Friday, November 12, 2010

Lake Guri Venezuela

Friend and avid fisherman, Steve Ryan, had the opportunity to fish massive Lake Guri in Venezuela earlier this summer.

Lake Guri is one of the most exciting freshwater destinations in the world where one can catch trophy peacock bass and monster payara.

Massive Lake Guri, was formed by the construction of the Raul Leoni Dam which is one of the world's largest hydro-electric facility. It emcompasses over 3 million acres.

Guri is located about 325 miles from Caracas.

Steve had the pleasure of staying at Steve Shoulders Headwaters Fishing Club which is located on the SE side of Guri.

Steve was able to catch numerous trophy peacocks and payara. There are world class payara and peacocks in these waters with peacocks over 20lbs and payara over 30lbs.

Shoulders lodge was one of the most comfortable Ryan has visited in years of travel. The guides are topnotch and after experiencing Shoulder famous pork chops you definately will pack on a few pounds.

Shoulders is very flexible in the days of bookings from a few days to weeks.

For more information contact Steve Shoulders at

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Caught that monster fish of a lifetime and are looking to get a great mount so you can have a great memory of the catch. Check out Advanced Taxidermy at as they provide state of the art techniques to reproduce the fish that you caught! Check out their video at

The trophy fish are returned to fight again when getting a reproduction mount made. All you need is the length, girth, and weight plus a few good photos. Molds of killed fish have been made where fiberglass bodies are poured then painted to exact details of your trophy. The mounts will last a lifetime unlike skin mounts where the fish is killed which often bleeds oil after the taxidermist is done.

I am currently getting my trophy tigerfish made into a reproduction mount by these folks. Should make a great conversation piece!

Monday, November 1, 2010


Avid redfish angler, Gary Clark had great fishing for big bull redfish at the end of October with Capt. Keith Kennedy of Born to Fish Charters based in Venice, LA.
Gary was met with strong winds for the first 2 days of the trip, but Capt. Keith was still able to put them on the big bulls. On day 3, the winds ceased and a warm high pressure system moved into the area which really turned the fish on. The guys landed 84 bull reds for the 3 days of fishing with 40 over 32 inches and the largest 2 at 32lbs.
Contrary to some false rumors you might have heard, the fishing out of Venice, La is a good if not better than ever.
For more information on this fantastic fishing contact Capt. Keith Kennedy at
(804) 908-3108 or check out his site at
Keith provides top of the line guiding. He can also provide accomodations, meals, all tackle, and even your fishing license so really a no hassle trip!