A fishy tale....;-)

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I went over to the Guntersville dam with fellow Cafe mates Greg and Chris Sunday, with the intention of shooting some GBH's. We did get some GBH shots, but for the first couple of hours the weather was miserable. So, while no birds were flying, I just shot what was there, which in this case as local fishermen. There were a bunch of them, but for the most part, one gentleman was doing all of the catching.

This guy pulled huge bass after huge bass in. He was having a blast.
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The fighting fish:
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Finally subdued:
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The gentleman that caught the fish didn't want to keep them, but this guy certainly did:
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And finally, these guys were fishing right up next to the dam. They caught the biggest fish I've ever seen in fresh water. Shot at ISO 1600 BTW:
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WOW Flew.....
Those are great.. Fishing is so much fun..

Bet you will give them some pics, they are really great.

Wonderful compositions.
 
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Howdy Frank

Cool shots Frank, I luv fishing ;-) R those bass though, look real close but? then again Im a trout fisherman. LOL............. nicely done and enjoyed the series!!! 400mm would have been way too close for you :p :p
 
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Keith,

The fisher guys said that these were striped bass. I have to take their word for it, since I'm not a fish person. :roll:

I was shooting at 420mm (300 2.8 + 1.4 TC), so I'd say that a 400 2.8 would have been just about perfect. 8)
 
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dont have striped bass up here, just regular large and small mouth, makes sense and pretty sure your right on striped. Neat looking fish and looks like fun :!:


As far as the 400mm, dang you got me on that one! :oops: :lol: :lol:

Now how about those hats :p

Flew said:
Keith,

The fisher guys said that these were striped bass. I have to take their word for it, since I'm not a fish person. :roll:

I was shooting at 420mm (300 2.8 + 1.4 TC), so I'd say that a 400 2.8 would have been just about perfect. 8)
 
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Keith,

Oh yeah, I meant to mention that we are looking into Paypal right now, for folks just like you (and me as it happens). 8)
 
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Nice shots Frank -- I especially like the second one. BTW: that doesn't look like an especially large stripped bass. I grew up along the Hudson river where the minimum size for a keeper was 27 inches, and 36 inches was considered a nice size.
 
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I like em Frank. striped bass (Rockfish) they fight like hell but when subdued they are exhausted to the point of death in some cases. The sharpness and details in your pictures is GREAT!
 
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