Saturday, July 22, 2017

Camera "Malfunction" Fishing the Caney Friday

The title of this post pretty much sums up the mishap that occurred while landing lots of stocker size trout early Friday morning. In fact today’s trip was my best this year for the trout count on the Caney-------but a minus count when it came to camera work.

 I dropped my camera in the water while trying to take a picture of one the rainbows I landed. I knew it was gone when I couldn’t get it to turn back on, needles to say I lost all the images of today’s trip.

 A short recount of the morning trip, arriving early at 6:30 and was meet by lots of other fishermen and a super cloud of fog on the water. I started fishing with size 20 midge using an indicator in 2 to 3 ft. -depths. I got to touch a few rainbow, using the tiny fly, but as usual I kept losing too many to to continue fishing with it. So mid morning I decided to go with an 18 size midge. The 18 size proved to be my success ticket. I landed numbers of trout standing on a shallow sandbar and letting the midge drift into two seams, one to the left of the sandbar and the other flowing in at an angle; where the two deeper seams meet was the sweet spot. I know I landed at least a dozen trout in that one spot.
 I would land a few more browns and rainbows fishing small pockets closer to where my truck was parked before the generator forced me to leave. All the trout today was not anything larger than 12” but lots of fun to land using my 4 wt. 9 ft. Redington.

 So I’m looking for a new waterproof camera, any suggestions??? 

22 comments:

The Bluegill Bug said...

Bill, saddened to hear of the demise or accident with your video camera... Alas, maybe it wasn't supposed to be!

Nice trip on the water catching bunches of trout kind of takes away a little of the pain.

Ralph Long said...

Well, been there. But it was my Galaxy S4. :) Never the way you plan the day. LOL Good to hear the midging was working out for you though.

Howard Levett said...

Oh no Bill! Hopefully the camera will be fine after it dries out? I've read where other people had success using different drying methods for phones and cameras. I'm beginning to think that the downfall any any fishing blogger is losing/breaking/drowning of the camera. I don't have any suggestions except perhaps cheap is best.

Ralph Long said...

Bill, I use a waterproof Nikon Coolpix S33 point and shoot. It is the cheapest "decent brand" waterproof camera I found when my last one bit the dust and I dunked my Galaxy. It is marketed as a kids pool camera and has few settings. But takes good shots and is truly waterproof. I believe mine was $70 new on EBAY.

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
It was my digital camera that I lost, to about two foot of 50 degree water. My Contour Video camera is waterproof thank goodness. Thanks for the comment

Mark Kautz said...

Yeh, that water does have a devastating effect on cameras and cell phones. Sound like a good fishing day too.

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
Too long in the water ruin the camera, no drying out helped it----on the hunt for as new one. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Ralph
The midge fishing was the best part of the trip---thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
Glad I didn't have my cell phone with me, probably would have dropped it too, trying to take pictures. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Thanks Ralph I will check it out, I plan on staying in the price range of 50 to 75 bucks.

Brk Trt said...

Bill, the camera is a bummer. But the fishing that's another thing.
They have some great cameras out there these days, and the prices can be very affordable.

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
Got another Kodak on the way this time waterproof---this is a much better camera--thanks for the comment

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Bill Trussell said...

BnW
Thanks for the comment

Lester Kish said...

Bill, it sounds like you had the fish cornered in that "sweet spot". As for keeping fish on with size 20's, some days the hook just holds better than others. Good luck with the new camera!

Mark Wittman said...

Bill - sorry to hear about your camera. I've killed two cameras that way! You might consider going with an iPhone and a Lifeproof case. That's what I've been using lately. I have an iPhone 6S and the pictures are fantastic, much better than any waterproof camera I've owned. I don't take underwater shots with it and I don't think I would dunk it on purpose but I haven't had an issues with it getting wet so far (rain, splashing fish).

Bill Trussell said...

Lester
I guess I better get use to using tiny flies on the Caney; seems the size 20 and even the size 22 is what the trout want much of time. I just got to be better at setting the hook. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
I've purchased another Kodak which is the Waterproof Kodak Pixpro. I have been using the Kodak brand for sometime now and know the cameras settings well, so it was the most logical choice for me. Thanks for the comment

THE RIVER DAMSEL said...

I like the Lumix camera. Well, it sounded like a great day on the water regardless! I'm glad the size 18 worked out so you wouldn't have to keep tying on those 20's! Hahahaha

Bill Trussell said...

RD
Got another Kodak, waterproof, works well so far as long as I take better care of it as oppose to my last one. I found out the other day I better get use to using tiny flies if I'm going to be successful on the Caney. Thanks for the comment

Walt Franklin said...

I hear you, Bill. Sorry about the mishap. I really like my little Olympus Tough camera. Waterproof, rock proof, idiot proof. Works well.

Bill Trussell said...

Walt
The new Kodak is exactly like my old camera, but waterproof, don't have to learn new features. Thanks for sharing