Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
August 2, 2011

Andy Whitcomb

Fishy Pictures

In an attempt to preserve the moment, and one’s reputation as an angler, a camera is a must for any fishing trip. My camera is always with me in a zippered, weather resistant, somewhat drop-resistant, padded bag with a shoulder strap.  Also stored in the side compartments are spare batteries, additional media cards, and my business card with a note of where to return should my camera and I become separated.

Once the photo is taken, then comes the decision of what to do with it.  What is the best way to share?

I love to see all of the catches posted on the Take Me Facebook page. Keep ‘em coming! However, in my last post, I joked about the risks of sharing digital images of fish…  Especially if you have a friend who is skilled with computer imaging programs and a bit mischievous.

I landed my first Coho salmon in a tributary of Lake Erie in Pennsylvania many years ago and promptly sent the digital photos to some friends. Below are the results. For the full story, visit Pro Anglers Journal for  “Marked Fish.”

Still makes me grin.

Has anyone tinkered with your photos?


And as if that wasn’t enough…

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Andy Whitcomb is a columnist, outdoor humorist, and stressed-out Dad. He says there are “people who fish”… and there are “fishermen”. One of the few things he knows is that he is a “fisherman”... To the point it could be classified as borderline illness. Sharing this obsession is rewarding, therapeutic. He likes to encourage people to “stop and smell the crappie." Enjoys catching fish, but gets a greater thrill out of helping someone else hook up. Born in Florida, but raised on the banks of Oklahoma farm ponds. Now relocated to western Pennsylvania. He has fished, worked, lived all around the US. He has a B.S. in Zoology from Oklahoma State as well... And he met his wife while electrofishing. He has been contributing weekly to since 2011.                                                                                Find out about the rest of Take Me Fishing Blog Authors.

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