Fishy Pictures

In an attempt to preserve the moment, and one’s reputation as an angler, a camera is a must for any fishing trip. My camera is always with me in a zippered, weather resistant, somewhat drop-resistant, padded bag with a shoulder strap.  Also stored in the side compartments are spare batteries, additional media cards, and my business card with a note of where to return should my camera and I become separated.

Once the photo is taken, then comes the decision of what to do with it.  What is the best way to share?

I love to see all of the catches posted on the Take Me Facebook page. Keep ‘em coming! However, in my last post, I joked about the risks of sharing digital images of fish…  Especially if you have a friend who is skilled with computer imaging programs and a bit mischievous.

I landed my first Coho salmon in a tributary of Lake Erie in Pennsylvania many years ago and promptly sent the digital photos to some friends. For the full story, visit Pro Anglers Journal for  “Marked Fish.”

Still makes me grin.

Has anyone tinkered with your photos?

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Andy Whitcomb

Andy Whitcomb

Andy is an outdoor writer ( and stressed-out Dad has contributed over 380 blogs to since 2011. Born in Florida, but raised on banks of Oklahoma farm ponds, he now chases pike, smallmouth bass, and steelhead in Pennsylvania. After earning a B.S. in Zoology from OSU, he worked in fish hatcheries and as a fisheries research technician at OSU, Iowa State, and Michigan State.