Thursday, August 14, 2008

Down with the fish... Snook

Snook release by Tarpon Cay Lodge guide Carlo (photo by John Sherman)

Some years ago,... in an effort to "get-an-edge", I put on a snorkel mask to get down with the fish, eye to eye. My intent was to learn where the fish were holding and how best to present to them,... but what I gain from this experience was much more than just fishing prowess. I immediately gained a greater appreciation for fish in their own world. I had found that their beauty was intensified underwater - colors more vibrant, fins more erect, and a backdrop of their natural surroundings.

Here are a couple of nice underwater images of Snook at Tarpon Cay Lodge. These images were shot by my good friend and professional photographer, John Sherman.