To continue with my fishing theme from yesterday, today I bring you kayak fishing around Oklahoma.
Although I grew up around fishing and my grandfather LOVED to take me fishing, I never was big into fishing – until I got a kayak last year. I am not sure what triggered the fun compared to boat or bank fishing, but being out on the water in a small farm pond and pulling in a big bass right next to you in the water is quite the thrill. It is also a peaceful experience on hot summer days. My brother-in-law Mark Hanks bought a kayak and started going with me so that makes it even more fun. He and I have known each other since high school and are very good friends. He has always been a fishing enthusiast and now it is fun for both of us go to and paddle around on a pond, within earshot but not crowding each other, trying different lures, working to see what the fish are biting. Most times we toss the fish back in the water after catching them, but sometimes we take a mess of them home for a fish fry.
I don’t do a lot of photography while fishing because of the fear of dumping my kayak in the water and ruining a very expensive camera, but I do have a few pics. I think this year I will be taking a cheap film camera along so that in case I dump my kayak I won’t be out a huge sum of money.
I would REALLY like to get more editorial or commercial fishing photography assignments across Oklahoma!
A little video of me catching a nice bass at a farm pond near Crescent, Oklahoma.
And I would be remiss if I didn’t provide a link to my own video from turning over my kayak.