Troutbirder II

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Big Fish Little Fish

When I started this nature blog lo those many years ago and with a name like trout birder I vowed to keep the focus away from pictures of dead fish, fisherman's hyperbole  and concentrate on beautiful birds and flowers. So I did mostly. BUT today with tons of snow falling and my snow
blower not starting and in a mood of nostalgia I give you.........
A rare "midget" brook trout caught deep in the Montana wilderness.
Colorado grandson shows off his first ever "brookie" (much bigger than Grandpa's. )
Rookie river fisherman takes a near record smallmouth from the Mighty Mississippi....
TB goes Crappie fishin......
Northern Northern!
Ted off the dock on Lake Vermillion...
Yup. That's a biggie son....


 

20 comments:

  1. i take a pic of most I catch, otherwise people just nod and say,"Oh sure."

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  2. Your pics brought back lots of memories. By the shorts that Ted is wearing, I'd guess early 80's?

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  3. I vague remember catching fish on Lake Pokegama. My late wife and her family were Minnesota summerites and I caught basically northern pike while trolling in a boat. That was probably 30 some years ago. My sons return there once in a while with that family and one of the guys loves to catch fish. You have a nice variety of fish there and sizes are different too.

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  4. If it's snowing at your place today, some good fishing photos would warm things up.

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  5. That was quite a fish story! It was a nice break for you to remember those days of fishing when the cold and snow are making life not quite as enjoyable.

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  6. The first two wouldn't make much of a meal, but that last one... a feast!

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  7. Beautiful fish, scenery, green grass and warm weather clothing. Nothing like ice, snow and cold to make your heart and mind wander to summer days. :)

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  8. Oh! Dead fish and a lot of fun pictures! It's all right, TB. I enjoyed the pictures and although I don't need more, this was fun! :-)

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  9. Stepping back into the memory bank is far superior to sitting in a ton of snow with a dead snow blower. Great memries, TB! (So that is what a Crappie looks like?)

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  10. As a former resort owner who took lots of dead fish photos you had some interesting catches...that last photo is wonderful:)

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  11. What nice memories pictures give us to browse on wintry days. May springtime see you back at the river with the boy. :)

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  12. Love these pictures! I used to fish for Pike in North Dakota, with my Dad, many years ago. Great memories.

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  13. You have some nice trophies.

    We got our first dumping. We get our driveway cleared, but they didn't do well on their first day of the season.

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  14. That drift behind the boy in the second picture looks very fishy.
    Yeah, I feel your pain. I've got two feet in the front yard, and have been shoveling every four hours or so.

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  15. What an amazing coincidence. My first couple photos are of Santa Claus who looks exactly like you. Wishing you all a wonderful new year and looking forward to your posts in 2016.

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  16. YoungerSon loves fishing, in fact he is going on an ice fishing weekend at the end of January. I should show him these pictures.

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  17. Dec. 31st, 2015 ... HAPPY NEW YEAR ... dear Blogger friend ... and all best wishes for you and yours. I look forward to receiving your comments in 2016.

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  18. What do fish do when there's two feet of snow on the ground? I can't imagine that they go through old pictures, although I can't rule it out, either. I simply don't know.

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  19. Love the fish. And I've enjoyed your posts this year. Hope 2016 brings much happiness for you and Mrs. T. Happy New Year.

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