Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Porcupine Trout, Pink Poodle Bream, Shunk Fish


There's nothing like a little bait humor to brighten a fisherman's day. I try to be original and funny, but it doesn't always work. I hope you enjoy and remember, Life is short, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream!  



Check-out my lake, river and bay maps. I hide things in the waters of my maps such as fish/tiny mermaid and folks love to search for them. I call my maps "treasured maps" because folks have that special body of water that they treasure. These maps make great gifts for the lake house owner, lake lover, or fisherman. I have over two hundred on my website that can be purchased right from the site, or I can do custom and personalizes lake, river or bay maps, too. If you would like to see more and read about my treasured maps go to LeoLakes.com
Remember: Life is short, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream!




Thursday, December 17, 2015

A Beloved Lake

My wife came up with this poem a few years ago and I use it on my emails etc...A customer asked if I could add my wife's poem to the map that she had ordered. So I did and I think that it turned out nice. In fact so nice, read the customers comment below!


Here's the feedback that I received:
 "Just received my Leo Lakes map. It is absolutely beautiful. I cannot wait to give it to may parents
for them to keep in their simple little lake house that brings them such joy!! Thank you so much!! Highly recommended:)commended!! :)"

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. Oh yeah, I hide things in the lake waters, such as a tiny mermaid/fish. Folks love to search for them. I call my maps, treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. My treasured maps make a great Christmas gifts for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house. 

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

Just remember: "Life is short, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream".

Friday, December 11, 2015

Cat Trouble?

Stormy the cat was in the studio and he decided to climb on this roll of bubble wrap....so I took his photo and added this caption.
Check-out my lake, river and bay decor maps, make great Christmas Gifts. Go to www.Leolakes.com to see if we have your map. We have many popular lake maps such as the Lake Winnipesaukee map, Great Sacandaga Lake map, Lewis Smith Lake map, Pickwick Lake map, Greer's Ferry Lake map, Lake Sidney Lanier map, Lake Sinclair map, Table Rock Lake map, and Lake Wallenpaupack map. Also, we paint custom maps and have personalized maps for that special someone. 


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Unthinkable, Bait Scent, Power Paddle





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. Oh yeah, I hide things in the lake waters, such as a tiny mermaid/fish. Folks love to search for them. I call my maps, treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. My treasured maps make a great Christmas gifts for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house. 

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

Just remember: "Life is short, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream".

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Lake House Christmas gifts!

Lake House Christmas gifts! A beautiful canvas map of the lake that the lake house is located on, of course. This makes the perfect gift for the  lake house owner, or lake lover. A great Christmas gift, check-out these comments  from our customers. Oh yeah, don't forget to look for the hidden mermaid in the waters of your favorite waters!
The map arrived right on time and it was a sensational hit.  Thanks so much, this was exactly what I was looking for and was even better than anticipated. Nate
I just received the map, it looks beautiful! Thank you for helping me put together such a spectacular gift and I will definitely keep you in mind for future gift ideas. Have a wonderful Sunday!

It arrived safely and looks great. Thank you so much for everything! Thanks again!

Arrived safe and sound this afternoon and looks great!  I can't wait to give it to my parents for xmas for their new lake house.  Thank you!

Go to www.Leolakes.com to see if we have your map. We have many popular lake maps such as the Lake Winnipesaukee map, Great Sacandaga Lake map, Lewis Smith Lake map, Pickwick Lake map, Greer's Ferry Lake map, Lake Sidney Lanier map, Lake Sinclair map, Table Rock Lake map, and Lake Wallenpaupack map. Also, we paint custom maps and have personalized maps for that special someone. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Have a Very Happy Thanksgiving!



Remember, after the fill-up on turkey, "Get away from the big screen and get on a big stream!"

Monday, November 16, 2015

Fresh Fish, Fishing Trip, and Fish Net






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. Oh yeah, I hide things in the lake waters, such as a tiny mermaid/fish. Folks love to search for them. I call my maps, treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. My treasured maps make a great Christmas gifts for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house. 

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

Just remember: "Life is short, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream".

Saturday, November 7, 2015

The Music Lake!

Can you find it? I hide a tiny music note in the Old Hickory Lake Decor Map because there are so many music folks that live or lived near this lake.... such as Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift, Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly Parton etc... 

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. Oh yeah, I hide things in the lake waters, such as a tiny mermaid/fish. Folks love to search for them. I call my maps, treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. My treasured maps make a great Christmas gifts for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house. 
As you can see, my maps make a great gift.  Orders are picking up during the holiday's, so order soon. Click here www.LeoLakes.com for more information.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A different way to look at bait.....

Here I go making bait fun again! It's hump day, so enjoy the new cartoons! Remember, "Life is short, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream." Enjoy


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. Oh yeah, I hide things in the lake waters, such as a tiny mermaid/fish. Folks love to search for them. I call my maps, treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. My treasured maps make a great Christmas gifts for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house. 
As you can see, my maps make a great gift.  Orders are picking up during the holiday's, so order soon. Click here www.LeoLakes.com for more information.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Things That I didn't expect!

What are some of the things that you never expected? Well for me, when I started painting maps four years ago, I never expected to receive so many wonderful comments. A customers emailed this comment about my Leo Lake Treasured Maps just a few days ago. I normally get 1-3 great comments a week. Certainly makes you feel good!


"Thank you so much Larry! We received it yesterday and it is beautiful! Absolutely perfect!"


Also, check out this picture of Sarah, my daughter, and I  preparing to run in a 4 mile Halloween run last Saturday. She won her age group, age 15-19 and I did not.  
Paddle on over to my website to see some great maps of your favorite fishing spots...LeoLakes.com Great Christmas gift for the Lake Lover, Lake House, or Fishermen.

Remember: Life is short, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream!! 






Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Tackle Box, Backlash, Red Wiggler...

BaitRageous, make bait fun, again! I've just added a few more cartoons for your enjoyment. Here's a few of my thoughts. Bubba is clearly a fashionable fisherman! Fred should be in the Guinness of world records! Never dress up like a bobber! 






Also, paddle on over to my website to see some great maps of your favorite fishing spots...LeoLakes.com Great Christmas gift for the Lake Lover, Lake House, or Fishermen.

Remember: BaitRageous, making bait fun, again! 












Friday, October 23, 2015

A monster lives in this lake?

A monster lives here, Santa travels over during Christmas, a meteorite created a huge bay in this lake, what lake is this? Reindeer Lake!

I've been working on a custom map of Reindeer Lake in Saskatchewan Canada for Arctic Lodges. Before I paint a lake map, I do a little research to become familiar with the area. 

Boy, did I find some interesting stuff about this area. I found this to be a really cool and captivating place. First off, Arctic Lodge has been around for a long time, in fact since 1950. It has some of the top fishing in Canada and has first class accommodations. 

Reindeer Lake is located in the northeast of Saskatchewan and is a big lake, 140 miles long and 37 miles wide. The lake has over 5,000 islands of all sizes to explore. Amazingly, in Deep Bay Crater where a meteorite hit 140 million years ago, the water depth is 720 feet deep. Oh yeah, local legend has it that a monster lives in the bay and pulls animals through the ice during winter. No ice fishing for me! Did you know that NORAD use to track Santa's trip across North America and Reindeer Lake was a featured location on Christmas Night as Santa flew over.

What makes Arctic Lodge and Reindeer Lake so special? There are so many reasons, trophy sized fish, natural beauty, great accommodations, remote location, deep bay crater, monster legend and so much more. Learn more information here arcticlodges.com.  

Hey, my maps make a great Christmas gifts for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house owner. 
Orders are picking up during the holiday's, so order soon. Click here www.LeoLakes.com for more information.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Bait Choice!


The only question that I have about this cartoon is, which bait would you choose? Hope you enjoyed, he he he......


Remember: Life is short, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream!

Monday, October 19, 2015

A new change!

Change is good! You know, I haven't changed this blog's header in a long time and I thought that it might be a little more appropriate to add humor and fish. I hope you like.  

Remember: Life is short, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream!

Paddle on over to my website, leolakes.com for lake lover gifts!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Bait Licking.....Whaaaat !!!

You ever lick your bait? Me either, but your bait might lick your bait and that's the subject of this cartoon. You may or may not enjoy.... But first, remember "BaitRageous is making bait fun again just like when you were a little kid and peeped into your first tackle box". Don't forget to tell your friends about BaitRageous!
Paddle over to my website, LEOLAKES.com I do custom and personalizes lake, river and bay maps. Folks are discovering that these decor maps are wonderfully unique gifts that become family heirlooms. Oh yeah, I hid things in the lakes waters, which make the maps even more interesting. I hide a tiny mermaid/fish in the waters of all my lake map paintings that folks love to search for. I call my maps treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. Makes great Christmas gifts for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house owner. 


As you can see, my maps make a great gift. To see more of my work click 
Orders are picking up during the holiday's, so order soon. Click here www.LeoLakes.com for more information.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Beautiful Center Hill Lake

I have fished this lake many times and was lucky enough to do a really big map of this Lake. I just completed this 43" x 86" canvas wrapped map of Center Hill Lake. This Tennessee lake is a beautiful clear water lake nestled in the hills of Middle Tennessee. I love to take photos of my large maps because I can get down on the map and create some fascinating photos. I took a few photos of the map to give the impression that you are actually flying over. I think they are kind of neat and unique photos. 







These maps make great gifts for the lake house owner, lake lover, or fisherman. I have over two hundred on my website, LEOLAKES.com that can be purchased from the site, or I can do custom and personalizes lake, river or bay maps, too. Folks are discovering that these decor maps are wonderfully unique gifts that become family heirlooms. Oh yeah, I hid things in the lakes waters, which make the maps even more interesting. I hide a tiny mermaid/fish in the waters of all my lake map paintings that folks love to search for. I call my maps treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. 


As you can see, my maps make a great gift. To see more of my work click 
Orders are picking up during the holiday's, so order soon. Click here www.LeoLakes.com for more information.