Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Santa Has a Lake House!!!


YES, SANTA HAS A LAKE HOUSE! It's a little too soon for Christmas ads, but I've been painting a new Christmas Ad for my website LeoLakes.com to use during the holiday season. The idea is based on Santa having a lake house. Obviously, Santa stays at his lake house for relaxation during his off times. 
To add a little more creativity to the idea, I named a few of the surroundings on the map. Of course, it's in the vintage style, such as my maps, and a feeling of the 1930s cola ads. Let me know what you think!


Oh yeah, check-out my vintage style maps for the lake houseIf you have a special Lake, River or Bay, then paddle over to my website at LeoLakes.com

Remember: " Get away from the big screen and get on a big stream, if not, then at least put on the wall." 

Frame your Favorite, Lake, River, or Bay, LeoLakes.com


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Lake Humor


If I were bait, I could see my wife saying the same thing! Nothing like a little Lake humor! 

Remember! Life is short, getaway from the big screen and get on a big stream!

Paddle on over to my website to see more beautiful maps of your favorite Lake, River or Bay. Makes a great gift for the lake house owner, lake lover, or fisherman.


Monday, September 21, 2015

Best gift for the lake lover, lake house, or fisherman!

Here's the best gift for the lake lover, lake house, or fisherman. Give them a beautiful vintage style map of their favorite lake, river or bay. You can even label their favorite location. Also, there's a tiny mermaid in the waters of every map. See if you can find her on the map below.
Visit my website to see more. I have over two hundred lake, river and bay maps on my website that can be purchased right from the site, or I can do custom and personalized lake, river or bay maps, too. If you would like to see more and read about my treasured maps go to LeoMaps.com


As you can see, my maps make a great gift. . 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Great Blue Heron

I was lucky to take this photo in Florida of a young heron and its mother. After studying the photo, it almost seems as if they are communicating, so I added the caption.


Visit my website. I have hundreds of lake, river and bay maps on my website that can be purchased right from the site, or I can do custom and personalized lake, river or bay maps, too. If you would like to see more and read about my treasured maps go to LeoMaps.com

"As I look over this lake, The most amazing scenes appears in it wake,
The sun arises just above the shore, Giving grace and beauty to this place that I adore." LKO

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Fish Suit !

Little Bobby's dad will be surprised when he arrives home and sees his special waders. Little Bobby is quite the artist. He calls them a fish suit, but I would say they are designer waders!

If you are interested in a beautiful map of your favorite waterscape, check out my website, LeoLakes.com. Makes a great gift for the lake house, lake lover, or fisherman.

Remember:
"Life is short, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream." LEO


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

LeoLakes Treasured Maps is now doing the Kayak Bass Fishing awards for the KBF Tournament Champions! KBF has tournaments on many lakes such as Santee Cooper, Kentucky Lake, Toledo Bend etc... Check-out their website at kayakbassfishing.com to learn more. 


Remember! Life is short, getaway from the big screen and get on a big stream!

Paddle on over to my website to see more beautiful maps of your favorite Lake, River or Bay. Makes a great gift for the lake house owner, lake lover, or fisherman.


Friday, September 4, 2015

Beautiful lakes can turn ugly, fast!

Two years ago, I kayak fished Greenbrier Lake, a small lake near my home close to Nashville TN. As you can see from the photo's, the water was nice, clear with a few water lilies and milfoil. The water lilies seemed to add to the fishing fun because you could just imagine a big bass waiting to blast out of the water.

I made a return visit to this lake just a few weeks ago and was shocked to find that the lake was completely unfishable, if that's a word.
Check-it out! Who needs a kayak when you can almost walk across the lake. It's obvious that there's too much nutrient rich run off from the surrounding area. When I walked up to the lakes edge, I smelled a septic odor. No doubt, there's a lot of biological activity going on here and it's not fish.
I didn't even remove my kayak from my vehicle. Who would fish in these waters? It's amazing how fast a fairly large body of water can fill up with algae. Two years ago, there were a family of beavers, a great blue heron and many ducks.
Today, I didn't see very much wildlife, except for these ducks. It looked like one had to play Coast Guard Cutter to make a path through the muck! This is what happens when a lake goes bad.
Generally, this is what happens when too much fertilizer is used on lawns and animal waste run-off. The nutrient rich waters become chocked with algae. I hope this lake makes a comeback because it was such a beautiful lake! Anyway, check-out some of my most beautiful lake, river and bay maps.