Thursday, September 15, 2022

Greers Ferry Lake is a beautiful lake

Greers Ferry Lake is a beautiful Lake! It's almost like two lakes in one by its shape. Interestingly, I can tell you that this is a beloved lake from speaking with the many of the customers who order this map. In fact, a few years ago, I was asked to allow this map image be printed in a regional Greers Ferry magizine. I was amazed by the response for the printing in the magazine. Oh yeah, see more lake maps at my website LeoLakes.com. 

In the waters of this Greers Ferry Lake Map, I try to make the map interesting by hiding tiny little things in the waters. Folks start looking for them and can't stop. 

I love to add the local waterfowl flying over the lake. It almost looks like they are floating. Also, if you have a point of interest, like a lake house, I can add a star and wording to indicate its location. 
Also, I dabble in cartoons, mostly lake, bait and fishing. Sometimes they are funny and sometimes, not so much. Check'm out and let me know...

Never ever make your bait angry....


Who knew bobbers wear thongs...see what you learn at Baitrageous!

Here's the real question. Have you ever been to a buffet that had all you can eat liver and was it sold out? That would be No and No!  

Paddle over to my website, LeoLakes.com. I paint beautiful lake, river and bay decor maps. Also, I do custom maps


Folks are discovering that these decor maps are wonderfully unique gifts that become family heirlooms. Makes a GREAT GIFT! I call my maps, treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. My treasured maps make a great gift for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house. LeoLakes.com




Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Florida Keys Map and fishing humor

 Checkout this map of Florida Keys, beautiful blue water with a string of islands and waterfowl flying over. I've been to the Keys many times and it's always a pure vacation. See more maps at LeoLakes.com. 

I try to make the maps interesting by hiding tiny little things in the waters. Folks start looking for them and can't stop. 


Here's some newer cartoons that I have completed. This is one of my favs.

I'm thinking prostate issues....


This is one of my top ten cartoons! What do think?


What did he say? 

Paddle over to my website, LeoLakes.com. I paint beautiful lake, river and bay decor maps. Also, I do custom maps


Folks are discovering that these decor maps are wonderfully unique gifts that become family heirlooms. I call my maps, treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. My treasured maps make a great gift for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house. LeoLakes.com


Monday, August 15, 2022

Tellico Lake and fishing humor

I've added a few more bait cartoons below, but first check-out this new map that I'm working on. It's a map of  Telllico Lake located in Tennessee. I have never been to this lake. I did some research and the lake is 16,000 acres. It is a very clean lake and has over 350 miles of shore line, that would take you a while to walk...  Interestingly, I add fish jumping around in most of my painted lake maps. Normally, I will add a large mouth bass or two, or three. I try to add interest and make it more than a map. I like to say they are treasured map. 

Some oddes but goodies...I think that adrift is my farvorite cartoon! I will say that I am  bobber man...

I'm thinking that there's some trouble in this relationship...


I'm hoping these don't show-up in the pickle section...

I am a bobber man, too...

Paddle over to my website, LeoLakes.com. I paint beautiful lake, river and bay decor maps.


Folks are discovering that these decor maps are wonderfully unique gifts that become family heirlooms. I call my maps, treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. My treasured maps make a great gift for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house. LeoLakes.com


Saturday, July 23, 2022

Baitoons

Hey, before I get in to "Baitoons", I wanted to shown my current project. It's a map Rathbun Lake. I bet you have never been to this lake? Rathbun Lake is 11,000 acres and is located in southren Iowa. Bald Eagles can be found at the lake, checkout the fly over by the bald eagle. 


Today on Baitoons, I focused more on humans and not so much on bobbers. I tried to figure-out which one I liked the best, But it's a hard choice. I think Marge is pretty funny....enjoy!

Obviously, a closet aquarium fisherman...


When mowing the yard is better than fishing...

I wonder if this is Marge's husband weeks later? Afer this mistake, He is in big trouble and I'm sure that he can keep his pole in the boat tonight...

Paddle over to my website, LeoLakes.com. I paint beautiful lake, river and bay decor maps.


Folks are discovering that these decor maps are wonderfully unique gifts that become family heirlooms. I call my maps, treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. My treasured maps make a great gift for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house. LeoLakes.com


Friday, July 8, 2022

Bait Spray, Best fly Company, Happy Wife...

 I'm blowing off some more creative! It's definitly a hodge podge of "baitoons" today...from bait spray to gender rules at home. Where else on the internet can you get such a span of humor? Oh yeah, don't forget to read about the "Superlative Fly Company", the freshest flies on the market. By the way, that's a blue heron in the graphic, the greatest fisherman in the world! Enjoy...

Bait Spray...


Superlative Fly Company...Plucked Today, Flies Tomorrow! Fresh Flies....Best fly company



Happy Wife...


Oh yeah, I do lake, river and bay maps. Paddle over to my website, LeoLakes.com. I paint beautiful lake, river and bay decor maps. Here's a few picture of my studio. Currently, I am trying to figure out how to display the old outboard motor there in the photo. I keep a lot of old stuff like, paddles, floats, lures, etc... and thought that it would look good next to the maps. 

I have maps of Lake Winnipesaukee, Table Rock Lake, Greers Ferry, Lake Lanier, Gaston Lake, Choctawhatchee Bay, Toledo Bend, Raystown, and many others. Oh yeah, I hide a tiny fish in the waters of all my maps that folks love to search for. 


Paddle over to map website to see some beautiful Lake decor maps. As you can see, my maps make a great gift. Click here www.LeoLakes.com for more information.

"Hanging a Leo Lakes Treasured Map in a lake house, is like christening a boat with a bottle of champagne!" 


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Bait Date..., A fishing bobber's hierarchy of needs..., An Inadequate Bobber...

I've been doing this blog since 2011, a total of 516 posts. Intrestingly, there has been a total of 325,000 visits. I now average about 1,100 visits a month or, 250-300 visits a week. I haven't allowed Google to run ads on the site because I see it as a fun site for me, a place to blow off some creative and make bobbers great again. My goal is to post about two times a month and boy that's hard sometimes. I'm not sure how much longer that I will continue, but enjoy while you can. Here's a few more "baitoons".

Bait Date...



A fishing bobber's hierarchy of needs...



Inadequate Bobber...



Paddle over to my website, LeoLakes.com. I paint beautiful lake, river and bay decor maps. 


Ain't she pretty! Lake Blackshear Map! She's all dressed up in a beautiful frame and ready to go to that "lake house warming party". you will be so proud when you walk in with the prettiest gift at the party..........LeoLakes.com

Folks are discovering that these decor maps are wonderfully unique gifts that become family heirlooms. Oh yeah, I hide things in the lake waters, such as a tiny mermaid/fish. Folks love to search for them. Also, you can personalize your lake map with a star where your lake house is located.  I call my maps, treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. My treasured maps make a great gifts for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house. Order soon to avoid the rush!

As you can see, my maps make a great gift.  Orders pick-up during the holiday's, so order soon. Click here www.LeoLakes.com for more information.

"Hanging a Leo Lakes Treasured Map in a lake house, is like christening a boat with a bottle of champagne!" 



Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Worm Fart, Bait Mullet, Bobber Stud

My cartoons are about things that you have never thought about. I normally do cartoons about bait. why? Because bait cartoons can be funny. Also, my goal is to make bobbers great again! Think about it, what if a bait had a mullet or a bobber in the tackle box that was a stud or a worm fart. Lastly, I add new cartoons about ever two weeks depending on map orders, more about maps later...Enjoy 






Paddle over to my website, LeoLakes.com. I paint beautiful lake, river and bay decor maps. 


Ain't she pretty! She's all dressed up in a beautiful frame and ready to go to that "lake house warming party". you will be so proud when you walk in with the prettiest gift at the party..........LeoLakes.com

Folks are discovering that these decor maps are wonderfully unique gifts that become family heirlooms. Oh yeah, I hide things in the lake waters, such as a tiny mermaid/fish. Folks love to search for them. Also, you can personalize your lake map with a star where your lake house is located.  I call my maps, treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. My treasured maps make a great gifts for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house. Order soon to avoid the rush!

As you can see, my maps make a great gift.  Orders pick-up during the holiday's, so order soon. Click here www.LeoLakes.com for more information.

"Hanging a Leo Lakes Treasured Map in a lake house, is like christening a boat with a bottle of champagne!" 




Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Bobber Life, Bobber Yoga, and Bobber Harassment

A few fishing cartoons. I mostly concentrate on bait cartoons, yes bait. I'm trying to make bobbers great again....one bobber at a time...







Paddle over to my website, I do Lake Decor Maps... Interestingly, I often get comments about the fish in the waters of all my maps. Folks love to tell me about fishing and love the jumping fish that I show on my maps. Also, they say the children really enjoy hunting for the tiny mermaid and are thrilled when they spot her in the waters. Oh yeah, some folks tell me that mermaid and fish move, but I'm not sure that I believe that. However, if you look closely you may find her and the fish jumping around. 

Most folks add a star to a special place on the lake such as a lake house or where they caught that "Trophy Fish". Check-out below, a customer wanted to add the place, weight and fish type of a trophy that he caught.


I've been doing lake, river and bay maps for approximately eight years. Over the years, I have experimented with different elements of map art in order to provide the best and most unique map on the market. Folks will be drawn to the map like a crackling fire on a cold winter night.  I try very hard to make my maps special by adding interest to the maps. LeoLakes.com


Also, each framed map or map over 16x32, comes with a certificate of authenticity, lake poem, and interesting facts abut the map. 



I have hundreds of maps on my website that can be purchased right from the site, or I can do custom and personalized vintage style lake maps, too. Lake maps will add beauty to your Lake House Decor! Find out more interesting facts about my treasured maps by going to LeoLakes.com