22. April 2011 01:29
Got 2 confirmed reports of roosters being seen and hooked in the Rooster Alley section of Baja in the last few days. Sardinas have migrated into the area south of Los Barriles over the lat few weeks. Please feel free to contact me if you need help setting up your Baja / Roosterfish adventure, whether it be guided or unguided.
17. April 2011 10:22
Permit are considered the toughest fish you can catch on the flats of the Carribean. Even small ones (10 lbs.) finger burning runs on a 10 wt. rod. That is, if you can hook them. Finally getting a Permit is like getting your first steelhead, something you will never forget. Add in the factor that if you are lucky enough to get a Permit, you can then go after massive Tarpon, and hard-fighting Bonefish to complete the flats fishermans dream, the "grand slam". If you are really having the day of a lifetime you may even be able to get in a couple of snook for a "super grand slam". Or you could go after some barracudas. Flats and mangroove fishing is an experiance that will never be forgotten and should be on every serious fly fisherman's "Bucket List". The following video is a the trailer for "Satori" which was a fly fishing flim about Permit fishing entered into the Film Festival. This is a great video for seeing what Permit are like, and how catching one is an amazing experiance. This is filmed off of the Florida Keys, the birthplace of Flats Fishing and prime Permit area.
15. April 2011 10:18
This is a great video if you want to see what sailfishing is like. The fishing here takes place off the coast of Guatemala in the Pacific. The action is incredible and when you realize that the road in the video is no lighter than a 12wt., Sailfish put up a helluva fight. This video is from Castaway Films. Enjoy.
14. April 2011 14:08
I'll be down at Christmas Island from April 26th-May 10th. I'll have 20 anglers with me, 10 each week. These trips are incredibly fun. We'll be fishing mainly for bonefish and Giant Trevally. If you have never caught these fish, it is definetly something you need to experiance. From the arm riping runs to the heart-stopping takes, the experiance is not to be missed. I have one open space for an angler from April 26th to May 3. Contact me here for more information. Check out more pictures in the photo album here http://www.opportunityflyfishing.com/gallery.aspx?id=9.
13. April 2011 14:36
I'll be down in Mexico Roosterfishing starting May 21-June 20 and have an opening from May 21 to June 2, 2011. You can also book trips with Trophy Fly Fishing. These trips are one of many saltwater fly fishing options that every fly fisherman should experiance. If you want to see what roosterfishing is like scroll down and look at the videos on this blog. What could be more exciting than driving down the beach in a dune buggy, spoting a fish, and sprinting to intercept it? Only the take and the first run where the fish heads back to the other side of the ocean! To book this awesome trip go to the roosterfishing part of this site here http://www.opportunityflyfishing.com/roosterfish-trips.aspx.
12. April 2011 14:42
I'll be booking tuna trips starting now. The season should run from July 20th to September 10th. The boat is an extremely nice 42' Twin Volvo Dorado Bluewater. The crusing speed is 25 knots. There is nothing more fun than having a 12 wt. road bent to the handle! For more information on these incredible expeditions go to http://www.fishingwithjad.com/fishingwithjad/flyfishoregontuna.com.html. Hope to see you out there!
4. April 2011 10:04
What could be better than sitting on a beach at Christmas Island while we continue to get poured on back here in Portland? Sitting on the beach at Christmas Island with a Giant Trevally! These fish are absolutly incredible. They are like the steelhead of flats fishing. Few fish are more challenging to hook into, but the fight these guys put up is well worth the effort. This fish is somewhere on the scale between 35-40 lbs and was hooked while fishing with Christmas Island Outfitters. Hooking a GT that size is something that will not soon be forgotten and when you combine that experience with hooking into all the Bonefish your sure to catch down there, and you are sure to have a dream vacation!
3. April 2011 09:44
Here are some photos and stories from some clients who just got back from Sailfishing in Guatemala. They went through the Great Sailfishing Company. Sounds like they had a pretty good time.
Had a great time catching sails and enjoying the facilities and all the staff. There were 3 fisherman on the boat. We caught 2 fish each during the 3 days. I had hoped for more, but that's fishing.
Although I only caught 2 sailfish and 4 or 5 small dorado, catching the sailfish was well worth the trip. The first one was definitely the most exciting fish that I've ever caught. It made an initial run of about 6-7 hundred yards, then made a right turn and ran another 6 or seven hundred yards. Lots of jumps! ...one more addiction to add to my list. The boat crew couldn't have been better. The chef and his assistant were equally wonderful. The chef cooked meals that were as good or better than any 5-star restaurant in Portland. The accomodations were outstanding. I was expecting to catch more fish, but I was very satisfied with the trip. Thanks for putting it together.
Will work to feed my fishing addiction,
If you feel the need to have your arm ripped out of your socket by a fish screaming off on a couple hundred yard run contact me (Capt. Jad Donaldson) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. April 2011 09:36
I got a report from some friends who went down to fish the Fall River for three days last week. On the way back they hit the Deschutes for two days. They experienced great fishing every day on the Fall, fishing midges and nymphs. They got there Monday just in time for the midge hatch which was the best all week. With really cloudy weather the hatch was huge and the fish were not in the least bit picky.
Tuesday started off with nymphing in the morning. They apparently picked up some huge fish on mayfly and winter stone nymph imitations, and even got an 18+ inch fish on an egg fly. The sun came out and made the fish extremely picky on the midges, but they still managed to pick up a few.
Wednesday was the best day of all. With nice cloud cover, the midge hatch was excellent, the fish were still sucking down nymphs, and the crowds of the first two day’s were almost gone. The biggest fish of the trip was caught that day with the egg fly. The fish was 22”! The Fall River fish are known for being picky, but sometimes you just have to show them something that hasn’t been shoved in their faces for the entire winter.
Thursday was spent traveling to the Deschutes. Nymphing was really good Friday morning, and in the afternoon there was an extremely good March Brown hatch. The fish all but ignored BWO’s and went for the bigger meal. Trout fishing is heating up for the season and if you can tear yourself away from swinging for the day you will be rewarded with some great trout fishing.