Pat Ford's 2011 Favorites

Remarkable fishing photos by Pat Ford

Pat Ford, who lives in south Florida, has become synonymous in recent years with remarkable fishing photography. His work has appeared inside and on covers of Sport Fishing many times. This showcase gallery represents a few of his faves from the thousands of images he snapped in 2011. To see more of Ford's work, visit patfordphotos.com.

a big sail from tropic star lodge in panama.jpg
A big sailfish from Tropic Star Lodge in Piñas Bay, Panama.Pat Ford
a nice dolphin off islamorada in the florida keys.jpg
A nice dolphin off Islamorada in the Florida Keys
a nice wahoo taken off cabo san lucas.jpg
A nice wahoo taken off Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
a sky rocket kingfish off key west.jpg
A sky rocketing kingfish off Key West, Florida.
a spectacular black marlin at tropic star lodge, panama.jpg
A spectacular black marlin at Tropic Star Lodge in Piñas Bay, Panama
an everglades tarpon about to be released.jpg
A Florida Everglades tarpon about to be released.
black marlin are the most spectacular photo fish on the planet.jpg
"Black marlin are the most spectacular photo fish on the planet." — Pat Ford
cubera snapper on a popper in panama.jpg
Cubera snapper on a popper in Panama
fitz coker with a dawn tarpon in florida bay.jpg
Fitz Coker with a dawn tarpon in Florida Bay
just a little closer.....jpg
Just a little closer.....
leaving montauk harbor at dawn.jpg
Leaving Montauk Harbor at dawn
miami sailfish.jpg
Miami sailfish
montauk striper blitz in october.jpg
Montauk striper blitz in October
note the brown back on tarpon from inside everglades national park.jpg
Note the brown back on tarpon from inside Everglades National Park
nothing better than a baitwell full of ballyhoo to start the day.jpg
Nothing better than a baitwell full of ballyhoo to start the day
one of conway bowman pet makos off san diego.jpg
One of conway bowman's pet makos off San Diego
panama roosterfish love poppers.jpg
Panama roosterfish love poppers
purple flies are the ticket for everglades national park tarpon.jpg
Purple flies are the ticket for Everglades National Park tarpon
striped marlin off cabo.jpg
Striped marlin off Cabo
sunrise off montauk light.jpg
Sunrise off Montauk light
teasing big jacks off stuart with a hookless plug .jpg
Teasing big jacks off Stuart with a hookless plug
that mullet really tasted terrible.....jpg
That mullet really tasted terrible...