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fishing_hookset_by_al_lau

With the dog days of summer upon us, it is definitely a good time to get outdoors. My sketch today shows a bass pro angler in action, getting on a lunker of a fish.

Happy 4th of July everybody!

illustration: largemouth bass

September 3, 2015

largemouth_crayfish_by_al_lau

Largemouth Bass are a North American freshwater fish. Bass are popular as a game fish because of its predatory behavior. They are omnivorous. Meaning they will eat anything that moves, even if the prey may be too big to swallow. In addition to bait fish, bass will consume insects, snails, frogs and even small water birds. In my drawing, the Largemouth is chasing a fast moving crayfish which makes for a nice crispy treat. But who is the faster one here?

cartoon: ice fishing

February 26, 2015

ice fishing

To get through this long cold winter, I took up an activity that I thought would be fun. This doodle pretty much sums up my experience so far.

illustration: striped bass

November 22, 2013

striped_bass_by_al_lau

It’s my birthday this weekend. So in celebration, I’m drawing another lunker of a fish, the Striped Bass, which can grow as big as 50 inches long and be over 50 pounds.

sketch: dropshot fishing

September 12, 2013

fishing_dropshot_by_al_lau

cartoon: fishing snag

April 4, 2013

fishing_snag_by_al_lau

One of the trials and tribulations of fishing is getting snagged on weeds.  Ugh.  But then again, getting snagged is a small price to pay.  I’d rather be fishing than be stuck behind the desk or caught in commuting traffic.

Hello spring weather!

drawing: attack of the pike

September 15, 2012

I was fishing for bass, last week. When I casted my lure, an aggressive bass took it. Then, reeling the fish in closer, I witnessed an amazing sight. A Northern Pickeral rocketed vertically out of the water with my bass in its mouth. Think of a Pikeral as a snake with fins. Just to taunt me, it leapt up a second time. It all happened in slow motion, and all I could say was “No-o-o-o.” And so my bass became his bass.

My cartoon drawing documents that moment of awe.

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