Friday, December 31, 2010


Would like to Wish all readers of The Fishing News a productive and healthy 2011. Hope you catch the fish of your dreams whether it be tigerfish from Tanzania, golden dorado at La Zona, redfish in Louisianna, Peacock Bass in the Brazil jungle, largemouth bass from Florida, bluegills out of the ice or where ever you fishing destinations lead to.
Take time to get out fishing in 2011, relax and have fun! We are so blessed with everything we have so take advantage of everything given to you!

Have a Safe 2011!

Good fishing, Bob Daly

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Just because the weather in the Midwest has turned cold is no excuse to put away your fishing gear. Lots of big trophy fish can be had fishing through the ice!

Friend and International Fishermen, Steve Ryan, sure knows how as evidenced by these monster bluegills he recently caught.
For my International friends, yes we do fish through the ice here in the United States. This is accomplishd by drilling a hole through the ice and often sitting on a bucket jigging for panfish such as bluegills, perch, and crappie. Bluegills are a delicious table treat!
Often fishermen might use and ice shack to keep them out of the adverse weather environment.
Have fun while ice fishing, but make sure you are extremely safe!

Sunday, December 26, 2010


Tyger Leaders are the first stainless steel leaders which can be tied directly to braided lines. This eliminates the use of crimps, snaps, and swivels which possibly can get pulled away when a monster fish of your dreams in on your lure. The leader material comes in various sizes and colors. It is specifically designed for toothy fish such as tigerfish and dorado. It is nylon coated to resist getting cut around sharp rocks plus the coating prevents knots from slipping. The material is flexible to tie dirctly to your braided line using your favorite fishing knot.

Give it a try on your next trip to La Zona for monster dorado!

Saturday, December 25, 2010


Looking to get out of the cold winter in the Midwest and catch some truely monster largemouth bass? Captain Eddie Bussard is the man to see. Capt Eddie has over 30 yrs guiding experience in Central Florida including the famous St. John's River for monster largemouths.

There are great bass lakes near Walt Disney so take the family along and get some fantastic fishing in at the same time. Now is the time of the year to catch the monsters!

Check out Captain Eddie's site at or contact him at

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

La Zona Golden Dorado

Steve Yatomi of has informed me that he has a few openings to fish for the biggest dorado in the world in La Zona during 2011. La Zona is a section of the Uruguay river near the Salto Grande Dam which borders Uruguay and Argentina.
You will stay in La Zona Lodge which is ran by Untamed Angling, La Zona boasts all of the IGFA records for golden dorado with a possiblity of hooking into a 40lbs or even bigger dorado during your 4 days of fishing. I have fished here numerous times and it is my favorite destination in the world. Contact Steve at to check on his openings.
Also if you planning on fishing La Zona make sure you check our the great dorado lures made by Kermett ADams of I have helped in the design of these lures and can guarantee these lures will stand up to the powerful dorado whereas most store bought lures fail.

Friday, December 17, 2010

2010--What a Great Fishing Year!

During 2010, I most likely had the best fishing opportunities of my life to fantastic destinations most dream of. I had the opportunity to appear on local radio and discuss my favorite trips--thanks to Pat Renwick of the Region Bass Buzz on WJOB 1230 Hammond, IN. I started my own fishing blog at I hope you all visit it occasionally and offer suggestions or trip updates. Also was able to meet new fishing friends on the various fishing forums I visit daily.
My season started in February when I ventured back to Brazil into the Amazon Rainforest in search of monster peacock bass. We were greeted with very low water levels which made getting around the rivers tough. However, I was able to catch monster peacocks which weighed in at 21.5lbs and 20lbs. The rain in the Amazon is getting too unpredictable so I am putting this trip on hold for a few years.
In April, I went back to my favorite fishing spot, La Zona, which is located on the Uruguay River on the border of Argentina/Uruguay. This is a special place and the best place in the world to catch monster dorado. I lucked out and caught my largest to date a monster 46lbs.
In May, my Dad and I visited old friend, Bernie Meyer, at Yellow Lake in Webster, Wisconsin. We visited many old friends. My parents lived on the lake for many years.
In September, I fished out of Gary LaRose's Pumice Creek Lodge which is located on the Alaska Peninsula. The water levels on the river were extremely high, but guides Rudy and Todd were still able to put us onto the silver salmon. This is without question the best lodge in Alaska for big numerous silvers.
Late in September, Dad and I again went back to Yellow Lake. This time we concentrated on catching some walleyes rather than just visiting. Fishing was fair with a few big walleyes caught. The lake was also high.
In October, I was able to take the best all round fishing trip of my life to the wilds of Tanzania in search of monster tigerfish. Was able to see numerous amounts of wildlife including hippo, elephant, crocs, cape buffalo, plus numerous others. We had a great time catching tigerfish of our dreams.
Had the opportunity in 2010 to do some lure testing for Kermett Adams of These lures worked great on the peacock bass and dorado. Make sure you check out Kermett's site. Also I booked all trips with the help of Steve Yatomi of Check out his site also.
Hopefully 2011 is anothe winner. Have trips to Alaska, Wisconsin, La Zona, and Thailand planned and hopefully a trip for big bull redfish in Venice, LA.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fishing in Thailand

Looking to catch some monster fish which are practically unknown to anglers of the United States? Look no further than Thailand where monster Mekong catfish swim. Also you have the opportunity to catch gigantic siamese carp, big alligator gar, huge snakefish, big barramundi, prehistoric arapaima, and many other exotic species.

Most trips start out of Bangkok with the fishing done in private lakes and river systems.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Venice, LA redfish report for December 8-10

Gary Clark and friends have reported good fishing for trophy bull redfish out of Venice, LA fishing with Capt. Keith Kennedy of Born To Fish Charters. The largest bull redfish caught by the guys today was a trophy 32lbs. The weather has been cool with some wind.

If your looking for a great, inexpensive all inclusive trip, without the hassle of travelling outside the United States give Capt Keith a call. He will set you up with all housing, meals, tackle, fish cleaning, and even your fishing license. Keith knows when and where the big bulls are year round. Give Keith a call at (504) 908-3108 or check out his site at

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Word out of Brazil is a potential world record peacock bass was recently caught in the Middle Rio Negro region in the Amazonas. The monster was said to weigh in at 29.4lbs. All paperwork was reported to be filed with the IGFA for verification.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Papua New Guinea Bass

Papua New Guinea Bass are one of the top freshwater battlers in the world. They live in the rivers in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. They have been know to break rods, bust lures, strip reel gears, pull split rings out, and make pretzels out of hooks. These bass can reach weights of over 50lbs.
The rivers of Papua New Guinea are some of last remaining unfished rivers on earth!

PNG bass along with Tigerfish, Peacock Bass, and Golden Dorado are on the top of the list for freshwater trophy fishermen worldwide.

For more information on PNG contact STeve Yatomi at plus check out his website and