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Post By: anglerwannabe      Posted: 5/11/2022 10:46:15 AM     Points: 69898    
This is one of my favorite pics.... anyone else willing to share some favorites?
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: May. 11, 12:05:23 PM     Points: 2301
Hard to top that one for capturing the moment. Here's a few to start with from my days of redneckery in the 1900s. Showed my wife the frog picture and all she could say was "What a dork".
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: May. 11, 12:53:31 PM     Points: 67498
Oh fishy fishy
Or deer. Me and my brothers a long time ago.
 Reply by: 3wayfisha      Posted: May. 11, 3:17:31 PM     Points: 329
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
 Reply by: Infrared      Posted: May. 11, 3:45:48 PM     Points: 29
Fly fishing Antero at the end of April.
 Reply by: Troutbisquits      Posted: May. 11, 4:22:48 PM     Points: 1371
Here is a pic of my 8 year old with a slab Crappie he caught. This was just last week. The crooked glasses, hat, and big ol grin combo he has going on cracks me up.
 Reply by: phidoux      Posted: May. 11, 4:24:29 PM     Points: 7765
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#.
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: May. 11, 4:42:05 PM     Points: 752
Couple of mine
 Reply by: Doughhead      Posted: May. 11, 4:48:49 PM     Points: 17
my daugher's first trout
 Reply by: jake3008      Posted: May. 11, 8:11:06 PM     Points: 206
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: dizzel      Posted: May. 11, 9:27:54 PM     Points: 24080
My Fav is this one haha
 Reply by: Trailerman      Posted: May. 11, 10:14:21 PM     Points: 172
Tied the jig and landed the fish.
 Reply by: Golfprogreg      Posted: May. 12, 6:16:27 AM     Points: 25
My son with a 21-pound red snapper last Fatherís Day.

My son and I with a 16-foot manta ray.
 Reply by: Herf      Posted: May. 12, 7:30:04 AM     Points: 150
Jim - I like this post, lots of good pictures for different reasons that truly mean something to the people posting.

Here are my 3 favorites - possibly the rarest types of trout/char in North America. And for me, the amount of "work" it took to catch each one.

Pic 1 - Aurora Trout
Pic 2 - Paiute Cutthroat Trout
Pic 3 - Quebec Red Trout
 Reply by: kiva      Posted: May. 12, 7:44:27 AM     Points: 148
Lovin life in this one!
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: May. 12, 7:57:15 AM     Points: 10971
Just the two of us. Lol I look at this one every day. Brings smile every time.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: May. 12, 8:04:25 AM     Points: 69898

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.
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: May. 15, 10:34:18 PM     Points: 2093
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

Oh! and the lake ainít ugly either.
 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.
 Reply by: Golfprogreg      Posted: May. 16, 10:45:21 AM     Points: 25
Anglerwannabe and Barnacles:

Spiders and snakes ??
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: May. 16, 11:00:35 AM     Points: 69898
GREG!! you got it.. I'm not sure Barnacles is old enough to know the song! lol Did you get that tarantula during the migration down near Hasty?
 Reply by: Golfprogreg      Posted: May. 16, 11:46:50 AM     Points: 25
Great song !!! My last name is Stafford and we use to joke that Jim was our famous uncleÖ

Yep, the tarantula is from the migration. The migration is my sonís favorite event of the year.
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: May. 16, 12:26:18 PM     Points: 2301
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.
 Reply by: James Woods      Posted: May. 18, 1:24:19 PM     Points: 514
Couple fav's
9.5lb largemouth rendered comic style
Lake John fatty
Rod Bender
 Reply by: James Woods      Posted: May. 18, 1:29:25 PM     Points: 514
Couple more
 Reply by: James Woods      Posted: May. 18, 1:32:56 PM     Points: 514
Aaannnd just a couple more...
 Reply by: Neyet Stalker      Posted: May. 18, 6:55:28 PM     Points: 11945
One of my granddaughters with an eleven-mile catch.
 Reply by: Trailerman      Posted: May. 18, 7:56:32 PM     Points: 172
Great post all around! Every pic has a story. I have one more! Spinney fish ( at chatfield) !!! Cheers to everyone for posting some beauties!
 Reply by: chodeman      Posted: May. 19, 12:22:23 AM     Points: 2624
January 2022 with my brother Steve (from Minnesota) and Brother-in-law Mike (from North Carolina) at Blue Mesa. Fish of a lifetime but was great that they both were there to share the experience.

 Reply by: dasflikken      Posted: May. 19, 8:20:37 AM     Points: 8073
From Taylor this season. Didn't know it was being taken. No filters on this photo.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: May. 19, 9:28:09 AM     Points: 69898
WOW great pics everyone! Thank for sharing.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: May. 19, 2:03:25 PM     Points: 279
Great post and pics everyone!
Hereís three different species of Trout that Iíve caught along the Gunny
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: May. 19, 8:13:28 PM     Points: 174
Some of my favorites over the years
 Reply by: fishmohr      Posted: May. 19, 10:07:51 PM     Points: 78
Awesome day of morels!
 Reply by: Golfprogreg      Posted: May. 20, 10:13:40 AM     Points: 25
Lots of great pics !!!

Fishmohr- wow !!! Approximate market value ?
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: May. 20, 10:21:55 AM     Points: 7369
Fishmohr, that's quite the harvest you have there and some good eating. I grew up in Ohio and we called those sponge mushroom and would find them in old orchards and in the woods.
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: May. 20, 10:56:36 AM     Points: 2301
I'd rather scroll through these than visit the finest art museum in the world. Hard to pick a favorite. Somehow fishmohr just cracked my top 5 with a pile of shrooms.
 Reply by: FishinFool77      Posted: May. 21, 12:26:11 PM     Points: 1
My PB cutbow 24Ē almost 6 pounds
 Reply by: esoxrocks      Posted: May. 21, 4:50:09 PM     Points: 2504
Iíve posted this before but my son happened to snap the pic at the exact time the perch decided to release itself....
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: May. 23, 7:03:38 AM     Points: 69898
fun stuff everyone!

Jeff! - good to see you're still around! I've seen you do that with SMB! lol

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