Friday January 28, 2022 Monte Rio CA.
It seemed like a good day to go on down to Monte Rio and put my kayak in the water. The sun was out and the wind was down so it should be a nice winter day.
There was only one guy steelhead fishing in the shot so I stopped to chat for a bit. His name was Ben, I think, and we shot the bull for a bit. He wasn’t having much luck fishing but it was such a nice day to be on the river, that’s what counts.
I’d been thinking about getting into videos for YouTube, so have been trying to set up for doing them from my kayak.
With a squawk
I pulled into the Villa Grande area, less then a mile below Monte Rio and sat for a good while taking it easy and playing with my video camera mount. I also wanted to practice making videos for YouTube so I worked on making one about taking videos from a kayak.
I gave some thought on what I wanted to say on a video of the video camera mount and making my first video for YouTube. At first I was too concerned about what and how to say stuff and trying to make sure I covered what I wanted.
And I was concerned about all the noises on the river interfering with my video,…………….But.
I did Take one ok, but it didn’t just flow. It actually turned out pretty good for a first time.
After considering Take one, I realized I needed to lighten up a bit. Screw the sounds and everything else, just relax and try it and it seemed to work a bit better.
I did Take 3 and 4 and 5, with 5 being the worst of the bunch.
I realized if I wanted to do this, I would have to do it sorta like I do my blog. I take pictures and what you see is what you get.
You see what I see
So for the videos it’s going to be, what you see and hear is what you get, the same as what I see and hear as that’s the way it is. :O)
Testing the mount out
I wasn’t going to, but I needed to try out the new mount with the video camera while paddling up the river so I concentrated on that. I found the video cam to be a bit heavy for the mount and it leaned a bit but it did work, so good enough for now. I really need another microphone, so I had ordered a lapel one that I’m waiting to come in, so I can give it a try to see if I can improve the sound.
As I left the Villa Grande hole and started back up the river I saw a steelhead fisherman fishing on the right side. It turned out to be Andrew ,a guy I know that lives down there who I hadn’t seen for a good while.
As I was approaching he said there were some steelhead out in front of him but he couldn’t hook one.
He also said he hooked a large one last week that took off up stream then down stream then got caught in some brush so he cut his line. That’s a big rush for steelhead fishermen when they do that and it’s part of the steelhead fishing draw that keeps fishermen coming back to fish for them.
Eventually I took off up stream again practicing with my new video cam mount now and then.
Geno’s at the Slot
When I approached the Slot just below Monte Rio I could see another boat anchored there which turned out to be Geno F. Jr. and his friend Mike.
Geno is an old timer so we shot the bull for quite some time mostly about old times.
We were talking here when Geno says, darn one got by me as he saw a steelhead just up river of his boat. He’s looking up river in this picture, but his fishing line is down river were the steelhead are coming from as they come up the river from the ocean when they want to spawn.
I landed at the ramp and went on home for the day.