Monday, May 31, 2010

Video Fishing - Dogfish and Largemouth Bass

I recently decided to tie a lure (with the hook removed) to the camera's video cable. It has made an incredible difference! Before using the lure I was always really careful not to spook the fish with sudden movements. With the lure it doesn't matter how wild the camera movements are... I can't keep the smaller fish away! They're like little zombies following the camera around. I've also noticed the lure is bringing in the larger fish and keeping them interested for longer periods of time which makes getting video of them much easier.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Video Fishing - 4 Species in Under 30 Seconds

I was really fortunate getting this video clip. I managed to capture video of 4 species of fish in the span of less than 30 seconds.

The fish in the opening shot is a red ear, he's followed by a blue gill (which looks at the camera) while a large mouth bass pauses and a dogfish swims by quickly.

Video taken on Sunset Lake, Vicksburg, Michigan, Kalamazoo County

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Video Fishing - Sunfish Bedding

I've been doing very little art as of late. Instead I've been spending my free time video fishing.

I believe the above fish is a male Sunfish. I was able to shoot video of him for nearly 15 minutes. He was swimming in circles and using his fins to clear an area (bed) in the sand. The bed will be where the female Sunfish lays her eggs.

Camera used: MarCum VS825c Color Underwater Viewing System connected to a Panasonic AG-EZ50 video camera via S-Video cable.