This quick clip I shot with my Okuma Water Wolf Camera shows how incredibly fast a striped bass can go on the attack. It’s also interesting to note that he comes to the bait head on, but decides to eat to from behind…
RIP Okuma Water Wolf Camera….On a recent ocean trip, I had some amazing footage going of lings, rockfish and cabezon eating live herring on camera.
I kept telling myself to quit while I was ahead but getting killer shots with those cameras is so damned addicting. So, I dropped it down with one more herring.
That’s when big mama ling came out and grabbed my bait. I had her up off the bottom three times before she made one final run and dragged my gear…camera and all…into the rocks. The braid snapped like cobweb and there went the Water Wolf…and all that awesomely cool underwater video. :(
Here are some videos/pix that I shot before the camera got eaten:
We just never know exactly what’s happening under the surface do we? I was over a big school of mackinaw on Lake Tahoe the other day and they didn’t want to bite. It seemed as if they had no interest whatsoever in our gear.
Boy was I wrong! I dropped my trusty Okuma WaterWolf camera down there and found that the curious little buggers were, indeed, very interested in my gear…more specifically my sinker! Check it out!