Jason - your exposure and framing are great! You definitely have an "eye" with your photographs - especially the leaves, stream, and turkey shots.
Those two pieces of glass may be 'kit lenses' but, as you can see from your own photos, they take excellent pictures when properly exposed and processed.
Like Travis said, taking photos is almost as addictive as the fishing part is!
I love to capture my trips in pictures as so many of friends don't. It winds up that I am the one with all of the great memories in photos.