LOL.. I was on another board mostly Colorado folks and if you even showed beach someone recognized it. The next time I would hit that stretch it would be loaded with people. So I just photo shopped the rotation wheel on the photobucket tool bar an swirled the **** out of the background in an attempt to hide the location..Well that didn’t work, next time I went a group of 5 guys from the board were standing in the river just flailing away. I also swirled my face in an attempt to avoid recognition on the river, well that didn’t work either. I was on the Charlie Myers section of the South Platte and a non fly guy recognized me in the parking lot and followed me for half the morning tossing treble hooked lures and snagging some really nice fish in the Gills, Eyes and unconventional locations. so that’s why some of my Pics have swirled face..anywayGreat pics DOK! I gotta ask how you made the background all swirley in that one?
I think I posted the vid you took of that day here before, but here it is again for those who may have missed it. Warning: there are a couple of expletives in the dialog.Need to tell the Story behind that big feller Yhat.. "Lock Jaw" Lake
If you dont I will..
Git your "puter" fixed?
Cheese and Crackers is right! That is a beautiful cutthroat, guys!
Dean we share the same respect for our finned Friends that's for sure!Cheese and Crackers is right! That is a beautiful cutthroat, guys!
I think one of the reasons I stopped photographing fish is due to watching fish be photographed in videos. I do not mean to criticize you personally, you kept the fish in the water while photographing it the first time, and dipped it back in once, but really, just dipping a fish into shallow, still water for a couple seconds after holding it out of the water for 20 seconds is not helping the fish at all.
No one really knows how long it takes for gills to be damaged out of the water. I have read different things. I like to stay better safe than sorry and get a fish submerged in water within 15-20 seconds. Also, just because a fish darts away when you let go does not mean that damage has not been done to the gills.
I hope I'm not being preachy here, it is not my intent. We are all fishers here and passionate about our quarry. Sometimes we need to be reminded that the picture is not always worth it. Please remember to handle these big, beautiful fish with their best interest in mind.