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At a small creek, I carefully cast my line around heavy tree cover to find aggressive Bluegill. Then, later, in the video, I test out the Berkley Powerbait Trout Worm, fake lure presentation, to see if it entices bites from fish. Am I able to catch anything in a shallow stream? Watch and find out :)

I have to abbreviate the fun due to an oncoming rainstorm and dangerous thunder. However, before that, I get nice underwater footage of a young Snapping Turtle that is curious about my camera and fishing activity. I never thought I would say that a Snapper is cute. But this turtle is truly cute!

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What makes the Ned Rig so successful? The secret is in the short, but fat size of the soft plastic which is perfect, under 3-iinches, for catching Bass and even aggressive Sunfish. Instead of using the rubber worm in the traditional Ned Rig method, I simply put the bait on a weedless Keitech hook and just watch the fish jump on it!

Plus, in this video, I get my first sighting of a live eel. A very interesting looking creature to see in person.

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Enjoy and Happy Labor Day weekend everybody!

sketch: tennis waiting

August 23, 2020

tennis_waiting_by_al_lau

It’s been a while since I did some drawing. Sorry to my followers who seek my artwork, which is originally why I started this blog site. I have just been concentrating hard on my outdoor video channel, that is my other hobby, being a YouTube creator. But as you probably noticed, I combined by outdoor/nature art with my outdoor/nature videos, under one blog. I am trying to get to 1000 subscribers, and it is really hard work. I’ll talk about more some day if anybody is interested.

Anyway, today, I just wanted to do a sketch of a tennis player. Usually, I draw them in action, but this player is just standing around, waiting for the game to begin. Perhaps it is symbolic, in my mind, saying when are things going to get back to normal?

I hope you all are enjoying this summer, despite the circumstances.

using hummingbird to find fishing spots

‪If you go to a lake or river that you are not familiar with, using a fish finder is a useful tool. It helps to let you know how deep the water is, what the structure is below, and the temperature, not to mention if there are fish in the area. Today, I use the Humminbird Fish Finder and see if I can find some good spots to catch fish.‬

See how I use a depth finder in action in my video :)  Also, in this video, I catch the biggest Pumpkinseed Sunfish!

canoe panfishing on windy day

Have you wondered if there are fish around on a day of high winds (20+ mph)? If you like to go canoe and kayak fishing and can brave the choppy waters, I would recommend to find the protected part of the lake for the best enjoyment of being out in the elements.

I take this challenge and try my best to find panfish. Will I succeed? Watch my video and find out!

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The following gear I used in this video:
Gamakatsu Octopus Circle Hook (size 8)
Reaction Tackle- Lead Drop Shot, 1/8 oz
Fenwick Eagle Spinning 2-piece rod
Daiwa Procyon EX Spinning Reel 3000
Berkley Trilene XL Monofilament 8lb Low Vis Green
Frabill Power Stow Net 20×24 Hoop 36in Sliding Handle
Aqua Bound Sting Ray Hybrid 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
Crocs black
Panasonic Hc-V800 HD Camcorder
GoPro Hero8 Black

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berkley_gulp_nightcrawler_for_panfish

On a summer day, I fish (catch and release) for Panfish, such as Bluegill and Crappie, using a realistic-looking worm. I test the product to see if the plastic bait, called Berkley Gulp Nightcrawlers, actually work to attract fish. Watch my video and find out :)

In this video, I fish so late into the evening that the Geese fly home and the Bats come out!

telescoping travel rod

Fishing rods are very long and can be cumbersome to carry around. Have no fear, I found a rod that is collapsible and portable. This 7-foot long Telescoping Rod by Kastking can pack down to under 22 inches! I originally got it so that I can travel more easily on a plane because the rod fits nicely in your luggage. However, with the virus scare going on, I am not planning to fly anytime soon. So, now I just use the travel rod more locally. It is nice to just stash it in the car and be ready whenever I feel like going to a nearby pond.

Check out my test and review video :)

Also, in the video, I encounter a young Raccoon, while I am canoeing. The little raccoon is interested in me. He stares and keeps scratching. Itchy are we?

drifting worm in creek

Here is a lazy weekend video, simple fishing for Bluegill in a small creek. During this outing, I get some nice surprises. My first Green Sunfish which looks like a miniature version of a Largemouth Bass. It is a new species for me. And I get a nice-sized Smallmouth Bass, hiding among the school of bluegill.

Plus, I see an Egret bird with a fish catch of its own, a baby catfish. The catfish is a little too big to fit in the egret’s throat. Oops!

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Happy 4th of July, everybody!

sketch: bluegill

June 28, 2020

bluegill_by_al_lau_v2

As small as the Bluegill is, this sunfish has an amazing spectrum of colors. It’s like a jewel that is often overlooked and underappreciated from our rivers and lakes. Watch out when giving them a worm while fishing, they have an attitude of a shark!

This is my lazy Sunday sketch. Happy weekend all.

gopro8_test_for_paddling

Hey everybody! In a previous outdoor video, I had tested the GoPro Hero 8 Black while biking. This time, I try it out while canoe paddling. I test the video quality, image stabilization and waterproof features of the action camera. While on the water, I catch (and release) a big bass.

Is the small but expensive gadget worth the price? Watch the camera in action in my video. Enjoy!

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