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i try to give a more in depth approach to the video. Nothing caught and a lot of talking. But I need u guys to tell me how it is honestly. I'm trying to improve these little fishing adventures.

 

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Watch it all. I really like to approach to more info.

My few notes:

Though it was a valiant effort with some great information on techniques (loved that), the "show" and the info would have been helped by some results. Now we all have rough outings, but for the video, all that great info would be better repeated on an outing when the fish cooperate and bring the points of information to fruition.

Also, the spot you were fishing (know it well) has a very important and significant factor that greatly affects it. That was not mentioned. Perhaps you didn't want to give the spot away and I COMPLETELY understand that, so I will not mention it in this post. But for a broadcast video, with all good information your provide, the biggest element was left out. OR, the information could have been perhaps mentioned without giving the spot away. But I know that would have been tough to do.

What crankbait were you using? How exactly was the tube rigged? We got the colors, but only a brief look at the arsenal.

Don't take these as a negative, George. Just some good and honest constructive thoughts, not criticism.

The good: info was terrific! Camera work was better. Well produced (one of your better in terms of production values).

The "Needs Work": Needed some bass to prove the techniques. A MAJOR element of the environment was left out.

Bottom Line: Even though the production value was "better", still a good fishing video, as most or yours have been. None have been "bad" at all - and are, for amateur work, very good. Right on the cusp of producing some excellent material. Keep at it. Geo's best work is not far away!
 

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Nice fishing video. I was wondering if the bite still decent on the chicago river? What is used the best and do you know of any locations that might be good to try. Wanted to get out maybe tomarrow to try.
 

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George- use a DEEPER diving crankbait, 'try' to lose it(bang the bottom)-yes, you WILL lose(buy a GOOD lure retiever;rope/cord style w/ little chains)a few over time, but you'll catch a helluva lot more fish in that spot!! They are there for ONE reason- to FEED, so 'force feed' them, MAKE them react to the crank. Also use heavier jigs/jig heads, you WILL hang them, but LEARN how to free them in the current, and with the rod (half the time just give it a bit of slack and it'll come free itself,or
try 'POPPING' the line...) in that heavy current they are on the bottom, but will feed upward as well, chasing HORIZONALLY retrieved lures/jigs near the top 6 - 8 inches... Keep Fishin'!!! (and releasin' :)
 

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Geo,

In my estimation there are an abundance of selfish self-centered insecure fishermen out there.

Your willingness and capacity to share ideas...to talk about your lure selections without "selling" them... with the sole intention of helping your fellow anglers is something I personally can identify with.

For that I give you mad props and much respect=)

Having said that..I also have to agree with Jason.

If we were porno directors... we'd call it "the money shot"...and it's just not the same without it :lol:

I definitely think you are heading in the right direction and felt inspired to invest more time into my own videos after having watched yours=)

So keep up the good work!
 

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Your video is helpful to a guy especially in my situation,wich is someone
who is limited to shore fishing and I just started fishing artificial,so sharing your knowledge of different techniqes with various types of lures
is greatly appreciated. 8) Looking forward to more of your videos,thanks
George I am going out tomorrow to crystal lake with my son who I intend
to pass on this info you shared with us.I will let you know how it works
out.
 

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Thanks guys, And Also I apologize.

I Watched my Past videos on you tube As well as Looked into ALL my past reports from 2003. And Realized this year was a LAZY YEAR! for me especially maybe even the last two years. I stuck with the tube Primarily and hit the same spots. While I can't change much on the spot because of transportation I can change my Technique, So I'm launching.. New Series of videos that will be "REPORTS" Like on this site and not entire videos. This will enable me to keep the sport fun and Take the whole video aspect down a level, but also help me bring more entertaining educational videos and that's what I'm Aiming for in my next Season of filming. As a local Angler I've kind of blind-sided my self... zooming in on the spots that have been productive in "THE PAST" And not hitting Waters that aren't standing out in my mind. And that's a mistake I WONT be doing again !

>George<
 
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