here is a video i compiled. it’s me and vince wiseman fishing out on some flats last summer out of Port O’Connor, Texas. i’m still playing with optimizing video online, so bear with me. let me know if the video hangs, the bit rate may be too high for good streaming.
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Archive for March, 2007
hey, everyone. i’m back in beautiful Buenos Aires now. sorry for the delay in posts, i’ve been on the road. i have to say that it’s been a long but successful season in Patagonia. along with booking trips throughout all of Argentina, i also am involved in a new project Northern Patagonia Fishing Club. one of the things about working with my 2 best friends (amazing fishing guides in the small town of Aluminé, where we are based) is that i don’t get to fish with them very often, although i’m happy that i can bring them work on an international level, but all season we’ve been busy with clients.
so, finally last monday, we all went fishing together for the first time all season. my 2 best friends, Katy and Javier (yes, Katy is a guy, it’s his nick name). i’ve known them for 8 years now, and are incredible fishing guides. also with us was Garrett Sullivan, an american fishing guide in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison River in Colorado. Garrett is originally from Texas, but moved to Colorado like 7 years ago to guide, etc. he was here in Patagonia to do some test fishing for another outfitter to see the viability of some of their fishing programs….
ok, here’s a photo from a recent trip that my friend Greg Gremmel took with our good buddy Freddy Lynch! this is a fly-caught redfish on the texas coast. i have no idea the size of this fish, but it looks in the 40+ inch range, which would put it in the 20-30 lb class, i imagine. greg, wanna fill us in with the details??
ok, i wanted to post this picture of Vince Wiseman and his 10 pound bonefish (note the boga grip)!! congratulations, Vince…
this was taken last month at Bair’s Lodge in South Andros, Bahamas. this is a group of doctors from austin who returned for their 2nd trip to the island. if anyone is interested in booking a trip or for more information on the lodge and the fishing, please email me (link at the upper left corner). cya…
i want to announce the formation of a new fishing operation in Patagonia, Argentina. it’s called NORTHERN PATAGONIA FISHING CLUB.
this is a new project that i’m involved with, based out of the small town of Aluminé in Neuquen Province. we are sort of a cooperative, utilizing great local guides and providing incredible regional home cooking. our mission is to provide a professional, authentic and unique Patagonian fishing experience like no other. you could say we are a boutique operation.
our fishing options are varied, we have many challenging but rewarding waters that require finess and skill. please check out our website, HERE. the site will be updated soon, but for now i’m attaching a couple of new photos of our house on Estancia Llamuco, a quaint hidden ranch near Aluminé where we lodge our guests. i’ll post more tidbits later, from our season so far. oh, also, check out our great report by Tim Borst in the ANGLING REPORT!! cheers…
here are some photos from Isla Holbox, Mexico (Yucatán). there is some great off-shore fishing for migratory tarpon. my good friend Jeff Clarkson and i headed up to Holbox after a week at Casa Blanca Lodge in june, 2005. we spent 3 days up there to try and get a big tarpon. we had some funky weather, so we could only fish half days before some storms rolled in.
what was great about Jeff was that he tied every single fly and leader himself, prior to this trip. it’s rare to see someone that prepared these days, as everything in the sport of fly fishing has become so guide and outfitter-oriented that most people don’t know the basics any more. the art of fly-fishing seems to be lost.
anyhow, Jeff was aptly rewarded for doing his homework. these are photos of Jeff and his tarpon, around 80-90 pounds? hard to say exactly how much this fish weighed from this angle, but it had a really fat girth.
check out the storm clouds, and his sweat-drenched shirt from fighting this thing…
ok, guys. i know i’m in the middle of Patagonia, Argentina right now, trying to finish our season, but i need to fill this new blog with some goodies. the thing is that i’ve been working a lot, consulting and supervising a new start-up trout fishing operation here, so i actually haven’t been able to fish as much as i’ve wanted. on top of that, it’s been an unusually cold summer (if summer even came at all).
so, that’s gotten me thinking about my (warm weather) trip to Casa Blanca Lodge in Ascension Bay, Yucatán, Mexico. i’m taking like 20 of my best clients/friends to this lodge in june. i usually do this once a year, but skipped last year because i was too busy. anyway, this place is great. easy to get to, great food, accommodations and excellent guides. one of the first upscale fishing lodges (20 years in business) in the caribbean. the best part about it is that it’s a mixed fishery, so i can go with a group of fishermen of all skill levels and expectations, and there is something for everyone. bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook.
the following photo is my friend greg with guide Eladio and one of our several permit. the photos show 2 permit tailing on his crab, just before he hooks one.
i’ll probably put more photos from mexico, argentina and texas, until i get up to speed with everything. cheers.