Big Bertha's Adventures

Catch of the day!


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.

Big Bertha's Adventures

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.

Big Bertha's Adventures

Such beautiful fish!

Big Bertha's Adventures

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.

Big Bertha's Adventures

They invited me to stand on their cooler to get a good view.

Big Bertha's Adventures

Big Bertha's Adventures

Notice the area under the fin.  The fish had been attacked.  It survived… until today.

Big Bertha's Adventures

Big Bertha's Adventures

Big Bertha's Adventures

Where there are fish being filleted… there are critters – particularly winged ones.

Big Bertha's Adventures

We found this little fellow – it’s a mayfly.

Big Bertha's Adventures

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.

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