Friday, June 30, 2006

upland bird

with his pointer dale
quigleys on the quest for quail
waiting for a shot

another drawing that will be in the show. they wont all be hunting ones, actually these are the only two out of fifty that have to do with hunting. but there are a couple of fishing ones.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

art show

finished the day with
a beautiful brace of birds
what could be better?

some of you have seen my silly little drawings before. ive shown them at platform and in the public library gallery. im going to have a show at mitchell's coffee house july 1st-31st. fifty drawings and fifty poems. the opening reception will be held friday july 7th from 5pm-9pm. there will be food and drinks and fun for all. id love to see you there.

i thought this drawing was appropriate for the blog. for each drawing i write a haiku. i just finished this duck hunter so i havent written the poem yet but ill post it later.

Monday, June 26, 2006

tarpon from the shore

a tarpon my dad landed back when we use to live on pompano beach. he caught it on 17lb test and a spinning reel. i helped by going and getting a drunk guy from the tiki bar to help land the fish.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

mac the mason

my nephew mason with a spanish mackerel

Friday, June 23, 2006


my nephew with a nice trout.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

red dustin

dustin with a nice red from our trip down at the beach last week.
vince and i have a tourney tonight so cross your fingers but dont hold your breath.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

the disappearing lake

if you’ve been watching the news lately you’ve seen that scott lake has been draining into a sink hole. we went down there this morning to save a few fish and check out the disaster area. its crazy to see a 500 acre lake that you’ve spent your whole life on swimming, skiing and fishing just disappear into the earth. i’ve never seen anything like it before. the pictures don’t really give you the full effect but I thought you might want to see.

we saved about 60-70 fish and transferred them to shady lake lane. a mix bag of bass, speck, catfish, bluegill and other panfish. more pics from the beach to come…

Monday, June 19, 2006

tropical storm code red

one of the redfish we caught this past week during the tropical storm. this was the day before the storm came through our area but we actually caught more reds during the storm. notice the full rain gear. we were the only ones on the water. it was nice having "catfish creek" all to ourselves. against the mangroves was the only calm water the rest was white caps. this red measured 30 inches which is to large to keep so she was released and is swimming out there on the flats looking for shrimp. more fishing pics to come!

Friday, June 09, 2006

fern's boat

ferns first but hopefully not last boat.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

duck boat

hopefully we will be hunting out of this new boat come september. well that is if dustin gets on the ball and buys us one. hehe! it would be really nice to hunt out of a true duck boat with true camo. cross your fingers and say your prayers and just maybe...

Friday, June 02, 2006

ol' hitler

the world record (all tackle) hammerhead shark was caught down in boca grande this past week. 14ft 3in long and 1280 lbs. it crushes the past record of 991 lbs caught in sarasota back in 1982. the shark dragged the boat 12 miles off shore. ive been trying to tell my friends and family maybe they should think twice about swimming off the gulf but no they dont listen to me. "there arent any real big sharks out there" well go ahead and take a look at this big guy. could it be the mythical "old hitler." somehow i dont think so since that myth was started back in like the 60's.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

big ass bass

dustin with a big 8 lb bass he caught yesterday on lake alfred while we were prefishing a tourney. one of the biggest looking 8 pounders ive ever seen. i thought it would be more in the high nines. this bass had recently spawned which means that a couple of months ago this bass probably weighed 11 to 12 lbs. we let it go in shady lake.