A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of being invited out to the Arizona desert with my good friend and fishing editor at Field & Stream, Joe Cermele. We went out to shoot the opening episode of the 2014 season of Hook Shots. As usual, going anywhere with Cermele is a gas and this trip did not disappoint.

While the weather somewhat stymied us on bass, we did have one of the most outrageous days of carp fishing I’ve ever had. We also stumbled onto one of the strangest little cities out in the desert named Quartzite. Which made for some pretty good photography. It had very little to do with fishing, but was well worth the couple hour stop. I’ll let the photos do the talking… Enjoy the photos from the trip and make sure to watch the full episode here.