In the final piece of this three-part article, we’ll bring it all together and go over some strategies for getting your video in front of a large audience. Learn how to boost your YouTube views, and leverage companies whose products you already use to put your final video in front of new viewers.
In the second installment of this filming guide, I’ll share some techniques for capturing the right footage during your fishing trip, as well as some high-level editing tips for getting the most out of the footage you bring home. Use these tips to get the most out of your filming trip.
I receive a lot of questions online about a variety of topics related to kayak fishing, but far and away the most common is, “How do I make my kayak fishing videos better?” While “better” is a relative term and pretty vague, there are some basic tips and techniques I’ve figured out along the way that I think can benefit any kayak fishing videographer, from the amateur to the more experienced.
In Contrary Kayak Angling – Part I I alluded to the unique characteristics and advantages a kayak brings on medium to large rivers. These are characteristics and advantages that the wading angler can take advantage of to efficiently fish productive water that they otherwise could not reach, or fish productively, without the kayak.
Fishing from a boat is the norm. We kayak anglers - whether fly anglers, lure enthusiasts, or bait dunkers - routinely fish from our boats. Of course we fish from our boats. Offshore, inshore, in lakes, ponds, and rivers the water is over our head. Fishing from a boat is the most logical way to fish these types of water. But kayak anglers fishing from sit-on-tops or hybrids in medium to large rivers have the opportunity to use their kayak in a different, contrary, and unconventional way: fishing with a kayak.
My love of fishing weightless soft plastics came from pure necessity. As a kid on foot, the only lake I could get to and fish daily was ringed with an impenetrable mass of pads, weeds, and stickups. I circled that lake so many times I wore my own groove in the ground on its bank. Locals swore up and down I was wasting my time, and that the weed choked pond was devoid of fish.
Although the definition of "ultralight angling" is probably suited for a lengthy debate during the dead of winter, the most common attribute is probably "lighter than normal line for bigger than normal fish."
Have you ever opened your tackle tray and wondered why you have all these deep-diving crankbaits when you’re fishing in a grassy, five-acre pond? Most of us have had this moment. I shake my head when I see an angler load seven rods and ten trays of lures into an already-overburdened kayak.