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04/06/2016 10:03PM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
I used to put my point and shoot on a gorilla pod then wrap it around my yoke. I'd set the 10 second timer and push the yoke up about 5 feet in front of me laying between the gunnels.

This worked fine until I started tripping with my dog who sits in the bow. I took some pics of fish laying in the boat and I really don't like those. Any ideas for when I get that 30 inch walleye? :)

 
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bwcasolo
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04/07/2016 05:08AM  
that is a tough one. my cannon p@s is in my life vest pocket, for me it's a left hand hold the fish, right hand shoot. now that's a smallie without teeth. no sure what you will do with that toothy walleye, or northern.
most of the time there's no photo.
 
04/07/2016 06:03AM  
I never used a selfie stick and not even seen one, but I'm thinking it might be the ticket. I can hold decent size fish with one hand under the gill plate. Now, a 20 lb. northern or lake trout is a different story.

I might just try training my border collie in the fine art of photography. Hey - they're supposed to be really smart right?

 
04/07/2016 07:19AM  
Get a Go-Pro
 
hobbydog
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04/07/2016 08:27AM  
I don't like bringing big fish into the canoe, even when tandem. I see too many times where the fished gets abused before releasing, flopping around in the bottom of the canoe to poor gripping and time out of water. I like to take the pics in the water. For me it is about preserving the memory. An added benefit is when they are in the water it is much easier to lie about their size. :)


 
Cedarboy
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04/07/2016 11:03AM  
Why take a picture? The fish are always bigger without a picture.
CB
 
04/07/2016 12:52PM  
quote AmarilloJim: "Get a Go-Pro"
...mounted toward the front of your boat, and a remote control.
 
04/07/2016 06:18PM  
quote Jaywalker: "quote AmarilloJim: "Get a Go-Pro"
...mounted toward the front of your boat, and a remote control. "


Yeah, I could mount it high on a stick in the bow. Then I could bring a laptop to use as a monitor for selfies.

I also was thinking because my dog knows how to sit up I could put velcro around her paws then place the camera for her to hold. Just set the timer and voila, instant fish pic.

I'll be the first person to have a pic in BWJ taken by their dog. :)

 
04/08/2016 11:38AM  
No need to bring a laptop as GoPro has you covered there too. If the simple remote control is not enough, they have one with a live wifi screen thats waterproof and shock resistant. And if you want to get your dog involved, GoPro (and others) make dog harnesses for action cams, both for on the back and under the chin mounts. There are plenty of YouTube dog vids out there.

In all seriousness, a selfie stick would cost a good deal less and work if you have a camera you like, but will require more handling. A remote, which could be mounted to a PFD would require one push to start a video that could capture the whole landing, display, and release - and would allow you to select any one frame as a still shot for display here on BWCA.com. Just an idea for anyone who is thinking about such things.

 
04/08/2016 06:36PM  
Thanks Jaywalker, you've raised my curiosity about this. But now my bigger problem is convincing my wife. :(
 
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04/08/2016 08:48PM  
Use your paddle as a selfie stick. Mount the Gorilla Pod on your paddle near the grip. Grasp the blade. Smile!
 
Otzi
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04/10/2016 09:50PM  
I use my GoPro and the Jaws/Gooseneck accessory to clamp to my yoke or thwart. It has a neck that will twist and bend any way you want it and stay. You can pull still frames from your video on the GoPro, so I just hit record, pose, then stop. You can cut the exact frame out when you get home, and then have a picture in 1080p. No need to take multiples as you have hundreds of frames to choose the precise moment you want, if you really want to go through all of them - or just find the first one you like.
 
04/11/2016 05:49AM  
quote Otzi: "I use my GoPro and the Jaws/Gooseneck accessory to clamp to my yoke or thwart. It has a neck that will twist and bend any way you want it and stay. You can pull still frames from your video on the GoPro, so I just hit record, pose, then stop. You can cut the exact frame out when you get home, and then have a picture in 1080p. No need to take multiples as you have hundreds of frames to choose the precise moment you want, if you really want to go through all of them - or just find the first one you like."

I just saw pics my 14 year old neighbor posted on facebook doing something similar. He had all these great shots of dolphins jumping in the wake of their boat. Kinda hard to get when snapping one frame at a time so he told me it was video that he cut. This is probably the future of photography.

It's a great idea, thanks for the feedback!

 
04/11/2016 09:51AM  
Only kept one over the years, Kinda hard with only 2 hands!
GoPro seems to be doable, fly flippin , just need co-operative fish. I use a Galaxy3 discard phone as a remote control/viewfinder/monitor. Recharge with Nomad 13.

butthead
 
jcavenagh
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04/28/2016 04:04PM  
This question assumes that one can actually catch fish...So, I don't know.
 
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04/28/2016 06:06PM  
quote butthead: "Only kept one over the years, Kinda hard with only 2 hands!
GoPro seems to be doable, fly flippin , just need co-operative fish. I use a Galaxy3 discard phone as a remote control/viewfinder/monitor. Recharge with Nomad 13.


butthead"


Hey Butthead- That's a pretty sweet deck cover- what kind is it?
 
04/29/2016 07:00AM  
quote jcavenagh: "This question assumes that one can actually catch fish...So, I don't know."

I'm assuming your comment wasn't tongue and cheek. I do a lot of trolling up there. It's a matter of picking a crankbait and paddling along shore at the desired depth. A depth finder is a must unless you want to lose lures to the rocks. It really doesn't take much skill to get a couple of dinners.

 
jcavenagh
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05/03/2016 12:58PM  
Here's how bad I am at fishing...I spent 10 days in WCPP with a guy who knows how to fish. I caught 0 fish.

I spent 7 days in Wabakmi in 2011. I caught 2 northerns, period.

I am mythologically bad at fishing.
 
jcavenagh
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05/03/2016 01:00PM  
Oh, and when guys go fishing with me they catch just a small fraction of their usual numbers.

I am the Joe Btfsplk of fishing.
 
05/03/2016 05:52PM  
That made me laugh. Fishing is a funny sport sometimes. I've had days in quetico where the action was non stop. Other days I wouldn't get a hit. It does take some luck.



 
05/03/2016 07:52PM  
quote muddyfeet: "quote butthead: "Only kept one over the years, Kinda hard with only 2 hands!
GoPro seems to be doable, fly flippin , just need co-operative fish. I use a Galaxy3 discard phone as a remote control/viewfinder/monitor. Recharge with Nomad 13.



butthead"



Hey Butthead- That's a pretty sweet deck cover- what kind is it?"


My guess is a CCS.
 
05/05/2016 02:18PM  
quote jcavenagh: "Oh, and when guys go fishing with me they catch just a small fraction of their usual numbers.


I am the Joe Btfsplk of fishing."


It will be time to break that jinx on this next Wabakimi trip :) With respect to the self-photo dilemma, I have never figured this one out either. I don't have a dog to travel with me :) and I usually just land it and measure before releasing. The ones I eat on occasion are the only so far that I've been able to photograph.

I have a gorilla tripod that goes with my waterproof Sony digital camera and I like the idea of strapping it to my portage yoke. That might be the best option although the paddle idea does have its merits as a selfie stick for the camera.
 
jcavenagh
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05/05/2016 03:14PM  
H&D - From your lips to God's ears.....
 
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05/05/2016 03:15PM  
quote Frenchy19: "quote muddyfeet: "quote butthead: "Only kept one over the years, Kinda hard with only 2 hands!
GoPro seems to be doable, fly flippin , just need co-operative fish. I use a Galaxy3 discard phone as a remote control/viewfinder/monitor. Recharge with Nomad 13.



butthead"




Hey Butthead- That's a pretty sweet deck cover- what kind is it?"


My guess is a CCS."


That's what I guessed, too.
 
05/09/2016 11:31PM  
Little slow, yes CCS,

New canoe new cover,

butthead
 
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