Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Florida live shiner fishing for monster largemouth bass

Friends Gary Clark and Jeff Stagg recently spent 3 days fishing the St. John's River in Florida with guide Eddie Bussard of Bass Challenger Guide Service for monster largemouth bass. The guys landed 8 trophies over 8.8lbs with Gary landing a monster 10.0lbs bass and Jeff catching his personal best at 9.8lbs. Guide Eddie says the bite is on, so come on down and hook into the biggest bass of your life. For more inforation check out Capt. Eddie site at www.basschallenger.com

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Murchison Falls National Park

There is nothing better than catching monster fish in beautiful jungle surroundings. The sights, smells, and sounds in the jungle are something to behold! Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda's largest national park. This is where the Nile River flows violently through a narrow cliff in the Rift Valley dropping 40 meters into a pool where giant Nile Perch swim. The Nile River homes some of AFrica's largest population of hippo and crocodile along with large amount of elephants, giraffes, cape buffalo, warthog, and a wide variety of antelope. Lion and leopard are also present. In the southeast part of the Park, ample populations of chimpanzees and monkeys exist. Murchsion Falls is a 6 hour ride from Entebee via Kampala. There are numerous options for housing within the park. We stayed at the Red Chili Rest Camp which was great. The meals and drinks after a days of fishing was quite satisfactory. We booked our trip with Wild Frontier, www.wildfrontiers.co.ug which have various trips and options including mountain gorilla viewing in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Here you get really close up with gorillas. Cannot wait to get back to Uganda, Murchison Falls to catch more monster Nile Perch and observe the thousanda of animals you will encounter. Next time, we are planning on making a visit to see the gorillas. As most have seen, due oil exploration, etc. things are changing out there, so get to Murchison Falls before it is too late!! I cannot say enough good things about this trip!!


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Nile Perch at Murchison Falls in Uganda. Africa

Had the opportunity to fish for NIle Perch at Murchison Falls, Uganda. Murchison Falls is located in a National Park and is on the Nile River. We left Chicago on Jan 31 for a long flight to London then onward to Entebee, Uganda. Here, guide Paul Goldring of www.wildfrontiers.com.ug greeted us and took us to our overnight hotel. In the morning we were off for a 6 hr drive to Murchison. Fishing was everything we hoped for and more. The groups largest Nile Perch were 135, 100, and another 100 pounds along with numerous others in the 50 to 30 pound range. Nile Perch can be caught on either live bait or casting rtifical lures. The wildlife was abundant with hundreds of elephants, thousands of hippos, baboons, cape buffalo, giant Nile crocs, antelope, warthog, etc.. seen each day while travelling in a boat along with river. I will write up a recap on the wildlife later as it will take a full page along with great photos. I highly recommend this trip for the wildlife viewing alone plus this is probably the last remaining place on earth to catch monster Nile Perch.