Thursday, August 16, 2012

Lake Views


This is a lake where I fish bass tournaments with a good friend of mine. It's our second year fishing this tournament division as a team. The lake is man made and was built eleven or twelve years ago strictly for the purpose of fishing. There is no swimming, skiing, or personal watercraft allowed on the lake. Artificial structures were put in place for the fish prior to the damming and all of the trees were left, so there is a lot of standing timber in the water. The lake is becoming known for having big bass and the state has strict size and bag limits in place. It's located in a rural part of the state and is surrounded primarily by farm land.

The lake is also home to bald eagles, herons, egrets, waterfowl, and a wide variety of smaller birds.







38 comments:

Renae said...

O M i G O S H S H S H!!!

Brian! your talent is supreme!

The 2nd to the last one knock me out! bammm! pow! wow!

Linda said...

What a beautiful place! My idea of heaven! I have never fished tournaments - I am not that good - but I have fished since I was old enough to hold a cane pole. My dad and I fished whenever we got a chance - lakes, rivers, ocean. This place would be fabulous for me because one of my biggest gripes is the boaters who completely disregard the fisherman and fly by, disturbing the area! Oh, well, that's a soapbox for another day...
Love these photos - the sun on the water is just gorgeous!

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Just Glorious!

Anne Payne said...

wow! they're all beautiful but the sunsets are glorious :)

Karen Lakis said...

Such a beautiful, serene lake! I love the way you captured it in different light.

Pam :) said...

Beautiful scenery here, Brian.
Sounds like a perfect spot for my fisherman and I. He loves to fish for Bass and I love to capture birds.

Nancy Claeys said...

Love the fact the lake was constructed for fisherman -- lovely views and skies.

Thanks so much for sharing at RT this week Brian.

Andy said...

Great job in capturing the beauty of the lake.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Gorgeous!! That looks like some good fishing.

Marc Heath said...

Superb scenery.

Jan n Jer said...

Stunning shots Brian...how peaceful it must be to fish in such a gorgeous setting!!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful scenes and skies! I hope you did well in the tournament.

bailey-road.com said...

These are gorgeous scenic shots!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Brian ~ Fantastic photography of a beautiful place ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Beth said...

Spectacular!!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Wow! What a beautiful area.

Tricia Hays said...

You go for the fishing & I'd go for the eagles... I haven't seen an eagle in the wild in ages!
The lake is definitely beautiful & same goes for your photos, too, esp the 4th pic... I love the 'illuminated' trees on the shore! And also, the clouds & color in the last pic! WoW! =)

Andee said...

This looks like a fantastic place! The view is amazing. I love the the clouds in the sky.

Gillian Olson said...

Ah, water and wide open spaces, they look so inviting.

alissa apel said...

That looks so relaxing! I love how you captured the lighting changes.

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Tombstone Livestock said...

Nice to see a quiet reserve for wildlife yet open to fishemen. Great photos, thanks for sharing.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Beautiful, Brian. One really senses the vastness of the area. The clouds and sky certainly cooperated with you this day. The blue in this series is so serene.

TexWisGirl said...

the sunburst and the sunset reflection are wonderful. i think my favorite of the bunch is the one showing the craggy tree remnants and the beautiful water ripples. NICE!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Beautiful, seems to be bigger than our small lakes here nearby...

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Amy Burzese said...

A beautiful place! No wonder you like fishing so much. Those last two shots and gorgeous.

aquaFire Fishing said...

Wow! Great pictures as usual! That is one nice looking lake. I would not have guessed it was man-made.

Pamela Gordon said...

That is really interesting that they'd 'build' a lake for fishing only. We were fishing for crappie with friends in the lake near The Land Between the Lakes many years ago and had a nice feed for supper. :) Beautiful photos.

MTWaggin said...

Looks like a great place to fish! Here's to lots of BIG bass in your team's future!

Deb said...

well how was the fishing????

Stewart M said...

All that standing timber just screams fish! Looks like it would be a good place. Do you have a spare place on your team? ;)

Stewart M

Kerri said...

Beyond Beautiful! I don't think I'd get any fishing done....I'd be staring at the lovely scenery all day long :)

Mary said...

Those a beautiful. It's so great you were on the lake within time to get such great variety...Love the sundown pics. Beautiful.

Debbie said...

another beautiful series!!

did you catch anything?? ;)))

Tezzie said...

Oooooh! Stunning...especially that 2nd last one. What a gorgeous place to 'play' in :)

Liz said...

WOW!!! What a stunning series of images, Brian. The lake is beautiful and you have captured some awesoem shots. I love the light you captured as the sun set!

NewMexiKen said...

What a great place! Thanks for the tour!

Ida said...

Spectacular shots of this beautiful lake. My oldest brother likes to Bass fish so I bet he'd love this lake. I'd enjoy all the wildlife for sure.