Derek Klingenberg makes viral videos. His “What Does The Fox Say?” parody, “What Does The Farmer Say?” has over six million views, and his earnest “Serenading the cattle with my trombone (Lorde – Royals)” from last year currently has over nine million views. Yesterday, Klingenberg added another title to his viral media presence: drone fisherman.
In the video, Klingenberger, using a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter, seemingly snags a small bluegill straight out of a small lake and then flies the drone up and back to shore, just in time to pose for a snapchat portrait.
Over email, Klingenberger said it only took him about 10 minutes to catch the bluegill, because there were a bunch of them in the lake and they bit pretty quick. He says he used an old fake worm found in a tackle box as bait.
Here’s the drone catching the fish from another angle.
Klingenberger says it’s tough to catch fish with a drone, and he doesn’t recommend it. The fish that Klingenberger pulled from the water is small, and while it only took him about 10 minutes, the $500 Phantom 2 (more with a camera attached) can only fly for about 25 minutes. A clever trick, but probably a far less efficient way to catch fish than just using a $20 fishing rod.
Watch the full video below: