Friday, July 31, 2009


Capt. Keith Kennedy, Born to Fish Charters, (504) 908-3108 says the action on the big bull reds is red hot. Keith guided a group from Hot Springs, Arkansas during July 26-28. Day 1 provided non stop action with big bulls running between 18 to 44 pounds. A total of 49 were caught. Day 2 provided much the same with 29 monster reds between 18 to 35 pounds.

I highly recommend you give Keith a call ASAP for some great fishing and a great time in all.

Sunday, July 26, 2009


On July 17th, Joel Atchison caught and released the King Salmon of his dreams on the Kenai River in Alaska. The Giant King weighed in at approximately 90 pounds. It measured 58 inches and had a 34 inch girth. The current World Record King was caught in May 1985 by Les Anderson. It weighed 97 pounds 4 ounces also from the Kenai River. Since then, only a handful of Kings pushing 90 pounds have been landed.

Friday, July 24, 2009


High Arctic Lodge is located approximately 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle and approximately 400 miles north of the treeline. The sun never sets in this area of the Arctic from May 25th to July 27th.
Here, unspoiled trophy Arctic Char and trophy Lake Trout awaits on Victoria Island, Nanavut, Canada. The main lodge is located on Merkley Lake which is between West Lake and Surrey Lake. This system is over 45 miles long. Lake trout and land-locked char are caught here. In order to catch giant Arctic Char, a flyout is required to hot spots such as Hadley Bay which is approximately 100 miles from the Magnetic North Pole. During the flyout you have a great opportunity to view polar bears, muskox, Arctic Island caribou, and seals.
The rivers on Victoria Island start to break up in early July. It is estimated that two thirds of the char (non-spawners) wintering in the lakes head downstream to the Arctic Ocean. These char migrate back to the lakes at first snowfall which is in late August.
The other third (spawners) remain in the freshwater alkes all summer. The female turns a pinkish coloration while the male bull char turns a brilliant orange/red and develops a pronounced lower kype. These char spawn after the lakes freeze up in September. They return to the Arctic Ocean the following summer.
The lodge is only open from the middle of July till the middle of August. I fished there during July 20th week and August 6th week. Both were great. In July the lakes still had ice on them,while it snowed during the August week. Lots and lots of char up to 20lbs.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


According to Capt. Keith Kennedy, the big bull redfish are on a rampage stacking up for their spawing run in late August/September. Numerous big bulls are being caught everyday between 18 to 40 pounds. For information call Keith at 504-908-3108

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Friend Steve Ryan wrote a terriffic article "Green Bay's Spotted Muskies>Back in the Game!" in the August 2009 issue of IN-Fisherman magazine. The article concentrates on tactics toward the Great Lake's spotted muskies.

Friday, July 17, 2009


Steve Yatomi of Adventure Travel Alliance is hosting a group to Suriname Nov 15 to 25 for giant wolffish and red tail catfish plus numerous other species. For information contact
Steve Yatomi

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Newly built Tsimane Lodge is now open. Tsimane Lodge is located in a National Park whre the Amazon Jungle meets the Andes mountain chain in Bolivia. The lodge fishes numerous clear streams and rivers where anglers fly cast to freshwater dorado, pirapitinga or Amazon pacu, and the yatorana.

In the July issue of "Field And Stream" there is a great article by Kirk Dieter "In Search Of The River Gods". The article is about "The Jungle Anglers" search for a fantastic golden dorado fishery in the jungle. Kirk leads Marcelo Perez of Untamed Angling into the wilds of the Bolivian jungle on the Rio Secure where Tsimane Lodge is located.

You can book this trip with Steve Yatomi at

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Looking for a chance to fish virtually unfished waters for big brown trout in Argentina? On the south-eastern tip of Terra del Fuego lies a beautiful river, the Irigoyen which holds a fair amount of big browns. Here Untamed Angling opened the Far End Rivers Lodge in January 2008. The lodge and the river sit within the Estancia Maria Luisa, a 45,000 ranch that borders the sea. Rodrigo Salles of Untamed Angling says there is some helicopter fishing available for 2010.
For more informatin contact
to book contact Steve Yatomi at

Monday, July 13, 2009


For years, I have used a South Bend Tony Rizzo Musky Rod for my peacock bass and dorado fishing. I never had a problem, other when TSA sawed some of them. I currently own 7 of these rods. They were discontinued a few years ago, but South Bend has a replacement rod the Trophy Tamer Muskie Rod R-737 in either 1 piece at 6ft or 1 piece at 6ft 10inches. These rods are very inexpensive at only $49.95 each
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Sunday, July 12, 2009


Looking to fish a practically virgin tigerfish river. Well look no more. Recently opened Tanzania Tigerfish Safari Camp has the type of fishing available. During recent exploratory trips, tigerfish up to 30 pounds were jumped. The camp only allows 4 rods per week, so book ASAP.
For more information contact Steve Yatomi

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Papua New Guinea Bass

Steve Yatomi, President of Adventure Travel Alliance, http://www.adventuretravelalliance/. com if offering trips to Papua New Guinea for PNG bass. Steve is the lone outfitter booking this new operation. PNG bass have been known to be one of the toughest freshwater fish on earth. "These guys have an attitude" says Yatomi. This new system houses PNG Bass up to 60lbs.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Texas Trinity River--Alligator Gar

Friend Don Thompson of Swayzee, Indiana had a few days of great fishing. Don first fished for redfish out of Venice, La with Captain Keith Kennedy of Born To Fish Charters, Don had fantatic action for bull reds. His largest redfish was a giant 38lbs.

After leaving Venice, LA Don headed to Texas to fish the Trinity River with guide Kirk Kirkland Don and his grandson had good action with the largest alligator gar being 70 inches at 75lbs and another at 65lbs. Guide Kirk books well in advance so you best bet is to call at least a year ahead of time to get the best fishing dates.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Moreno Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Next time your fishing adventures take you to Buenos Aires, Argentina, I highly recommend the Moreno Hotel. Make sure to upgrade to the deluxe rooms. These rooms are gigantic. We had 2 balconies in our room. Breakfast is included in the room price. Also transfers from/return the EZE airport can be arranged at an additional cost.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Potential World Record Largemouth Bass from Japan

It is reported by "Field and Stream" that the World Record Largemouth Bass was recently caught by Manabu Kurita, from Lake Biwa in the Shiga Prefecture of Japan. The bass weighed 22 pounds 5 ounces and measured 29.4 inches. The bass is 1 ounce heavier than George Perry's current World Record.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Buzzards Bay, MA stripers

Friend George Hollenbeck had good striper action in Buzzards Bay, MA in early June. George fished with guide David Cornell out of S. Dartmouth, MA.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Abu Garcia Ambass 6600 C5

Just picked up my Abu Garcia Ambass 6600 C5 from Cabelas. Is currently on sale for $49.99 retail $105.99. Great reel and you cannot beat the price.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

World Record Pirarucu

According to IGFA, the World Record Pirarucu was recently granted. The Pirarucu was caught in August 2008 on the Rio Negro in Brazil by Jakub Vagner. Vagner caught the pirarucu on fresh cut bait. It weighed 286 lbs 9 oz. The Pirarucu is often referred to as the largest freshwater fish. It is an obligate air breather often rising to the surface to inspire a gulp of air. They are very difficult to catch on hook and line.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Great deals at Cabelas

Great deals can be found at the bargin cave of Cabelas. I at least check out this sale once per week. Recently I bought a Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 6600 C5 baitcasting reel for $49.99 which was listed at $105.99

go to then go to their fishing bargin cave

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Strongest split rings in the World

Looking for the strongest split rings in the world? Well, I tried the Wolverine tackle triple coiled spilt rings this year at La Zona Argentina for giant golden dorado and found they are by far the strongest spllit rings on the market. Check out their website at or contact Terry trattner at sales

My group replaced all the split rings on their dorado lures this year and had not problems.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Redfish in Venice, LA June 29th 2009

Friend Jeff Stagg had fantastic redfish action with Capt. Keith Kennedy out of Venice, LA on June 29th. Jeff's group of 3 caught 72 Bull Redfish weighing between 20-38lbs. Jeff said the action was nonstop and they broke off on numerous times. To fish with Capt. Keith Kennedy of Born to Fish Charter go to