Wednesday, March 29, 2006

gobble gobble

dustin got his first gobbler (adult male turkey) this past weekend. pretty nice one. im glad he stopped by my house afterward cause his camera didnt take any pics, so i was able to take a few.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

thursday night tourneys

daylight savings time is near which means two things, i'll probably be an hour late to church, and my thursday night bass tournaments start up. this is a picture of my partner in bass catchn' greatness, vince strawbridge. two more weeks and i can hardly control myself. ive been looking forward to this for six months. breath deep, kirbyson. gonna be big money this year! all other rednecks beware.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

gator bait

in florida we have 3 kinds of gators, ones that eat fish, ones that eat dogs and ones that eat men. most people think this is a very large gator but this is actually a dog eater. ive seen gators that r 4 times the size of this in lake kissimmee. they scare me! i love florida and i even love gators, but they scare me.

Monday, March 20, 2006

many faces of fern

a good friend of mine, jerah, wanted to see some more pics of fern. so, here you are jerah. I shot all of these “from the hip,” which means without looking through the lens. you can see that shes not very happy when i start shooting and then she starts to ham it up for the camera. i posted them small but if u want to see them larger you can click the image.

Friday, March 17, 2006

dust in the wind

sometimes, while we are fishing, if my brother(dustin) is very good, i let him drive my boat.

Thursday, March 16, 2006


A giraffe from my at home safari hunt with fern and her toys. I choked on the shot but fern got in a good kill shot right between the shoulders.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006


while fishing this weekend we saw a lot of snakes. Its spawn time so we were flipping which means the boat is up in the weeds and when it gets hot the snakes come out to sun. this one is a harmless water snake. you can tell by the eyes and the head. most water snakes have bands around their bodies like a moccasin so dont go by that. most of the time when people see a water snake they automatically assume its a moccasin and kill it. im a big fan of snakes so i dont even kill moccasins but i understand why others do but please leave the banded, brown and green water snakes alone. They r very friendly and only help.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


was out fishing this past weekend with my brother and the wood ducks were everywhere. its enough to drive a duck hunter mad. beautiful duck.

Monday, March 13, 2006

bleeding trout

ryan with a nice trout on one of our trips to mosquito lagoon. we caught a lot of nice trout this trip, too bad they were out of season. nothing beats eating fish, u caught yourself, that was swimming a few hours before. trout’s a tasty gill critter. ryan tells me he checks the blog but never posts. im not so sure i believe him but heres your chance ry-dog.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006


my father fishing for snook off the coast of little gasparilla island. if i could live one place for the rest of my life, it would be here!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

fishin' the flats

an over the shoulder shot of a sunset while fishing for reds at mosquito lagoon.

Monday, March 06, 2006

gator gar

thats not me. actually i dont even know these people. my brother sent me the pic. that is a gigantic gator gar. ive seen some big ones before but never one that big. too bad they killed it but i guess there is no "catch and release" with compound bows!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

family affair

if youre born into the kirby family, youre born a fisherman. like ive said before, ive been fishing since i could walk. since before i could talk. its a huge part of my life. from left to right: cannon(me), mason, dustin, connor and addie. from when my brother and i took his two sons fishing last month and they schooled us.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

summer sunset

my brother dustin and his son mason fishing from the beach on little gasparilla island. we use to vacation there every summer. its one of my favorite places to fish for redfish. off the beach at night we catch whiting, redfish, snook, sea trout, jacks and sharks . wish i was there right now!!!