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December 06, 2013

GoPro Captures Angry Mako Chowing Down On Dredge Teaser

By Joe Cermele

Have you ever heard of a TrollPro? It's an underwater housing for a GoPro that is specifically designed to let you troll the camera behind your boat. I got one last spring, and no less than 6 times this summer I rigged it up and dropped it in various tuna spreads while trolling offshore. You know what I've captured so far? About 3 hours of skirts, cedar plugs, and rigged ballyhoos swimming by their lonesome. Not once not ever has a fish come in on the lure the camera was filming. I wish like crazy the mako footage below was something I shot. Guess I'll just have to keep trying. Have a great weekend.

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from Charlie Woodman wrote 19 weeks 7 hours ago

Joe, I have a go pro and have used it quite a bit around the water. One thing should be said. The go pro lens looks like a large eye. I set one on a large snapping turtle crossing my yard last spring and the turtle immediately saw the lens and he made for it. He stuck his beak right up next to it and looked into the lens twice. After he determined it was not another turtle he walked right over the camera and headed for our pond. The second perhaps coincidence is that I have never hooked a fish on a surface strike within 15 or 20 feet of me when I am wearing a go pro.I do a lot of in close fishing on the West Branch of the Penobscot River in Maine using trico 18's and 20's. I think the lens may be visible to the fish when to close in short water. Certainly it would be visible under water. As soon as i take the camera off I have action again. This for three years has not changed. I stopped wearing it in close fishing or on small rivers for this reason. Salt water may be a different game but Tuna spook easily. So just maybe they see the camera eye and shy away. My brother has been tuna fishing since the 1970's and says it is quite possible. C

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from Dangle wrote 18 weeks 4 days ago

Come on, Makos have to eat to! Get out in the surf, and kick those legs off the end of your surf board! No lure manufacturer ever made a better action lure! WEEEEEEEE!!!

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from Charlie Woodman wrote 19 weeks 7 hours ago

Joe, I have a go pro and have used it quite a bit around the water. One thing should be said. The go pro lens looks like a large eye. I set one on a large snapping turtle crossing my yard last spring and the turtle immediately saw the lens and he made for it. He stuck his beak right up next to it and looked into the lens twice. After he determined it was not another turtle he walked right over the camera and headed for our pond. The second perhaps coincidence is that I have never hooked a fish on a surface strike within 15 or 20 feet of me when I am wearing a go pro.I do a lot of in close fishing on the West Branch of the Penobscot River in Maine using trico 18's and 20's. I think the lens may be visible to the fish when to close in short water. Certainly it would be visible under water. As soon as i take the camera off I have action again. This for three years has not changed. I stopped wearing it in close fishing or on small rivers for this reason. Salt water may be a different game but Tuna spook easily. So just maybe they see the camera eye and shy away. My brother has been tuna fishing since the 1970's and says it is quite possible. C

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from Dangle wrote 18 weeks 4 days ago

Come on, Makos have to eat to! Get out in the surf, and kick those legs off the end of your surf board! No lure manufacturer ever made a better action lure! WEEEEEEEE!!!

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