Back after a long time….

It’s been a while since I waded this flat and several tides have ebbed and flowed.  I figure that I should start back where I started, with the Walker’s Cay Chronicles.  Fortunately the good folk at Hells Bay Boats have done a great public service and bringing back several episodes of the fishing classic.  Just…

Petition to help Hawaii’s Bonefish

I’ve got a special place in my heart for Hawaiian Bonefish or O’io as the Hawaiian’s call them. There is a move to give them gamefish status in Hawaii. This would make it illegal to net bonefish and I think it’s a good idea. There are a couple of articles out there about this, and…

South West Florida Snook

The no take ban on Snook in South West Florida will expire in September this year. I think that this is a bad thing. I’m no fisheries expert, but maintaining a species as catch and release appears to be a good thing over the long haul. There is a petition to extend the ban. Please…

Boca Paila Fishing Lodge, still one of the greats

Putting it all together in Boca Paila is a trip worth taking.  Located way off the beaten path in the Sian Ka’a n Biosphere Reserve, Boca Paila Fishing Lodge served as my base of operations for chasing Yucatan Bones.  The spot couldn’t be more perfect.  Every morning, I watched the sun rise over the Caribbean…

Boca Paila, from zero to hero

From the bow of the skiff, staring into the water. Luciano, my guide, quietly directing my vision to a dark spot in front of the boat. There, the spot moves, a black spike rises above the surface. “Palometa, 40ft cast now!”, Luciano says. Cast now, cast now he says, I can barely stand up.  Permit…