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06-20-2009, 01:17 AM
Was again going thru stuff that's GOTTA GO and found some old B&W prints I'd mounted for display back when I was promoting my fledgling photo business. *I put 'em on the tailgate of the van and took a snapshot of each before the trip to the dumpster. *This one I couldn't just toss. *It's a shot, probably late 70's, of the early morning January 1st opener for steelhead on the American River below Nimbus Dam.

Being close to Elk Grove I called the Sniffer newspaper office thinking they might have or find a spot for it. *Cal didn't think so. *It's 20" wide mounted on 1/4" hardboard. *(and doesn't have the YakMotor sig) What do I do with it now? *Any ideas?

This also may be a good start to a fishing photos of yesteryear thread. *Get 'em out of the shoebox and scan 'em or like me shoot a copy with a digital camera and share 'em here and with your family and old friends.

06-21-2009, 04:06 PM
Most do not want to see pictures of vacations of the past. The occational shot of fisning is cool but those past pics can be a big bore. I would think otherwise as I have many and most in slide form. We all need to work it out....Jetspray

06-21-2009, 07:04 PM
No, no not vacation shots unless they've got lots of scenic beach wear .... 'er cool old fishing related shots ... or maybe an old dog that could go in the "Best Friend's" thread ... or a few interesting wildlife shots for the "Critter" thread.

Even if none make it to the Sniffer forum an evening or two going thru albums or picture boxes may be pleasant change from sitting in front of the tube or computer screen.

Just wish I didn't have SO MANY boxes!

06-23-2009, 01:13 AM
Yak, Give me a price if you want to get rid of that photo...I love it.

I was going to ask you about starting a thread with old pictures, you beat me too the punch. I hope everyone who can will take the time to post a couple. I have a ton of old pictures that I have been meaning to scan. Looks like I'm gonna have to now ;) Great thread Yak!!


06-23-2009, 02:23 AM
These were in the first album that I opened. I started fishing at age two with my dad and brothers. My Dad was one of the hardest working guys I know, and still is to this day. He spent 25 years in a winery hearing bottles clancking around day in and day out. But the few vacations he was able to get we would always head East for the Sierras. Most kids couldn't wait for Christmas, I was different. I couldn't wait for that next fishing trip. Unlike most kids that wanted to be Doctors or Lawyers when they grew up I knew that wasn't for me. When people asked what I wanted to be 'When I grew up" my answer was always " a fisherman". I came close a few years ago Commercial fishing as a Deckie out of Santa Cruz, but we all know where that road has ended. Looking back at the hundreds of albums of pictures I have of growing up, The ones that mean the most are always the fishing pics. After looking at them I can actually tell you where we caught them and on what bait. Any other pictures from that time are a blur. I suppose that is why I am the fish addict I am today..

These guys were caught at Pinecrest Lake. I'm not sure on the date, but I remember this trip like it was yesterday. *I remember we were there for about a week and I couldn't wait to get home to show them off to my friends...

I'm the little dude on the right.



My Dad was a amateur photographer that could have been professional if he didn't have a family to support. I have some awesome pictures that he took. There was no time for him to stop a minute of work. If he did, there would be no pay check. And living check to check the risk was too great. He built a darkroom in our garage and if he wasn't fishing he was developing film. I spent many of days in that darkroom learning how to develop film and look for that perfect shot. I wasn't that interested at the time but I do remember some of the priceless moments. Here is one I found of him trying to get tricky I guess..


and here is the man that made all the good times possible some way or another.. My dad back in the day..Thanks Pops..


Pictures are priceless and those who do not capture every moment they can will some day wish they had. FFG

06-24-2009, 09:42 PM
sorry but I cant figure how to post this but it is a pic from the sixties of my wife and her brother with a catch from the Sardine Lk. http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/1398/scan0020ki3.jpg

06-24-2009, 09:50 PM
Most do not want to see pictures of vacations of the past. The occational shot of fisning is cool but those past pics can be a big bore. I would think otherwise as I have many and most in slide form. We all need to work it out....Jetspray

Kill joy big Dave ! I love to see old pics from days gone by. I may have one of you i'll post in a decade or two(hehe).