Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Unusual Catch - BaitRageous

If you are a fisherman, you have likely caught all sorts of different things. BaitRageous takes a look at some of the most unusual catches with Ralph the fisherman. Enjoy! 

What's in your River, Lake, Or Bay? Get out and Find Out.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Foggy Morning Hawk?

Sunday I awoke to a beautiful foggy morning here in Tennessee. I looked out into the ten acres woods to see what I might see. Normally, we see turkeys wondering around looking for seeds or deer grazing. Today I spotted a hawk perched on a limb in the front yard. I wondered what the hawk may be after. We have a bird feeder that I keep filled in the winter time with sunflower seeds. It seemed that the hawk was watching the feeder. Could it be that he is after a bird? Once I saw a hawk attack a blue jay, so I grabbed my camera to be ready for any action.
As you can see from this photo, he appears to be a common Red-tail Hawk. 
This is a picture of our bird feeder. It doesn't seem that the birds are aware that a hawk is near or maybe they have no fear of a Red-tail. 
I found what he may be after, I spotted a fat squirrel near the feeder. For an hour and ten minutes, myself, my wife, and teenager watched the hawk and waited for some action. I was in perfect position to capture a wildlife moment, but the hawk wasn't in a hurry. Finally, I decided to sneak-out with my camera to see if I could get a better shot. As I moved closer, I thought what a great photo if I could get a shot of the hawk attacking a fat gray squirrel. I moved closer and closer. 
THEN, as I moved closer and the fog lifted a bit, I could see something wasn't right. This picture pretty much sums it up.
Dang, I feel like a dummy. We have been watching a red tail branch. I guess I can blame it on Animal Dyslectic Syndrome (ADS) which you can read about from an earlier post. 
What's in your Woods? Get out to find out.         

Sunday, January 15, 2012

What's the best fly?

What is the best fly to fish with? This question has been asked by every fly fisherman or woman since the first fly was wet by water. Well, the answer is the freshest fly of course. The Great Blue Heron Fly Company definitely have the freshest flies. You just don't get any fresher. Check it out. Click the sign to get a closer look. 
Since fishing is a little slower in the winter time a little bait humor goes a long way. Hope you enjoyed and remember, Get away from the big screen and get on a big stream. Adventure Outdoors!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Baitrageous Bait Cartoons

Today it's 28 degrees and a big 1/4" of snow is on the ground here in Tennessee. I just completed another batch (total of 12) of BaitRageous Toons. I've had so much fun doing them I purchased the domain names to, .net and .biz etc..... Also, I have a new blog under construction: and may move the bait cartoons to the new blog, but I not sure yet.  Here's four new toons. 

Even earth worms are doing the Tebow!

Here's a situation, fishing the Jersey Shores. 

Steve the snail, no longer anti-social.

Even earth worms have phobias.

Hope you enjoyed and provide a little feed back if you like. If you don't like, then don't give any feed back. Hee Hee!

Get away from the big screen and get on the big stream! Hey, check-out my vintage style custom maps below.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Deer in the Head lights?

The results are in for a Government study to determine what deer really see when they are "Deer in the head lights." A government spokesman stated that we know what we see when we see deer in the head lights, but what do the deer see? This has been a perplexing question every since the invention of the head light. The study was over a five year period and took place in many parts of the country. It took several universities, and a team of scientist, technicians and professional photographers to gather all the results. 

Exhibit 1- Deer in head lights

The most sophisticated cameras were used to film the actual events. The best way to explain the results is to just look at the official photos.
Exhibit 2- What the deer see.

Wow,the study finally pays off. This is what deer see. 

What's in your woods, river, lake, or bay. Get away from the big screen and get on a big stream!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Catch of the Day!

Fishing has been pretty slow here in Tennessee over the last few weeks. Winter has finally settled in and the fish are in hibernation (ha ha). I took this picture of Buttermilk with the catch of the day. As you can see a real nice largemouth............for a fish aquarium. Oh well, things will get better in the year. 
What's in your woods, river, lake or bay? Get away from the big screen and get on a big stream. Adventure Outdoors!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

I hope the New Year brings you much happiness! Enjoy some new baitrageous toons. 

Get away from the big screen and get on a big stream!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Red Fox in the ten acre woods!

A few weeks ago a Red Fox dropped by our home in the Ten Acre Woods. No, I am not Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh or Piglet doesn't live here, but an old Red Fox does. When the Fox trotted by, I was lucky and had a camera in hand to snap these interesting photos. It was obvious that he or she was looking for food and this Red Fox must have been Italian as you will see from these photos.
The Red Fox trots by.......

.........and gets a whiff of something good?

All senses are operating fully in order to determine the direction of the smell.

Direction has been determined and investigation begins.

Mmmm...... Manicotti! Tastes like chicken.

Good to the last drop!

Hmmmm.... must be an Italian Red Fox?

The End!

What's in your woods, river, lake, or bay? Get away from the big screen and get on a big stream to find out!