Friday, October 31, 2014


Wild Fronters has announced the opening of their new lodge, Baker's Lodge, which will open in Jan. 2015. The lodge consists of 6 thatched cottages complete with decks overlooking the Nile River. Murchison Falls is nested in a National Park loaded with game. Some of the largest Nile Perch swim in the Nile around the Falls. My trip to Muchsion last Feb was simply amazing. We caught numerous Nile Perch exceeding 100lbs and saw more wildlife than most see in a lifetime. The trip is actually afforable and much cheaper than an African Safari. Uganda is totally free of the Ebola issue so visiting Murchison would not be a problem. I highly recommend you visit Africa and catch some of the intersting fish it offers. Plus make sure to take some time off from fishing for some game viewing and I guarateee you will not be disappointed.

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Friend, Carlos Casanello of Untamed Angling, recently wrote about his opening of a new lodge on Jurassic Lake. Jurassic Lake is located in the Santa Cruz Proidence in Argentina. Also known as Lago Strobel, here monster rainbow trout swim in the 10 mile long by 8 mile wide body of water which has 1 main river flowing. While working on the lodge, Carlos says he can literally view hundreds of monster rainbows swim near the lodge. For more information contact Steve Yatomi of at

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


When fishing for monster fish such as golden dorado and PNG black bass, it pays to have the top of the line snaps and split rings. I recently received a few Capella snaps which are made in Brazil. These are without a doubt the strongest snaps I have ever seen. It literally takes a pair of pliers to open them. As far as split rings go, the triple coiled Wolverine rings are the top of the line. These rings are triple coiled and can handle practically anything that swims. So before heading out on your next adventure, stock up on top of the line terminal tackle so your dream fish won't get away!

Saturday, October 11, 2014


Recently had the opportunity to fish Yellow Lake which is located in Burnett County, Webster Wisconsin. Each fall season when the lake turnsover, schools of walleyes head out to the deep mud flats gorging on small perch. This bite normally lasts about 3 to 4 weeks on Yellow Lake. I have fished Yellow Lake since a youngster, having spent many summers fishing the lake as the family lived there for numerous years. Trolling is the best technique to catch these deep walleyes. I employ two different means, 1 using 18lbs leadcore line. Leadcore changes colors each 10yd section so you can tell the exact amount of line your letting out without a counter. I attach a barrel swivel to one end and about a 5ft section of 10lbs mono. When fishing leadcore I try to have the lure about a few inches off of the bottom. I always use a Storm Hot-N-Tot as the lure puts out a vibration so you can determinte whether the lure is foulded with weeds. In Wisconsin each angler is allowed the use of 3 rods, so I also use 2 downriggers spooled with 10lbs mono. I use line counter reels and put out 75yds before attaching to the downrigger. Top lures for me have been the Cotton Cordell deep 2.5in minnows, Norman deep baby N, and Rapala deep diving jointed shad raps. I normally am trolling in depths of 25 to 30ft. Boat speed is a key factor and I try to keep it moving around 1.8-2.2mph. Normally, 4 to 4 1/2 colors of leadcore when trolling a 2in hot-n-tot will put the lure near the bottom. My favorite color is green/ black herringbone which is no longer made since Rapala bought out Storm. The past 2 weeks, I had limit catches of walleyes in terrible weather conditions consisting of high winds, freezing temperatures, lots of rain, and even 2 inches of snow. However,give deep water trolling a try when your lake goes into the fall turnover period and you might be surprised on your catch!