Fish Photography 101

I thought I would use this forum to share a pet peeve of mine….anglers that don’t know how to hold a fish for a good photo. Gord, I know this is troubling to you as well.

It’s important to hold your fish firmly

But don’t put a death grip on the fish, or cover up the fish with your hands

No props….fish are supposed to be slimy

Don’t hold them like a beer can. Cradle them for all to enjoy.

And if they end up in your pants, wear a belt the next time and release them quickly.

4 thoughts on “Fish Photography 101

  1. Let me just say that regarding the disturbing last photo (fish-in-the-pants), there is no call for such a move. VBL is happy to provide our guests with an accurate fish measuring board that will eliminate the need to use your own “tool”. Besides, using 2 inch increments is too slow to allow for a proper release. You should not keep a fish in your pants for longer than you can hold your own breath!

  2. I don’t know how that walleye got into my pants, but I suspect Andy had something to with it. If you’ve never had a walleye in your pants before, I suggest you give this a try. The smooth slime combined with sharp fins produces unusual sensations.

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On behalf of the Boyes Group, I would like to pass on our sincere thanks for hosting the Muskie Madness Week and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at VBL and had a great time!! This was our 7th year on Eagle Lake and we have stayed at a few other lodges but VBL takes the cake hands down! You can definitely count us in for next year. I’m happy to see you post some of my pics, they turned out well. Thanks again Gord for a wonderful week of fishing and your stellar hospitality, you run a first class operation, we look forward to seeing you next year!

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