You’ve got people who try to fish, and then you got this guy.
One step ahead is a good way to be in the fishing game. Figuring out what works, what doesn’t, and where the fish are at, are three things every fisherman wants to know when they hit the water. It can always be figured out using knowledge from experience, practice, and trial and error. LiveScope and other imaging tools definitely help too…
But, everyone wants that extra hint to help the success come a little bit sooner, especially in a tournament setting where getting on the bite the quickest is the name of the game. Whether it’s the old man and the local bait shop, a friend or the critter you saw a fish eat there, it’s nice to know. Even though it’s called fishing and not catching, we all want to be out there railing some big ol’ smashers.
The best part about fishing is generally there is no one right way to figuring things out, everyone seems to have their own methods and tricks to making things work. The more creative you are the more fun you can have and maybe even find some quicker success out there.
This fella is living in the future though, just one step ahead of everyone. Not only is he figuring it all out early, he’s getting some insight on the fish before he even buys the lure. A customer at Bass Pro Shops is seen waving a bass rig in front of some bass floating in the store tank. The bass seem interested in it as he creates the motion the lure would as if it was in the water.
Work smarter, not harder, folks… this guy is ahead of the game.
I guess we should all start using the local fishing tank to our advantage…
I can’t say I would be throwing a GoPro on the end off my line and risking losing it to the water, but if someone else wants to try it out I will watch every time.
I mean, it’s a pretty popular idea. We’ve seen the man strap one to a big ol’fish and another guy strap one to a turtle. That’s enough that makes me feel like there will be more pop up in the future.
The video shows some guy rigging up a lure with one treble hook placed at the base of the GoPro. One of them heads out and actually gets some good footage of a bass coming at the lure but not getting hooked onto it.
After the outing they revamp the lure and place two more hooks of the sides to increase the odds of hooking one.
They head back out for a fish and actually hook into a fish. The film is choppy as they fight it, but what a cool idea.
They end up landing a pretty decent largemouth, showing us all that you can use a GoPro as a lure… and well, the quality of the footage is another story. Maybe if they used one as a trolling lure, or like a crankbait, we might get to see a clearer picture of the attack.
Nevertheless, it does work.
Let’s all hope this springs some ideas into a fishing lure cam that can get awesome footage of fighting in some fish. You know, get one of those tiny CIA cameras on an actual lure… someone make it happen.
For any casual fisherman, it’s a pretty good day to catch a bass or two, enough to say it was a successful trip and worth the patience. With that being said, one Indiana fisherman caught him a nice smallmouth bass…
But turned out to be the catch of a lifetime.
According to The Kansas City Star, Josh Chrenko took a trip from his home in Indiana to the Muskegon River in Newaygo, Michigan earlier this month. It was just a normal day on the river for Chrenko, until he reeled in something bright orange. Turns out, it was an incredibly rare orange smallmouth bass.
His buddies videoed his prized catch, where you can hear Chrenko say:
“Caught my first ever orange smallmouth. I am not making this up. This thing isn’t like kind of orange. It’s like neon, goldfish orange.”
In the Facebook post, he also mentioned he had no idea these things even exist.
Chrenko, who is an avid smallmouth bass fisherman, weighed in on just how special of a moment this was for him:
“For someone that lives and breathes fishing for smallmouth, this is one I’ll remember my entire life.”
According to the site, Chrenko spoke with an Indiana ecologist in an effort to figure out how this smallmouth was neon orange.
The ecologist explained that the fish has a condition called Xanthochromism, which causes the fish’s pigmentation to turn a bright yellow color. Chrenko added that it’s insane that the fish was able to overcome so many odds to stay alive, considering its bright orange color makes it difficult on the fish, as everything is earth tones.
According to Premier Angler, the chances of a fish being born with this condition are 1-in-10,000.
He also posted a second video of him tossing the insanely rare catch back into the water.