that Iíd stumbled upon this stream.
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    I was thinking about this, and I actually looked for one of my old cameras, as it reminded me that I'll prolly dunk my phoneeventually. Anyway, why not just do the net photo:
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    Fish is calm, in the water, etc.
    I also use my gopro on my head, but just take a still from the video. This is cropped like crazy, and sent as a text msg, and still looks OK. If I keep them uncropped they're really clean. Plus you can do the underwater stuff, etc.
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    tough indeed

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    Ok, maybe Iím lazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hott Butt Mud View Post
    Sounds like you need to get a GoPro mount -- get the chesty or a strap for your head. Then you just hit record as soon as you start reeling in the fish.
    What I've got to grab, seems it'll be the easiest to work....

    *Nice pics Ken JongIll

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    Quote Originally Posted by teleee View Post
    I prefer to pick those fuckers up and swing them around my head like a lariat. They are easier to photograph when they are dizzy.
    LMFAO.

    Chesty mount with GP. Best angles for pics or running video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Underoos View Post
    +++++vibes+++++
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    I fish with a dslr. Use a "pancake" prime lens that has a decent macro. Good for trout sized fish. Not great for salmon.

    I net every fish I'm going to photograph so I can keep them happy in the water while I'm fucking with the gear. I like to gently kinda float the fish to the surface for the best photos, this I think makes compelling photos.
    Its not that I suck at spelling, its that I just don't care

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    A fish is a fish in my opinion. I prefer to see shots of the river, scenery , birds, rocks, bugs etc.. Fish are cool, but getting outside and actually doing it is the cool part in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sagamoron View Post
    A fish is a fish in my opinion. I prefer to see shots of the river, scenery , birds, rocks, bugs etc.. Fish are cool, but getting outside and actually doing it is the cool part in my opinion.
    Will try to incorporate more of that...I do enjoy others photos of nature whilst fishing

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    im a big fan of the waterproof point n shoots







    "When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
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    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    im a big fan of the waterproof point n shoots
    Not a fan of returning texts or emails, apparently. Weíve got some planning to do.

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    well yeah knows im in
    and I got 3 who wanna go
    I told em theyed fit
    but they may need to send their gear down on innertubes
    and hope it jimmies out at camp
    will get cha info this week
    im in for the trek to the land of mirrored poopers when its on
    and cody in aug
    not sure on 420 green bake
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    These talking fish pictures are awesome.

    I bet they have great financial advice.

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