Morning coffee before another day of casting big flies to big toothy Muskies in Northern Wisconsin. That's right, John put down his 5 wt. picked up a 12wt. and slung 9 inch flies for 3 days straight. He's a humble guy and he can cast.
Fishing Brook Trout on a Wisconsin spring creek.
Northern Minnesota, calm evening with my dad, casting poppers to big bluegills.
My folks retired to this lake in Northern MN and built a home where my Grandmothers cabin used to stand. I caught my first fish here, it was a big Sunfish. My dad and I have fished this lake together for 45 years. I know this lake like I know the lines on my hand.
Pat Pollard casting to big Brook Trout in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Minnesota.
These Muskies are genetically pure and slow growing. This fine fish was 27 years old when Mike caught it on Shoepack Lake, deep in Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota. The fish was tagged and we talked to the biologist who did the study, along with other fish we caught that week.
This was a cover image for the Minnesota Conservation Magazine. The story was on a unique river in Minnesota where big Brown Trout can be caught during Hexaginia May Fly hatches at night. Canoe down or up river in the evening, wait until dark and listen for big fish slurping big flies, cast where you think you heard them, set the hook when you hear another big slurp...
Mike Kallok, looking for mayflies.
Mike Kallok putting together a Winston on the Straight River, MN.
Four Bass and a nice Perch, time for shore lunch. On assignment for the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer Magazine.
This was taken one evening on the Brule River in Wisconsin. Bob has roamed the banks of many Great Lakes Rivers over the years. I landed my first Steelhead on this trip.
One great evening on the Rush river, we fished until dark and stumbled in the dark back to the car. The fish were still rising.
I made this image of Dave and his dog on the lower Kinnikinnick river just as the sun was rising above the steep canyon walls.
Known for his beautiful art work. Johns work has graced the covers and interiors of many magazines and books.
Tom Waters in bow, Bob White on the oars and Dave Norling in the stern. It's not often you see that much knowledge in a drift boat.
If you are lucky enough to own one of Mike's bamboo rods you are the envy of many on his waiting list.
My faithful companion for many years. Here he's asleep sitting on a rock, as I fish for Steelhead. He's gone now, but he still visits me from time to time.
At the end of our week long hiking trip Jim caught this nice fish as we were waiting for the boat to come pick us up. Jim was one of the fishiest people I knew.
Bristol Bay Lodge, Alaska
My friend Anthony Andler (not pictured here) has been crafting leather and canvas luggage and bags for some time now. Pictured here is his Creel Pack. I've had a lot of fun photographing Anthony's products. If you'd like to see more of his work and some of mine, click here. https://www.heimiesmade.com
A memorable trip with family and friends. Many Coho were brought to the boat. My cousin Sam Dvorak and my friend David Schimke are pictured here.
I'm lucky to have a dad that loves to hunt and fish. He hauled me along on many trips and put up with my youthful exuberance and whining over many years. I owe it all to him, thanks dad. Orca Bay Alaska