Monday, March 11, 2013

Taking Chances to Taking Pics


Once again, it didn't turn out the way I thought.  The water was warmer, but the fish didn't come out to play.  As it turns out, local master Forrest didn't have much luck the day before either.  I managed to squeak out a 22.5" pickerel, but that was it.

On a spinnerbait

The action was miserably slow, 
so I decided to play with the zoom lens instead.  

Cormorant (with blue eyes)

Noisy local hangout

See the blood?

5 comments:

  1. Aren't you afraid your stuff's going to get wet? Do you cover it with plastic wrap?

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    1. Paranoid... but still want the shots. I found a waterproof food storage container that held the camera perfectly and also fit just right in the rod pod. I keep small microfiber towels in the box and a large bath towel over it so I can dry my hands before handling the camera. I only take it out when a good shot right condition presents and itself. Otherwise I keep to the GoPros or waterproof olympus.

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  2. I have a water proof Olympus and honestly it sucks unless you are perefectly still and the light is right. It takes better underwater pics than out of water pictures. I have a Canon Rebel XTI that I love. I have actually gotten it wet once trying to release a fish and thought it was going do die. I was really scared. Luckily after a few days of it in a bag with those packets you get with your shoes and clothes it working right again. It's done some flakey things here and here since but I think over all it is ok. I've been toying with getting a GoPro for quite awhile now. I just can't justify spending that kinnd of money at the moment. I wish the company would see my blog and give me one.

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  3. Oh well, at least you got something, and some nice pics to boot. I was beside you, messing with my new switch rod in a Coosa, when you pulled in the pickerel.
    I only managed to move a tiny bowfin and ended up with the skunk.

    I like the blog--didn't want to bug you on the water, though.

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    1. It was cool to see someone messing with the spey rod in a kayak.
      Thanks for checking out the blog!

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