I ran into that problem yesterday while trying to capture a picture of me holding this giant that hit my VMC moon eye jig on 10# Suffix while I was walleye fishing. The jig and minnow bite has been hard to beat in Ely lately, with a lot of the eyes hanging out in 30 feet in some lakes. The pike have been quite active in the same depth and hooking into a 40″+ fish is bound to happen if you put some time in. Lucky for me this mamma got hooked in the side of the mouth and though she fought like a laker through the ice the 832 held true. After towing the boat around the narrows for a while, biting and swimming through the net (twice)… landing her was the easy part. Taking a picture of us hanging out in my boat with her better interests in mind however, was a difficult task. How do you guys do it? I suppose my phone camera probably has a timer, but it seems like setting timer and checking to see how it framed out until you get it right isn’t so good if you want the fish to swim away in good shape. I also had to try to not damage the fish while holding her, so I took one angle with her in my lap and the other leaned up against my chest so she wasn’t hanging by her gill plate. Share your thoughts!
Saint Paul, MN
October 19, 2015 at 4:14 pm #1571944