Spent a few days at the beach last week but didn't get to use the boat due to an oil assembly seal that needed to be replaced so we were looking forward to getting out this weekend and doing a little fishing.
Weather forecast for Saturday was a light breeze and seas 1 ft or less and the weather man, NOAA, didn't disappoint. Weather was too perfect as there was almost no wind, it was hot as hell and seas were flat.
Game plan was to catch some live bait and then head out to the Kingfish grounds in search of Kings and hopefully a Cobia. Cleared the inlet and headed South. Bait was there but we had to work for it and spent a little more time than I had wanted throwing the net and making bait.
With the wells full of Pogies we headed North East, first stop 8A. With it being flat calm, it didn't take us long to get there. By the time we got the second bait out, the first bait got hammered and it was fish on. Within a few minutes the first King hit the ice. We continued to work up the reef for a couple hours but got tired of trying to stay out of the way of the parking lot boats that was out there and with no shots at any Cobia we decided to head back to shallow water to fish the bait pods.
The ocean gets a little smaller when it's flat calm and you can open it up so it didn't take long to get back into about 30' of water off the beach. Immediately started marking bait and it was non stop action from the time we got there until the time we left them biting. While having front row seats to the boat races that we're going on we weeded through Bonita after Bonita and Kingfish after Kingfish. We never got more than 3 baits in the water and the Kings we were catching inshore were a little bit bigger than the ones that came from 8A.
Key thing inshore was fishing the bait pods. If you you were marking bait, you were catching fish. The other key thing was fishing light tackle.
Several weeks ago I picked up a couple of GoPro knock offs made by Nabi and this was our first opportunity to try them out. And tips or suggestions on shooting or editing video would be appreciated. Picked these cameras up on Woot for $49.00 each and Amazon sells them for $179.00 and they came with waterproof cases and a bunch of accessories. By the way, turn the volume down as my older boys added the music.
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Keep the videos down to around the 3 minute mark anymore you'll loose interest. What software are you using for editting? It appears you lost some resolution. Even so, great time with the family Rich! :beer
Many things to do.
Knots to be unraveled
'fore the darkness falls on you
Yep, definitely could have edited a few more minutes out of it. First time using any sort of video editing software and putting together separate video clips. I used Movie Maker as that's what I have on this PC. Pretty basic but for a first timer, it worked.
In reference to the resolution, I noticed on one PC at home all I could see was 360p, on this PC I can see in in 1080P HD, which looks pretty good.
Anyone else think it's odd for the FWC to run out and tie up as we're fighting a fish? I mean I didn't mind and he really didn't get in the way but I just though it was odd. He hung out and watched, we talked, and then after landing the fish he looked in our fish bag and left.
FWC will do what ever they want - they can be nice but
no reason for coming to the boat while fighting the fish
they could wait until it is landed - cause you never know whats on the other end
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Yep, Andrew was fighting and caught a Bonita.
I did think it was a little odd.
He approached from a a pretty good distance at a pretty good clip, saw the angler fighting a fish from the bow, slowed down, approached and asked us to tie him off on our Port side. At one point, and you don't see it in the video as it was edited out, I asked my wife to untie him, which she did. He just backed off a little and then came back and just hung on until the fish was landed. Then he looked in our fish bag and left. He was polite and looked like he just enjoyed watching the young guy fighting the fish and wanted to see what it was. It didn't really bother me and he didn't get in our way at all or hinder the fight so it's all good.