Friday, October 18, 2013

Monster bull Louisianna Redfish

Avid angler, Bill Crain, reports fantastic fishing in Louisianna for monster bull redfish. Bill fished with Capt Keith Kennedy of Born to Fish Charters October 11 to 13. Catch rates were fantastic as Bill's party boated over 60 redfish per day and hooked many more. Many of the groups redfish were big bulls going over 30lbs. Capt, Keith Kennedy has located a "new" hotspot which is loaded with monster bull reds. Keith has been guiding anglers for years to fantastic days of battling monster redfish. Keith goes overboard by supplying everything including housing, meals, and even fishing licenses. Believe me this is a dream trip at a fraction of the International trips with comparable fishing. Keith guides anglers year round and produces monster redfish daily. To get in on this wild action give Keith a call at 504-908-3108

Sunday, October 13, 2013


Capt. Francois Helias recently led a group of anglers into the jungles of Malaysia for snakeheads. This was Francois 13th annual snakehead fishing expdition into this region. Snakeheads are extremely tough fighters and are actually a very beautiful species. Francois reports that many anglers now fly fishing for these brutes. Francois has thousands of IGFA records. He is based in Bangkok, Thailand and guides anglers to the monster fish available in his home country. Numberous opportunities exist in Thailand such as Giant Mekong Catfish, Giant Siamese Carp, Arapaima, Snakehead, and numerous others. Having been to Thailand twice I would gurantee most anglers will catch the largest fish of there lives. The country is very safe and the people are very friendly. For more information all fishing with Francois you can check out his website at or email him at I will be visiting Thailand later in November, so watch for my report!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

RedHot Action for Monster Golden Dorado

Reports out of Concordia, Argentina continue to be amazing! Monster golden dorado are being caught daily out of La Zona on the Uruguay River under the guidance of La Zona Lodge guides. During the months of September, October, and November, the dorado puts on a significant amount of weight do to spawning. These are the months when monsters can readily be landed. Normally the dorado will lay in the deeper holes waiting to ambush their prey. Lures such as Yo-Zuri Hydro Magnum and Rapala Mag 30 are great to hook into big dorado. La Zona Lodge reported an unusually good winter season (months of June to August). Having fished in the zone since its opening, I can attest the conversation policies are working with 100% catch and release. In my opinion, there are more 40+ dorado in the zone than in previous years. The dream dorado has jumped to over 50 pounds and probably in a few years over 60 pounds. The IGFA world record in my opinion will be shattered very soon. La Zona Lodge normally books very fast so get into while a few openings exist. Monster Golden Dorado should be on every fisherperson's dream list and La Zona is the place to fulfill your dreams. Contact Steve Yatomi at or get in touch with me at for more info on booking a trip to La Zona for monster golden dorado!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Fall Season for deep water walleyes

During the fall season when lake turnover happens, walleye fishing can be extremely good in deep water even on smaller inland lakes. For over 20 years, I have had great success on Yellow Lake in Northwest Wisconsin trolling for walleyes in over 25ft which are the deepest sections of the lake. Small perch will head to these deep water mud flats seeking out insect growth thus attracting walleyes. In Wisconsin, each fisherperson is allowed 3 rods of which I use 2 rods on downriggers and I hold 1 rod spooled with leadcore line. For the downriggers, I set my balls down about 15ft and use small Storm hot-n-tots, jointed rapala shad raps, or other small deep water lures to tempt walleyes which are located about 3 ft off the bottom. I use a line counter reel spooled with 15lbs Trilene Big Game mono. I let out 75ft of line then attach the line to the downrigger. Walleyes are very light biters so watch for any eratic movement on the rod tip or occasionally pick up the downrigger ball to check for walleyes. For the leadcore line, I replaced the rodtip with a roller guide for better ease of letting the leadcore out. I use 18lbs leadcore which is color segmented every 10yards. I attach a 5ft 10lbs fluorocarbon leader to the leadcore using a very small barrel swivel. I attach the hot-n-tot to the fluorocarbon by use of a small Berkely cross loc snap. In 25ft of water I normally put out about 4 colors of leadcore which will place the lure slightly off the bottom. Use a stiff casting rod as the hot-n-tot will put out a vibration. Once this vibration stops you either have weeds on the lure or you are hitting bottom with too much line out. Trolling speed is the key as I try to keep the boat between 1.8 and 2.2 mph for best success. So, on your next fall fishing trip, give some deep water trolling a try and I think you might be surprised by your catch success!