About the Artist - for Michael Reimer, That Fish Guy

I was at work on a Saturday, waiting to do my part of a system upgrade, when I typed 'Fish Print' into Google. I was looking to buy fish art for my office. I ran across a web site for Gyotaku and took an immediate interest in the subject. I spent the next few months researching everything I could about gyotaku, practicing in my mind how I was going to make my own fish prints. I even bought a few through the internet.

It finally got warm enough the following March to catch a few bluegill in a local pond. Armed with red acrylic paint, news print and my then 8 year old daughter as my assistant, we made some prints which look like fish shaped blobs of ink. Not discouraged, I practice and practice until I feel comfortable enough to use rice paper, rather than news print and block printing ink, rather than acrylic paint.

Fast forward several months to the point where I liked them enough to start framing them and hanging them in my office. Friends of my wife ask if they can buy some as gifts for their husbands and I think hmm......
The following fall, I signed up for my first art show. Since then, I've joined the Nature Printing Society http://www.natureprintingsociety.org/ and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen http://www.pennsylvaniacrafts.com/. I served as the vice-president of the Nature Printing Society for 2013 and 2014, have taught beginner fish printing at five of their annual workships and have been their webmaster since 2017.

In February of 2008, I became a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. Juried status in the PGC is an honor awarded to work deemed to show excellence in craftsmanship, resolved design and unique voice or style. I am honored to be a juried member.

All of my art work is hanging up in my office between shows. The only prints that I mat and/or frame are ones that I'd keep as my own if I never sold another. Since I catch the fish (or in some cases, was with a friend who caught a fish), I have a connection to each print. I do most of my fishing in Montgomery County, Chester County and Berks County PA.

I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed making them.

Michael Reimer

2018 Fishing Log
May 23 - Tangascootac Creek - Nothing
May 23 - Kettle Creek - Nothing
May 23 - Trout Run - 9 Brook Trout
May 23 - Drury Run - 1 Brook Trout
May 23 - Wykoff Run - 4 Brown Trout, 10+ Brook Trout
May 24 - Sinnamahoning Portage Creek - 1 Brook Trout, 3 Brown Trout
May 24 - East Branch Cowley Run - 1 Brook Trout, 1 Brown Trout
May 24 - Driftwook Branch Sinnemahoning Creek - 8 Brown Trout, 8 Brook Trout
May 25 - Hicks Creek - 5 Rainbow Trout, 4 Brook Trout, 4 Brown Trout
May 25 - West Branch Hicks Creek - 3 Brook Trout, 10 Brown Trout
May 25 - East Branch icks Creek - 2 Brook Trout, 1 Brown Trout

May 25 - Six Mile Run - 3 Brown Trout, 1 Rainbow Trout
May 26 - Stony Creek - 2 Brook Trout, 1 Rainbow Trout, 1 Brown Trout
June 8 - Local Pond - 6 Bluegill
June 20 - Pickerng Creek - 6 Rainbow Trout, 1 Brown Trout, 1 Smallmouth Bass

2017 Fishing Log
April 20 - Delaware River - 10 Striped Bass, 8 Catfish, 2 White Perch
May 18 - Local Pond, Largemouth Bass, 5 Bluegill
May 21 - Lotcal Pond, Largemouth Bass, 4 Bluegill
June 15 - Pohocopo Creek - 1 Rainbow Trout, 4 Brown Trout
June 16 - Lehigh River - Multiple Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Smallmouth Bass
June 17 - Lehigh River - 1 Brook Trout, 2 Smallmouth Bass, 8 Brown Trout
June 17 - Drakes Creek - 4 Brook Trout
June 18 - Lehigh River - 5 Brown Trout, 1 Brook Trout, 2 Smallmouth Bass

2016 Fishing Log
Feb 19 - Tarkill Creek, 3 Brook Trout
April 14 - Susquehanna Flats, 2 Striped Bass
April 22, Clark Creek, 4 Brook Trout, 8 Brown Trout
May 25 - Furnace Run, 3 wild Rainbow Trout, 20+ wild Brook Trout
May 25 - Rolling Rock Creek, 1 Brown Trout, 2 wild Brook Trout, 10 Rainbow Trout
May 25 - Linn Run,5 Brook Trout
May 25 - Mill Creek, 2 Rainbow Trout, 4 Brown Trout
May 26 - Indian Creek, 1 Rainbow Trout, 1 Brook Trout
May 26 - Meadow Run, 1 Rainbow Trout
May 26 - Dunbar Creek, 1 Rainbow Trout, 2 Brown Trout
May 27 - Stonycreek River, 4 Brown Trout, 12 Brook Trout, 5 Rainbow Trout
May 27 - Four Mile Creek - Nothing
May 28 - Stonycreek River, 4 Brown Trout, 1 Brook Trout, 2 Rainbow Trout
May 29 - Skippack Creek, 3 Brown Trout, 4 Smallmouth Bass, 4 Rock Bass, 10 Redbreast Sunfish
July 23 - Perkiomen Creek, 1 Carp
July 24 - Perkiomen Creek, 1 Carp
July 30 - Perkiomen Creek, 1 Carp
July 31 - Perkiomen Creek, Smallmouth Bass, 3 Redbreast Sunfish
August 6 - Starfield Pond - 10 Bluegill
August 7 - Starfield Pond - 5 Bluegill
August 8 - Starfield Pond - 2 Bluegill
August 9 - Starfield Pond - 10 Bluegill

2015 Fishing Log
May 20 - Lackawanna River - 4 Brown Trout
May 21 - West Branch Dyberry Creek - 1 Rainbow Trout, 2 Brook Trout, 10 Brown Trout
May 21 - Middle Branch Dyberry Creek - 3 Brook Trout
May 22 - Lackawaxen River - 1 Brown Trout, 1 Rainbow Trout, 3 Smallmouth Bass, 3 Fallfish
May 22 - Big Bushkill Creek - Nothing
May 23 - McMichaels Creek - Nothing
June 7 - Tulpehocken Creek, 2 Rainbow Trout, 4 Brown Trout
Nov 1 - Starfield Pond - 15 Bluegill
Nov 2 - Susquehanna River - 15 Flathead Catfish
Dec 5 - Pickering Creek, 3 Brown Trout

2014 Fishing Log
April 2 - French Creek - 3 Rainbow Trout
April 2 - Skippack Creek - 2 Brown Trout, 1 Rainbow Trout
April 9 - Local Pond - 5 Bluegill, 1 Pumpkinseed Sunfish, 1 Largemouth Bass
April 10 - Local Pond - 6 Bluegill, 1 Pumpkinseed Sunfish
April 12 - French Creek - Nothing
April 14 - Delaware River - 5 Striped Bass, 5 Channel Catfish, 2 White Perch
May 18 - Skippack Creek - Nothing
May 21 - Ocean City MD inlet - 1 Striped Bass, 4 American Shad, 5 Bluefish
May 22 - Little Schuylkill River - Nothing
May 22 - Pohocopo Creek - 1 Brown Trout
May 24 - Little Schuylkill River - 5 Brook Trout, 4 Brown Trout, 1 Rainbow Trout
June 4 - Ocean City MD inlet - 6 Striped Bass, 3 American Shad
June 7 - Ocean City NJ bay - nothing
August 24 - Perkiomen Creek, 4 Smallmouth Bass
August 26 - Perkiomen Creek, 3 Smallmouth Bass, 2 Redbreast Sunfish
September 1 - Perkiomen Creek, 1 Black Crappie, 1 Bluegill, 1 Rock Bass, 8 Redbreast Sunfish, 5 Smallmouth Bass
September 6 - Tulpehocken Creek, 1 Brown Trout, 1 Bluegill, Numerous Rock Bass, Redbreast Sunfish and Smallmouth Bass
September 13 - Tulpehocken Creek, 1 Rainbow trout, 1 Rock Bass, 1 Redbreast Sunfish, 4 Smallmouth Bass
September 13 - Hay Creek, 5 Brown Trout, 1 Brook Trout
September 20 - Tulpehocken Creek, 1 Brown Trout, 1 Rock Bass, 6 Smallmouth Bass
September 20 - Blue Marsh Lake Stilling Basin, 20+ Bluegill, 3 Largemouth Bass, 1 Rock Bass, 1 Green Sunfish

2013 Fishing Log
April 8 - Delaware River - 20 Striped Bass, 5 Channel Catfish, 1 Yellow Perch, 1 White Perch
April 19 - Delaware River - 1 Striped Bass, 1 Channel Catfish
April 23 - French Creek - 4 Brown Trout
April 28 - French Creek - 1 Brown Trout
May 3 - Delaware River - 6 Striped Bass, 1 White Perch
May 22 - Laurel Hill Creek - 6 Brown Trout, 4 Brook Trout, 2 Rainbow Trout, 1 Smallmouth Bass
May 22 - Fall Creek - nothing
May 22 - Youghiogheny River - nothing
May 23 - Stoney Creek (Somerset County) - nothing
May 23 - Brush Creek - 3 Rainbow Trout, 1 Brown Trout
May 23 - Wills Creek - 4 Rainbow Trout, 1 Brown Trout, 1 Palimino Trout
May 24 - Cove Creek - 2 Rainbow Trout, 2 Brown Trout
May 24 - Sideling Hill Creek - nothing
May 24 - Big Spring Creek - nothing
May 27 - Skippack Creek - 4 Brown Trout, 2 Rainbow Trout, 1 Rock Bass, 7 Redbreast Sunfish
June 15 - Skippack Creek - 1 Rainbow Trout, 2 Smallmouth Bass, Multiple Redbreast Sunfish and Rock Bass
November 17 - Multiple Yellow Perch and Bluegill
December 22 - Valley Creek - 20 Brown Trout

2012 Fishing Log
January 22 - Valley Creek - 9 Brown Trout
March 23 - Delaware River - 10 Striped Bass, 2 Channel Catfish
May 28 - Pohocopo Creek - 5 Brown Trout, 1 Brook Trout
June 15 - Perkiomen Creek, Numerous Rock Bass, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish
July 4 - Schuylkill River - 3 Rock Bass, 2 Redbreast Sunfish, 1 Bluegill
July 28 - Perkiomen Creek - 3 Smallmouth Bass, 1 Rock Bass, Numerous Redbreast Sunfish
July 28 - Schuylkill River - 3 Rock Bass, 1 Green Sunfish, 1 Redbreast Sunfish
September 15th - Scotts Run Lake - 6 Bluegill
September 15th - Lake Hopewell - 5 Bluegill, 1 Pumpkinseed Sunfish, 1 Largemouth Bass
September 15th - Marsh Creek Lake - 6 Bluegill
October 26th - Nesquehoning Creek - 7 Brown Trout, 1 Brook Trout
November 4th - Marsh Creek Lake - Numerous Yellow Perch and Bluegill
November 23rd - Tulpehocken Creek - 6 Rainbow Trout
December 2nd - Chambers Lake - 6 Bluegill
December 3rd - Hay Creek - 3 Brown Trout

2011 Fishing Log
January 2 - Tulpehocken Creek - Rainbow Trout
February 6- Valley Creek, 5 Brown Trout
April 8 - Susquehanna River - Carp, Channel Catfish, 5 Flathead Catfish
April 15 - Delaware River - 6 Channel Catfish, 10 Striped Bass
April 19 - Delaware River - 1 White Perch, 10 Channel Catfish, 10 Striped Bass
May 25 - Piney Creek, 20+ Brook Trout
May 25 - Clear Shade Creek, 4 Brown Trout, 4 Brook Trout
May 26 - Yellow Creek, 5 Brown Trout, 9 Rainbow Trout, 1 Brook Trout
May 27 - Little Bald Eagle Creek - 2 Brook Trout, 10+ Rainbow Trout, 10+ Brown Trout
May 27 - Big Fill Run - 2 Brown Trout, 1 Rainbow Trout
May 28 - Letort Spring Run - 2 Brown Trout
June 11 - Skippack Creek - Numerous Redbreast Sunfish and Green Sunfish, 2 Smallmouth Bass, 1 Bluegill
June 11 - Hay Creek - 6 Brown Trout, 2 Rainbow Trout
June 30 - Perkiomen Creek - Smallmouth Bass, Rock Bass, Redbreast Sunfish
July 2 - Tulpehocken Creek - 3 Rainbow Trout, 3 Brown Trout, 4 Rock Bass
July 22 - Perkiomen Creek - 6 Smallmouth Bass, 2 Rock Bass
July 23 - Perkiomen Creek - 6 Smallmouth Bass, 6 Rock Bass
July 24 - Perkiomen Creek - 3 Smallmouth Bass, 1 Rock Bass
August 1 - Delaware Bay - 4 Flounder, 1 Bluefish, 1 Croaker
August 3 - Delaware Bay - 3 Flounder, 1 Croaker
August 4 - Delaware Bay - 3 Flounder
September 11 - Marsh Creek Lake- 1 Black Crappie, 1 Yellow Perch
September 18 - Perkiomen Creek - 7 Smallmouth Bass
September 24 - Marsh Creek Lake - 15 Black Crappie, 2 Yellow Perch, 1 Bluegill
October 9 - Hay Creek - 6 Brown Trout, 1 Rainbow Trout
November 27 - Hay Creek, 7 Brown Trout
December 18 - 4 Valley Creek - 4 Brown Trout, 1 Rainbow Trout (yes, rainbow trout on Valley Creek!)