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The GoPro App Rules

How We Use The GoPro App to Capture a Still Picture From A Video

Every action camera has a app associated with their cameras. Typically you can use the app on your phone as a screen for your action cameras. However our favorite part about the app is the ability to grab a still image of the videos. We use the GoPro app in every scenario so we can have videos and pictures of each catch. Check out our newest video on youtube for a complete demonstration on how we use the GoPro App. 



We Have had a lot of question on how we are capturing these awesome action pictures with our landing nets. Our secret is video. We run a 4k video on every fish we catch and then steal a freeze frame image within that video. In some cases with great lighting, we will run a 1080 video with 120 frames, this will allow you to have more still frames to choose from on action shots then  4k at 60.


Download the app on your phone from the app store. Turn your Gopro Camera on and follow the on screen instruction on how to pair your phone with the GoPro. After you're paired, select the lower left corner tab that looks like squares inside of a larger square. This will bring up all of your videos on your GoPro memory card. Choose the video you want to get a picture from. Go to the spot on your video that you would like to capture a image of. After you find your desired spot, select the second tab from the left at the bottom that looks like a picture inside a square. This will bring up the individual frames of the video. Scroll over until you find the best quality frame. On action shots, the majority of the movement will produce blur, so you will have to scroll over to find the clearest picture. Once you have found the best frame with thin that video, hit save. This has saved a still image right to your camera roll. We now like to edit that picture to maximize the quality. Snapseed is one of our favorite apps to edit with. Choose a filter look to increase the saturation and HDR landscape. The best part about this app is selecting specific parts of the picture to adjust. In many of our pictures we will choose a filter look that increases the saturation of the fish perfectly but over saturates the hands and face of the person in the picture. With the selecting tool on Snapseed you can select the hands and turn the saturation down. You can also use this tool to select anywhere in the picture to adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation and structure. After you edit the picture to your desired look, hit save. This will convert the original picture to its newly edited version. You can also save a duplicate but in most cases you will never use that original unedited picture so theres no reason to take up space with a duplicate. 


If this has helped you, please leave a comment below. Make sure to watch the full video on Youtube "Capturing A Still Image With The GoPro App". If your interested in purchasing a camera to capture these incredible shots while fishing, then check out the camera section on our site. We will be doing views on each camera and our opinion of the pros and cons on how they work with our landing nets. If You already use the App to capture awesome pictures then make sure you share them with us on Instagram and Facebook. We will repost your pictures and shout you out. Thanks again for your Support. Tight Lines !



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How We Use Our Action Camera Mount Fishing Nets

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Powerful camera for the price !!

We have had a lot of questions on how to use our landing nets with the action camera mounts. These nets were designed for you anglers who love to brag about the size fish you catch, or just want the proof that you even caught one. If your like us, you just like showing the world the beautiful fish and the places they live. With everyone in todays world having a social media account, this net is perfect for you to show your followers that lunker from the weekend. We have had several people assume this net is only for capturing the action shot of the fish going into the net. That is just 1 of 5 unique angles you can get with our fishing net. We have broken down the best ways to use these nets to the full potential of capturing quality shots of your day on the water.

[ Angle 1 ]

- The Land - 

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 Of course this is the first angle you can capture with the net, but it most defiantly is not the only. The land is very unique to us because it cannot be captured any other way. With the new technology in voice activation cameras this shot can be done very easily by commanding your camera to start recording. We like to slow these shots down in play back to see the full action as the fish is fighting away. We have had very many cases where the fish will spit the hook and come off right as your going to land it and if it wasn't for our nets filming all of the action, you may have never gotten the chance to really see that monster fish. Another awesome thing we like to do with the land shot is capture a still picture within the frames of the video. We will break down a later review on how we use the apps with the action cameras to capture these still pictures. Again, our nets are the only way to capture still shots from the Land.


[ Angle 2 ]

-The Trophy-


This is our favorite angle to capture with the nets. Sure anyone can take a picture or video of their fish with a cell phone or camera with out our net. However, most of the time its very shaky, or the camera flips back and forth from landscape and vertical mode, and the chance of dropping your phone or the fish into the river is very likely. To top it all off, its such a pain to try and dig around in your vest to find you camera after you catch the fish. Why not have your camera ready on the very net you just used to land the fish. This net is made for the connivence of the angler to be ready for quality shots after every catch. Theres not another photography product on the market that is geared to the angler like our camera fishing nets are. With all that being said lets get into the best way to capture the shot with our net. Most people mistakenly holds their fish to far away from the camera, assuming they are getting the whole fish in the shot. With the wide angle lenses on these action cameras, the closer you hold it the better. We recommend about 6 inches or so from the lens. Another tip we like to do is what we are calling the “swoop” shot. You start the fishes face at the camera and then swing it around to the tail to show the hole body off. When you have a big mature fish with a kype jaw this shot looks extremely cool. We captured these shots on our most recent film NY Giants -In The Bag - of big steelhead, brown trout and even a king salmon going into the guide net.

[ Angle 3 ]

-The Selfie- 

This shot is sometimes laughed at but if you do not have your buddy there to take a picture then how else are you suppose to prove that you actually caught that monster fish. Unless you have a tattoo on your hand, Like I do, then your going to have to swallow your pride and take a few selfies with your fish. This shot is when we really like to use the voice activation and command our cameras to take the picture. This shot is also very cool to capture the hole experience of your day on the water. Rather your an angler who likes to share where your fishing or you like to keep your honey hole hush hush. You can angle this selfie shot however you prefer your viewers to see.

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-The Release-

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We always refer to this as the novelty shot because it is a crowd favorite to see the fish in its natural habitat. Even if your not a catch and release angler, you can appreciate the cool shots you have seen of the fish underwater. We promote catch and release and like for someone else to share the thrill of catching that monster fish we just did. These nets are designed for catch and release because the camera is right there ready to prove you did so. You can either release the fish with your hand or just dip the net with the fish in it down in the water and the camera is going to capture the fish swimming away. The bags are a rubber catch and release netting that are fish friendly and do not rub the oils or scales off the fish. They are also snag free so you will not have to worry about your hooks getting caught in them.

[ Angle 5 ]

 -The Tripod-

 This shot is one we do not personally use enough because we like to hike as we fish. But if your an angler that fishes from a boat or likes to fish the same whole all day then use your net as a tripod to film. Turn your camera on and film you casting, reeling and then posing your fish off. This angle is like having a camera man there filming for you all day. If you can capture a complete cast, hook up, reel, land and then pose your fish from the start of a tripod view then send it in and we will reward you for being awesome.


We hope this review will help you all using the net and possibly show some of you the true advantage of having one of our nets over a old cheap net that doesn't offer you any more than landing your fish. Sure you can duct tape a camera on your old net. Essentially thats how we got started, but after losing a few $400 cameras in the water because the duct tape wore out or broke, we decided to design a product made for this purpose. We guarantee, you will not have to worry about a camera coming off if you have it connected properly. Besides the awesome camera mounts on our nets, they offer much more. They are extremely durable and will last you a lifetime because all of our bags are replaceable. We will even replace them for free if you send your old bag in. This one net can be used for many different styles of fishing thanks to the interchangeable handle design. We will be doing future reviews to show our interchangeable handles, different cameras we recommend, and how to use the action camera apps. Check back for more tips and tricks and don't forget to follow and share us on social media. For a more visual lesson on using our landing net please check out our video “How to use the net”. Tight Lines 


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How the greatest Fishing Landing Net was created.

Every now and then a new invention comes along that makes you question the old method.

A True American Fish Story

by: Beau Robinson

As the owner of an exisitng fishing company called Natives Fly Fishing, I was on the water more days than most. Always out getting new material for our social media pages, and neglecting the work I should have been doing. Just like most trout bums do. I became very frustrated after long days on the water, but never getting quality stuff to share. It was super hard to land a fish and wrestle around with it and my phone, while standing knee deep in swift water. I know I wasn't the only one feeling this way. In fact, most anglers hate the inconvenience of getting a fish picture, landing a fish with a rod in one hand, and a net in the other. This system just never worked. What puzzled me, with today's technology of action cameras and cell phones, there should be no reason to end a day without a simple picture of your fish. However, there was no convenient product that could give a new technology solution to this problem.

The Problem

So Im going to reiterate the problems because I know every angler has experienced one at some point. Who's tired of catching monster fish and having your friends call you a liar because they didn't see 'em? Or fed up with the hassle of carrying a camera or phone and struggling to take good pics or videos of your fish? Wanting to show your catch to your friends and followers quickly, easily and professionally? So why is there not a product that captures these shots for you and makes your day on the water easier?

Our Story

Our group was determined to come up with THE solution. Essentially, my first big idea was what we went with. We tried duct taping, gluing, and screwing our GoPro cameras to our old wooden nets, but it wasn't a permanent solution. They always broke, or we would forget to rig it up before going out. We quickly realized there wasn’t a product on the market geared towards the angler. Everything was marketed to the photographer/videographer. The last thing we wanted was to carry another piece of equipment around all day. So we set out to create something that was completely different than anything yet available. Seeing how most anglers carry a fishing net along with them to land their fish, we decided to recreate one that was much more effective. We were excited to come up with a fishing net that was completely innovative, to not only fix our problem, but completely trump our competitors. So, we designed the ultimate fishing net...with features never before available.

The Solution

Meet the Catch Cam Net. Our patent-pending net integrates a camera mount directly into the handle, making it easy to get great pics and videos of your catch with your cell phone, in a waterproof case, or an action camera. Compatible with almost every action camera on the market like; GoPro, SjCam, Nikon Keymissions, YI, Garmin, and many more. With the new voice activation cameras like the Hero5, you can now capture the most incredible authentic shots hassle free. If that wasn't enough to make us the best and most unique fish landing net on the market, we designed a few more amazing features. Durable is an understatement for this net. Built out of aluminum tubing, this product is nearly indestructible. Trust me, we have tried to break it. Our handles all unscrew to change out different lengths and colors. Everyone is loving this feature because now you do not need 3 different nets for 3 different styles of fishing. If you're on a boat and need a little extra length, then screw in one of our two foot handles. If your wadding in the backcountry then keep the twelve inch handle on the net. Of course everyone likes to customize their gear nowadays. It is 2017, where trends matter and you can create and order something custom by a click of a button. So of course, we took this in consideration and added some awesome hydro-graphics to our handles. Our colors and pattern choices are growing everyday. With hydro-graphics, there are thousands of patterns on the market. We believe our nets are the strongest and most versatile fish landing net ever made. We may be biased, but our customers are saying the same thing.

We have gone through many prototypes in the last year and spent endless hours designing and testing them to achieve the perfect fishing net. These nets were designed and built by an angler for anglers, so it is safe to say, they're extremely practical. American made, which is a big deal to us. We will have complete control over the quality and performance of our nets. Additionally we will have so much more control of our processes to grow and create more American jobs. We plan on helping make America great again by bringing manufacturing shops back to our states. The Catch Cam Net is so much more than just THE BEST net that helps land your fish, it provides you with convenient proof that you did. So never be called a liar again, buy yourself a Catch Cam Net, and have proof of every catch. Check out some shots from the net view on our social media pages, and don't forget to share.