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#11598444 - 05/12/16 12:43 AM Go Pro Cameras for Bass Fishing
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Registered: 11/03/06
Posts: 3148
Loc: Texas
How many of y'all use cameras to record your fishing? Not specific types of cameras, just cameras in general?

Do any of you use your cell phone to record your fishing?

Just curious if it works well or is a pain?

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#11598446 - 05/12/16 01:08 AM Re: Go Pro Cameras for Bass Fishing [Re: jwatts77]
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Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/18/12
Posts: 120
Loc: Buda, Texas
I've recorded a few outings. The hard part about recording is paying attention to battery life and memory card usage. You have to remember to replace batteries every few hours and memory cards every 3-4 hours (depending on the camera of course). There are options for longer battery life and more memory but at additional costs.

Using a cell phone would work. However, I would be more afraid of something happening to my phone than I would to an action camera. It would be cheaper for me to replace an action camera than my phone.
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#11598468 - 05/12/16 04:13 AM Re: Go Pro Cameras for Bass Fishing [Re: jwatts77]
west tex angler Online   content
Angler

Registered: 05/01/14
Posts: 330
Loc: azle texas
I bought one and don't even use it. Too much trouble. Think I'll put it on Trading Post
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#11598544 - 05/12/16 06:33 AM Re: Go Pro Cameras for Bass Fishing [Re: jwatts77]
BriannShell Offline
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Registered: 03/17/10
Posts: 2075
Loc: Rockwall, Tx & Lake Fork
I use one that I have mounted on my windshield. I just turn it on and let it run until the battery goes dead. Really no trouble and you tend to forget its there.
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#11598896 - 05/12/16 09:38 AM Re: Go Pro Cameras for Bass Fishing [Re: jwatts77]
Tracker Tim Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 2682
Loc: Murphy, TX
I ran usb power to my console. Only hassle is changing the sd card if it records too long.

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#11599012 - 05/12/16 10:29 AM Re: Go Pro Cameras for Bass Fishing [Re: jwatts77]
jwatts77 Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/03/06
Posts: 3148
Loc: Texas
Interesting. They have a mini-USB port on them don't they? Couldn't you use an Aukey battery to keep it going all day long?

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#11599290 - 05/12/16 12:32 PM Re: Go Pro Cameras for Bass Fishing [Re: jwatts77]
wetduck Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/31/08
Posts: 396
Loc: grandview
I have a Sony ion mounted on the windshield. It covers the right side if the deck. Jam a bug SD card in it remember to turn it on andbket it roll. Good for 3 hrs +/- on battery. Need to learn to edit it no. And scratch my but less

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#11600061 - 05/12/16 06:46 PM Re: Go Pro Cameras for Bass Fishing [Re: jwatts77]
Tracker Tim Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 2682
Loc: Murphy, TX
Originally Posted By: C.A.S.T.
Interesting. They have a mini-USB port on them don't they? Couldn't you use an Aukey battery to keep it going all day long?
Yes you could use an aux power battery.

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#11600090 - 05/12/16 07:10 PM Re: Go Pro Cameras for Bass Fishing [Re: jwatts77]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 1348
Loc: Lake Fork
I don't use mine as much as I did when I first got it.The main reason is that it takes forever to download and edit on my cpu.
Get a roll bar mount for your rear seat post and film a run up the lake. You'll be amazed at how much we bounce around,even on water we consider calm. Answers a lot of questions about why your worn out at the end of the day.

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#11600414 - 05/12/16 10:03 PM Re: Go Pro Cameras for Bass Fishing [Re: jwatts77]
BassLakeFork Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/30/11
Posts: 165
Works great with some preparation. Get a high capacity chip, power to your boat battery, and record all day. I run two GoPro's for every trip and forget they are there. Generally you get 8+ hours of footage from each camera.

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#11600682 - 05/13/16 07:19 AM Re: Go Pro Cameras for Bass Fishing [Re: wetduck]
bassmanrudy Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/30/15
Posts: 391
Loc: Bossier City, LA
Originally Posted By: wetduck
I have a Sony ion mounted on the windshield. It covers the right side if the deck. Jam a bug SD card in it remember to turn it on andbket it roll. Good for 3 hrs +/- on battery. Need to learn to edit it no. And scratch my but less


^^^^^ that last part- one of the FUNNIEST things I have read in a while!!!!!
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#11600930 - 05/13/16 09:28 AM Re: Go Pro Cameras for Bass Fishing [Re: bassmanrudy]
BoomBoom Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/31/07
Posts: 2013
Loc: The Woodlands, Tx
I have the Hero Session 4. I bought a boat pole from Lock N Haul that extends to 8 ft that fits in the rear pedestal seat receptor. Really get some nice video. The Session 4 is reasonable and can be controlled with your phone or a remote. Haven't had sd card issues. I just download and clear the card, after every trip.
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#11601005 - 05/13/16 10:14 AM Re: Go Pro Cameras for Bass Fishing [Re: jwatts77]
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TFF Guru

Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 20782
Loc: The 903
I am wanting one for when I take my boys fishing. Would love to record their excitement of catching fish.
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#11601055 - 05/13/16 10:38 AM Re: Go Pro Cameras for Bass Fishing [Re: jwatts77]
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Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/11/13
Posts: 176
Loc: The Colony, TX
I love documenting my trips! It is a headache to remember to attach and detach your gopro when youre moving or to change out batteries or memory. Mine doesn't have an indicator other than a small battery symbol on the front screen if my battery is getting low so it's tough to see without leaning on the cowling and looking at it. I'm usually fishing with 1 or 2 other guys so that position allows me to film all of us.
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#11601079 - 05/13/16 10:47 AM Re: Go Pro Cameras for Bass Fishing [Re: jwatts77]
DiegoDVC Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/05/16
Posts: 3
I like to use it during tournaments, recording its fun and trouble free. The problem comes when you want to edit the video (you must edit), it is a pain

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