A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place
Tim Borski casting to the rocks.
In my opinion, people often overlook one of the most important aspects of fishing. Sure the catch is important but so is the place in which it is caught so- this month I thought I would share with you a collection of photos from all of the places that I have visited. By doing this, I hope to give you some ideas for capturing the memories of all the places that you will visit in pursuit of the catch of lifetime. . .

This is one of my favorite pictures that I ever took. This is a scene I look at daily and since the Welder Ranch borders the place that I have played and worked for over two decades, well let us just say that that seeing that sign reminds me of how lucky I am.

Well you have heard me say how much I like the Bahia La Tortuga lodge down in Mexico. Well, this picture that a buddy snapped of me napping there, takes me back to the place where I fell asleep listening to lapping of the Pacific Ocean and dreaming of leaping billfish.

Another thing that I love about fishing the Pacific is running the rocks in a panga and tossing flies to whatever might bite. I snapped this shot of Tim Borski casting to the rocks making sure I captured the form and majesty of the mountains.

This pic is of the Mosquito Lagoon Fish Camp located along the ICW in Oak Hill, Florida. It was nice waking up to the sunrise reflecting of off the Lagoon and the silhouette of my buddy's boat heading down the ditch to pick me up for a day of redfishing.

I have always liked the shell bars that make up a small part of the Chandeleur Islands. This pic reminds me of the great days fishing that I have had there.

This image was taken at the Montauk Yacht Club in New York. The flags flying at the marina remind me of the great nautical history of the area.

As for this pic, there is no better way to capture the sense of place when you are out in the Atlantic a hundred miles than to photograph an angler struggling against 200 lbs tuna. A struggle that lasted well over three hours I might add.

Now for my most favorite place in this world to visit- Tarpon Bay. Looking at images from this place always excites me. Here you can see me casting a mangrove shoreline for rolling tarpon; something I hope to do again and again throughout the rest of my life.

As you can see in all of the pictures, I try to capture some element that tells me exactly where I am, whether it is a sign or some element (mangroves, flags, mountains, etc.) that takes me back.