Due to the high seat position of the Jackson Coosa I needed a way to elevate my GoPro HD in order to get the right angle. My solution was to mount a YakAttack PanFish to the top of my crate using the Mighty Mount™
The PanFish™ was designed to capture over-the-shoulder video. It features a split pole design with adjustable disks that allow quick and easy horizontal panning. All you have to do is grab the foam grip and rotate! At the top of the PanFish™ I have a double socket RAM arm which holds the GoPro HD camera. Hook1 has an option that includes a RAM mount, Mighty Mount™, and mounting hardware.
The Mighty Mount™ is a small mounting plate that can be placed directly on a kayak, on a rail, or bolted to pretty much anything. I chose the top of my crate because it gives me the extra height I need. When fishing with the seat in low position the PanFish Portrait™ is the perfect height to capture video. Attaching either one only takes a few seconds.
Supplies – Crate, Drill, Mighty Mount™, PanFish™, and Cutting Board
Cut the board to the size of the Mighty Mount™ and drill matching holes. Now bolt them together making sure the nuts are securely tightened down. You don’t want any wiggle room!
I’ve had the opportunity to play around with the PanFish™ for a few months now and I’m very impressed. As someone who mainly fishes rivers I put a beating on my equipment. None of YakAttack’s products have failed me yet. If I want to record my buddy catching a trophy fish or take a self portrait while standing on the shore it only takes a simple twist to pan the camera. If you need to mount anything to your kayak I highly recommend YakAttack’s line of products.
I am working on the episode format now to follow up on the River Smallmouth Seasonal Patterns DVD Series. This is the premiere episode. It’s a 30 minute video that encompasses a single float trip, from shuttle method to pattern development to using a new style of craft.
Let’s congratulate Catawba, Riverbassin.com’s first ever two-time “River Basser of the Month!” Catawba was last River Basser of the Month in July 2010, less than one year ago!
Here’s what others have to say about him:
I apologize if Mike has been a previous winner, but in my mind he is just the kind of guy you want to float a river with! I first met Mike at the Charlotte Riverbassin’ Tournament 2010, where in typical form, he was volunteering his time, cooking and helping out wherever he could. I know Mike has attended several rodeos and tournament stops, making friends wherever he goes. Anyone who has had the pleasure of floating a river with Mike knows why I’m nominating him!
Last years nominating excerpt:
“The River Basser of the Month should share the same enthusiasm, passion, stewardship and kindness that we like to promote here on RiverBassin.com”…well, that describes Catawba!
I met Mike at the NC rodeo last year and saw him again at the SC rodeo, and one thing is for sure…Catawba loves to be around fishing. Even while on the mend from surgery, Mike is and has always been upbeat, positive, and encouraging to be around. He loves to go to a rodeo for all the right reasons; he loves to be a part of the event and looks for every opportunity to help somebody out with anything. He makes sure everybody knows that he’s available to run a shuttle or anything else if needed. Always positive with his attitude and words in conversation, on any subject, Mike is a humbling example to a whiner and complainer like me. If Mike gets a few hours on the river, he’s a happy guy…if he catches fish it’s just that much
Mike is happy being there for what it is and doesn’t take it for granted…he loves to be around fishing and those who love to fish. I thought about Mike on my long drive home this weekend, how he always has the positive attitude going and can’t do enough to help others….I need to be more like Mike!
My ten year old grandson Hunter and I were rewrapping our drag chains, used to slow our canoes for fishing purposes, with duct tape and I had mine nice & shiny with the high grade 3M brand tape when I remembered an event that I thought would be of interest to Hunter, so I thought I would share it with you as I shared it with him.
While carefully wrapping my chain, I begin by setting the stage, I was on the Upper Ocmulgee, far down the Upper Ocmulgee, if that makes sense, let’s say above Macon but below Jackson, somewhere in there. I was catching mostly largemouth throwing a magnum broke back Rebel, doing pretty good I thought, then my drag chain hung up. Continue Reading
How it performed: I just bought this bait a few days ago after looking into different models of swim baits. I was initially skeptical about getting a $20 bait that I wasn’t even sure I was going to like, but all skepticism was removed once it hit the water. Continue Reading
Having five grandsons and loving to river fish are two my life’s greatest pleasures. When I can take one or more of my grandson’s river fishing then that exponentially increases the pleasure of the trip. I think that’s called synergy. Therefore, over the years, I have tried to take my grandsons to the river at every chance that availed itself and created quite a few chances that otherwise might not have surfaced.
Most frequently fishing from kayaks or canoes, we have traveled through rocky, swift, river rapids and pristine still water that barely moved. We have caught lots of fish, large and small, and sometimes we have smelled the skunk. Whatever the results, even a bad day on the river beats most any other option. Continue Reading
A while back I was thinking of buying another boat and selling my Ultimate. Ole Hooker was also thinking about not transporting a ship every time he went north or south. Thus, I sold my Ultimate and we bought a Guide 119 from Dick’s. Ole Hooker will now have a boat in Ohio and one in South Carolina.
Once late fall rolled around Ole Hooker got started on the boat and finished the job once the snow and ice blanketed Ohio in the comforts of his “Man Cave”. As you will see in some of the pics, that is a pretty nice place to be. I have to say this is his best boat yet. It looks awesome and is very functional. Continue Reading
Ever find yourself asking that question? Many people don’t know that there are actually eight scientifically recognized different species of black bass. While you can’t catch all of them in the state you reside in (although Georgia comes close, being home to 7 of the 8 species), you may find the following informative. Maybe (if you’re like me), you’ll see it as a challenge to catch all 8 species, learning about each one’s peculiar characteristics in the process. Continue Reading
Author: “Ocklawahaman” Paul Nosca with the assistance of Captain Erika Ritter….
OUR NATIVE RIVERINE STRIPED BASS…
Some of my fellow river “bassers” have experienced this type of adrenalin stimulus at least once and haven’t forgotten it yet. You are float-fishing a small river for your favorite black bass species from your canoe or kayak when all of a sudden your spinnerbait has been “intercepted” by an “F-4 Phantom II jet”–which is now attempting to drag you and your vessel into the depths by your own 12-pound monofilament line. Now, if this small river that you are “bassin” just happens to be no further south than northern Florida and is connected to a much larger river, big lake, or tidewater; then maybe you start thinking–WOW, it might be a “STRIPER”! Continue Reading
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