Thursday, December 31, 2009
Whether your adventures in 2010 take you to the jungles of Brazil in search of giant peacock bass, the jungles on Africa for monster tigerfish, the wilds of Alaska in search of salmon, or just you local pond in search of bass and bluegills, maybe 2010 bring you a great year full of good health and happiness!!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
With the long cold winters upon us, it does not mean that good fishing cannot be had. Friend and fishing expert, Steve Ryan, shows proof of this with fantastic catches of steelhead and brown trout in the Midwest through the ice!! Just again shows that you do not have to travel around the world to get into monster fish.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Bass Pro Shops currently has a clearance on the Pete Maina Musky Rods. These are fabulous casting rods for musky, dorado, tigerfish, and peacock bass. The rods come in size 6ft 6in MH 1 piece, 6ft 6in MH 2 piece, or 7ft 2in MH 2 piece. I bought the 6ft 6in 2 piece and plan on using it soon in the Amazon. The rods also come with a XPS wieght balance system which screws into the butt of the rod. These rods are a bargin at only $69.77 so act now as I am sure they will not last long at this price.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Recently bought a few new minnow type lures from YO-ZURI. The SASHIMI is the only lure able to change colors with every twitch of the rod. It has a ribbed body to increase surface area for added natural vibration and color release.
The EDGE MINNOW has flattened sides which cut into the body to reflect light in all directions. IT has has a weight transfer system to improve more accurate casting.
Both in my opinion should be great on peacocks. Hopefully will give them both a test in a few weeks in the Amazon!
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Recently while shopping at a local tackle shop, I ran upon some very well constructed deep diving lures which I believe should work well on the giant dorado at La Zona. Gapen's deep diving Polish Perch are made in Poland and are built with top of the line materials. It has a duel wire construction running through the deep diving bill which often gives me trouble from the monster dorado shattering it. Check out these lures at www.gapen.com
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The 2010 schedule for monster tigerfish out of the Ruhudji River camp and Mnyera River was recently announced by owner Michel Mantheakis. He has decided to upgrade the facilities, transport and services and is offering 19 trips starting mid July to the second week of November. They are moving the Ruhudji river camp further up stream to access more fisheries which has never been touched.
The rates for 5 day fishing program for only 4 anglers is at the rate of $6150 US each which includes the guided fishing, 2 nights hotels in Dar es Salaam and charter from Dar to camp.
Friends Steve Ryan and Steve Yatomi fished these rivers this past October with high reviews. A few monster tigers over 20lbs were caught by both.
Act soon to get on to the best tigerfish in the world. This is virgin waters which will not last long. This trip fills up very quickly so call Steve Yatomi at 1-800-254-3474 for booking info
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Rumor has it that Javier Lasama has rebuilt the original Uraima Falls Lodge in Venezuela. This is the lodge which has made payara fishing famous. The World Record 39lbs trophy payara came out of the lodge waters.
I heard reports that Steve Shoulders, http://www.headwatersfishing.com/, will be offering split trips for peacock bass out of his lodge on Lake Guri and the other part for trophy payara out of Uraima Falls Lodge.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Would like to wish all a Merry Xmas and Happy New Years!! May 2010 bring you and yours a healthy and prosperous year!
Still looking for the perfect Xmas gift? Well, how about a once in a lifetime fishing trip for peacock bass, tigerfish, PNG bass, etc Contact Steve Yatomi at email@example.com
How about a new GLoomis fishing rod or fishing reel. Contact Tom Ashby at the American Legacy Fishing Company at www.gloomis.us
Have a great a safe Holiday Season!!!
Hope all in 2010 catch all their dream fish!!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The water levels are getting very low on the Rio Negro and other top peacock waters. The houseboats are having a difficult time navagating into the low river channels making much competition between various outfitters. Most of the lagoons have dried up. However fishing is reported to still be excellent of of sandbars and deep lagoons which are still fishable. Hopefully the annual Xmas rains come so fishing will continue into Janauary and February.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Looking for a great Xmas gift to give to your favorite fisherman? Tom Ashby of the American Legacy Fishing Company is offering a free $50 gift card with a $200 purchase. The offer ends December 12th. Tom deals with many fishing items such as GLoomis rods and Shimano products. You can check out the products on http://www.gloomis.us/ or give Tom a call at
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Due to a huge amount of water coming from Southern Brazil and Northern Argentina, the town of Concordia has it's worst flood since 1995. Currently the Uruguay River near La Zona so high that the water is flowing out of the Salto Grande Dam at over 100mph. Over 10,000 residents of Concordia have evacuated with the water flowing down the city streets. Towns north of Concordia like Corrientes received over 300mm of rain in 1 day. As of now, La Zona lodge is closed until the water levels come down.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Last night, Illinois biologists dumped rotenone into the canal waters near Romeoville, Illinois to keep Asian Carp from entering the Great Lakes while an electrial barrier is turned off for maintenance. The barrier will be down for a few days and the toxin will kill any Asian carp that try to pass through the canal.
The rotenone is estimated to cost between $1-$2 million. Roughly 200,000 pounds of fish not just the carp will be killed. The toxin is not hazardous to humans.
Asian Carp pose a major treat to the Great Lakes because they can consume up to 40% of their body weight in food each day. They can grow to more than 4 feet long. They have been known to be in excess of 100lbs and are know to leap at boaters!
If the Carp enters the Great Lakes, the ecosystem could be damaged. The Great Lakes sportfishing industry which takes in an estimated $7 billion per year will be greatly affected.
Recently, water samples taken six miles from Lake Michigan tested positive for the Carp by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The University of Notre Dame verified this stating the waters tested positive for carp between Sept 23 and Oct 1.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Plummer's Lodges is offering for the first time, exclusive trips to the Tree River for monster Arctic Char. The Tree River is bar none the best place in the world to catch trophy Arctic Char. Numerous char over 20lbs are caught everyday on the Tree. The trips originate in Kugluktuk, NWT, where you will be picked up by float plane to spend 4 days fishing the Tree River.
The dates are August 19-23 and August 23-27 $3395 which includes the air to camp from Kugluktuk, 4 days guided fishing, and 4 nights accodations and meals.During these dates, the char will be in full spawning colors.
I have fished the Tree a few times and highly recommend this trip if you are after trophy Arctic Char.
For more info contact www.plummerslodges.com
Monday, November 30, 2009
Looking for some great topwater action in a river system which has never been fished before? Well, Steve Yatomi of www.adventuretravelalliance.com has found the spot in Suriname. The river system provides non-stop topwater action for a tooth critter called a wolf fish. These guys average around 15lbs and described by Yatomi as "jungle pit bull fish".
Numerous other species are also available such as peacock bass, monster piranha to 10lbs, and giant redtail catfish which can get well over 100lbs.
Yatomi was able to observe a variety of wildlife such as Tapirs, Giant River Otters,Amazon deer, Numerous macaws and other bird species. He also was able to see a few anaconda's and several orange non venomous snakes plus a few blue poison dart frogs.
Steve is hosting trips in Sept/Oct 2010 at this location and another for monster Lau Lau cats up to 150kg. Both trips are for 6 days of fishing, meals, charter flights, ground transfers and 2 nights lodging in Paramaribo. Cost in inexpensive for a trip such as this for $3200 and limited to 6 per week.
Act now to get in the action. You can contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Recently received som new fantastic peacock lures from Kermitt Adams of
http://www.klures.com/ These topwater lures are made of high quality wood and have a tremendous painting touch. Cannot wait to try these out on some grande peacock bass in January. The peacock rippers are topwater propeller lures which are made of quality hardwood and top of the line components. The hotdog is a zara spook type lure with rattles while the mega pop should really call some giant peacocks in. I highly recommend you try these out on your next peacock bass trip. Also, Kermitt makes some quality bass lures as well! Check them out on
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Pumice Creek Lodge owner, Gary LaRose, notified me that he is extending his silver salmon season an additional 2 weeks in September. Pumice Creek is located on the Alaska Peninsula. Daily flyouts are to the Cinder River for silvers or Lava Creek for char. These are prime weeks for big numbers of big silvers. IN my opinion the Alaska Peninsula offers the best silver salmon fishing in a remote location bar none. Most Peninsula Lodges have a long waiting list during the prime weeks. Act now to get into this great fishing.
For more information, contact Gary LaRose at email@example.com or contact me at
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Tom Ashby of American Fishing Legacy Fishing Company is offering a great Shimano Tescata TSS70XL Spinning rod retail $199.99 for $79.99. These rods will not last long. For information contact Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org Also make sure to sign up for his great newsletter which often has great deals on Shimano and GLoomis fishing equipment.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I recently received a copy of Erwin Brown's book "Hunting The World". The book describes the adventures of world hunter and fisherman Erwin Brown. The book comes in hardback and is 307 pages. The following are the chapters in the book.
1. Whitetail deer
2. Antelope on the Prairie
3. Family sightseeing and Antelope Hunt
4. Triple Luck
5. Alberta Horse Train hunt
6. Polar Bear Adventure
7. Alaska Mixed Bag hunt
8. Arctic Grizzly
9. Newfoundland Black Bear
10. Kodiak Island Brown Bear
11. Southeast Alaska Brown bears
12. Glacier Bear on the Alsek River, Alaska
13. The search for a Stone Sheep
14. The Rocky Mountain Goat
15. Vancouver Island Bears
16. Dall's Sheep in the Alaska Range
17. Muskox of the Arctic Tundra
18. Arctic Islands Perry Caribou
19. North American Wild Sheep Grand Slam
20. California Bighorn Sheep
21. A Cat for Christmas
22. Arctic Wood Bison Safari
23. Royal Slam of Wild Turkeys
24. Mozambique Safari
25. The Search for Leopard and Kudu in Zambia
26. Tanzania Safari
27. Namibia Safari
28. A Hunting Tour of Spain
29. Spanish Red Stag and Beceita Ibex
30. Shotgunning with the Elite in Europe
31. Gobi Argali Sheep in Mongolia
32.Transcaspian Urial Sheep in Turkmenistan
33. New Zealand Whitetail Deer
34. Water Buffalo in Tropical Australia
35. Banteng on the Coburg Peninsula- Australia
36. Chamois & Himalayan Tahr in the Southern Alps
37. New Caledonai Rusa Deer
38. Papua New Guinea Safari
39. Australian Mixed Bag Hunt
40. Free Ranging Red Stag & Sika Deer in New Zealand
the book is fabulous reading and has many great photos. For ordering info contact me at
email@example.com and I will put you in touch with Erwin
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
On September 5, 2009 Sean Konrad caught a 48lbs World Record Rainbow Trout beating his twin brother, Adam's, record of 43lbs 10oz according to IGFA. The Record Trout was caught on a 5-1/4 inch bonito colored jointed Rapala X-Rap. The Rainbow was landed in Lake Diefenbacker, a 106,000 acre impoundment of the South Saskatchewan and Que'Appele Rivers in the Canadian Prairie county 140 miles west of Regina.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Dr. Gary Clark returned for another great fishing trip with Capt. Keith Kennedy out of Venice, LA for giant bull reds. Gary reports that his group caught over 75 bull reds in a few days of fishing. The best tackle was tsunami plastics under a popping cork and rattle traps. Capt Keith has been producing big bulls in numbers all year as evidenced by the numerous reports on this blog.
THIS IS DEFINATELY A TRIP YOU SHOULD PLAN SOON!
Give Capt, Keith a call at 504-908-3108 or write
David Fields at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, November 6, 2009
Ramiro Ramirez, manager of La Zona Lodge, contacted me this week. Ramiro says the Spring Season has started on the Uruguay River which is slightly high due to rains in Southern Brazil. Ramiro reports the dorado fishing is good, with an average of 1 40lbs giant dorado being caught every 2 days.
As you might know, La Zona is a restricted zone near the Salto Grande Dam on the Uruguay River on the Argentina/Uruguay border. It is famous for having the largest dorado on earth!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Veteran International fisherman and friend Steve Ryan retured yesterday from a great tigerfish trip in Tanzania. Steve caught numerous tigerfish including a 24lbs and 20lbs. Steve has fished for most freshwater species including peacock bass and dorado, but rates the tigerfish over them.
For more information on this trip, contact Steve Yatomi and email@example.com
My group is booked for October 2010. Cannot wait to battle the giant tigers!
BTW: I write a free fishing newsletter about once a month with fishing reports from around the world and tips from others. Please e-mail your address to
firstname.lastname@example.org or write me at
1633 Central Ave
Whiting, IN 46394
Also I have just completed a small book entitled
The Search For Gold "A Field Guide to the Golden Dorado of La Zona
it is more or less a guide on tackle and what to expect at the lodge.
I currently have a few of my fishing pro friends going over it. If they like it, I will provide it for free hopefully in color as long as my printer lasts.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Neri Graglia of Corrientes, Argentina reports some great fishing for dorado and pacu on the Parana River, Argentina. To contact Neri call 0343154161897 or write
email@example.com or you can contact his friend Ryan Dovanton who lives in Georgia at 4787376547
Friday, October 30, 2009
Due to a recent cancellation, Acute Angling is offering a half price $2000 peacock bass trip on the Blackwater Explorer yacht. There are 4 openings for this deal during the week of Nov 14th. Sounds like a great deal if you can go on short notice. The peacock water levels are currently ideal.
For more information, contact Acute Angling at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, October 29, 2009
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Fried Dan Tracy led a group of fishermen for a 3 day trip during October 19-21 to fish with guide Keith Kennedy for monster bull reds. Numerous bulls were landed over 30lbs including a giant 40lbs caught by Dan Tracy. This was only for October 19 and 20th as am waiting word on the fishing today.
For info contact Dan at email@example.com or Keith Kennedy at Born to Fish Charters www.rodnreel.com/borntofish/ or David Fields at fishinexpeditions.com
Friday, October 16, 2009
Friends Gary Clark and Jeff Stagg report non-stop fishing action for bull redfish while fishing with guide Keith Kennedy out of Venice, Louisiana. In 3 days 99 reds were caught to 30lbs and also a bonus 40 trout where landed. For booking information contact David Fields www.fishinexpeditions.com 877-755-4950 or call Capt. Keith at 504-908-3108
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Around midnight on October 10,2009 angler Mike Chupa caught the walleye of his dreams out of Oakley Reservoir, Idaho. The walleye weighed in at 17lbs 12oz and measured 33 inches with a girth of 21 inches. The walleye was landed on a Storm Thunderstick-perch. The walleye was certified as the new Idaho State Record. Also that evening, Chupa landed a 13.4lbs walleye and 2 more over 10.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I recently fished Yellow Lake which is located in Webster, WI in Burnett County. Yellow Lake is a decent sized lake at 2287 acres with a maximum depth of 31 feet. Every fall when the lake starts to turn over, numerous large walleyes are caught in the deep mud flats. The walleyes start to roam the flats in search of perch. I troll with a rod equipped with 18lbs lead core line and use a smaller sized
Hot-N-Tot in about 26ft of water. On my other 2 rods (you are allowed 3 rods in WI) I use downriggers and place the lures about 75 feet behind the downrigger balls and use put the crankbaits down about 15 feet. Numerous trophy walleyes are usually landed every fall season with limits being the norm--see photo of my dad and friend with 30 inch trophy walleyes.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Looking for some giant dorado action in Argentina. You need to get in touch with Neri Graglia who fishes the Parana River. You can contact Neri at
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Judy Heidt, owner of Rio Parismina Lodge, reports that the tarpon fishing is red hot. Rio Parismina Lodge is located on the banks of the Rio Parismina River. Tarpon and Snook are the main sought after gamefish along with offshore species such as wahoo, snapper, and numerous others. Give Judy a call at 1-800-338-5688
www.riop.com to get in on this great action.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Tom Ashby of American Legacy Fishing Company has come up with a new cool design. He is offering tee-shirts with the decal. Also, Tom has a great trade in program available on your tackle. Contact Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org Or go to www.gloomis.us and click on the trade in program