Saltwater reports, flats, estuary, back country and inshore.

    San Diego Makos

    This last trip was awesome with 10 fish released and 5 more that we just did not connect with. 3 of my fish went for air and there is nothing that is more spectacular and sometimes scary when a Mako gets in polaris missile mode. One fish after finishing a round of cartwheels and aerial twists came 180degrees and went under the boat before doing another flip just behind my head. It is most entertaining as is just watching the fish as they arrive boat side  looking for the payoff. Chewing or mouthing on trim tabs, motors, zinc anodes and chum buckets as they search for something to fill the hole is very common. A fish fired up will chomp a fly quickly but not all fish are the same and they do not all eat as they are swimming away which is the preferred direction you want before setting the hook!

    Quint: "Sometimes that shark he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a shark... he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then..."

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    Shave Every Day

    Okay so the bad news Big G the Apple Mac running our show here had a logic board melt down and we are way behind with our photos and video. Speaking of video, that most likely caused our woes with Big G. The good news is when we get back in the swing there is Pike, Lake Trout, Grayling, Mako's, Mahi Mahi, Roosterfish, Bonefish, Billfish, Tarpon and other species to be shown caught in various locations stretching from the Northern Yukon south to Cabo San Lucas to Cozumel and the Yucatan in the East.
    In the mean time some of our friends have been fishing in Australia and other locations keeping up the good rod work despite the economy and pending elections etc here in the United States. Our mate Keith Darnall gives us some sage advice below gleaned from his recent trip on Carpentaria Seafaris and with that I will leave you guys until mid November (will drop by a report or two via the laptop) with Brendan at the helm.

    "I have learned from these photos that I should now, shave EVERY day...Keith"

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    Laurie First Atlantic Sailfish

    Laurie's first Atlantic Sailfish
    On January the 9th and 10th  my girlfriend Laurie Marin Foucher and I fished with Capt. Anthony Mendillo aboard the "Keen M" targeting Atlantic Sailfish on fly in  the waters around Isla Mujeres.  
    As usual with my luck the weather on day one was not very good. Of course adding salt to wound Anthony said they were getting around 40 to 50 bites a day before our arrival and it was now slowing down. With no baitballs in the area the method to raise fish was trolling. We fished about 8 miles northeast of Isla Mujeres and the "Keen M" raised about 20 sails of which I managed to hook 8 and land 3.

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