Saturday, January 29, 2011


New for 2011 is the fantastic Rapala X-Rap30Mag in firetiger coloration. This lure dives over 30ft and is constructed of hard plastic. It is a great lure for golden dorado at La Zona when casted into the fast water produced by the dam turbines. The firetiger coloration has been know to be a killer on the monster dorado. One of the best sites to check out these lures and other new and discontinued models is They have a few of the good discontinued River2Sea fishing lures available for purchase on a limited basis.


With the fishing shows now in full swing, now is the time to spend some time at a show to get rid of that cabin fever. The Chicago Show is currently being held and is one of the biggest in years. Numerous tackle vendors, fishing lodges from around the world are at the show to help you with your fishing plans this year. Whether it be a trip to Africa or a local salmon charter on Lake Michigan the info in available at the show. Numerous tackle vendors such as Sebile, Strike King, and others are available to show their new products and to answer questions you might have. Numerous Hall of Fame Anglers will be giving seminars at this years show. They include Kevin Van Damm, Al Linder, Babe Winkelman, and other top anglers. Also this year there is a hunting section in the show where you can book exotic hunting trips to Africa, Alaska, and numerous other destinations.
So spend a day at a fishing show. Take along your family and enjoy the day!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Angler, Chuck Larsen, had the opportunity to once again fish the Uruguay River in a section known as La Zona "Home of the Monster Dorado". On January 24th, Chuck landed the dorado of his dreams, a massive 56lbs golden dorado.

The current World Record All Tackle Dorado as recognized by the IGFA was caught by Andre L.S. de Botton on 11-Jan-2006 which weighed in at 55 lb 11 oz. So, if properly weighed, Chuck has a chance of landing a World Record.

Untamed Angling which is ran by Marcelo Perez and Rodrigo Salles, have a great blog with weekly updates on the fishing conditions in La Zona and other lodges they run. Check the blog out at

La Zona is filling up fast for 2011. There are a few openings for prime spots remaining. Contact Steve Yatomi at for more information.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Looking to get the best advice on peacock bass, dorado, and other South America fish, check out the KALUA International Peacock Forum at

Here you will be able to ask questions to some of the best fishermen in the world. Also you get frequent updates on the top tackle, fishing conditions, etc.. Also you can get any advice you want before booking your next fishing trip. Here you will also meet many new friends. Give a forum a try and I think you will enjoy it.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


With the waters in the Uruguay River starting to recede, now is the time to stock up on some great topwater or shallow running lures which can stand up to the punishment the dorado enforces! Kermett Adams of http://www.klures/ has designed an arsonal of lures designed just for these beasts!

The RIPPER CHICO is a topwater ripper lure which is 6inches long and weighs 1.5 ounces. Cast this lure near the exposed rocks in La Zona and "rip" it with fast long jerks.

The JAWBREAKER is another topwater lure which is a beefed up buzz bait. Cast again near the rocks and reel in as fast as possible. This lure has a body of 3 inches and a total length including the buzz blades of 5.75 inches. The lure weighs 1.75oz

The GRAND SLAM is a shallow running crankbait which runs about 2 to 3 feet below the surface. The lure is 5 inches long and weighs 2 ounces.

The DALY DIVER, my favorite, is another shallow running crankbait which runs about 2 to 3 feet below the surface. The lure is 5 inches long and weighs 2 ounces. The action on this lure is slightly different from the Grand SLAM.

The HOTDOG is a surface walking lure. While reel keep flicking your wrists to provide a zigzag action around the exposed rocks. This lure is 5.5 inches.

The SEPTEMBER POP is a surface popping lure. Jerk the rod to produce a popping noise. This lure is 4 inches and weighs 1.5 ounces.

I personally have tried each of these lures in La Zona, THE HOME OF THE MONSTER DORADO.

All the lures are made of high quality wood and wire through construction. Triple split rings and Owner hooks are provided on each lure

So, get in touch with Kermett to catch the dorado of your dreams!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011


On your next fishing adventure consider tossing giant swimbaits such as the SPRO BBZ and the Triton Mike Bucca Bull Shad. These lures can get up to 9 inches and weigh over 5 ounces. Angler, Jake Tippee from Alabama uses the Bull Shad to land monster smallmouths up to 9lbs!
Don't let the size of the lures prevent you from using these fantasic lures. These lures will catch monster peacock bass, gigantic golden dorado, trophy largemouth and smallmouth bass, plus practically every freshwater and saltwater fish that gets to trophy sizes.
When casting these lures you will need a heavy duty baitcasting rod. I prefer Pete Maina heavy action casting rods combined with either a Shimano Curado 300E or Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 7000iHSN spooled with 60lbs PowerPro braided line.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Earlier this week, a 754 pound bluefin tuna sold for a whopping $396,000 in Tokyo. The winning bidder owns, Kyubey, and upscale sushi restauuant in Tokyo. Roughly the tuna sold for $526 per pound!!! Guess I have been fishing for the wrong species all these years!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

IGFA launches New All Tackle Length Record category

Starting Jan 1, 2011 IGFA launched a new way to have a World Record Fish. Now, there is a catagory for the longest length of numerous species. This is a 100% release category where the fish must be returned unharmed. Also, fish that are entered for the All-Tackle Length category are not eligible for the weight categories. A few of the rules are as follows:
--All fish entered for the All-Tackle length records must be measured on an official IGFA Measuring device which can be purchased on the IGFA website.
--Gaffs are not allowed to land fish for All-Tackle length records
--Photos must include the full length of the fish on the measuring device clearly showing the position of the mouth and tail.
--Photos must include a close-up of the fish's nose and tail on the measuring device
--Photos must include the angler with the fish.
--Photos must include the rod and reel used to make the catch
--The line must be submitted to IGFA with the proper application

Check the IGFA website for more information and a list of eligible species and minimum Lengths! Or write or phone 954-924-4246 with questions or concerns