Tuesday, August 14, 2018

5280 Angler & Boxwood Gulch Ranch

Working with local companies is always a great pleasure.  I get to meet cool and interesting people, go to some really rad locations and hone in on my craft all at the same time.  That's why I was excited to do a fly fishing photoshoot with 5280 Angler at Boxwood Gulch Ranch.  This beautiful piece of property sits on the South Platte River near Bailey Colorado and is home to some monster rainbow, brown and palomino trout. 
The day of the shoot was dreary with rain storms moving in and out all day.  Obviously this is not the ideal weather for a photoshoot.  Having the experience and the gear to shoot in the rain helps but it doesn't matter how many times I've done it, its still makes me nervous.  At one point during the shoot, the rain kept coming down harder and harder.  I was having to wipe my lens off every 30 seconds or so.  But the fish were still bitting and I was having a blast capturing the excitement.  Being an outdoor/adventure photographer, this is not what I have to do but what I live for doing. 

Below are some of my favorite shots from this shoot.

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Thank You,

Sunday, August 5, 2018

2018 KBF Trail 30 Lake Wanahoo, NE

Being a photographer, I rarely enter tournaments.  The few that I have entered, I've been so caught up in photographing the sunrise, other people catching fish and anything shiny that I forget to do any fishing for myself.  And that's what I figured would happen with this tournament as well.  However, that's not what happened.  This is probably the first time I've fished a full day in a zone that I didn't even know I had.  
Picking up a few fish quickly enthused me.  Being the first one to pick up 5 fish got me motivated.  Then after an hour or so of not really catching anything, I ran into Nate "The Wizard of Wanahoo" Gloria where he told me that he needed one more to have 5 on the board.  I then realized that he was right behind me in 2nd.  Seconds later, he caught his 5th fish and passed me for first.  While I watched.  This was fuel for the fire.  I must have thrown that spinner bait 2,000 times using a technique my buddy Joseph Sanderson taught me a few years back.  
Towards the end of the day, when my energy levels were low, I ran into AJ Mcwhorter on the water.  I was in 5th or 6th and he reminded me to just keep grinding.  Just that little bit of encouragement got me going again, casting at every thing that looked fishy (twice).  With 30 minutes left in the tournament, I landed my biggest fish of the day (17.5) and jumped into 3rd place.  A couple of casts later I lost the spinner bait that I had been throwing all day.  When I went to check the standings, I had just been passed.  It was a tight finish and I ended up in 4th place beating the Wizard of Wanahoo by 1/4 of an inch.  "my greatest fishing achievement so far"  
After a long bass fishing drought, this day of fun and excitement really fueled my love for bass fishing again.   
Thank you KBF, Wanahoo Lake and all of the awesome people that make up this sport!

Here are some of the pics that I did take during the trip.
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Paul Bissonnette gearing up for a little pre-fishing

Roger Colledge on the water

Thank You Dick for the spinnerbait advice 

It's always good to see these two

Nate's 5th bass of the day and the moment after he passed me for 1st. 

After hanging with this guy for a minute, I threw a frog for about an hour.  No Luck
Look at those legs though!

3rd Place - Adam DeWitt
2nd Place - Marty Hughes 

The Winner - Joshua Workman

Monday, July 9, 2018

Vega State Park

Last summer I was commissioned to shoot images of landscapes, wildlife, people, buildings and even bathrooms at 21 of Colorado's State Parks.  With it's stunning views, amazing fishing and the amount of wildlife that I found, Vega State Park has to be one of my favorite of the 21 parks that I visited last summer.  
Located at 7,696 feet in elevation and edged up against the Grand Mesa National Forest, this 1,823 acre state park is surrounded by beautiful views and engulfed with a rich diversity of wildlife.

Here are some of my favorite shots from the park.  I hope you enjoy and will check out some of my other work here on my blog or on my website at doskophoto