Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Photos from the field

Through my adventures photos are taken that never seem to make it into specific fish posts. So much of my fishing goes unseen or heard. Even though these pictures may not be ready for prime time fishing posts, I have found a way to fit them in an excerpt called “Photos from the field.”

Thin Veil

(Above: Fishing 365 days a year would be a lot easier if the water cooperated with me. This is the time of year when there is often a thin veil standing between success and me. Too thick to cast through and too thin to drill. Come on Spring!)

Fragments of ice


(Above: One section is iced over but another section only has fragments of ice. Even though this area was too shallow to contain any fish of size, a few casts were thrown just to get the lures wet.)

Blind in Paradise

(Above: Throwing some shoreline casts in a place that could pass for paradise. As soon as the sun came out this muskrat emerged for some late morning munching. Upon closer inspection I could see the face of this creature had gotten mauled to some degree and the animal was mostly blind. Fortunate to be alive but unable to visually take in the splendor if its surroundings is a tragically ironic fate.)

Powering through the cold three

(Above: Winters in Colorado are loved by some and dreaded by others. Powering through the cold three can require determination and a bit of fortitude. Reaching the end of January means we are halfway to spring in Colorado. The destination awaits through the haze blizzards of February.)

This may be one of my tougher January’s on record in regards to time available for fishing and trips that didn’t pan out. It is my belief that effort is often rewarded but there are no guarantees. Rather than complaining about my failures I look for ways to improve.
  
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5 comments:

Shoreman said...

I too, find it tough to fish when the lake or stream is frozen. All the lure wants to do is bounce across the top. And retrieving it, huh, gets caught in those little cracks in the ice and becomes a quite an expensive adventure. LOL

Mark

TexWisGirl said...

love your images! poor muskrat. hope he can survive. the ice gathered around the stems is beautiful.

Howard Levett said...

Nice photos Matt. They tell stories without any words.

Bill Trussell said...

Well we would actually take some of that ice here, it seems all we can get is the rain "water" with no ice with it. It really doesn't seem like January here in Alabama.

Anonymous said...

Amazing Photography. It appears that fishing is not the only thing that you are good at.