Thursday, May 28, 2009

TV Debut

I don't know who decided to paste my ugly mug on the outdoor channel but the short video we shot last summer turned out great.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New York

I would have packed a rod if I knew there was fishing in Central Park but I was forced to skip the fishing for Italian Food and Canoles. My sister graduated from Wagner College on Staten Island and the family met for a week of big city fun. In a nutshell the women are beautiful, Broadway is fun, food is great and I got to watch the Yankees lose to Philly thus keeping Boston one step ahead. Not a bad week Being a non-fishing report I'll just throw up a few pics.

My sister the slugger

Relatives in the Baseball Hall of Fame

Cooperstown, NY

The fish were rising at Lake Otswego and I was without a rod.

I should have caught a few in Central Park

My kind of Bar

I'm assuming it is better than the old BJ

The Jungle

Upstate Flower

Friday, May 15, 2009

Wildlife Glass Works

I recently met Dave Jordan, a glass blower working out of Lake City and I was immediately fascinated by his work. He recently collaborated with a wildlife artist in his studio and they produced some incredible work. Check out Dave's website at Onfire Glassworks or Memorials in Glass. Check out the pictures of his work and consider something for the mantle. The pictures do not represent the colors well, blame it on the beer we drank before taking them.

The Wildlife Master Admiring His Work

Monday, May 11, 2009

Taylor Bows

What did you expect? The rivers are raging and my bum shoulder is not lake friendly so I hit the Taylor River with Will in pursuit of some monster rainbows. We found, hooked and landed many big fish on Saturday before heading to Gunnison for some cold beer and festivities. We also managed to hijack a keg of bud light and take it back up to the river where we camped. On Sunday we caught a few more monsters and drank a few beers for breakfast before making the afternoon drive back to Lake City.

Will with some nice bows

This hen was full of eggs but she was feeding solo

I'm not as angry as I look

A warm truck and plenty of beer

Taylor Park Reservoir and the West Elks

Another nice fish by Will

Getting the camera wet

Enough said.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Another Taylor Hog

For your enjoyment; the beautiful man, not the fish.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Fish, Fish, and More Fish

This is a bit of a catch up post. I have been fishing a bunch but have not been posting due to a dog making a meal of my computer cord not to mention a full pheasant cape. Needless to say, I'll never own a collie. I did an early season backpacking trip into a secret canyon and had a good time but the fishing was not yet prime. We did catch several nice browns and I managed to break in my backpacking legs for the summer. I also found half of a nice elk shed that will make some nice knife handles in the future.

Pics from backpacking

After enjoying the solitude of the backcountry I went to the crowded Hog Trough to meet some friends and try for a few monsters. I landed several large rainbows and lost a few more. Fast forward one week later and I'm fishing Spinney Mountain Reservoir and the Dream Stream for a day before catching a few trophies on the Taylor. The Taylor trip includes landing four fish over 24" and losing a monster rainbow that might have been over 35". It was a great trip with a great dog that I wish was my own. Sleeping in the truck felt good but my shredded rotator cuff gave me trouble while casting into the wind at Spinney. Enjoy the photos.

Dream Stream

Sparky the dog

Spinney Bow

Dream Stream

Taylor Rainbows