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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Carp Fishing Action Video

As a Christmas gift to myself I purchased a GoPro Hero 5 Black the day after Thanksgiving in 2016. After a few trials and tribulations with the camera I took a few time lapse videos over the period of a few weeks.

The video below was taken last weekend during a fishing session my wife and I shared on the Raisin River. This video is a good example of some "hidden gems" that are hiding in plain site. Most people we talked to in the 7 or 8 hours had no idea they could catch fish weighing up to 18 pounds in this public park.

We met a lot of friendly people and made some new fishing friends and prospective future carp fishermen. Kids in particular, seem to enjoy watching the biggest fish they have ever seen be caught in the same water they catch bluegill using Spider-Man and Barbie fishing rods.

 



I formatted this video in black and white as an experiment. I like the way it turned out, but it's hard to argue with the original "full color" version straight from the GoPro.

My primary goal in purchasing the camera was to use it to take video of my carp fishing efforts. I have used it a few times this summer, but not as much as I hoped.

I definitely need to work on my editing skills, but I have found GoPro Studio, which has the more powerful editing tools, very difficult to use. I've had to download a few versions of the Studio software because my original copy had a "fatal error".

Here is the same video in full HD color:



If you have any GoPro carp fishing videos to share let me know and I will embed them on my carp fishing blog.

3 comments:

  1. I have several GoPro video's that I have made with my GoPro Silver4, and am curious, as to which mount you are using to take the video's. Also wondering where you are on the River, as I know it runs to Sterling State Park. Also thought I would comment on your seeming to be breathing pretty hard during the filming. Hope to see you again sometime. Fellow Carp fisherman, Chuck Denison

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    1. I use the head strap mount. I think the chest strap would work better, but I don't think it's worth $49.99 to me. It was picking up my breathing more than expected. I get excited sometimes when a carp is on the line. The video was in Dundee, but My. Pleasant is another interesting spot as well.

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