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GoPro Light Testing – Peter’s First Tarpon

GoPro Light Testing – Peter’s First Tarpon.
I had one more day with the GoPro light before I had to ship it back so headed over to the Shark Channel Public Boat Launch to test a new fishing technique. The plan was to take the kayak over to the grassy flat and pick up some palm sized Pinfish and then head right back to the launch. No reason to get out early as the bite starts as soon as the sun is completely gone. While out catching bait, a storm rolled in and for some reason my kayak was full of water making a very dangerous situation even though I was less than a hundred yards from shore. (video about that coming). Made it back to shore and just storm watched while waiting for the storm to set. Meanwhile, Peter came paddling in after spending a windy evening trying to catch his first Tarpon. Since he had no luck, I offered to show him how to catch one if he wanted to hang around a bit. Once the sun set, the bite started and we were able to land a few nice Juveniles. I was also able to do some second person filming using the GoPro light. The thing works really well. Peter pulled in his first Tarpon and I was able to get it on film. It turned out being a productive night.

KEY WEST KAYAK FISHING: Equipment Used

The Car – 1997 Honda Civic Hatchback DX
The Motorcycle – 1997 BMW F650

The Kayaks
1) 2010 Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140.
2) 2012 Hobie Adventure Island w/ Outboard Motor Mount
– 2010 Suzuki 2.5 HP 4-Stroke Outboard
– Lowrance Hook-5

The Rods/Reels

1) 7′ MH Shimano Teramar, TMS-X70MH, Line Wt. 10-20lb, Lure Wt 1/2-1 1/2oz, Power: Medium Heavy, Action: Extra Fast
– Penn Conflict 4000
– Power Pro 20lb
– Power Pro 10lb
– Andes 15lb pink mono

2) 7′ H Shimano Teramar, TMS-F70H, Line Wt. 15-20lb, Lure Wt 1/2-2oz, Power: Heavy, Action: Med Fast
– Penn Conflict 6000
– Power Pro 65lb

3) 5’8″ XH Shimano Treval Jigging Trigger Rod, TVC-58XH, Line Wt. 80-200, Lure Wt, 160 – 270grams, PowerExtra Heavy
– Shimano Torium 16
– Power Pro 65lb

4) 7’6″ M Hurricane Calico Jack IM7, CAJ-457, Line Wt. 8-17lb, Lure Wt 3/8-3/4oz, Power: Medium
– Shimano Solstace 4000 FI
– Power Pro 20lb

5) 6′ Ande Tournament Stand Up Rod, ASU-601A SDRMH, Line Wt. 20-50, Power: Medium Heavy
– Shimano TLD-30A 2-Speed
– Power Pro 65lb

6) 6’6″ Shimano Trevala, TVC-66MH, Line Wt. 50-100lb, Jig Wt 50-100g, Power: Medium Heavy, Action: Medium Fast
– Abu Garcia 6500C3
– Power Pro 30lb

7) 7′ Shimano Trevala, TVC-70ML, Line Wt. 20-50lb, Jig Wt 55-135g, Power: Medium Light, Action: Medium Fast
– Abu Garcia 6500C3
– Power Pro 30lb

Plus a few other misc saltwater rigs that are used sparingly and some Bass rigs which I won’t use in salt water.

Cast Nets
-5′ 3/8″ Plastic enclosed weights
-6′ 3/16″ Super Spreader SS-1000 1 lb per foot
-7′ 3/8″ Mako 1lb per foot

Filming

GoPro Hero 4 Silver
GoPro Hero 3 Black
GoPro Studio Editing Software
Panasonic G7
-14-42mm F3.5-5.8
-20mm F1.7

Header Graphic Created By: Jeff Kaphingst (www.jeffthedesigner.com) (www.rack30.com)

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