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How To Repair A Contour Action Camera Switch!

I rotate several Contour Action Video Cameras when i’m out in the field fishing day or night if it’s for above or below water usage. My Roam#3 from 2015 has a near frozen switch & is getting impossible to use. So after i contacted Contour Cameras Mr Daniel T authorized a replace unit for me to use & a new R3 switch to try to repair my original unit.

The new unit works extremely well & today i replaced the old switch so i thought filming the repair might help others. I use my Contours for everything from bowling to fishing day & night. Also underwater for Catch & Release segments. Currently the Roam#3 is their latest unit. Latter this year the new Contour#4 will be available.

All my posted videos & many of the images that i use are from the Contours. I like the light weight & ease of operation when using these units. It’s all personal preference.

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Fishing Forum : Saltwater Fishing Forum: Saltwater Fishing General: SW FL-Bonita Beach: June wrap-up

It’s slow season here in SW FL, and also rainy season, so fishing trips are less frequent, but still productive for gamfish and food fish.

On Tuesday morning, 6/5, I fished the backwaters of southern Estero Bay with Rick and Patty Mason. They used live shrimp to catch four keeper mangrove snappers and released eight short mangs. Patty also released a 24-inch crevalle jack, and got broken off a couple of times by larger fish.

Friday morning, 6/8, I fished with brothers Ashton and Noah Lockhart and their friend, Joey Beech, in southern Estero Bay. The guys used live shrimp to box a 22-inch redfish, a 14-inch sheepshead, and a keeper mangrove snapper. They released a few short mangs and a 16-inch crevalle jack.

Photo: Joey Beech with a 22-inch redfish.

Logan and Keely Foley fished offshore with me, 22 miles west of New Pass, on Sunday, 6/10. The couple used cut-bait and squid to catch a dozen keeper lane snapper to 13 inches. They released two mangrove snapper shorts, twenty-six red grouper shorts to 18 inches, and ten sharpnose sharks, all 35 to 40 inches long.

Peter Halunen and son, Clayton, fished 24 miles west of New Pass with me on Monday morning, 6/11. We had to head out a couple miles further to get away from the abundant, fish-stealing sharpnose sharks! We used cut-bait and squid to catch and release ten of those, all between 35 and 40 inches long. The guys also released over thirty red grouper shorts to 18 inches, along with one short mangrove snapper. They were able to load the fish box with fifteen lane snapper and a few grunts, and released six additional lanes that were short of keeper size.

Gregg Runge and his son, Jacob, fished in spots ranging from 25 to 36 miles west of New Pass with me on Wednesday, 6/13. The guys wrestled and released a 9-foot sandbar shark that bit on a blue runner. They also caught and released a few more blue runners, including one big one at 4 pounds. A nice king mackerel followed that, at 29 inches. Red grouper were biting well, but all were short of keeper size, so we released about thirty of those, which bit on cut-bait and squid. The guys caught a dozen yellowtail snapper, including one 14-inch keeper. They added to the fish box eight keeper vermillion snapper and fifteen keeper lane snapper to 15 inches. They released twenty additional lanes that were smaller keepers since they had no need for that many fish. They also boxed eight of the eleven porgies they caught.

Photo: Jacob Runge with a 29-inch kingfish.

Mike and Sheryl Polite, joined by their daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Brady Marburger, fished is southern Estero Bay’s backwaters with me on Thursday morning, 6/21. The family used live and frozen shrimp to box three keeper sheepshead to 16 inches, along with two keeper mangrove snapper, out of twenty snappers that bit. They released 16-inch crevalle jack and an 18-inch snook.

The next time I got out fishing was on Tuesday, 6/26, with Mike Piascik and his two sons, John and Chris. We fished in spots 18 to 22 miles west of New Pass, using squid and cut-bait. The guys boxed fourteen keeper lane snapper to 14 inches, along with a dozen good-sized grunts. They released fifteen red grouper shorts to 17 inches, and battled two sharpnose sharks and a big sandbar shark.

On Wednesday morning, 6/27, I fished offshore, 20 miles west of New Pass with Alan Chud and Nigel Hollidge. The guys used cut-bait and squid to catch and release fifteen red grouper shorts to 18 inches. They also got into some Spanish mackerel, and boxed seven of those, all around 24 inches long. They added to the box ten keeper lane snapper to 12inches, and released eight additional lanes that they had no need for.

Saturday morning, 6/30, I fished offshore with Sherri Kemp, her son, Lane, and his girlfriend, Haley. We started out fishing about 18 miles west of New Pass, but the dolphin showed up to compete with us for fish, so we moved out to 22 miles, where the family used cut-bait and squid to box twenty keeper lane snapper. They also released fifteen red grouper shorts to 19 inches.

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Saltwater Fishing Forum: Saltwater Fishing General: Some Days You Catch:) Some Days You Don’t:(

A Day Spent Fishing Is Always A Good Day!

Today i took out my California buddy Mark Gates for a day of spin casting, locally regarded as “whipping”. Long day starting from the West Coast of Oahu to Waikiki, to the Eastern Shore, then the South Shore before heading back to Waikiki. I did “snag” a small cuda but shook it off the treble hook of my Whopper Plopper lure. This is just a nice vid showing some of Hawaii’s coastlines for those that wonder if we local Hawaiians still live in huts next to a erupting volcano.

Today i used a 11′ Daiwa Coastal Surf with a Shimano SW 5000 Twin Powers. I first used CHL Herring grubs before trying the River To Sea’s Whopper Plopper surface plugs. No fish today but fishing in beautiful Hawaii is it’s own reward.

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Fishing Forum : Saltwater Fishing Forum: Saltwater Fishing General: FISHING THE GRIND – 2 DAYS – 2 STRIPED BASS

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FISHING THE GRIND – 2 DAYS – 2 STRIPED BASS – “STICK TO YOUR ROD” Sometimes when fishing for striped bass or any fish you need to “stick to your rod” (Paul R.). Fishing can be a grind and you have to stick out the fishing in a small area. Moving, moving, moving is another tactic and it is deadly but not always. I move and walk a lot. But under some conditions I will stick any stretch of water to pluck a few fish when the pickings are scarce. Time can be precious and walking will eat time alive. The important lesson is that you know how and when to apply either tactic and you know ways to approach exist. It is not always the best choice to stick but sometimes you have to do what you have to do and pray you don’t hear of stories about 15 to 20 pound striped bass being plucked from the sea a mile away. That does happen. I am happy to share my experiences with all those around the world and hope you enjoyed the video as much as we did making it.

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Fishing Forum : Saltwater Fishing Forum: Saltwater Fishing General: CONTOUR

The Best Action Camera For Capturing Videos For The Sportsman!

When i first started sharing my videos on mostly fishing i asked fellow YouTuber Joe Olivas “WWJ” of Kauai which unit he uses since i had issues with my GoPro at that time. Joe steered me into using Contour & since then i’ve been a loyal user. For a guy like me who isn’t “tech” savvy to use a action camera with no problems is a miracle!

Months ago Contour announced the soon to be release Contour 4K.
4k Ultra HD @ 30 fps
1080 HD @ 120fps
Waterproof up to 30 ft/10m
150 wide angle lens
12 MP photos in JPEG
270 Rotating Lens
Laser Leveler
Internal Battery – 60 minutes of continuous in 4k
Internal Microphone
Built in wi fi and companion ios and Android App
Compatible with all Contour Mounts
Universal Mount Adaptor

To be released soon. Also the CONTOUR4K APP for IOS-
Remote Control with Live Preview
Control Camera Settings
Bluetooth and Wifi
Download and share photos and videos through your smartphone

I contacted Contour to confirm this released & if i’m still under sponsorship to receive a Beta unit for testing. Not only am i still on the list but Contour sent me 2 brand new units to help tide me over by replacing my current Roam 2 & 3. I was having audio glitches but performed the Contour Firmware free Updates available at-…

Years back i did an unboxing & reviews on these units.
Contour Roam2-…
Contour Roam3-…
And additional updates at_…

It doesn’t matter that i’m sponsored by Contour, what matters is i’d still be using Contour Action Cameras over over brands like GoPro because for what i do it’s the correct unit for me. If you are using another type of video styled camera & are happy with it, stick with it. As long as your unit satisfies your needs there’s no reason to change. But when you do decide for another look at other units please consider Contour Action Cameras. The new Contour4 should be out soon & i’ll be putting out a video on it’s unboxing.

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Fishing Forum : Saltwater Fishing Forum: Saltwater Fishing General: BALLOONING BAITS!

How To Ballon Baited Lines From Shore!

On this day the weather report called for high North winds, which rarely occurs. So i got up at 5am (brrrr) and went to Chocolate Beach. This is my preferred testing area to demonstrate fishing techniques. My friend Junior who works at that area told me the fishing has been bad there for weeks but i just needed to demonstrate how i ballon my baits from shore.

For this i used a 13’3″ Daiwa Ballistic Rod with a Shimano Ultegra 10K spinner loaded with 380yd of 50lb Jerry Brown braid. The main reason to balloon out a rig is to get distance from shore to increase your chances of catching fish. Now if you want to drop a bait instead of having it on the surface you can do it 1 of 2 ways-
1) Use a hard sucking candy with a hole in it (like Life Savers), or drill a hole in a cough drop. Then tie a thread through that hole connecting the balloon to your bait rig. Depending on the candy used (Life Savers will be +-15min) it’ll dissolve & drop your bait.
2) Take a couple squares of toilet tissue & repeat. Roll the sheet into a tube & roll it around to connect the balloon to the bait rig. This time repeated jerks of the rod will cause the bait to break away from the balloon.

Be sure not to use more then 3/4 of your spooled line when ballooning. I usually stop when i loose sight of the balloon. My Ultegra 10K has a line retrieval rate of 40.5in per crank. So i counted 236 cranks bringing in my line. That’d 9,558in. That amounts to 797.5ft or 265.5yd. My reel is spooled with 360yd of 50lb Jerry Brown braid.

The larger the balloon is after inflating means it”ll catch the wind easier & travel faster across the surface. In the past i’ve caught huge Hammerhead & Tiger Sharks using this method. Just got to make sure to keep your back to the wind direction. Also this day i made my most unusual hook-up on my 2nd rig that i used to shore cast with. Snagged a useable 12ft Surf Rod with a large casting reel on it. Still soaking the reel but the rod cleaned-up good!

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