How To Videos
This is Captain Brandon Mullar and Lauren Alvarez a couple friends on mine down in the Duck Keys. Brandon is passionate about catching sword fish and is very consistent at catching them especially during the day time.
Here is a photo of them with a 500lb fish caught this last fall.
I also had a chance to shoot a video of how he rig his squid for day and night time sword fishing. He also said it works well trolling for Marlin.
How To: Rigging the Mustad Ultrapoint Grip-Pin for weedless fishing. Get under those mangroves where the fish are.
Mustad Grip-pin, weedless jerk shad hooks.
So as of late I have been using the Mustad Ultra Point Grip-pin worm hooks to fish jerk shad near mangroves. This allows me to not get snagged while I try to get under the mangroves where the fish are.
It dawned on me that some people, like me might not have heard of it and how well it performed. I decided to do a short rigging video of how to use them.
Here is a one in a series of How to videos I’m making for Mustad.
Ever loose a nice fish because the stock hook on your lures bend? Mustad makes a 3x strong treble hook that is much stronger than most stock hooks on lures.
I got Adam Walker to show you how to change them out using just nail clipper.
Ever been offshore or tarpon fishing and try to tie a knot using a heavy gauge leader?
Here is a method Captain Brandon Mullar use for his Swordfish rig.
In this video he using 200lb leader and this method uses on smaller leaders as well.
The Powerpole micro is a remote controlled stake out anchor deployment system made by JLmarine. is a perfect companion for a kayak or a boat up to 1500lbs. It’s a light weight (less than 10lbs) durable and as you can see in the video, simple to install.
We decided to shoot an installation video of the process so JLmarine can use it on their website for small skiff installation.
We shot this at ICAST 2014 Orlando at the Mustad booth a few days ago. The tier is no other than Joe Mahler, the inventor of the fly himself.
Joe shows us how to use one strand of mono to tie his fly from start to finish. The video is uncut and it runs under 8 minutes.
8 foot long 30lb test mono
In this video I install the Hobie Pro Angler bracket made specifically to mount the Powerpole micro.
The item looks to be sturdy and it is made to last in the marine environment. I fish saltwater so this is a must.
The packaging comes with all the parts needed. All you need is a screw driver and wrench. The entire install was very straight forward and took less than 15minutes.
The price I was told would be less than $100.00
When I can only go out fishing for a couple hours I prefer to kayak fish. It is fast, convenient, easy to clean after and you can be pretty stealthy.
When I catch a nice fish, one of the thing that annoys me most is how limited you are, with the inability to take good photos. When fishing solo like I often do, it’s tough to get a good photos to share.
It’s either sitting on your lap or you can set the camera on your kayak and get a hunchback of notre dame shot.
So the other day I figured a way to get a better shot. Though not perfect by any means, it’s much better than the alternative.
-Iphone with a lifeproof case(water proof)
-Handle bar mount(easy mount and pivots for good composition)
-Camera timer app(321 camera timer is what I use as it allows for multi timer shots. it’s 99 cents but I think it’s worth it for the multishot functions.)
-Stake out pole (Wang Anchor is what I use)
The concept is quite easy. Once the fish is landed. You mount the camera/iphone/lifeproof on your stake out pole and stake it out. Set the timer app and take as many cool photos as you want.
This way you get your kayak in there, the scenery as well as your gear and envy try some action shots like water dripping etc. It’s looks a ton better and not to mention you are not hunched over like you are having back issues.
The iphone allows for front facing camera so you can frame your shots properly. Also with the app you can set it for multiple shots as well as the time between shots so you can try different angles and be creative.
Here is quick demonstration video. I wanted to shoot it outside but it was raining today.
Here is a little tip I’ve been using if you have a Power Pole and My Rhodan gps trolling motor combination. I was the Gasperilla parade and wanted to get out of the boat so we could mingle with the crowd and see the parade better.
If we would just throw the anchor,or put the power pole down the boat would swing crashing into things. Besides it would be too close the crowd and no telling what drunk person might jump into the boat when we were not looking.
After we got off I just use the remote to move the boat away from the sea wall/crowd. I then press anchor(to keep the bow and position stationary) then put the power pole down for a back up as well as not allowing the boat to swing. It works perfectly for beer storage as well.
When we were done, I used the remote to bring the boat right to us.
How often have you loose a trophy fish because your treble hook just got rusty and breaks or bend out? I don’t know about you guys but to me it gets pretty darn frustrating.
As you may or may not know, 80% of the fishing market is freshwater. Logically, the manufacture of the lures put fresh water hooks on their lures. This works great if you fish mostly fresh water.
When we use the same lure in saltwater they often get rusty or bend out easily when you have a nice fish on. This can be quite frustrating to say the least but in a tournament situation it can cost you a trophy of even hard cold cash.
Here is a easy quick way to upgrade your treble hooks to a saltwater or stronger version. The one I’m using in the video is a Daiichi xxxx hooks, size 4 .