Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Fish PJ's and when a reel lashes out!

Here's a few of my new cartoons. Enjoy!

Remember: Get away from the Big screen and get on a big stream".
Note: For the non-fishermen or women and you don't know what a Woolly Bugger is, Google it!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Not Just a Lake, a Reelfoot Lake!

In the last post, I posted a picture of a beautiful, naturally made lake. That lake was Reelfoot Lake, which is located in the northwest corner of Tennessee. This lake was formed in the early 1800s by a massive earthquake. The Mississippi River actually flowed backwards into this area for several hours to form the lake.

I took this picture of the lake. Interestingly, there are four creatures in the picture, can you spot all four? Click on the picture to enlarge. I call this my animal dyslexia picture because if you can't find all four, then you may have animal dyslexia and need to spent more time at a river, lake or bay.

Two weeks ago, I was in Samburg, in fact the photo above was taken near Samburg. I did a painting of Reelfoot Lake that came out great.
See more of my maps at www.LeoLakes.com, they make great gifts and can be customized.

Remember, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream, in order to avoid animal dyslexia. Hope you enjoyed. 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Types of Fish Bait

I have just completed an exhausting research of the major types of fish bait utilized to catch fish. These baits can be categorized into 5 types. Most fishermen have used at least 4 types. The fifth type of bait is rarely used, however it is likely the most successful bait, but it does come with a big negative.   I decided it would be best to describe these baits by pictorial slides.

Oh yeah, just to let you know the type five bait is illegal. Anyway,  hope you enjoyed my humorous look at bait!
 "Life is short, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream, or at least put one on the wall." Check out my maps at!

TREASURED MAPS www.leolakes.com

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Beautiful Lake Nottely

Just painted this map of Lake Nottely located in North Georgia. I've been near this lake, to a town called Blue Ridge, but I've never been to Lake Nottely. This area is beautiful, very hilly and mountainous.

The lake is about two hours from Atlanta, so it doesn't get the fishing pressure as a lot of lakes. This was a custom lake.  I try to bring the golden glow to these paintings and there is a mermaid/fish hidden in the waters. If you would like to see other lakes go to my website www.leoLakes.com. I have over 300 lakes in stock and love to paint custom or personalized lakes, river and bays. They make a very special gift for the lake lover. Remember: Get away from the big screen and get of a big stream.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Buttermilk Fishing!

About two weeks ago, I went fishing with Buttermilk my fishing partner on Old Hickory Lake. As you can see from this picture, Buttermilk has a new boat. 
Not really, this is a boat just passing by. We were fishing from our kayak's.

The water was very calm and the temperature was in the upper seventies.

We started out plugging the bank, but nothing big was biting. Okay, Buttermilk caught a bream and check out that grin. You would think that he caught a 10 lbs bass.

As normal, fishing gets slow and I start taking pictures of the wildlife. This is a turtle line dance. 

Anyway, we switched to a trout magnet in order the catch a few more bream. These bream are fun to catch, but small.

If you look closely this turtle is doing his dog act. Lifting his rear leg. I think he's really enjoying the sun but you never know.

Another bream by Buttermilk.

 The last photo of the trip. A picture of Old Hickory Dam and Lock. "Hey, GET AWAY FROM THE BIG SCREEN AND GET ON A BIG STREAM."

Friday, June 7, 2013

Strange happenings at the salt block?

I place a salt block behind our house ever spring in order to photograph whatever wanders by. Interestingly, a bunny rabbit came by and munched on the salt block. I have never seen a rabbit eat at a salt block. I'm not sure, but maybe its common? The rabbit is hidden behind the grass. It appears he is licking the salt block.
I have found very small claw marks on the block. I wonder if very small animals eat the salt at night, mouse, moles, etc...

The other morning a deer wandered by and I was lucky to get a few photo's. He is a beauty.
I am actually in our house while taking this photo. We live in a western cedar house and I think the wildlife believe it's a big tree.
Here's a great picture that you can actually see the fuzz on his rack. I bet he's going to have a massive rack come fall. Normally, this deer will be back a few more times and I am excited to get more photos as his rack matures.
Hope you enjoyed. Remember life is short, find out what's in your woods, river, lake, or bay!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Fecal Act

Some may know that I occassionally draw cartoons. Here's one that I recently created. Some may say that I got in the gutter, but I think, I got in the toliet.

Hope you enjoyed!