This winter I was lucky enough to spend several months in the Bahamas chasing bonefish and tarpon and sharks, as well as shooting teal, swimming with wild dolphins, exploring with the kayak, and running mile after mile after mile of beautiful island trails. Anyone interested in joining me for such activities on my next trip there send me an email and we’ll see what we can get set up.One of the unlucky bones.A Bahamas Oriole – less than three hundred of this species remain on earth.My digs, most of the time that I was there.One of my favorite fish on Earth – the Barracuda.The sea-kayak, an excellent mode of exploration on the flats.The last thing a bonefish sees before his release from the barbless hook.The best weather for duck hunting is the same no matter where you are in the world.Lemon sharks like flies too.I must have tied at least a thousand Crazy Charlies.And the bonefish ate them like they were candy.Sometimes you have to just outrun the storm, and it’s a good thing flats skiffs are fast.This is a sight that rocks any fly fisherman’s world – tarpon on the surface…Swimming with wild dolphins is an experience I will never forget. They just appeared. And once I was in the water with them, they hung around. Their voices are amazing, and if I could have wished for anything in the world as I twisted through and between them down there, it would have been to understand what they were saying.
Attention Anglers! I’m putting together a hosted trip for bonefish in the area off Los Roques Venezuela for June 2013. My good friend and fellow guide Emiliano went up there last year, and the photos and stories he came back with provided more than enough motivation for me to move this particular destination right up to the top of my list of must-do’s. The idea is to rent a couple of sailing yachts, complete with crew and chefs, and do a ten day trip with seven full days of fishing plus spectacular food, snorkeling, and scenery all the way. (Non fishing guests are welcome too) Cost is only $500 a day per person, and includes everything except a guide (since it is a hosted trip), but from what Emiliano tells me if you’ve got any fish spotting and casting skills at all you can do just fine on your own! We’ll make sure guides are available though, for anyone who wants one (even maybe just for the first couple of days until your eyes get turned on) and these run about another $175 a day per angler.
I’ve got ten total spots to fill and only three or four of those are left open at this time. Flights will need to be through Caracas to Los Roques, and I’ll be waiting for you when you get off the international flight so we can travel together from there on. Our plan is to board the yachts the same day we arrive, then sail through the night so as to get out to the fishing grounds and beautiful islands and beaches straight away.
We’ll determine the exact dates for the trip once the group is filled out so we make sure they work for everyone. Anybody interested shoot me an email right away; I don’t expect this deal to last long!