Photos of the Day

Photo of the Day – October 29, 2013

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Someone sent me this smokin’ photo of a Marine FA-18D taken recently over the skies of El Centro in Southern California. Notice the SH on the vertical tail; that’s Sierra Hotel, which IDs the aircraft as belonging to the Sharpshooters of VMFAT-101 out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in Southern California.

I had the

Photo of the Day – October 24, 2013

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I was looking through some old pictures and ran into this one of me and Dan from back in 2009 on our inaugural kayak fishing trip. We were with Shane Davies on the upper Brazos River slow trolling a honey hole near Garland Bend and Dan was paddling about 40 yards behind me. All was quiet when

Photo of the Day – October 22, 2013

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With Orion the Hunter watching from the horizon, Rex Vehrs, of Flower Mound, Texas scans the moonlit landscape on a hog hunt near Graham, Texas. Dan recently had the privilege of spending some time at the Warrior Ranch compliments of Rex and the Freedom Care Warrior Project, which is

Photo of the Day – September 3, 2013

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Today’s POTD comes to us from North Texas kayak angler Mike Whitacre, who traveled to a reservoir named O. H. Ivie looking for the fat bass known to inhabit the central Texas impoundment. According to Mike, they knew they’d be dodging thunderstorms that day and sure enough, within a few hours of putting in, a storm rolled in forcing them to retreat back to shore. After getting back on the water, the threat of more storms

Photo of the Day – August 19, 2013

POTD 8-18-13 Night Tent CoastA full moon and long exposure turn night into day on this lonely stretch of beach near High Island which sits up the coast and across the bay from Galveston. Dan snapped the photo around midnight, or so, while on a recent sharking expedition with kayak fishing guide Shane Davies. I asked Dan about the

Photo of the Day – July 10, 2013

POTD-7-10-13 Sarah Fishing the Ouchita2Sarah and her friend, Haley Palasota of Fort Worth, show some canoeing teamwork while fishing the Ouachita River near Pencil Bluff, Arkansas in the western part of the state. A six hour drive from the Metroplex, this stretch of the river winds its way eastward through the Ouachita National Forest providing a scenic paddle. The rocky river has a healthy population of small mouth and spotted bass and is nestled snugly into the Ouachita Mountains making it 10-20 degrees cooler than paddling in North Texas, even in July.Off the beaten path, the Ouachita is a great summer camping destination as well as a great place to fish, especially if you have the right paddling partner.

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Photo of the Day – June 27, 2013

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Today’s photo of legendary kayak fishing guide Shane Davies was taken by his friend Kristin Bonner of Amarillo, Texas. Shane was trying to cut the leader on a seven-foot bull shark, much to Kristin’s relief, as the shark had just towed Shane a mile and a half out to sea, and despite being a strong paddler herself, it was all she could do just to keep up and shoot the fight. It took about forty-five minutes of battling with the shark to get it to breach, and that’s when Shane decided it was time to cut the leader, but not before the shark gave him one last surprise. It took a bite of Shane’s kayak, and that’s  when Kristen snapped the picture. The story as told by Shane:

Photo of the Day – June 12, 2013

Pecos River Kayak Trip 9.0Dan seems to slide across the glassy waters of the lower Pecos River. Located a couple of hundred miles west of San Antonio, this section of the river is well know for its rugged beauty and desolation, but it’s also famous for the brutal winds fed into the river basin by its high canyon walls. But every now and then, if you’re lucky, you might just round a bend in the river and hit a windless pool of deep cool water.

Dan and I have already been planning a trip down the

Photo of the Day – June 5, 2013

POTD-6-4-13 Frio RiverJosh Walker of Dallas fly fishes the Frio River at Garner State Park in Southwest Texas. The 1,400-acre park, known for its clear water, rugged hiking tails and rustic cabins, is a little off the beaten path (about halfway between San Antonio and Del Rio, Texas) but with 10 acres of swimming pool clear river frontage, it’s probably worth the drive. The photo, taken by Austin photographer Dustin Doskocil, was first published on his photo blog (http://dustindoskocil.blogspot.com/) along with many other great photos from a trip with some friends down to the Padre Island National Seashore. When an incoming storm threatened their coastal camping, they retreated to Garner State Park to finish their trip. I call that a hell of a Plan B.

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Photo of the Day – May 28, 2013

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North Texas angler Josh Neumeyer has contributed another great photo to our growing POTD collection, in this case a nice shot of a pasture taken earlier in the month from the back porch of his family’s ranch house in Hallettsville, Texas. According to Josh, he just got a Sony NEX-3N camera and he is still learning to use the manual aperture settings, but he managed to get this golden sunset photo, which was taken shortly after a late afternoon spring shower. (Photo by Josh Neumeyer)

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