There wasn’t a plan. We just drove until we came upon Lake Ray Roberts.
We finished admiring the lake and I managed to take a photo of a woman carrying a basket of fish. My friend Tore was explaining that yes, indeed, people catch fish at this lake and eat the fish.
As we were walking, we noticed a group of people approaching – they were carrying coolers. We stopped and watched them remove their catch of the day.
They placed the fish at the filleting station—catfish and crappie. And by catfish, I mean GIANT catfish. Without any hesitation, I approached and asked if they’d let me take photos. Without hesitation, they agreed.
They even rearranged the fish for me.
Such beautiful fish!
It’s not every day I get to photograph fish in this manner. I tried to take advantage of the opportunity by taking as many shots without slowing anyone down.
They invited me to stand on their cooler to get a good view.
Notice the area under the fin. The fish had been attacked. It survived… until today.
Where there are fish being filleted… there are critters – particularly winged ones.
We found this little fellow – it’s a mayfly.
This was certainly a sight to see. Giant catfish, crappie… and a man with an electric knife filleting the fish with such expertise. Not an ordinary day! (I had planned on doing yard work). This was much more enjoyable.
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Date: June 2014
Tips: Use your camera to take you on a journey of new experiences.
Special thank you to: Evan, Spencer, Jim & Tracy for the opportunity to take photos.