Jaws of a Pike. Had a chance to fun fish for pike on an inland lake, captured this picture with a GoPro3 and took a screen shot of the video. Hard to see but the fly is totally sucked into the jaws of this Alpha predator.
I have never seen this before, a couple weeks ago I set my record , and today I broke the record for most lamprey on a fish, with what I thought was 15 lamprey but only see 13 in the picture. We will say 13 as the official mark.
One of favorite birds of the early summer has soon up, the Baltimore Oriole. This means as I talked before in a previous blog that sulphurs are going to hatch soon. Mother nature has certain relationships and this over the years has proven true. But until I see my first sulphur (guessing this weekend) I’ll just enjoy by bright orange friends.
If you follow the site you know I enjoy taking pictures of birds of prey, this Goshawk video is amazing. Imagine this bird chasing it’s prey down through the woods, thank goodness this bird has not grown any larger to chase down humans.
With the official start of lamprey season (chestnut lamprey), the biggest match the hatch we have here in Michigan for our streamer program. Not that there is really a season for lamprey, but I just happened to notice they the crawled out of the mud this week. Some people have told me trout don’t eat lamprey. Okay. If they don’t eat them, I’m fine with that, but they sure don’t like them. Pictured below is a trout we caught this weekend on an imitation lamprey streamer pattern. This trout had 11 different lamprey attached to him and out of anger destroyed my simple fur and feather pattern.
Worked with Chuck Hawkins yesterday and taped a couple video’s that we just posted on our Hawkins Youtube channel. Did work separating audio from video and inserting photo’s inside the video to display detail. Working with audio is not an easy as it sounds, but enjoy the video and hope it helps bring to light how good May dry fly fishing can be.
With a look ahead I see temps that are going to provide some of the first dry fly fishing of the season, and I can’t wait! A little video that brings back flash backs to last season’s memories. Can’t wait to burn new memories into film and mind.
As I continue to learn how to be better at photography, videography, and editing. Best way to learn is practice, but second best way is to watch the pro’s. There are some shots in this video that I have not seen before, pretty cool stuff here. Thought I would share.