|Angie and I...picture by Zach Johnson|
|Carl Bruce Lewis pictured with Great Friend JD Gray|
Regretfully, my father, Carl Bruce Lewis, unexpectedly passed shortly after our marriage and is sorely missed. My father is the core of my passion for fishing. From the earliest of my memories, those which stick out the most, are of my father and I fishing. Without exception I think of him every time out on the water and even more so now that he is gone. Get your dads and sons out there with you while you have them.
|20" Mad River Brown|
Over the past few years I have had some fishing related goals including a 30 inch Brown on the Mad River, two 20 inch Browns in one outing, and to be published in some form. I am happy to announce I have achieved the two 20 inch fish in a day. In fact, I managed three 20 inch fish ranging in size from 20 inches to 27.5 inches, plus a few other respectable nets. Yes, it was a great day on the water! That 30 inch fish is out there and I know hes hit me up twice. Its just a matter of time until I get a hook in his lip, and you will will certainly hear a faint celebration wherever you may be when this happens.
|27.5" Mad River Brown|
|24" Mad River Brown|
I have not been on the water as much as I normally would due in part to trying to wrap up my total re-construction of our home. Angie and I have lived in a consruction zone for the past 7 years and are making the final push in getting the house finished and livable. The project is transforming nicely, but when I am not actually working on a project I am off working overtime to pay for it. This has resulted in my being at the firehouse on most of this years prime fishing days. None the less, you will see below that we are still getting it done on the river.
Thank you for stopping in and catching up with me. Your comments and advice are welcome and I hope you come back soon and often. Be sure and tell your friends. Now enjoy a few pictures taken over the past couple of years. I am actually off to the river...
|Big Streamers for Big Fish|
|Getting the job done...|
|My wedding day with Manny and Jim|
|Three days on the Mad River|
|Picture by Zach Johnson|
|Two happy guys|
|Future cover...make notes in low water conditions|
|Best nets...my opinion|
|This is about the average...if you put the time in|
|Lots of great water but you have to get out there and find it|
|This aint Florida kids...|
|Its not always the Mad River in Ohio|
|Night and first light in the Summer heat|
|Good fishing buddy Brian Furderer getting it done at last light|
|Please respect them and ensure their safe release|
|Suck up the cold and get a healthy release|
|Bad weather fishing can be rewarding|
|Client getting excellent results|
|Mad River scenery always thrills me|
|With skill and attention...this is expected every time I go out|
|Great lady who allows me to do what I do with "little" question|