couldnt pick a favorite fish pic so ill go with hunting
This pic is one of my favorite for a few reasons. I dont come from a hunting family, however I have really found a love for the hunt on my own and have pursued and learned big game myself. This pic is from a solo hunt in wyoming for pronghorn. I had 2 doe tags and took 2 out of the same group, one at 340yds and another at 375yds within seconds of each other. These are still my longest kills to date (im not a long distance hunter).
I solo hunted for years as I figured it all out and this pic just reminds me of those days grinding it out, researching animals, and learning from my own mistakes. I have shot much nicer animals and got a very nice antelope buck last year, but i took this selfie at a time when I was just starting to feel confident in big game and it is really when I started to fall in love with western big game hunting
This pic just reminds me of whats possible when you put in the effort to hone your skills, and learn the animals you are after. Even if you have to do it solo, its all worth it
Mine should be the one of me with me holding two blue cats with a total weight of 88# in my lap but it's not. These are my favorite ones. Snag with his first MA Channel cat just under 13# and my daughter with her first Channel cat just under 9#.
Here are a few Iím my favorites.The first one is an albino cutthroat I caught at a high altitude lake. The second one is the prettiest char Iíve ever caught. The last one I had to show some love to the humble sunfish and show off the beauty that is the pumpkinseed.
Reply by: anglerwannabe Posted: May. 12, 8:04:25 AM Points: 69898
AWESOME STUFF EVERYONE!!!
Barnacles - are you channeling your inner Jim Stafford?
Dizzel - thank you my friend. You put me on wipers that day
Ty - your effort and pursuit of all species of trout is incredible
Some seriously great pics from all of you and you are hitting the nail on the head. Sharing pics that bring you those terrific memories that will stay with you forever.
These 3 pics are from The Boss and I trip to Venice. We spent 3 days in New Orleans just for her but all she can talk about is the 3 days we chased reds. Cannot tell you how fun it was to watch those big reds drag her all over the boat.
My dink from Pyramid lake in Nevada. Itís my best Lahontan to date. Truly itís not considered a big fish. Such a treat to fly fish a lake with monster cutthroat trout. Itís impossible not to daydream all the while youíre fishing. When youíve seen 20+ lb fish porpoise in front of you. Itís a favorite because me and the fish both look goodÖ lol
Reply by: Barnacles Posted: May. 16, 8:53:35 AM Points: 2301
i2 got me digging a little deeper. Small world I guess, but I really learned to fly fish right near that pointed rock in the middle of his picture. The old dude on the right is one of my best mentors in life (also a pretty bad influence).
He'd drag a step ladder out as far as he could wade, and then climb up out of the waves and spend the day. I never caught one of the monsters, but got to net a few for him. He'd get drunk and scream "Camera Boy!" every time he got into a fish. Darn great memories.
I'm a terrible photographer. I have to take a thousand pictures to get one good one. Second one might be my all time favorite. Pawpaw's best fishing buddy with her first crappie.
Sorry I can't quit this one. Hunting pictures stirred up some good old memories. Packed a camp up on these nasty peaks for 2 days back in the 90s. The hunt actually lasted about 10 minutes & it took 3 more days to pack everything out.
I have bum knees, shoulders, and bones crunching in my back, but it was worth every grueling moment. Impossible to take a picture of it, but coming down from those peaks in the moonlight might be the most awesome thing I've ever seen.
I got the Stafford reference. I think I was going for Burt Reynolds/Gator McKlusky I guess anything is better than Gump. I got snakes for you too Greg, just a few more days of digging in my stuff.