Friday, February 15, 2013

Whiskered Trout

Of course it’s a Channel Catfish – at least, I hope you can tell that it is. 
I was asked by Riverlink, a non-profit here in the Asheville area, to provide them with some fish images to be used on a number of interpretive signs they’ll be placing along the French Broad River.  They asked for a Bluegill, a Smallmouth, a Largemouth, a Carp, a Musky, and a Channel Catfish.  I jumped at the chance to do this as it will help highlight the fishing opportunities on our local big river and it gives me a good excuse to do the art for the Carp, Musky and Catfish – three species that I haven’t had  reason to do until now.

Riverlink, in their words, “is a regional non-profit spearheading the economic and environmental revitalization of the French Broad River and its tributaries as a place to live, work and play.”  A worthy cause , for sure.

This pen and ink needs some color and I’ll be adding that as time allows.  Stay tuned!


  1. Nice drawing. The French Broad is a great Smallmouth fishery. I wish I lived closer to it these days.

  2. Thanks Jay. I too wish that you lived closer. I could certainly stand some tutelage on the river as I've only spent one afternoon fishing it. I can see it from my house, but you know the rest of the story. Too many trout streams in the area.