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Largemouth Bass Causes Expensive Drone Fishing Mistake


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Although drones seemingly draw a fairly even mix of love and hate, it appears they're here to stay for the foreseeable future, as aerial shots have taken over in video production and offered a new level of quality in many of the clips we enjoy to watch. I personally stand on the in-favor-of side of that proverbial line in the sand, largely because I enjoy seeing the world from a perspective we didn't have much access to in the past. Granted, people are abusing the capabilities of drones for the wrong reasons, but there are plenty of videographers out there who are taking a new opportunity and running with it in the right direction.

One of the earliest uses people came up with in the outdoors community led to the popular concept of drone fishing. This practice involves tying a hook and a line to a drone and flying it out over the water to reach those tough-to-fish spots. Some surf fishermen have used them to drag their hook out to deeper water they may not have otherwise reached.

Of course, one must be careful with an expensive piece of electronic hardware. Most drones are not waterproof. One false move on the sticks and you're looking at an expensive mistake. Or, in the case of this fishing video, a simple case of physics with a bass hooked on the other end, and you've got an expensive paperweight in a hurry!

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It's not everyday one gets to see a flying bass! If that fish could talk, he would have some stories to tell his buddies after he was released. At least the fisherman was able to land the bass after the crash. It would have stunk to lose the fish after losing the drone.

We completely understand why he went for altitude after the bass struck and pulled the drone towards the water's surface. The only problem was that started the bass swinging and from there, physics took over and the drone was doomed to a watery fate.

The drone operator side of me cringes when I see that expensive piece of hardware hitting the water. The fisherman side of me is laughing at this poor guy's misfortunate. Hey, I don't feel too bad about it since the drone's owner was also laughing about what happened. Still, that's a painful way to lose $400!

For more outdoor content from Travis Smola, be sure to follow him on Twitter and check out his Geocaching and Outdoors with Travis YouTube channels

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