It is time to start the November 2008 Photo Contest.
The theme for this month's contest is "Fishing". Post your best photos which captures someone fishing in the bwca/quetico region.
Monthly Category: Fishing
There is again a special reward for this months contests. Along with winning a hat, Wilderness Passages Magazine, created by long time member QPassage, is giving a free copy of their great magazine and a 2 1/2 hour DVD of Quetico footage to the winner of the photo contest and trip report contest. For more information about Wilderness Passages, you can visit their website at WildernessPassages.com
Remember 1 entry per person please. This helps us vote accurately.
- You must be signed in as a member with a valid email address in your profile to enter (or win).
- You can only enter one photo per monthly contest. You can enter the same photo if it did not win in a previous month.
- You must be the photographer of the photo.
- Photos are entered in the contest by making a reply posting to this message and using the "Add a photo to this message" link during composition. This will allow you to upload a photo from your computer to the contest or allow you to select a photo which you have already loaded into your photo gallery on this site. If you want to enter your photo in another way, please contact us.
- Please describe in the message where the picture is from.
- Judging will be done by the www.bwca.com staff and moderators.
- A member may win once per year.
- Photos must be posted to this message by 11:59pm on Nov 30th.
- Photos must be in jpg or gif format to be uploaded to the site.
Contact me if you have something in a different format or are having problems uploading to the site.
Georgiaboy, that's my nephew Dave catching the northern. He was an Army Ranger for 4 years and had gotten out not long before this trip. Dave has won awards for his sharpshooting in the state of Wisconsin. If he wants to pack a sidearm i'm all for it.
If I remember right he only shot one thing that entire week. A branch that him and his twin bro were trying to cut or chop and were having difficulty with. :)
That was his first northern he ever caught. He was really thrilled. Here's another shot but not for the contest.
September 17, 2000. Isabella River camp near Rice Lake
This was Dave's first canoe trip and our 4th night on the trail. Dave had fish in his veins. It was very early when I heard Dave unzip his tent. It was dark, and I figured he needed to take a leak. I waited to hear his return, but nothing. As a listened to the night, I could hear, whizzzzzzz, plop, silence, whizzzzzzz, plop.
What the heck is he doing? I followed the sound, and in the dark there was Dave in his Long Johns. Happy as a clam throwing jigs in "the creek" (as he called it).
Later, that morning he produced this prize outside my tent. Dave threw the fish back and I went back to sleep...... smiling (and I still do when I think of that scene)
In memory of Dave: 09/11/1946 - 11/26/2008. We will miss you.
"Boredom, Tyler - that's what's wrong. And how do you beat boredom, Tyler?... Adventure...(Never Cry Wolf, 1983)
I just enlarged a picture to find HPD in his skivies, in the dark, at the edge of a lake. I feel violated!
Good to see so many kids taking up the torch as well! Makes me feel more secure that we will have coming of age conservationists to defend our forests.
Who I am precedes what I do, not the other way around.
This was in the bay at the western side of Lynx Lake, around 10pm (July 6). I had a brand new 8-wt fly rod, and a fly my father tied and sent. My friend saw the calm water and bass jumping, and insisted I fish. This bay isn't more than 6 feet deep, so you can imagine my surprise when I quickly caught a 23" walleye. Nice way to break in the new rod. He was released unharmed.
"It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt." Mark Twain