HALFBEAK | BALLYHOO Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Belize
A small school of Ballyhoo feeds on floating seagrass in Belize. Tucked up tight to the surface, drifting with currents and blending into the colors. If you look closely you see they are tipped with lots of color and have a unique lower jaw.
SEA SERPENT | GREEN MORAY EEL Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Belize
Hol Chan is also the habitat of a large moray eel population. With 5 different morays, the Green Moray is the largest specie of Moray eels. It’s been said the green moray is not green in color it’s actually brown. The yellow tint of the mucus that covers its body, along with the drab background color, gives the fish its characteristic uniform green color.
A SCHOOL OF HORSE EYE JACKS Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Belize
This image was taken in the Hol Chan marine reserve off the coast of Belize. Hol Chan is Mayan for “little Channel”. The reserve is home to over 160 species of fish, along with nearly 40 species of corals, 5 sponges, 8 algae, 2 sea grasses, 3 marine mammals and 3 species of endangered sea turtles… and giant schools of fish! After a long tough battle, the reserve was established in July 1987 and enforcement of the regulations began in 1989.
EDITORIAL | BIG SKY JOURNAL FISHING 2015 Published Editorial
The new fishing issue of the Big Sky Journal is on the magazine racks. I’m thrilled to be apart of the annual fishing edition. Like every year, this is a hot one, one that usually sits on the table all year. The pages are jam packed with both great imagery and quality text. I’m proud to be amongst the many great friends and colleagues whom area also in this issue.
Head down to your local shop, news-stand or magazine shop and grab a copy today. It’s certainly coffee table worthy!
CUBA | HOW ABOUT A HAM SANDWICH AND JACK, SAY CHEESE Jardines de la Reina, Cayo Largo, Havana | Cuba
Oh Cuba… what can I say about a place that Hemingway didn’t already say? A Ham sandwich, betcaha Hemingway didn’t mention a ham sandwich. oh wait, he did. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, a ham sandwich is always an appropriate food in Cuba. That and a few more other odd things like funny money, cool old cars, ancient churches, talented artists and willing jacks can be found at any given time here! Did I mention the jacks crush Warpath crease flies on the surface?! Yes, yes, they do!
“It was considered a virtue not to talk unnecessarily at sea…” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
It was a thrilling few weeks in Cuba…now I’m repacking, headed to South America next week.
DUAL COVERS | FRONT & BACK COVERS AMERICAN ANGLER Cover Published Editorial
The new September/October 2014 issue of American Angler Magazine is hot off the press and I’m deeply humbled and beyond thrilled to see my images on both the front and back cover!
It’s great to see this moment make print as it brings back such great memories of my adventures in both Argentina and Washington.
KING SALMON | NUSHAGAK RIVER, ALASKA Protect Bristol Bay Alaska
Chinook Salmon (or King Salmon) in full colors is a beautiful sight to see. These fish have only one job: to travel back to spawn and to die. They unselfishly and willingly give up their life so the next generations can survive and the ecosystem can utilize its decaying body to gain nutrients. The cycle of life, it is so fragile.
+ Tom Melvin – Yellow Dog Alaskan Program director
+ Camille Egdorf: Head Guide Egdorf Western Alaska Sportfishing
NEW 2015 LAS PAMPAS LODGE CATALOG IS HOT OFF THE PRESS! Published, Commercial Catalog
This is one of my favorite shoots that I look forward to every year. The fishing is great, the scenery is superb and the local people are the salt of the Earth. It’s the people that bring me back year after year. The culture, spirit and tradition of the old world are still alive and well.
Ol’ Henry got it right, but I’ve already knew it since a kid …. “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” … But sometimes I get too busy and forget, that is until I visit the quieter parts of the World, where time stops and Mother Nature roams free.