Some readers of this may think, “How do you keep the fish alive and healthy while you’re setting everything up?”. That is a relative question and the fish grip is the answer. All the newest Jackson Kayaks come equipped with the fish grip. I don’t and do not recommend paddling long distances with a fish on the grip, but it will not hurt a fish in water to travel to the bank in order to set up your camera. Once you have set up your camera and tuned it to perform, then simply hold the fish in position for the picture. While doing so you will get different shots every 5 seconds. The red light will blink indicating the picture was taken and it will continue to take them in that interval until you stop the camera from do so. Placing your GoPro on the bank is also a way to capture yourself in action. Things like dragging your kayak, paddling, or any different photo that would be cool to share.
All Jackson Kayaks are GoPro ready, but this process will give you the opportunity to get you and your kayak in the picture. Instead of you and the fish or the top of the kayak, it really gives a different perspective to the viewer. I like turning my kayak parallel with the camera to gain that optical appearance of the entire vicinity. Sometimes you have to paddle or maneuver yourself back into the frame, but this just gives the camera time to take pictures that may turn out cool. Trial and error is something that will make your pictures interesting and help you learn along the way. Get creative with the angles or play with the intervals and settings. This does take time away from fishing and sometimes might hurt you if you’re on a hot spot, but these fishing moments happen so quickly that it’s ok to slow down and enjoy them. I hope this helps some of you capture a special fishing moment differently. If you have any questions please comment and as always tight lines.