I've been wanting to paint this scene for quite a while and finally made the time to get it done.
When I was a kid, we used to sit on the edge of weed beds in an anchored boat plunking worms for bluegills. Some of the most vivid memories of those days are from incidents when bigger fish would chase and/or steal our fish once we had them hooked. I also remember marveling at the bloody slashes from huge sharp teeth on a lifeless bluegill after a musky tired of playing tug-of-war and spit out its prize.
"Uninvited Guest" has been submitted as cover art for Musky Hunter Magazine.