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#1 creekcrawler

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 02:12 PM

Haven't had anything worthwhile to post in years.

Dealing with 5-6 90+ degree days forced me to look for something "cooling" to do.

I've snorkeled tons in the past, mostly salt water.

Sooo, off I go to a nearby partially spring fed stream.

Walking through the woods in a bathing suit, booties and carrying an old mask and snorkel (my old trusty Dacor

mask had kinda turned to dust).

Hit my old favorite, Sagamore Creek, a small trib of the Cuyahoga.

It's a small stream but has some longer 3-4' deep pools.

First pool in was shocking. I'm guessing 65 degrees.

As soon as I got in, I couldn't believe I hadn't done this before!

Back in my home element!

Spent a few hours observing.

Some pools easily had 300-400 fish in them.

Some pools had skittish fish, they calmed down in a few minutes, I'm guessing these pools might see a herron once in while.

The last pool I hit, fish came right up to me! They were swimming around me, bumping into my hands and arms.

Saw rainbow darters, johnnie darters, chubs, blacknose dace, sunfish, small largemouth bass, white suckers, northern hogsucker

and the coolest little 2-3" steelhead amd a I'm sure a few more I didn't id!

The view was incredible, felt like I was in the Florida Keys.

Now I'm hooked bad.

Already planning on hitting the upper reaches of the Grand River next.

 

Can a droid be put in a watertight case for still shots & videos?



#2 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 02:25 PM

Welcome to our untapped resource!

There are lots of option for photos.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. - Benjamin Franklin

#3 Isaac Szabo

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 05:50 PM

Sounds like you had a great time. Welcome to the club. :)

 

As far as I know, touchscreens do not work underwater. So, even if you get a waterproof case for your phone, you won't be able to take underwater photos unless your phone has a physical button to trigger the shutter. On the other hand, you could probably take video by starting and stopping the video above water. If your budget allows, I would recommend getting a waterproof compact camera instead. Either way, folks here would enjoy seeing your underwater photos/videos.



#4 mattknepley

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 05:20 AM

Have to admit, the snorkel-scene is pretty cool. Don't see me forsaking the seineing scene, but do envision doing a little more swimming.
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"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."

#5 Spk

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 07:37 PM

Sounds like a great time!  Snorkeling is great.  Where is the best point to access Sagamore Creek?  I want to explore this.



#6 creekcrawler

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 11:46 AM

SPK - message sent.





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