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    Make your own GPS SMS Security Tracking System
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    Make your own GPS SMS Security Tracking System

    September 17, 2019


    if you are like me then you probably have a precious vehicle in my case a mole cake which you don’t want to get stolen at all cost so to let me sleep better during the night I will show you in this project video how to build a shock activated SMS GPS tracking system which will change the position of your glove vehicle when it is moved around without you knowing it let’s get started [Music] the main component of this build is a symphony 320 year development board which possesses quite a lot of useful features even 3G capability and a GPS mode to use it though we firstly need to insert a proper SIM card on the back of the board and to make our life easier it is also a good idea to insert the SIM card into an old phone beforehand in order to remove the sim lock then we can simply hook up the included GSM and GPS antenna and connect the five-fold and BMC upin to the positive terminal of a five volt power source and tigran pin to the negative terminal during the power up of the board both LEDs should light up and once the net LED starts to blink you know you did everything correctly to communicate with it I connected its STX T pin to pin 10 of an Arduino Uno the s our XD pin to pin 11 and its ground potential to the ground potential of the Arduino as the first test I use the software serial library to turn pin 10 & 11 into serial data pins and simply Directorate or receive data from them to the common serial monitor and vice versa but before uploading the code you might have noticed that I set the baud rate for the sim 53 20 year to 4800 even though it’s standard baud rate is 115200 the reason for that is that I use the Adafruit phone a library will fix example sketch set bot reg beforehand in order to changes but getting back to topic after uploading the software serial sketch we can open the serial monitor set the baud rates and both new line and carriage return and sent over the command 80 if the port replies with okay everything works fine and we can now use thousands of different 80 commands from the five hundred pages eighty command sets to tell the board what to do for the GPS location though we basically just need these two commands one after the other but keep in mind that the second commands can take quite a while to return anything useful here I’m centering the received information for obvious reasons but the first and most important part of this long line should look something like this the first number is the latitude and the secondly longitude so by converting those coordinates to a more common degrees formats we can copy them into for example Google Maps and thus see the position of the demurrer 5320 next we need to send an SMS which is also easily accomplished by entering two commands of which the second one contains the phone number of the receiver then we enter the text of the SMS and ultimately standards which appears to also work fine last but not least I wanted to utilize the 3G and email capabilities of the boards in order to send an email with the GPS coordinates but no matter what I tried they always seem to occur a server error so I had to scratch that idea but nevertheless after converting the command lines for sending SMS and receiving the GPS data into a standalone sketch by also utilizing a bit of the Adafruit phone library it was time to create a shock sensor for that I used two piezoelectric transducer after replacing its thin and fragile wires with something a bit more robust we can hook it up to no Phyllis cope in order to observe that it creates a small AC voltage with peaks of up to 500 millivolts whenever the transducer shakes and that is basically how we can detect when our vehicle moves around but the small voltage Peaks of 500 millivolts are not my controller compatible yet to solve that I used an MCP is 6:02 op-amp in a differential amplifier configuration with four resistors to each again of 34 and thus achieve output voltages of around 4 to 5 volts this output directly connects to the non inverted inputs of the other op-amp inside the IC to create a comparator to the help of a 50 kilo ohm trimmer on the inverted inputs this way we can set the sensitivity level of the system and that’s only guy to fight for the output of the comparator whenever the voltage of the piezo electric transducer is higher than the voltage of the trimmer a cable divider the output of the comparator then directly connects to pin 2 of the Arduino and will act as an interrupt to reset a timer variable that would put the Arduino into sleep modes of the no occurring shocks for 70 minutes to also save power I added the MOSFETs both pulldown resistor and gate resistor on pin 13 of the Arduino in order to turn off the sim 53:20 boards well it does not need to acquire and send the GPS location the last mandatory components for the low dropout pipe volt regulator in combination with the key switch to turn the maximum 6.5 boards of my utilised 6 volt battery into suitable 5 poles and now that the circuit was complete on a breadboard let’s try to summarize the codes after the powerup through the key switch the microcontroller enters sleep mode after a 10 second delay once the shock occurs the microcontroller wakes up resets the timer and since timer 2 was you to begin with it starts with getting the GPS crashing and sending it afterwards both timers count up to the Milly function and once fiber two reaches a time of 30 minutes it once again gets the GPS location sensors and resets its own value this counting up madness then repeats and eventually reaches the sleep modes after 70 minutes once I tested the circuits with the codes one last time I gather the required components for the circuits and connected them onto piece of purport according to my finalized schematic only difference to before was that this time I used to not mean of Romania who status LEDs and polish regulator I removed to save power and of course you can find more information to recreate this project as always in the video description once the circuit was complete I draw the 10 millimeter hole into a suitable project box secure the circuit inside it and attach the piezo electric transducer the GPS and GSM antenna and the key switch to the circuits after a small battery tests everything still functioned correctly and to around 3.1 million in sleep mode this equals a battery runtime of around 60 days with a battery capacity of 4.5 amp hours the last step was to drill an 18 millimeter hole and secure the key switch inside it as well as the project box along with the transducer to the help of double-sided tape inside my vehicle and with that being done I will never have to worry about my precious Monique anymore I hope you liked this project if so don’t forget to like share and subscribe that would be awesome stay creative and I will see you next time

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    Safe Boating Week 2011

    September 13, 2019


    Hi, I’m Keith Colburn, captain of the fishing vessel Wizard. As you can see my crew and I spend months preparing for each voyage on T.V.’s the Deadliest Catch. As a recreational boater you need to prepare for your days on the water to. Start by wearing a properly fitting U.S. Coast Guard approved lifejacket. Make sure all required safety gear is onboard and in good condition. Check the weather and know the rules of the road. The U.S. Coast Guard and I remind you, boat responsibly. This message brought to you by the U.S. Coast Guard.

    My boating gear and modifications
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    My boating gear and modifications

    September 9, 2019


    So, this is the boat. And I have a system for the… …for my equipment here. This bag… …is water,… …and food and a cooking set. So, the bag itself… …clips on to the boat. I have attachment points like this. On both ends. Here you can see the boat set-up… …in a better light. Under the seat there… …I have a bag… …with emergency stuff like: First aid kit Anchor “A bag-kind of anchor” (=a sea anchor) More rope “A fire extinguishing sheet” (=a fire blanket) And so on. I think also a flare, emergency flare (and also a signal rocket) Then I have the map and… …two bags; there is binoculars… …safety…erm…goggles for… …water spray… …sunglasses and so on. Compass as well. On the other side I have more clothes, like… …spare gloves,… …hat,… …in a waterproof bag. Then there is the seat, front seat and a… …yeah, I have a… …pad. It’s a Samsung. Garmin GPS. And my gloves. Then I… Underneath that… That’s actually the gas tank The internal gas/fuel tank is not in use, I disabled that and… …rerouted it That means it is not even possible to use at the moment. Because it started to leak… …The leads started to leak, the pipes… On top of that I have the food bag I showed you yesterday And on top of this I have the… …Gorillapod with… …Slik ballhead… …for this camera. Then there is the extra… …fuel tank, canister… …Sometimes there is (are) two of those Depending on the length of the journey. This big, green bag in the bottom, that’s… …a boat repair kit… …and more emergency kit. There’s a… ..yeah, there’s basically… Warm clothes, Erm yeah, for freezing temperatures, actually. And a, space blanket and… a tarp,… …a small… …sleeping pad… …some food, cooking kit,… And, of course, the engine repair shop. Heh, yeah… There are tools and spare parts and a spare propeller and stuff like that. On top of that, this… …smaller green bag… …is my camera bag. …there, there are the real cameras, the SLRs. Two of them. And extra power packs and cables and SD memory cards and so on. In the front… The big, green bag in the bottom. That is… …the camping kit. Yeah, I take that bag and go camping. There is the tarp and a hammock and a… …second set of clothes and stuff. This… …on top of that is the water bag. In the bow, Inside, you cannot see it, but there is two camera tripods… And a… …pump for the boat and a… …yeah, the hose for the pump. Yep, what else? Yeah, I have a… …this two…or kayak type paddle. Over there,… …soon I will take that, there is the… ..the second paddle, I have two. Sometimes I also have oars… They are… I… This can be rowed…. …with… …the traditional oars. I also modif… There is two sets of them. I am alone so I can only use one set,… …one pair of oars. And I modified them so that… …they actually, they can be combined to a second… …kayak-style paddle if necessary, because the rowing is not so good on this,… …the ergonomics are not so good. I have not yet foud the perfect way to row. And, finally in the end, there’s a… …the…lamp. Light. In the bottom I have a… …it’s ment for garage…floors… …a rubber… …sheet…mat… …protecting the bottom, because the bottom is also inflated. And then I have two ropes; Front with the carabiners and in the back a second rope. They are a bit flexible so the boat… …I hope it doesn’t tear itself apart… …ever. Yeah, that’s about it.

    Navy Boating Tips SWCC
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    Navy Boating Tips SWCC

    September 2, 2019


    Let’s all be water wise. Step in on the center line and keep the boat steady. Always maintain a proper speed. When in trouble, a signal should be fired immediately. Follow these tips for many hours of happy boating.

    Boating safety tips
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    Boating safety tips

    September 1, 2019


    MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. A BIG WEEKEND FOR MANY PEOPLE TO GET THOSE BOATS IN THE WATER. AS BOATING SEASON GETS UNDERWAY. THERE ARE SOME SAFETY TIPS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT.METEOROLOGIST SAM KANTROW HAS THAT. 3 EVERY YEAR THERE ARE MANY FATALITIES ACROSS THE US DUE TO IMPROPER USAGE OF A BOAT. BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT ON A KAYAK OR A 100 FOOT YACHT, HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO MAKE SURE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY STAY SAFE THIS SUMMER.FIRST OFF, BEFORE YOU EVEN STEP FOOT ON A BOAT, KNOW THE LAWS! RULE NUMBER ONE, LIFE JACKETS! THE LAW IS THAT EVERYBODY ON A BOAT HAS TO BE ASSIGNED A LIFE JACKET. IF YOU’RE 12 YEARS OF AGE AND UNDER, THE LIFE JACKET HAS TO BE WARN ANYTIME THE BOAT’S UNDERWAY.ALSO IF YOU ARE GOING ON A JETSKI, YOU’RE ALWAYS REQUIRED TO WEAR A LIFE JACKET REGARDLESS OF AGE. NOW BEFORE YOU STEP FOOT ON A BOAT, KEEP IN MIND THE IMPORTANCE OF PREPARING AND IT ALL STARTS WITH THE WEATHER. THE WEATHER IS A BIG FACTOR IN BOATING BECAUSE WHEN YOU’RE OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SOUND, THERE’S NO PLACE TO GO. AND LIVING SOMEWHERE LIKE NEW ENGLAND, OUR WEATHER REALLY CAN CHANCE IN AN INSTANT. WITH THAT BEING SAID, ACCORDING TO LT. JEREMY SMITH OF THE STRATFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT, THE BIGGEST ISSUE BOATERS FACE IS A LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE BOAT THEY’RE ON.TYPICALLY THAT’S WHERE THE COAST GUARD OR LOCAL FIRE RESCUE COMES IN, HELPING HUNDREDS OF BOATERS OUT YEARLY. FINALLY HAVE A GOOD TIME, BUT KEEP IN MIND YOU CAN BE ARRESTED IF YOU CONTROL THE BOAT DRUNK. WHETHER YOU’RE ON A BOAT OR IN A MOTOR VEHICLE, THE LAWS ARE THE SAME AND ANY EFFECTS YOU MIGHT HAVE WHILE YOU’RE BOATING IF YOU’RE CAUGHT OPERATING A BOAT UNDER THE INFLUENCE ALSO EFFECTS YOUR DRIVERS LICENCE AND YOUR BOATING CERTIFICATE.UNLIKE ON A MOTOR VEHICLE, POLICE AND COAST GUARD DON’T NEED PROBABLY CAUSE TO BOARD YOUR BOAT AND INSPECT IT, SO MAKE SURE YOU’RE FOLLOWING THE LAWS, AND THAT YOU’RE PREPARED WITH THE GEAR NECESSARY FOR ANY EMERGENCIES ON BOARD! I’M METEOROLOGIST SAM KANTROW, NEWS8.

    Kayaking | Getting Started
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    Kayaking | Getting Started

    August 30, 2019


    This episode of PaddleTV is brought to you by the ACA — improving the paddlesports experience for over a century. Learn more at AmericanCanoe dot org Kayak touring is a sport that requires an upfront investment in gear, but once you have that gear, you’ll be good to go for years. And so in this video, we’re going to take a quick look at the gear you need to get started. Starting with the kayak itself without going in to too much detail, when choosing a touring kayak there are three questions you need to ask yourself. What type of paddling do you plan on doing? What’s your budget? And is it more important to be fast or stable on the water? With these answers in mind, your best bet is to head to your local paddling shop and see what they suggest. Better yet, many paddling shops have demo days, which actually let you take and test the kayaks out on the water. Your paddle is obviously another key piece of gear, and the two most important factors you’ll need to consider are paddle length and blade size. The most common length for touring kayak paddles is between 210 and 230 centimetres. Now as a general rule, smaller paddlers should use a shorter paddle with smaller blades, while larger paddlers should use a longer paddle with larger blades. As for the shape of the blades, long and skinny blades are designed for long days of paddling, while larger and wider blades are designed for more aggressive paddling, because they catch more water. Once you’ve decided on a paddle length and blade size or shape, your next biggest decision is how much you’re willing to spend knowing that paddles range in cost from $80 to $400. Of course, you get what you pay for and so I’d recommend getting as good a paddle you can comfortably afford. The next piece of gear you need to have is your most important piece of safety gear — your lifejacket. Paddling specific lifejackets are by far the best, because they’re designed not to restrict your movements when paddling. Something else to consider for safety’s sake, is to choose a bright colored lifejacket that can be seen easily on the water. The skirt is another important piece of gear, because it seals the cockpit and prevents your kayak from swamping. Just make sure when you put it on that you leave the grab loop on the outside. Basic nylon skirts go on and come off the kayak very easily, and prevent splashing water from getting inside your kayak. But if you expect to paddle in rougher conditions where getting your kayak swamped would be a major hazard, you’ll want to go for a neoprene skirt, as it provides a much more secure seal on your kayak. Now if for whatever reason you don’t want to wear a skirt at all, it doesn’t mean you can’t go kayaking. It just means you need to stick to calm water. When it comes to dressing for kayaking, if you’re lucky enough to be dressing for warmer conditions, your biggest challenge will be staying cool and protected from the sun. If you’re paddling in cold water, you need to put more thought into your clothing, because it needs to be comfortable enough to paddle in, but warm enough to protect you if you capsize and find yourself swimming. The key is to use multiple layers of fabric that deal well with moisture and dry quickly. Even more importantly, you need to be conservative with your decisions on the water to avoid capsizing. Now safety on the water is paramount, and so all touring kayakers should have the following equipment in or on their kayak if you’re going to be paddling in exposed conditions or rough water futher from shore than you can comfortably swim in. You need to have: an extra paddle in case your primary paddle breaks, or is lost A bilge pump to empty a swamped kayak, a tow line to be able to tow your paddling buddy if they need it, a paddle float if you know how to use it, a first aid kit, some type of communication device, and a waterproof cell phone works if you know you’ll have service. If you’re not sure, then a marine VHF radio is the ticket. You’ll also need some type of signalling device so you can get people’s attention in an emergency, a whistle is a must have for everyone, but for times when you’re not within earshot, you’ll want something like flares, smoke or strobe lights. Well I hope you found this video helpful, and if you did please subscribe to our PaddleTV YouTube Channel, and stay tuned for lots more kayaking tips and tricks.

    Inspect Your Boat Interior and Do a Safety Check | BoatUS
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    Inspect Your Boat Interior and Do a Safety Check | BoatUS

    August 30, 2019


    Hey there, folks! Lenny Rudow here for BoatUS Magazine. Today we’re going to talk about different checks that you need to do on your trailer boat before each and every trip. Now hopefully you’ve already seen our videos on checks for the engines, for the trailer itself, and for the steering system. Today we’re going to look at what you need to check inside the boat. You’ll want to check the transom, especially around the motor mounts, for any signs of cracking. It’s a good time to check all your paperwork and make sure everything is up to date. Check all your bilge pumps. Make sure everything is operational, and also stick your arm down in the bilge and check the float switch. Give the key a turn, and make sure you have plenty of juice in your battery. In fact, it’s a good idea to flip all your switches and make sure that everything electrical is working. Another check you’ve got to do, of course, is your safety check. For starters, make sure you have life jackets for everyone who’s going to be on board. Of course check your flares. Make sure they’re up to date, and also take a look at your fire extinguisher. Make sure the needle is still in the green. Now we’re going to look at one thing on the outside of the boat, folks, the hull. You always want to give it an eyeball before you hit the road and make sure there’s no obvious damage to the hull, or in this case, to the hulls plural. Well, we hope you found this video helpful, and we hope that you’ll go to the boat us YouTube channel and subscribe. Next time we’ll see you out on the water. [WAVE SOUNDS]

    How to Properly Hang your Excess Dock Lines
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    How to Properly Hang your Excess Dock Lines

    August 29, 2019


    Shurhold Clean-N-Simple. [MUSIC PLAYING] Hi guys, Shane Berhoff here
    with Shurhold Industries. And today, I’m going
    to share with you another Clean-N-Simple tip. So for today’s tip,
    I’m going to teach you what to do with
    all your extra dock line that’s just
    sitting by your cleat. It makes it look a lot
    better, and it stops it from becoming a hazard so
    that people don’t trip on it, it’s not in the water
    and doesn’t get dirty. So what you’re
    going to want to do is you want to take big loops. And you want to make sure
    these loops are pretty big and they’re all even. So you want them all
    about the same size. You’re going to do this
    until all of the extra line is looped. Then you want to straighten out
    your loops so they look nice. And then what you
    want to do is you want to drape them over the rim. So now, you’re going to reach
    through the bottom of the loops and come up and grab the top. Now, what you want
    to do is you want to pull the top through
    until it’s tight and then you just
    drape it over the side. And there you go. It just stays there. And then when you want
    to take the line out, you grab the top like this
    and you just pull it out and then you have your loops. And there you have it. A clean and simple way to
    keep your extra dock lines out of people’s way. Until next time, Shane Burhoff
    with Shurhold Industries. [MUSIC PLAYING]

    How to Clean a Fish!
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    How to Clean a Fish!

    August 29, 2019


    [MUSIC] Alright before we get started here I want to just show you a little bit about what we’ve got here. We’re going to start with the brim. Brim you can fillet out if you get a big enough one. Brim, when I say brim I mean any of your sunfish family. Most people around South Carolina say
    bluegill is a brim. There’s also other sun fishes that you can dress this way, which is red ear that people call Cheryl cracker. A whole long a whole laundry list of Sun fishes that you can dress But something that you’re going to need is you’re going to need a spoon because we’re going to scale. You’re going to need a good knife, a good filet knife And when I mean good you want to keep this fillet knife really sharp and in good condition. It doesn’t have to split hairs but if you’re going to cut fish and dress them all the time, Then you’re going to need something to keep around the house that will keep that knife sharp. Also when we get to the catfish we’re going to use these cool catfish skinning pliers and this nifty board here. So we’re going to go ahead and get started. So we’re going to get here and we’re going to grab this bluegill And once you get to the bluegill they’re about the size of your hand That’s good enough to eat cuz this is the good meat right up here along under the dorsal fin. Alright we’re going to move this guy to the cutting board and since we are dressing out this fish what I like to call old school and we’re going to scale it. If you notice there’s there’s a lot of little scales on here and if you take your hand and rub them backwards, Dan, you want to take your hand and rub them backwards?
    DAN DUPREE: It’s like sandpaper. It’s like sandpaper. And so if you’re going to eat this fish and fry it with this part on we got to remove those scales. And one way to do that is to take the spoon. It has multiple duties, and rub that spoon backwards. You can see some of those little scales coming up. DAN DUPREE: Can I give it a try? Go for it. DAN DUPREE: Well I remember do this one when I was young, they just fly everywhere so let’s see what we can do. Oh there we go. Scales in the face. DAN DUPREE: And then we continue Part of cleaning a fish is getting a little dirty so you got to be prepared for that. And I guess these scales would not taste really good if you sat there and forgot to scale it. Yeah probably not so much a little too much texture. Alright what we’re gonna do is get underneath this and then right back here. Do you mind if I dip it in the water just to see where we stand? Go for it, clean that one off. Alright bring it straight back I think we did a pretty good job. Alight Laurieann I think it’s all up to you now. I’ve done the dirty job. The dirty work. Now the next thing we’re going to do is we’re going to make an a cut with our fillet knife right here behind the operculum Which is this gill flap right here and this pectoral fin. So we’re going to slice right down there. Alright so we’re going to take that filet knife we’re going to insert it in right behind that pectoral fin and we’re going to cut down and you’re going to fill the bone. Are we trying to remove the head is that what we’re doing? We are trying to take the head off. Alrighty. If I can get it to cut through. Now you told us that this knife is very sharp. It is very sharp so I’m trying to be very careful and not slice and dice myself and just slice and dice this fish. There we are we’re through. DAN DUPREE: There we go. Alright so when you get to this point, your heads still a little attached. You’re going to cut down the bottom right at that pelvic fin which is this little guy right here. And all our entrails are going to follow which is the gross part but, There’s our head, going to put them in the gut bucket and then we’re going to pull out all this nastiness Yeah I don’t think I would want to eat that either. No I wouldn’t want to dine on intestines of a fish. Okay so we’ve got the fish, we’ve still got one more step to do. We need to open up this gut cavity and make sure we’ve got everything out. So what you want to do is you want to go right in the vent which is there exit and cut down the bottom. And tada, we still have a couple little pieces of innards in there that we got to get rid of. And some folks will actually cut this little pelvic fin off so I’m going to slice that bad boy off. And some folks depending on what their preference is they may cut the dorsal and the anal fin. Here in South Carolina most folks leave that caudal fin because it’s kind of considered a delicacy. You’ll fry this whole thing whole and people will actually eat that. So we’ve got a clean shot of the inside and before you get ready to prepare this thing you’re going to rinse it out really really good with water. He’s ready to eat, ready to eat can’t wait. [MUSIC] What’s next we’re going to take it to the next level and we are actually going to fillet a largemouth bass You can also do the largemouth bass like we did the bluegill and leave the bones in it. But with the largemouth bass the size that we’ve got I wouldn’t recommend it. I would go for the filet Alright we’re going to start with our largemouth bass. DAN DUPREE: How much you think he weighs Lauriean? I don’t know he’s at least a good pound and a half or so. DAN DUPREE: Yeah the one I caught was a lot bigger. I’m sure it was.. DAN DUPREE: Well why don’t you show us how you fillet one of these guys. Alright we’re gonna get started. Alright just like the bluegill these guys also have scales but if we are filleting a fish we don’t have to worry about it. One of the first things that we’re going to do is we’re going to make the same incision. Angle the knife right behind the operculum in the gill flap. So you’re saying we don’t have to scale them. We don’t have to scale this guy and you’re going to go down until you feel that backbone and that ribcage. You’re not going to go all the way through. Then you’re going to turn the fish and you’re going to always want to cut away from you, And put the fillet knife in down the dorsal fin. You want to meet even and you’ll feel the ribs. You want to be between the ribs and that nice fleshy piece of meat. And this is why it’s real important to have a nice sharp fillet knife. For sure and then you’re going to get to this point, you see the vent right there. You’re going to poke your knife all the way through. Oh….. I’m going to come all the way down to the tail. Some folks will leave it attached to the tail here but we’re going to go ahead and cut it. And you’re going to open up your bass and you’re going to cut down the top, cut away from those bones. You’re just feeling the ribs with your knife. Filling right along the ribs with your knife. Do you see that? Yes. Now having a fillet means there’s very few or no bones at all. Correct ideally if you are a good filleter you should get no bones in your fillet. Well you’re doing a great job and it looks like we probably won’t have any bones. Almost, Almost through. There we go so
    we’ve got a start we also will have to fillet another side if you want to get both sides of meat and why wouldn’t you. When you’re filleting out fish especially
    if you get a larger bass bigger than this you’re going to want to look along this lateral line area, Which is towards the top of the body right under the dorsal fin. And look and see if there’s any dark colored meat because you’re going to cut that off. But one of the things we’re going to do is we’re going to take the skin off that fish. So you’re going to use your fingers right at the end where the tail was and you’re going to cut at an angle. Oh so this is the purpose of not taking the scales off. That’s right because you don’t have to. That’s a lot less work. Sort of, Sort of. So we’ve got a nice fillet and I left a little bit of meat on there but not terrible. I think you did a great job and then you got your skin and your scales left behind and that’s a pretty decent looking filet. There’s no dark meat that looks like we’re ready to wash that bad boy off, bread it up and fry it. Awesome. [MUSIC] Alright catfish is a different ballgame because those guys have skin instead of scales. And unlike trout who you can eat with the skin on, you can’t do that with the catfish. A lot of people will just take a board or even just use a tree and use a nail to impale the catfish’s head but we’re just going to hook his lips right under that. And that will help hold it while we skin the catfish. Alright, Alright so we’re gonna get our catfish, alright and I’ve heard there are some parts of a catfish you have to be concerned with. You do you do a lot of people think it’s the barbels but those guys, they won’t hurt you. We have the dorsal fin back here that has one really large spine and then we have one spine on each pectoral fin. Alright. On each side, they don’t have any venom whatsoever. Okay we’re going to take this catfish and we’re going to clip him right under that bottom lip. You want to hold that for me? There perfect, And hopefully that’ll hold him tight. Alright first things that we need to do is we’re going to have to scour right behind. You can feel that the catfish has a pretty bony head and it’s really really hard, And so what we’re going to do is we’re going to cut across that head but not through it. You’ll feel that there’s the spine is right there. You don’t want to cut through that spine. Alright some folks will start at this point and start pulling the skin down, you can. But one of the things that I like to do is just cut along the backbone to kind of give our skin another avenue to cut away from. Right alongside of each side of that dorsal fin, Which is where you really need a sharp sharp knife. Alright so the next thing we’re going to do is we’re going to grab with the pliers. Now a good set of pliers is where they meet all the way across, You don’t want to get pliers that are old and have imperfections where they don’t come together to at the same time, Because then you’ll run into issues of it’s not going to hold your skin like it should. So these are special skinning pliers, skinning pliers. You can’t use the pliers out of your tackle box. I got a little bit of meat there. And everybody thinks that you know the catfish is supposed to skin like a banana but their skin kind of goes down. So don’t be expecting it to come all the way to the tail on the first try. It’s going to kind of slide down the body on the side. So obviously once we have skinned this guy we can dress them out, we can fillet them, we can do all kinds of different things to prepare the fish for the frying pan. We can… alright we’ve got this catfish nice and skinned. It takes a little while and a little bit of muscle, we both agree. And what you’re going to do is you’re going to take it hold it and you’re going to twist it until you snap the head. And then you kind of pull and all the oodles come with it…oodles, oodles. Oodles and oodles of oodles and oodles of innards There we go, um but we still have like before with the brim you still got some nastiness in there. So what you’re going to do is you’re going to take your fillet knife and you’re going to cut down to the vin again. Slice it open and then scrape all that out. Now just like we did earlier with the brim you can wash this fish out right here. Um you know clean out the blood, the little membranes and then you’re good and ready to deep fry this bad boy. Some folks will take off this long anal fin as well as cut off these pectoral fins as well. Another way is that you can go ahead and fillet this fish out like you would the largemouth bass And when you cut it open just like I said with the largemouth bass you look for any of that dark meat It’s going to be on that top part and you’re not going to want to eat that because that’s going to be really really fishy. So you’re going to want to cut any of that dark red meat or any funny color and coloring in the meat up here and you’re going to just cut that right off. And a lot of times if you get a really big catfish it’s kind of cool, you get down in here and you’ll see a lot of bright yellow fat but we didn’t get any of that today. But still good eating, alright we’re done with our catfish and I guess we’re ready to hit the frying pan. That’s right Laurieann we’ve got our catfish and we got all our fish that we filleted and dressed out on ice, And we’re ready to bread them up and get them cooking. I hope you guys have as much fun and as much luck as we did today catching a lot of different types of fish. We’re ready to eat them up so I guess we will catch you guys next time.

    Warden offers boating safety tips for Fourth of July weekend
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    Warden offers boating safety tips for Fourth of July weekend

    August 29, 2019


    PAUSE FOR SOT OPEN ON CAM — ERIC — A BUSY HOLIDAY WEEKEND IS AHEAD AS PEOPLE HIT THE ROAD- AND THE WATER- FOR JULY 4TH… AND WITH THAT OFFICIALS ARE URGING BOATERS TO BE SAFE AND COURTEOUS TO PREVENT INJURIES. VO/ANIM NEWS THREE’S CHRIS GOTHNER HAS MORE ON HOW TO KEEP THINGS SAFE. PACKAGE P- ((NATS)) 1 VO/MINI-DISC FOR CARLA CONNERS…GETTING OUT ON THE WATER IS A NICE WAY TO LEAVE THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE ON LAND…BEHIND FOR A WHILE. 2 SOT “A lot of commotion at home and it’s relaxing out here.” 2 VO/MINI-DISC AND…IF SHE’S LUCKY…THE FISH WILL BE BITING TOO. 3 SOT “I just caught one, just yesterday, it was a 20-inch bass.” 3 VO/MINI-DISC BUT SHE SAYS…STAYING SAFE IS ALWAYS GOAL NUMBER ONE ON THE LAKE… ((NATS)) 4 SOT “We just make sure we have our life jackets, mnake sure there’s no drinking and just keeping to the rules and keeping out of the way of other people.” 4 VO/MINI-DISC D-N-R WARDEN NATHAN KROEPLIN SAYS…THAT’S SOLID ADVICE FOR ANY DAY…BUT ESPECIALLY A BUSY HOLIDAY WEEKEND. 5 SOT “Fourth of July weekend is always busy, especially with the fourth being on a Monday this year, it will basically be a three-day weekend.” 5 VO/MINI-DISC ANYONE BORN IN 19-89 OR LATER NEEDS TO HAVE A LICENSE TO OPERATE A BOAT… AND IN STATE WATERS…EVERYONE NEEDS TO HAVE ENOUGH LIFE JACKETS ON BOARD FOR EVERYONE ON THE BOAT. HE SAYS WHILE, LEGALLY, YOU DON’T HAVE TO WEAR A LIFE JACKET…IT’S BEST TO TAKE THAT EXTRA PRECAUTION. 6 SOT “Most people should be wearing a life jacket, just because if they do fall overboard, it’s hard to get them on when you’re in the water, if you hit your head and you’re unconscious obviously that’s going to be a problem.” 6 VO/MINI-DISC KROEPLIN SAYS IT’S IMPORTANT FOR BOATERS TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR KAYAKERS AND JET SKIIERS…AND…OF COURSE…OTHER BOATS. ((NATS)) 7 SOT “When the lakes are congested and there’s a lot of boats that are out, keep your eyes ahead of you and be looking around as well, boats can come from all sorts of directions.” 7 VO/MINI-DISC AND CARLA CONNERS SAYS…THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT SHE DOES. 8 SOT “We just keep our eyes open.” 8 VO/MINI-DISC IN MADISON, CHRIS GOTHNER FOR FOX-47 NEWS AT NINE. — ERIC — IF YOU’RE PLANNING TO BOAT ON FEDERAL WATERS…LIKE THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER…ANYONE UNDER 13 MUST WEAR A LIFE JACKET.