Wednesday, December 8, 2010
I am trying to put together a like minded to Panama in the spring of 11.....A new operation run by a friend of mine on a private island with two brand new 34' Sea Vee center consoles! Geared towards the jigging and popping and fly fisherman it is the first of its kind. Ping me if you have interest in going!!!
Hello faithful readers. As you saw in my last post I purchased a new boat for the 2011 season. I am full of hopes and high expectations for this craft for my customers this coming year. It will easily take 4 anglers plus myself. Even tho we did take 4 on the speedcraft while bass fishing it was always tight and uncomfortable at best. I would not take 4 tuna fishing but will on the new boat. This will make a tuna trip quite affordable for a group of 4 and for the normal 2 or 3 we will have even more room to run around on the deck. No more fighting fish and getting nervous around the outboard....I cannot wait!!
Alot has to be done to the boat before she is commissioned this spring but we are on the right track. I just finished winterizing her and will now start the process of adding rod racks, electronics, and any other items I feel necessary.
June is half booked now and so if you want prime bass/tuna dates in the awesome month of June u should contact me ASAP.
Till next tide......
Monday, November 15, 2010
After much thought....I have decided to move into a 26' center console inboard diesel......It is the cats ass!!!...Beautiful layout....No outboard to catch clousers onto anymore......fully bolstered, wicked nice smooth ride......ARE YA READY?!!
Hello Blog Fans.....Sorry for the lack of posting lately....It's not because we haven't fished because we have. It's just that the fishing has been minimal due to the WIND like I have never seen it blow before!
I lost 17 trips in Sept and Oct due to the WIND and peoples inability to reschedule. As u can imagine, that put a serious dent in my seasons earnings but that's fishing and part of being in the business that you have no control over.
Last Saturday we hooked a giant bluefin around 700lbs and had him right at the boat b4 the hook broke....It was bittersweet.....We did catch a very nice Porbeagle Shark, *my first* and released a 71" butterball.
A trip into the drink was also ordered up due to my mate getting a line caught in the prop.....*grrrrrrgrin*
Friday, October 22, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Sorry for the lack of reports. It was a weird late summer. The bass fishing was phenomenal in some areas and just plain non existent in others. We are lucky we are on a trailer and able to dump on the other side of the pond when need be.
After one of the hottest tuna bites that I can remember for June and July, things got tough in August and early Sept. We are starting to see the tuna show back up and get into their fall mode. Weather has been a big hindrance to us. Wind...wind and more wind!!.....About 5 to 6 weeks left in the season till the good ol girl is wrapped up.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sorry for the lack of reports....I have been doing alot of bass trips the past few weeks and we have caught alot of nice fish on flies and jigs. The other day i had an angler from Italy onboard who spoke virtually no english....He nailed a 30lb bass on the fly and all we needed was the universal *high five* language to know how special that catch was.....
Commercial bass season will probably end this week with 70 percent of the quota reached by Sunday.....After that it should be awesome for chartering with the lack of people after a buck have long gone home......
Tuna has been slow of late but after next weeks moon phase I predict things to heat up....
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Yesterday I had my good friend Jeffrey Cardenas and his lovely daughter Lilly onboard. The plan was to get Lilly hooked up to fight her first bluefin tuna. It didn't take too long and Lilly fought the fish like a pro and in 20 minutes we had a nice slot tuna on the deck. The rest of the day was spent trying to get Jeffrey tight on the fly but the fish were just not fly friendly in staying up....A great day OTW with great friends...
Had some great light tackle/ fly bass action last week. Great to see a body of fish where it has been virtually dead the past 4 years.
John Sloan and his son Jack had a killer day out with me a week ago........John really earned this trip becuz the past few years he has booked me in August when the bass fishing has been tough.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
The past two days were INSANELY EPIC for tuna fishing....Here are a few pics from the outings.....I am beat and spent and sore since the old man has to tug on his clients fish cuz they didn't do enough P90X during the winter!!! hah......I complain but in acutuality it makes the old man feel young......;)
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
This past week I was hired to be the camera boat for a Jose Wejebe upcoming show. It was extremely educating seeing what goes into making a show of this calibre. Jose hanged a really slob bass on a small scaled down tarpon fly. He hooked a few tuna as well but unfortunately came unbuttoned....
I have tuna trips 2morrow and friday....Can't wait to get back out....
Monday, June 28, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
As you all know the gulf spill is an enviormental, economic CATASTROPHE. The thoughts of things to come visit me as nightmares while I sleep. With that said, if you understand the migration patterns of the mighty bluefin tuna you know that they spawn in the gulf. The bluefin may survive this or change their patterns, but the enviormentalists and feds want to put the endangered logo on these fish. The spill just may do that. If that happens then you can say bye bye to fishing for these magnificent fish!!
Tuna fishing has been hot this week....Many fly opportunities for fish up to 200lbs if you have the right gear. My boat is equipped with 15k dollars worth of the highest end light tackle and fly tuna gear that money can buy. My suggestion to anyone contemplating going out with me is to do it soon.....You never know when the feds will shut it down.....
I have the next week full but free up after that.....
Friday, June 25, 2010
I had Neil from the UK.....We had planned to bass fish wiht the flyrod but the fishing has been slow of late. I talked him into a tuna trip and what a day we had!!....Two fish released and many more hookups that resulted in lost fish due to hooks that pulled....