2005: The Year in Pictures
I made a post about last year's
favorite memories and I have tried to find time to write mine, but there are
just too many to share. I thought I could do it picture book style instead. This
will probably break any record for number of pictures in a post. Here is a wrap
up to my 2005 fishing season. In no particular order...
This will always be one of my favorite pictures of the year
Great Trips with Great Folks...
Big Smallies on the New River
Being right there to watch a young'un get hooked on the greatest pastime known
to man. By the way, you gotta land your own this year Fishing Machine, your time
Spending Time on the Small Flows...
Strange fish catching scenarios - going down class II's while fighting a 4lb
shoalie, then losing your paddle and having to jump out of the yak and, with the
fish in my hand mind you, swimming down rapids after my paddle and having to
walk back up through the rapids back to my yak. You gotta love the challenges or
And then the story about how I ended up catching this trout with my bare hands
like a grizzly bear. Here's the fish and Blackwater Bill's diagram down below:
Strange and interesting shuttle arrangements
Goofin' Off at the River...
When you can't catch fish, catch yourself!
An unexpected bite for KL
Filming the fight against Blackwater and this shoalie as we fell all over each
other getting tangled in fishing line, drag chains, slipping on rocks and
getting hooked with lures. It takes a while to upload cause it lasts a minute so
here to see it!
Stalking the Prey...
Spending Time with My Dad on the Water...
And of Course, Catching some Big Fish...
I had a very fortunate year in '05 that will be hard to top in '06