May 4th, 2015
GoPro Hero3 – The Best Camera for Fishing?by Grant Pentiricci November 12, 2012
If you have visited our YouTube channel, you already know that we’ve only posted a couple of videos so far. We spent much of the peak bass season in Ontario attempting to take lots of video, but our current equipment (Fuji and Kodak) leaves a lot to be desired. Ongoing issues include poor video and picture quality, poor sound, batteries dying after just a few minutes of video, and the list goes on. We have lost a tonne of awesome footage as a result. Frankly, we’re frustrated and ready to toss all our existing equipment into a lake…. but we don’t have replacement equipment yet.
In planning for next season, we started researching the GoPro Hero just before they announced the launch of the new Hero3 series. Until recently, we did not know much about GoPro, but now it seems to be popping up everywhere. Many anglers within the online fishing community already seem to be loyal users, like MikeyBalzz Fishing (see his post and videos).
What appeals most to us are the claims about durability, HD-quality photos and video, mounting options, long battery life, and it is waterproof (to 197 feet/60M !!). It was a surprisingly easy sell to my wife because in addition to its angling applications, it could also be our new best friend for fantastic snorkeling videos.
So we are going to place our order for a new set of GoPro equipment very soon. In the meantime, we would love for those who have used the GoPro to post your comments, tips and feedback here for the rest of us. And for those, like us, who have not yet had the pleasure of trying it out yet, post your questions here… hopefully between all of us in online angling community, we can collect all the information needed to make the best purchase decision.
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Grant is the Founder of AnglingAuthority.com. While he primarily fishes for large mouth and small mouth bass, he’s passionate about sport fishing in general and an avid multispecies angler. Learning about new tactics, gear, species and conditions is all part of what makes the sport challenging and enjoyable. Grant also loves to travel, particularly to prime fishing destinations. Grant participates in regional tournaments and is a proud pro staff member of State Apparel, Power-Pole and Gambler Lures. Grant is a member of B.A.S.S, Canadian Bass Anglers Federation and Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters.More by Grant Pentiricci