Friday, August 31, 2012

Kayak Fashion, Cartoons of the week.

Do you want to pimp your kayak? Well, here's some kayak ideas that you may have never thought about. I bet you will incorporate them into your kayak. Anyway, the Cartoon of the week focuses on Kayak Fashion, from the kayak hoody to the metro sexual kayak all the way to the western kayak. Now here's the deal, leave a comment if you enjoyed!!!!!!!!! 

This will be a hit, very functional. Actually, this hoody doubles as a rain hood, great for the fisherman. The Kayak Hoody may be coming to malls all across USA. 

There is nothing like dressing for success. The metro sexual kayak is all about looking good with the main focus on matching. Great for the city park fountain or duck pond!

The "Boss Hog" of kayaks. Check out the horns! No doubt about it, look for them in the boot section of your favorite western store. 

I hope you enjoyed my twisted humor! Remember: Life is short, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The process of fishing

The Process of Fishing in Black & White
(A six stage event)
I couldn't resist using these pictures that I shot last March of my father-in-law fishing on Lemon Bay in Florida. They were in color but I converted them to black and white for a better effect. I like the black and white photos, they're so much more dramatic.
The Bait
The Cast

The Adjustment
The Watching
The Bite
The Catch
I didn't plan on making fishing into a six stage event, however after putting these pictures in time sequence, it became apparent that fishing is a six stage event. Sure, you might be able to elimanate one stage, but not any more.

Monday, August 27, 2012

How is baitrageous doing?

The goal of Baitrageous has been to provide humor, in the form of cartoons, based on fishing.   So, how many folks are coming to the site? On a daily basis, Baitrageous has 7 page views. This is a very poor showing, considering that on another site that I run, it has 45-70 page views per day. Now I haven't worked this site very hard, I don't sign this blog up to all the blog directories or join every blogger’s site and leaving comments in hopes they will join Baitrageous. I was hoping to increase traffic naturally.

What have I learned? The successful sites do four things well, what I call TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday). They are: Techniques used to catch fish, Gear review, Informative trip reports with lots of big fish pictures, and Feedback involvement/free giveaways. Baitrageous miserably fails at all four. However, some of the cartoons have been a smashing success, like Wolley Bugger.
What’s the bottom line? Fishing humor alone cannot drive a blog site, but can be an important addition to a fishing blog. At this point, I am not sure of the future of Baitrageous. Any feedback would be appreciated.   

Friday, August 24, 2012

Toons of the week, Prince Harry, Pearl Rig, and Bob.

I couldn't resist doing a little humor about Prince Harry.

A fishing snap swival & fishing weight, brillant. For the non-fisherman, a pearl rig is a type of fishing system sometimes referred to as the Alabama Rig.

An almost famous idea that just didn't make it. Kayak transportation.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fishing on the River of Oz?

This week I was sucked up and carried to the river of Oz. Since this is my cartoon of the week, I went fantasy fishing. Yep, I said fantasy fishing! Just think, if there were fantasy fishing, then the river of Oz would be a top destination. Of course you would need to watch out for those flying monkeys, but the rewards could be epic.

Remember those munchkins? I once met a Munchkin that was in the original Wizard of Oz at the mall. I was there with my 6 year old. You know the oddest thing happened, the Munchkin sang the song “The Witch is dead”, however he was cantankerous and sometimes sang “The Bitch Is Dead.” This was humorous especially when you looked around and seen the faces of the other parents. Anyway, what kind of bait do you think those munchkins fished with at the river of Oz? I think I know.
The best bait always follows the monofilament road!
The Scary Crow Spinner is a great bait that can be picked up at bait shops in Emerald City.
Unfortuntely, you must use lots of bait oil to have any luck with the Big Tin Crank!
This is a fantastic bait, but just doesn't have the heart for all situations.
You can't go wrong with the Wicked Witch Jig, the Wizards favorite bait.

Hope you enjoyed my little fantasy fishing trip and remember get away from the big screen and get on a big stream because you're not in Kansas any more.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Under the Bobber 2

Here's my cartoons for the week. Enjoy!

Get away from the Big screen and get on a big stream!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Do you want to be the best FISHERMAN?

Do you want to be the best fisher-man or woman? If you do, then you must have the very best gear. Here's my top gear choices to make you the very best. First, you must dress like a fisherman and the very best company for that is Fishionista Outfitters (pronounced fish-ion-knee-sta-us, like in Fashionista),. Their motto is simple, "Don't just wade, wade in suede." Click on this ad and read, you will see what I mean!  
Next, you must have superb flies. Here's a company that will not disappoint. Believe it or not, they grow their own feathers. Read their ad and I think you will agree!  
Lastly, you need a quality boat. This company makes the finest kayaks on the water. I bet they will be the most comfortable kayak you ever sat your butt in. Take a look at this ad.
Okay, you have likely figured out that this is all humor, in fact this is the Baitrageous Cartoons of the week. I am planning on improving the graphics of these and putting them on my web site, for folks who want a little fish humor in their life. I hope you enjoyed and remember: Get away from the big screen and get on a big stream!!!!!!!!