Andros...Home to Big Bonefish, Bull Dolphin, and the Legend of Lusca.
It should come as no surprise to anyone perusing the pages of this magazine that numerous Caribbean destinations offer outstanding flats fishing. The same holds true for tropical big game locales that are famed the world over for producing indescribable billfishing. But how many angling Mecca's are within a short commuter flight of Florida residents and offer fishermen-on-the-go the best of both worlds? Andros in The Bahamas fits the bill just perfectly.
Look no further than this tropical paradise for blue-water action that is simply too good to be true!
Late one night after too many drinks and way too many tall fish tales, I asked my close friend, Dr. Guy Harvey, legendary marine artist, angler and conservationist, if you could only fish at one destination for the rest of your life, where would it be? His immediate response, “Piñas Bay, Panama.”
The Yucatan Peninsula - Where angling victories unfold in the shadow of Mayan cities.
As soon as I heard about the discovery of a prolific juvenile tarpon fishery along the west coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, I was anxious to experience what the buzz was all about. I made arrangements to visit the epicenter of this fishery in Campeche, Mexico.
While the opening game of the 2008 NFL season is still weeks away, more than 60 Miami Dolphins players, coaches, cheerleaders and alumni were hard at work at the 12th Annual Miami Dolphins Fishing Tournament, held at the luxurious Miami Beach Marina. The weekend’s event, presented by Stiles Corporation, was held in honor of the late Scott Chait, an avid angler and member of the Miami Dolphins Community Relations staff who passed away at the early age of 23 after a lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis.
In case it slips your mind, there are constant reminders: a pair of blue and yellow macaws belt out their call. A hot-rod blue morpho butterfly flits in the dappled understory light. A howler booms an ear-shattering signal to his monkey mates.
Powerful, Plentiful, and Best of All, Eager to Please!
A few years back I visited the Orca Adventure Lodge in Cordova, Alaska, for a September silver salmon trip. I was sitting around the fly-tying room with the owner, Steve Rainey, when our conversation turned to big-game. In Alaska this usually means barn-door halibut, however, Steve started telling me that his friend, Captain Bill Steffers, was catching large predatory sharks in Prince William Sound.