Archive for October 2013

Tuna offshore with Chris Trosset

Two days ago I went fishing with Chris Trosset. Our target was blackfin tuna, and we found them in good numbers. After a longer-than-average search for bait, we arrived at the spot an hour before sunset and were in tuna the entire time. I hooked three on fly, losing every one to the sharks. Chris…

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Belize, PART FIVE (final)

We left off with the capturing of two permit on the beginning of the sixth day. Here’s what happened next: Michael had caught the permit while I was tarpon fishing, and since we were also in the presence of some small bonefish we decided to catch two in case we could get a slam. Michael…

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Belize PART FOUR

After our two permit day in in Punta Gorda, we woke up on our second to rain and cloud cover. We returned to, and spent the balance of our day in, the inside spot that had given us some great shots and Michael’s second permit the day before. The water was shallow, and we decided…

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Belize PART THREE

After our first two days in Placencia, we packed up a few day bags and headed to Punta Gorda for two days. The weather wasn’t great, and we were dealing with some difficult cloud cover throughout the day and no small amount of rain on the way over. Eworth brought us to a nifty inside…

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After Belize PART THREE, here’s a Key West Report….

I figured that since I’m spending a few days writing the Belize report, it would be nice to have some Key West related reports on the site. I received the following picture from Robin Lunn, who fished with Aaron Snell last week and had a great time: Additionally, I fished for a few hours yesterday…

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Belize PART 2

After the slam (and some pretty great permit fishing) on the first day, we remained in Placencia for another day before we went to Punta Gorda. We all felt that good things could happen. At the first stop, I waded after a pair of tailing fish with Michael while he fished, and while the casts…

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Belize, PART ONE

Last night I returned from a week-long fish in Belize. My friend Michael Hetzel and I were fishing with my old friend Eworth Garbutt, and we had six days of fishing planned. Thirteen years ago, I first fished the flats in Placencia with Eworth and had a great time. Though I did not catch much…

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Fishing with Doug Yesterday

Yesterday I had the pleasure of fishing with Captain Doug Kilpatrick. Doug has been busy with his new lodge in Wyoming (the Wapiti Lodge), and since he was back for a week in October I secured the day after the vote to fish with him. It was either going to be a very tough day…

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Channel Widening Vote Results

So, it seems that we have a victory on our hands. The Key West Chamber of Commerce spent more than twice what we did, and they only won 25% of the popular vote. This means that, for now, the issue has been put to rest. Key West values our natural resource and our long-term visitors…

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Fishing this morning

This morning I woke up to a phone call from Captain Mike Gorton, who had a trip booked today with anglers that didn’t show up. Since he was all set to go, he rang me up to see if I wanted to get out for a few hours. With the vote today (if you don’t…

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