Tom Perkins catches a fish while his dog, Fisher, looks out on Rough River Lake. He has been fishing central Kentucky lakes all his life and guiding clients on them for 14 years.
Tom looks at an old map of Rough River Lake before putting his boat in.
Tom feeds his dog, Josie, eggs from crappie that he caught earlier that morning.
Tom fishes with Jim Leopold (center) and Dan Kilchenman (right) on Nolin Lake.
Tom ties a jig on his fishing line.
Bob Corcoran (left) Tom and Larry Wells (right) fish from Tom’s boat on Rough River Lake.
Tom takes a crappie off the hook during a guided fishing trip.
Tom uses a live well in his boat to keep fish he catches fresh.
Tom talks to client and friend Joe Leopold while filleting crappie he caught on Nolin Lake.
Tom sits on Nolin Lake with clients as the sun rises.