I posted this image in the forums but I don’t think anyone took a close look at it. This photo was taken by a fellow named Ed that I met while fishing on Sunday.
This 25″ or so pike hit really hard and some how was able to mangle the snap swivel on the end of my leader. I did my best to tire this guy out and keep my line tight so that he wouldn’t get away. Right up until I got him almost on shore and grabbed him he flipped back into the water and swam away with a fresh piece of Mepps bling still in his mouth.
It was a horrible start to a beautiful day. Later we saw a couple smaller pike following our baits all the way up to the shoreline, but no other pike were caught. I’ve also updated the Toronto Islands 2009 photo gallery to include some new photos!
Don’t forget about the latest FLW Trivia Contest!
I’ve posted images about the serious pollution problems in Indonesia in the past, but Indonesia isn’t the only place in the world facing this horrifying problem. Here are a few examples of how waste mismanagement can destroy a beautiful environment. I bet you cant guess where each photo was taken…
I’m just getting settled back in after a great two weeks in Ontario. I wish I could say this was a fishing trip, but it was a trip to see the family and some old friends. We flew in to Toronto and spent a couple nights at may parents place before heading two hours west to London, Ontario to visit my sister who had just given birth to a beautiful baby girl. I was hoping to take my son, niece and nephew out for some carp fishing on the Thames River but some pretty serious flood water put a stop to that. We decided a trip to the Toronto Zoo would have to make up for the lack of fishing!
Just about every animal was out and about (no doubt they wanted to see my new Fishing Fury hat), so we took well over a hundred photos at the zoo.
Last week Chad Miller posted this amazing photo in the photography section of our community forums of a Northern Pike hanging out in the clear water shallows of the Cobourg Marina. The photo was so awesome that I asked him to send me the photo so that I could post it here. I’ve included a cropped close-up of the pike as well.
Continue reading for the close-up!