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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
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