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Jim K

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    Most types of fishing , Scuba, Video

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  1. I really think Sea Hunt and the Undersea world of Jaques Cousteau were the big influences that actually popularized sport diving. I am a little young to remember Sea Hunts original run, but I am old enough to remember getting in front of the TV every Sunday for Cousteau.
  2. I think a lot of it has to do with this virus. So many summertime activities are canceled this year. Festivals , concerts, and fairs are all off limits. Vacation plans have been cancelled, People are looking for things to do locally outdoors that they can do by themselves or in small groups. I'm seeing a lot of new boats out there, and a lot that may have not been on the water for years. I've also heard swimming pools and bicycles are seeing high demand.
  3. Boat traffic is a concern. Boaters and fishermen don't always respect the float and flag. I prefer to dive mid morning. It gives the early morning fishermen a couple drifts before we hit the water, but still gets us out there when at least most boaters are sober.
  4. Yes we do on occasion. There is one in the beginning of one of the musky clips in this video. They are actually a difficult fish to approach and film. Very motion and exhaust bubble sensitive.
  5. Thank you. In my opinion, the risk of entanglement is too great. I refuse to wear a tether in the river personally. Others do, but I believe they were a factor in two river fatalities I am aware of. In this sport, I feel every diver has to do his own personal thorough risk assessment. I have Opted out of dives because I didn't like the plan. The only line we employ is to our float and flag.
  6. https://youtu.be/N1hrmlhJEC0
  7. https://youtu.be/fJtpKnbpLek
  8. We have seen them early in the season if there are emeralds around, but yeah, I don't really dive until the temp hits the upper 60's these days.
  9. I finally got around to putting some video clips together.
  10. Looking for a fishing report, if anyone's been fishing it. Thanks
  11. Thank you. They won't take right from your hand. You can float them to them. Haven't intentionally fed them in years. A few years back, I had a bass that would follow me the entire time I was in the water if i was anywhere near his area. He had learned that we would spook gobies when we came through. Easy eats. We even named him. He was a beat up old fish, easy to I.D. At the time, I thought he was a giant pain in the butt. An ugly bass photobombing all my shots. Now, I kind of miss him.
  12. That's the line to our float and flag. It's a necessary safety precaution in a river that sees a good amount of boat traffic.
  13. It's been a good summer for both fishing and diving. Here's a look at what's going on in the river. https://youtu.be/Qgs1VCbLwGE
  14. thank you guys. I hope to string together a multi species video for you soon. Of course, with the weather, underwater visibility, and walleye fishing being as good as it has been, I've been spending a lot of my free time on the water and under it. As far as that muskie goes, I never thought it would bump me. I wasn't really pressing it, as it was off to the left of me. He had plenty of room to move, not like it was backed against a rock pile or anything. I had pretty much come to a complete stop at a fair distance from it. The fish seemed to be by itself, (they are bolder when in pairs a
  15. A Niagara River muskie had enough of our underwater paparazzi act and takes a run at me. He didn't bite. People always asked me If I was concerned about a muskie attacking me. I would tell them I didn't care as long as I got it on film. I got the shot.
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