Saturday, August 24, 2013


Friend and avid fishermen, Jim Schmid, recently fished for monster arctic char and lake trout out of High Arctic Lodge located on Victoria Island. High Arctic is the world's northernmost sportfishing lodge, 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Here unspoiled trophy arctic char and lake trout await you! Plus you can fish the entire day as the sun does not set during these summer months! The lodge sits on Merkley Lake which is about 86 miles from Cambridge Bay. The fishing season is very short here with about 5 to 7 weeks of open water. Muskox and Perry caribou abound in this area which is some of the remostest on earth. Jim says the temperatures were extremely hot during his stay with temps reach the 70s which is unheard of in this area. Jim landed numerous trophy bull char up to 19lbs on both fly and spinning gear. The largest char caught out of the camp during his stay was a monster 28lbs char. The char here exibit a brillant orange coloration during their spawning season. They enter the rivers of Victoria Island out of the Arctic Ocean. Char do not die after spawning unlike salmon. Jim also landed numerous lake trout. High Arctic Lodge offers remote flyouts on Victoria Island to some of the best char fishing on earth such as their Hadly Bay and Nanook River camps. Fishing is normally done wading casting spoons or flies. I had the opportunity the fish out of High Arctic during the early 90s and can highly recommend this "trip of a lifetime". So if a trophy arctic char is on your wish list and to experience "Top of the World" fishing, get in touch with Fred Hamilton at

Friday, August 23, 2013

Venice Redfish report for August 20 to 22

Avid redfish angler, Dr. Gary Clark, reports fantastic fishing for redfish out of Venice, LA with Capt Keith Kennedy of Born to Fish Charters. Gary reports an abundance of big bull reds over 30lbs. Gary, who fishes in Venice at least a few times per month, says the best fishing he has seen is happening right now and should last throughout October. Capt Keith has a few openings for the remainder of the season so if you have been thinking about heading to Venice, the time to book is NOW!! Keith runs a very smooth operation supplying everything including your fishing license. Keith is a hell of a cook so prepare to have great meals after a day of great fishing. To experience a once in a lifetime fishing experience at a fraction of the cost of International trips, give Keith a call at (504) 908-3108

Friday, August 16, 2013

Steelhead action in Algoma, Wisconsin

Had the opportunity to fish in Algoma, Wisconsin on August 11th for salmon and steelhead. 2 friends and I fished with Trio Fishing charters, The weather was ideal for a great day of trolling for salmon and steelhead. The steelhead bite was on as we landed 7 total in a few hours and missed a few more. We also landed a few king salmon and 1 small lake trout. Algoma is located on the NorthEast side of Wisconsin in Kewaunee County. Lake Michigan borders Algoma and has made this town famous for monster salmon catches. The waters get very deep here as we were fishing in over 350ft trolling flies and spoons. If you have ever hooked into a steelhead, you know the fantastic fighting ability they possess. Often once hooked, the steelies come shooting out of the water trying to toss your hook. To get into some of this great action, contact Trio Fishing Charters at

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Venice Redfish Report for August 9 to 10

4 friends had a great fishing experience with Capt. Keith Kennedy out of Venice, LA. In 2 days of fishing during August 9 and 10th, the group of 4 landed over 100 redfish with the largest going at 34lbs. Capt. Keith has his fishing operation in Venice and supplies housing, meals, full guided service, fish processing, and even your license. From my own experience, Keith goes out of his way year round to put you on big bull trophy redfish. This is a world class fishing experience at a modest price. Keith has a few openings remaining this season so get in while the action is good. Give Keith a call at 504-908-3108

Sunday, August 4, 2013


Kermett Adams of has recently added Mag deep diving minnows to his array of tackle. These Mag minnows are some of the best lures to tackle monster golden dorado at La Zona. Kermett can paint these lures to your specificiations. My favorite color for golden dorado is firetiger. Kermett is famous for his high quality peacock bass choppers and poppers. These are the best on the market bar none!

For more information contact Kermett at or check out his site at