View Full Version : Fishing Standing Timber Video

08-24-2008, 10:23 AM
The standing timber video that Paul O'Bier and I shot is finished. It is 1 hour 35 minutes. 99% on the water with a few clips of a seminar we did a while back. It was filmed on lake Ray Roberts in north Texas. All jig fishing. Paul gives great detailed instruction on how he approaches timber. Many of you that have fished CrappieUSA or CAST tournaments over the years knows Paul and myself. Paul has fished tournaments in 19 states and guides also. I think you'll find the video to be educational as well as entertaining.
The cost is $18 plus tax (for TX residents) plus shipping.
It will be available on our website this coming week or shoot me your name/address and I'll get you a copy mailed out.
If you don't like it don't pay.

Sorry for the commercial but I think this video will be a must for people that are interested in timber fishing.
my e-mail is jerry@northtexasguideservice.com

08-24-2008, 10:32 AM
Guys and Gals:

I have previewed this video. As always with Jerry and Paul it is a quality product.


08-24-2008, 01:28 PM
man, I'm proud of you ole boys. Who would ever ever thought a bunch of ole redneck fishing guides and crappie diehards would be making DVD's...Keep up the good work guys, including EP, Ship, Bob and anyone else who wants to put a DVD out...Heck I want to shoot some vids but can't get a good cameraman on the days the Hawgs give it up. Maybe I can mount my tri-pod on the boat?

08-24-2008, 02:18 PM
We shot a spider rigging video and I did a winter time Catfish a few years back. Both times I had someone else shoot/edit and we got Sc$%#@ in the end!
I've invested in all the equipment and done this one from start to finish. Lots of fun but Very time consuming!
We are just exactly that, two Rednecks:D We like to help others learn and are passing on some of our knowledge. Not trying to get rich or be anything we are not, just trying to do something we love;)

Thanks for your support.

08-24-2008, 02:53 PM
Something I would like to see is a crappie fishing video by some of the highly requarded and competent fisher folks of them fishing on the tough days when the hawgs or any crappie aren't giving it up. Shoot some video on the adverse days with blue bird sky, wind out of the East or no wind, hot or cold days rain or shine.

Start the video out with them discussing their plan of attack for the day then show the plan in action. Show the plan succeeding or show the subsequent discussions of results and the formulation of a new plan or location.

When the hawgs are giving it up its easy but for me the difficult and hard days are more common. I would just like to increase my repertoire of things to try and do on the tough days which I am quite good at finding. ;)

If they never get it going then end the video showing them loading out and and heading to the beer joint. I don't care how good anyone is I think they all will have a tough or down day on the water at times.

Another video they could do is one showing some common fishers struggling and not catching fish them show the hot fisher folks comming in and fishing the same water and conditions and show how they would fish and their results.

I'm just rambling on here since I think most of the times while on the water I don't have the stars and the moon in the optium alingment for catching fish. Something which I'm sure most video makers have lined up for their super hot action fish catching videos.

Just some of my silly thoughts here.

08-24-2008, 03:23 PM
Hey ProTex...Are u shooting to DVD of Mini-dv? I have a mini-dv camera, tripod and adobe premier pro. I know how to use it but I don't like having to "copy" the mini tv footage on to my hard drive. What I'm wondering is if I shoot using one of the DVD style cameras, do you have to pull that off the dvd to use it in premier pro? Video takes up MASSIVE amounts of space I'm finding out.

08-24-2008, 03:25 PM
LBM...I have most of my success when no one else is catching. If I can get no wind, Blue Bird Skies and no waves...I CAN CRUSH THEM when no one else can...If I can get this thing working like I want I'll shoot you some vids in the format you just asked for. Even talk with folks at the ramp to verify they couldn't catch um.

Sandwich Maker
08-24-2008, 09:16 PM
LBM, As most folks in Texas know....Jerry Hancock (ProvTexas) and Paul O'Bier will catch crappie when everyone else (including a lot of really good fishermen) are struggling. I have one of his other videos. They don't go for glamour and glitz, just the barebones on what they do that makes them successful. I know they went to great extemes to produce a product that will help anyone who wants to learn something about catching crappie. They're good guys and on the Texas Fishing Forum.com site they have always shared their secrets and current locations for catching fish. I think it's (the video) a really good deal. I'll have one soon.

08-24-2008, 10:10 PM
Thanks Tony! You still got to come go with me when you can get away!

I'm shooting on a Canon HV30 mini dv. I edit with pinnacle studio plus 12.
I pull it off film via fire wire. I also bought a 500GB external HD. I use that for my video. With about 6 hours of film I was only using half. Once I finished, I deleted most of the files and cleared up a lot more space.
I'm learning on the fly! No help from anyone, make a mistake then try to fix it! I don't read directions very well...The next one will go smoother I know!
I did invest in a good wireless mic set. Dual channel receiver and two mics. That was about $600 alone. That was a good investment because they worked flawless!


Those are good ideas for video. Everyone struggles at times.
We have been talking about a day on the lake. Go to a unfamiliar lake, pull out a map and go find some fish. I love doing that. That is one reason why we like fishing tournaments.

08-24-2008, 10:23 PM
You need to get in touch with Capps and Coleman to make a video of how they made 1.3 million dollars and 6 National Championships catching crappie. This would be worth buying. They definatly catch em when nobody else can.

unknown 5
08-25-2008, 06:53 AM
I did a crappie fishing DVD for LakeShelbyvilleGuide (Steve Welch). To make the DVD, I used a Sony DCR-TRV 103 Digital Handycam, and a much less expensive Sony Mini DV camcorder and got similar results with both camcorders. I upload both camcorders by firewire into my Sony Vaio computer which came with movie editing software and was designed for media applications. I added Sony's Screenblast Movie Editing software but most newer computers come with Microsoft's Window Movie Making software, an adequate movie editing software. I think just about anyone with a camcorder, a computer, and enough patience can edit a movie. I recently invested in a AIPTEK Digital Recorder camcorder that does not use tape, it records everything on a computer chip. The AIPTEK only cost a little over $100 at Sears, records in High Definition, fits into a shirt pocket, and comes with all the hardware to hook into any computer or TV. I run mine into a USB port. It isn't great but it is adequate. If I were going to buy a new camcorder, I would certainly by buy one that records digitally, the tapes are a hassle. The future is recording digitally with no tapes. I use a tri-pod as much as possible, they make for a much better picture. I also use a 500 gigabite external hard drive, movies use a lot of space on a hard drive. External hard drives are not expensive.
I don't know why Steve hasn't posted about his video on the main board, he has posted about it on the Illinois board. Steve is a very accomplished crappie fisherman, writer, seminar speaker, and Crappie Tournament winner. Of course, he was handicapped by having me as a videographer and editor but I feel I didn't do too bad of a job. I have been making, editing, and marketing videos of my hunting dogs for well over 25 years. I started out using a big VHS camcorder. The modern stuff that hooks into a computer is much easier and better.

I hope you folks don't think I am trying to hijack your thread, I thought I would add something to it.

08-25-2008, 07:50 AM
sac....provtex has the hookup...get you a firewire...download the video to your hard drive then burn it to a dvd.

Cane Pole
08-25-2008, 08:04 AM
Get a hard drive cam corder. Get a small power inverter (75 watts). Get a tripod. Make a movie. You can record all day and night with this setup (depending on the HDD size). Spend that money.

You can upload via usb to computer from the camcorder. I use Windows movie maker to edit or Video Studio to edit. Depends on how much detail in the flick I desire. Both are easy editors.

crappie cowboy
08-25-2008, 10:24 AM
Hey they gonna put me in a movie
They gonna make a big star out of me
If I could only catch some crappie
And all I have to do is act naturally

Da Do Da Do Do Do...Yee Haw

crappie cowboy

08-25-2008, 12:30 PM
Jerry I would love to see this DVD and know it will add to my success since this is one method I am not strong at and when you can add to an already successful fishing time it can only help.

Don't really care about some other DVDs like C & C, but fishing standing timber can only help on a lake like Toledo Bend.

Looking forward to it,


08-27-2008, 03:41 PM

The mailed copies have began to arrive, today (Wednesday).


08-27-2008, 04:45 PM
Let me know what you think!

08-29-2008, 11:02 AM
Filming and audio are excellent quality. The information provided and the secrets and hints provided are numerous and quality information. This should work on any lake with hardwoods and makes you think and eliminate water.
Well worth the cost of the video.

I am looking forward to this Fall/Winter's Trolling video.

Thanks for the Quality Jerry,


08-29-2008, 01:50 PM
Let me know what you think!

Lots of stuff happening here with that darn storm coming, but got to watch a few minutes of the video and must say I love it already!

Good Job for sure. Every Crappie fisherman should have this DVD!

Thank You,


08-29-2008, 11:14 PM
I have watched it a couple of times and it's very good. I've learned alot from this video. Very good job very informative. Keep up the good work I can use all the help I can get.

09-02-2008, 04:32 PM
Great video guys...I learned a ton the first time I watched it.