Thursday, May 31, 2012

MADISON ??


.. Just a brief note:
-- Surprise of the early season: the Madison River is low, slow and clear  --  for now. Soft hackles, PMD's,(??,) and olive green Woolly Buggers, (rumors of very small caddis keep surfacing!) It's a good thing.

Z Fish Report (5/31/12)



The roosters are here for sure!

The 84° water extends from the beaches out to 50 miles, with the blue water only a couple of miles off the beach. The conditions should be ideal for sailfish and dorado, but they are not here.
We often see frigates doing their arial dance

This last Sunday was the Calentona , which is a tournament among the captains of the port. Santiago on the super panga Gitana, who took third place, reported 58 boats fishing for a total of only about 15 sailfish caught, and 10 weighed. Hiram, on the panga Hawaiiana took the top honors, but only with a 65 pound sailfish. There was one nice 310 pound blue marlin weighted.

My friends, this is not good. In the near past it had to be a 100 pound or better sailfish to get the win. Every year, the size and quantity reduces.

Yesterday, (Wednesday) Cheva, on the panga Dos Hermanos II, fished the blue water and never had a strike. He went 20 miles.
Drew with Francisco and his rooster

Last week I reported “I have a fly fishing client next week…can’t wait” This was for roosters. And yesterday we fulfilled that order. Drew Postal from South Carolina and his wife were here on their honeymoon. Drew has taken redfish on the fly from the flats in the Carolinas, but had never experienced a rooster. As all 1st time rooster fly anglers, they are never ready for the incredible speed, slashing, and aggressiveness of a roosterfish when teased to the boat. But, this aggressiveness does not translate to an easy hookup. It fact it is the opposite. So many factors come in to play it is incredible to how many ways a fly caster can screw up.

The first day is usually a learning curve. It is kind of like a high school football player going to college. The increase of speed in the game is incredible.

Francisco and Drew's wife, Dargan, with a huge needle fish we also got
Fishing with Francisco on the panga Huntress II, after we teased 15 roosters to the boat without a solid hookup, I switched things around from Drew’s 9wt redfish rod to my 10wt rod, and even changed the fly. Up sizing on the rod was not the factor. It was more about having the right sized line to match the rod and the fly. It took another 5 more fish to the boat, but Drew got it done. It was a smaller rooster than many which had come to the boat earlier, but he will now do very well in the future.
But, the fact remains, we brought over 20 roosters to the boat by 10:00 in the morning. They are now here and we can enjoy them for the next several months.

Ed Kunze (IGFA Representative



Q and Alex


Q: I know you have been a busy little boy lately, but are you ever going to get off your lame ass and write some shit on this gawd damn blog? You need to get on that.

Alex: You can stuff your head up a camel twat. Don't tell me what to do, you prick. But yes, eventually I will gather up the necessary motivation to tell the people about the recent goings-on, the Wrinkleneck tournament outcome, and a few other things of interest.

Q: You know that people have little patience these days. You let that stuff get stale and people will drop you faster than a dollar bill covered in dog crap. I know there is something that you could put up, just a little nonsense to keep the page fresh?

Alex: Yeah, I will think of something. Maybe.

Q: Whats this rumor I have heard about you boys signing contracts with some production company in California?

Alex: I can't talk about that. Find whoever told you that and uppercut them in the gooch.

Q: What is a gooch?

Alex: The perineum.

Q: Perineum?

Alex: Yeah, the taint.

Q: What the hell are you talking about?

Alex: It is the area between the balls and the b-hole.

Q: What? Why would I want to punch someone there?

Alex: Well, it was suppose to be funny, but you ruined it.

Q: What if it was a chick?

Alex: They have it too, but it is a little smaller so you have to have better aim, but you wouldn't have the ballsack to contend with, so I think someone with your lack of coordination could manage it.

Q: Are you always this strange?

Alex: Probably.

Q: Well, anyways, back to the blog. What is your next move?

Alex: Well, I will probably start working on the Wrinkleneck write-up, like I said. It probably won't be as epic as the last one, but who knows.

Q: Sooner than later, I hope.

Alex: Shuddup.


Sunday, May 27, 2012

IRISH BASS FESTIVAL ITINERARY


We have put together this itinerary to ensure everything goes smoothly over the weekend and you know where you are supposed to be at all times. We have included information of things to do (apart from fishing) in the Tramore area.
You will find all the information you need with regards times of check in/ registration and social events which will be running over the weekend.
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Thursday 19th of July
Morning:
Registration from 9am on at Absolute Fishing until 7pm.
Receive your entry pack but you will not receive your official measure until Friday morning.
Anyone who is staying in the Grand Hotel can check in from 2pm.

Evening:
Briefing in Grand Hotel at 8.30pm
Live music with Seattle from 9.30pm.
*Anyone staying in Grand Hotel who is getting up too early to get breakfast can order a packed lunch from reception. This must be done before 8pm.

Friday 20th of July
Morning:
Festival Starts.
You can register all day from 5am at Absolute Fishing until 6pm and collect your welcome/information pack with official measure and I.D card.
If you have been in on Thursday to register you still have to come to Absolute Fishing on Friday to collect your measure and I.D from 5am on.

Once you have your official festival measure and I.D card you can begin fishing.
Now go fishing!!!

Evening:
Live music in Grand Hotel on Friday night at 10pm is Pablo Duo.
*Again anyone staying in Grand Hotel who is getting up too early to get breakfast can order a packed lunch from reception. This must be done before 8pm.



Saturday 21st of July
Morning:
Registration is still open in Absolute Fishing for those of you who can only fish Saturday and Sunday. You can register from 5am.

Everyone else can keep fishing….

Evening:
Live music (from Lebowski) in Grand Hotel at 11.30 till late…                                                                                                               
*Again don’t forget to pre-order packed lunch if leaving hotel early

Sunday 22nd of July
Morning:
Keep fishing!!
Afternoon:
All anglers who are entering fish MUST be back in Absolute Fishing by 2pm, we will not be accepting entries from anyone after 2pm. Your entry will be counted once you are on the premises of absolute fishing by 2pm.

Evening:
Prize Giving in the River Room at the Grand Hotel at 7pm followed by the after party.
Finger food and live music with The Jam Tarts. (Bring the family and friends)

Party and fishy tails from the weekend to go on until the early hours…..
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SAFETY

Fishing over the Festival weekend is at your own risk. We will take measures to mitigate risk, but ultimately involvement is as at the risk of the individual.

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A LACK OF MOBILE SIGNAL AT THE MAJORITY OF MARKS YOU WILL FISH OVER THE WEEKEND.
BEWARE OF RISING TIDES, NOTE HIGH WATER MARK SO YOU DON’T GET CUT OFF
IT IS ADVISED TO FISH IN PAIRS.

HOW TO FIND US
Absolute Fishing is located in Riverstown Business Park in Tramore.
Full address: Unit B Site 2, Riverstown Business Park, Tramore, Co.Waterford.
Google maps/ Sat nav’s etc for directions.
If in doubt just give us a call on 00353 51-393559
When approaching Tramore on Waterford road, take the first exit at the roundabout, follow this road through 3 roundabouts and take right hand turn into Riverstown Business Park. Absolute Fishing is located on right.  


ENTERING YOUR FISH
We encourage anglers to enter fish on the Saturday if you are in the area, if not all fish must be entered by 2pm on Sunday at Absolute Fishing. We will not be accepting entries from anyone after 2pm. Examples will be given on entry of how best to take a picture of the fish you catch.
MARKS TO FISH
The marks to fish are endless, terrain and ground to dream about. You will be supplied with maps courtesy of the Fisheries Board which will give you an indication of the best marks to fish over the weekend. If anyone has any particular worries with regards access or terrain at a venue please let us know and we will point you in the right direction.  
WHAT YOU NEED
- A 1m+ measure. You will receive your official measure when you register for the festival at Absolute Fishing.
- A digital camera. A phone camera will do just fine, but ideally all entrants will carry a digital camera with removable memory card or have a lead to connect to our computer. This will ensure good quality photographic proof and enable us to quickly and easily verify fish measurements.
- Your ID card. This must be carried with you at all times and must be clearly visible in all fish photos. You will be provided with your ID cards when signing in at the beginning of the festival.

TIDES (am/pm - tide height)

Friday 20th : 7.07am-3.9, 13.25pm-0.6, 19.25pm-4.0
Saturday 21st: 1.46am-0.6, 7.42am-3.9, 14.01pm- 0.5, 20.00pm-4.0
Sunday 22nd: 2.23am- 0.6, 8.18am-3.9, 14.40pm-0.5, 20.37pm-4.0
SPONSORS
TopWater Lures

PRIZES
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1st: Overall winner: Longest fish (Wins Irish bass festival trophy)
2nd: Overall second longest fish over the weekend
3rd: Overall third longest fish over the weekend
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Other prizes
Longest fish (visiting angler, outside of Ireland)
Best combined length (Best 3 fish combined)
Juvenile angler (Longest fish)
Raffle (spot prizes)

THINGS TO DO IN TRAMORE
Every possible leisure activity is catered for in the Town itself, or in the surrounding areas. Outdoor activities include several adventure and water based activities along with plenty of indoor pursuits for kids and adults.
Tramore is also close to many popular attractions such as the amazing Waterford Crystal Visitor’s Centre and factory tour, and the Museum of Treasures located at the Granary Visitor’s building on the Quay above the tourist information office.
Trmaore is regarded as one of the top surfing and outdoor adventure spots in Ireland with three world class surfing schools located on the beach.
Tramore’s Golf course is well regarded internationally, and other excellent Golf courses such as Waterford Castle and Faithleg are only a short drive away.
Tennis, Pitch and Putt and Horse Riding are available in or near Tramore, and the nearby Comeragh Mountains are ideal for hiking.
Please visit the Tramore tourism website (www.tramore.ie) for more details on things to do in Tramore

Friday, May 25, 2012

PERFECTION

FLOWS DOWN
Water Clear
trout frisky - bugs hatching
LOTS OF SNOW AND RAIN

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.. Get here now. The snow is sticking to the ground. The roads are clear and wet. There are smashed bugs on license plates from around the globe. Fishing in Yellowstone National Park opens tomorrow. The permit fees have jumped again - it's still a bargain.
.. Temperatures will be on the brisk side - they may hit 40° F in mid-afternoon. Snow will turn to rain but the catching promises to be so good you'll only have a runny nose to remind you of the weather.
.. Bring your bear spray! BRING YOUR BEAR SPRAY !! Do keep it in your hand. Don't keep it in your pack. Don't keep it in it's holster. Fish with and watch out for your buddies! Ignore this and die!
.. Check out just how fine the west side fishing is going to be:
==> FIREHOLE RIVER DATA,
==> MADISON RIVER DATA,
==> GALLATIN RIVER DATA,
==> GIBBON GAGE BACK ON LINE,
==> WEATHER.
.. We've got some new ring tones to trade - see you in the elbow jungle!

Z Fish Report (5/25/12)

The rooster fishing has exploded!

With some very warm 85° water just off the beach, and the blue water only out about 6 miles and along the 100 fathom line, the offshore fishing still sucks for sailfish, striped marlin, blue marlin, tuna and dorado. The conditions are great, but the blue water fish are not here. This is the first time in 14 years of living here I have had to report this at this time of the year. Plus, we had ideal favorable moon conditions with the new moon just this last Sunday.

Ben Almquist was here with his family this week. There was a fairly decent sized group so they fished on the super panga Huntress with Francisco, and the cruiser Aqua Azul with Mecate. Both are excellent boats and excellent captains, but neither boat got a single strike all day. Mecate worked the area around the 12 to 15 mile marks, with Francisco going out 25 miles.
Don Grantges with a nice 26 pound jack crevalle

But what is very good fishing for are the roosters large jack crevalle. Don and Gary Grantges fished with Cheva this last week and were getting so many big jacks, it was tiring them out. And the action has been just a short boat ride to the area around Ixtapa Island. They would just watch for the birds, and soon the water was turning to foam from the breaking fish.

But, the roosters have exploded on to the scene, with Adolfo releasing 80 roosters this last three days. He told me he went north and got into them like they were schools of black skipjack tuna, and then he went south and did a repeat. It was a fish on every cast!

I have a fly fishing client next week…can’t wait.

Ed Kunze (IGFA Representative)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Grayling Creek Polluted

10,000 GALLONS
Fertilizer In Creek
truck destroyed on road
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.. You'll hear about it sooner or later. A double rig jack-knifed on the road next to Grayling Creek in Yellowstone National Park yesterday afternoon.
.. The tractor ended up headed the wrong way and the first trailer blocked both lanes of traffic. The "pup" trailer sheared it's kingpin and tumbled into Grayling Creek disgorging it's load of liquid fertilizer into the stream. Search the web if you're interested in the results. Read all about it on the neighborhood blogs.
.. We may just fish it on opening day. There will be very few elbows.

Sometimes....

I don't really drink too much anymore.
I do not care to drink alone, I used to go out to the bar all the time.
One day I just pulled up to the bar just around the corner from my house, walked in to the bar and grabbed my wallet. Suddenly I found myself placing the wallet back into my pocket just as the bartender said, "Hi Kyle, a big Bud Light for you?"

  "No." I said, as I turned and headed out the door.

I could not figure out why I did that, until I heard this song;



Now everything makes sense. I found out why I do not drink like I used to.

LOOK __ SEE !!!

PLEASE CHECK THIS OUT: (LINK) It's in your best interest!

Are You Set ??

MIXED BLESSING
Temps Down - Flows Up
trees and trouts happy

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.. So now, have you got your long johns back out of the mothballs?
.. The neighbors explain to visitors that this is the time of year when we get: "Summer by the day, Spring by the hour, and Winter in between."
.. Fishers looking to the Firehole River for Saturday's opener will note that the water temperature, (which had been hovering in the high 60's,) is now in the low 50's. The discharge rates are, however, a bit above seasonal average.
.. When you get to town check with one of the local fly shops for the very latest in weather and water conditions. They are easy to find, just follow the map below.
1. Blue Ribbon Flies
2. Madison River Outfitters
3. Bud Lilly's Fly Shop
4. Arrick's Fly Shop
5. Eagle's Fly Shop
6. Bob Jacklin's Fly Shop
7. West Yellowstone Fly shop
.. You can also check their fishing reports for the best current information by clicking on the links below:
==> Blue Ribbon Flies
==> Madison River Outfitters
==> Bud Lilly's Fly Shop
==> Arrick's Fly Shop
==> Eagle's Fly Shop
==> Bob Jacklin's Fly Shop
==> West Yellowstone Fly Shop
 .. These folks are fishing daily and know the neighborhood waters very well. If you are going to fish other than the west side rivers check the report at Parks' Fly Shop.
.. One thing we know for sure: Summer, Spring, and Winter will make their appearance during the next 72 hours. P.S. The Gibbon River Gage is working.
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Monday, May 21, 2012

Are You Ready?

BRING A PONCHO
Bring Your "A" Game
bring it all
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.. Mom has a special greeting planned for opening day for fishing in Yellowstone National Park = special fly fishing weather.
.. There are all the bugs you need on the water. There are all the bugs you need in the water. There are all the bugs you need at every local feather emporium. Bring it all.
.. The early warm-up and salubrious weather has spent our snow pack and the rivers have run off - so to speak.
.. The Madison River is a bit off color and a bit below seasonal average discharge rates. It's going to yield some fish on the opener.
.. The Firehole River is just a smidgen above seasonal discharge average and will be the place to gather and swap ring tones. It's already hit 70° F this year and is running at about 65° F today. There's even ants and other terrestrials around in the meadows.
.. The Gibbon River is it's usual self and pretty as a picture. Discharge rates have already slowed down and the temperatures are in the catch some fish range = 56° - 60° F.
.. Nez Perce Creek has some bears. Read the regulations and the signs. Explain the rules to the bears.
.. Should you choose to ignore the local feather merchant wisdom you could find yourself alone and knee deep in eager fish on the Gallatin River.
.. If you need advice on the "right" fly or just exactly where to fish you should click on a link to the fly shop temple of your choice in the sidebar. They will provide you with the best conventional wisdom available.
.. Visitation is already on the upswing and gawker blocks are commonplace - sigh!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Arrival Back Home

Leaving the White Mountains, I already miss the pine trees, the lake, the guys, but not the dust.
Aaron and I pack everything up after the killer breakfast, A bit overwhelmed it went quick. Stopping by the Indian casino to fill up on gas, we decide the windshield looks like shit and needs a bit of cleaning at the Spray and Wash in Pinetop AZ.

 The beginning of the drive was nice, warm but not hot, the pine trees  still in sight, old people driving like shit everywhere. knowing soon we would be out of the oasis, we seem to be in, and be back in the desert, we take it slow with little talk to enjoy what we do not see everyday.

  Before we know it the the land scape turns back to shit, and the heat starts to beat down on our sunburns. We are unable to drive fast enough to get home, without getting a speeding ticket. Traveling threw the Salt River Canyon slow RV's going way to slow, and dumbasses in motorcycles gearing up way too close. A quick stop in Globe to wash our hands and arms, or as I call it a "French Shower", to our suprise the restroom was clean. Yet the town and the people were still ugly and gross.

 The stretch home, nothing but dirt Cactus and a dead skunk. Seriously it was 100 miles of pure "God Took a Dump on this Place" scenery.

 We arrive at my house, I let Aaron get his shit out of my car and load his Jeep. I rush inside to see my Fiancee, smelling as if I was a dead otter. Aaron leaves and Jamie goes to work. I start the washing machine, load cloths smelling of mildew and some odd animal urine, But before it starts, I have to take off the cloths I am wearing.......  it was gross but when I remove the boxers I have been wearing for the last four days, the smell of Fromunda Cheese makes me a bit uneasy. So a quick rush to the shower. A total of fives days  in the dust and grime, the fish slime and food dripping from what I ate, and the sweat from success,  the water from the shower quickly runs down the drain with a sewage tint.

 I am now clean. My nose is red and hurts. I want to sleep. I have to be at work at 1A.M.

 I am going to bed

Kyle- Alex has the photos and is a much better writer than I, He will most likely put the Wrinkleneck 23 fill up here

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Super not cool

How many of you watch Swamp People?
Well Alex started watching that show when we lived together and got me into it. As the seasons went on I got more and more hooked. Instantly I have my favorites on the show, Mitch and Glenn Guist. As a tragedy may happen Mitch had passed away.

RIP Mitch


"Swamp People" star Mitchell Guist died on the bayou.

Something to think about...

As the bass ban arrives its gives us a great chance to get out and try for some of the other great sport fish we have around our coastline this time of the year. The Smooth hounds are starting to make an appearance along the Wicklow and Wexford coast (there is a target for the soft plastic fanatics). And we always have the mighty pollack to keep us entertained during the month off. However one species I am most looking forward to having a proper go at is the wrasse. Plain and simple soft plastic fishing for wrasse is a lot of fun. In my very limited experience (too busy chasing bass) I have found wrasse take about any soft plastic you land on his nose. The fight is excellent they will try their very best to run you straight to ground...so tighten up that drag. For info on plastics and rigging drop into the shop and we can show you what has worked for us.

The bass festival is just around the corner, so if you are thinking of signing up just give us a call on 00353 51-393559. Looking for some encouragement well then check out Henry's new photo gallery of his recent trip over to the Waterford Coast.


A full itinerary of events over the bass festival weekend will be online shortly here. Entry numbers to date are fantastic and it is shaping up to be a great weekend....

We are also back OPEN ON SUNDAYS the usual time from 10am-3pm.

Tight lines,

James.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Z Fish Report (5/10/12)


I really do not know whether to laugh or cry. The 148 boat tournament this last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only gave up a total of 12 sailfish, 2 blue marlin, and a couple of dorado. This was great for the catch and release of billfish, because there were no fish to be killed. It is very sad the species is being decimated by long lines all up and down the coast, and it is finally beginning to show.

A person may argue the full moon effect hurt the fishing, and no doubt it did. And, they may say there were few dorado or marlin caught…but over the years this was typical in the past tournaments. After almost 30 years the tournament has been held under a full moon many times, with few dorado or marlin taken, but there were always hundreds of sailfish killed.

Plus, there was a lot of controversy, very heated arguments and a lot of short tempers at the final weigh in. It appears the person who won the tournament is also a known long line fisherman. Many a captain said the sailfish turned in had been dead for a long time…like the day before.

It was so bad, they actually held up the awards ceremony, for the first time since the tournaments inception, until the next day.
From last week when Don Grantges was
jokingly accusing Cheva of the way he fishes.
This is a part of the long line they retreived
so it would not kill anymore

But, the captains deserved it. They allow long lines to work in their back yard. Hell, they are cousins, brother-in-laws, and compadres involved in the illegal long line fishing.

When the captains charter their boat, they are guaranteed the daily rate, and usually a decent tip. This happens if they catch fish or not.

What they are not paying attention to is the lack of fish compared to what we had in the past. They see it, but write it off every year as to being some other factor involved. But, they also write off the lack of people fishing here from the economy in the states, bad press from the drug wars, etc. It is incredible, but the captains are always optimistic and always think things are going to rebound. And, the economy will, but the people will not come because there are no fish left to catch.

However, when the captains pay more than a thousand dollars of very hard earned money to fish in the tournament, and not even have a chance, because a long liner took the principle prize; this finally got their attention. Plus, and I can’t speak for the captains, but it had to open their eyes a bit with the poor results of the tournament. They are professionals, and have fished these waters and the tournament for almost 30 years now. Maybe this year we will see some actual results from them to put an end to the long lines.

Ed Kunze (IGFA Representative)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

shiny

Sometimes it pays to know the right people. Haha, I'm funny.

Can someone please pass the salt? Haha, I'm funny again.

I was driving down the street today and I passed a lifted Toyota with a big SIMMS sticker next to a G LOOMIS decal on the back glass. The girl driving it was at least an 8. I slowed down to take a better look.

She was way past cute. We pulled up to a red light and she must have felt my piercing stare because she looked over. I leaned out the window with my best smile.

"Do you fly fish?"

"What?" She asked, returning a smile that melted me a little.

"The stickers on your truck." I motioned behind her.

She turned to look where I was pointing at the rear window. The move pulled the shoulder belt tight across her chest and I couldn't help but smile a little bigger and be glad that the lenses of my sunglasses were adequately opaque.

"Oh, haha," she laughed and turned back in her seat. "No I don't fish, this is my husbands truck."

I can't be certain, but I am pretty sure she heard me mumble goddammit under my breath as I rolled the window up.


-Alex who just wants to say good job to the guy with the white lifted Toyota and if you have read this and don't want to punch me in the face lets go fishing. Bring your wife. Haha, I'm funny, again again.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Z Fish Report (5/3/12)

Actually this fish report has turned out to be a conservation report...read on.

The blue water has moved in considerably and is now about the 20 mile mark, with a very decent 82 degree temperature. Fortunately the fishing in the blue water still sucks, as the annual Sailfish Tournament started today (Friday).

This is a kill tournament, of over 32 years running. The tournament is a dinosaur in this age and time with only the other (Lazero Cardenes) kill tournament up about 40 miles from here being the only ones I know of in the world which kills every billfish brought to the boat. The Lazaro kill tournament feeds off the popularity if the Zihuatanejo tournament.
A sailfish in deteriorated condition from
 being in a long line for several days

After 14 years of living here and promoting catch and release, along with Paul Phillip’s 100% tag and release tournaments, whose original tournament rules are still used by the IGFA today, the only concession we can get from the local Cooperativa for a release tournament is a 30 kilo minimum for weigh in.

And, what do the people who pay almost a thousand dollars for the tournament fees do? They kill the smaller fish, fillet them, and take them home. They aren’t going to win anything, so why not have some fresh fish in the fridge?

They actually think they are entitled to the fish because they paid the entry fee and sport fishing license. I remember a few years back when over 800 to a thousand sailfish were killed during this 3 day span. Hopefully, the slow blue water fishing holds up.

How bad can it get? A lot worse than you can imagine! Two weeks ago Cheva, captain of the panga Dos Hermanos II, and I went up to Manzanillo towing a friend’s 36 foot boat trailer.
The porpoise was not hooked. It just had the long line wrapped
around its nose. It would have starved however if Don, Mary and
Cheva had not come along when they did.

What Cheva and I discovered in Manzanillo was a sport fisherman’s worst nightmare. I personally saw 30 long lines – rigged and ready to go. And, the local captains told us there were as many as 200 long lines in pangas fishing in the area. The sport fishing captains we talked to only got a “per hour rate”, which only amounted to a couple of hours around the bay for a few black skipjacks and sierras.
Two of 5 turtles who owe their lives to Don, mary, and Cheva
And another

When Cheva fished with Don and Mary Grantges on Wednesday, they had a very rude awakening as to a long line’s effectiveness of being an indiscriminate killing machine.
The small shark was hooked, and did die

Don and Mary, with a condo here in Ixtapa, are regulars to fish with Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos II. It got real ugly, but with a very good ending. They came across a floating killing machine of a long line which had been cut by a large oil tanker or another large ship. They released 5 sea turtles and a porpoise.

See the attached photos and either weep, at what is really going out there, or rejoice as a few where saved.

Another note is when Mary, who is a Mexican National, went to complain about the situation with the Port Captain, they told her it was out of their jurisdiction, plus they were leaving for lunch at that hour and could not help her. Mary was really pissed… in both English and Spanish.
Ed kunze (IGFA Representative)       

White Stuff


...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON MDT SATURDAY FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5500 FEET...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5500 FEET FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON MDT SATURDAY.
* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5500 FEET THIS EVENING. A LIGHT SNOWFALL IS THEN EXPECTED OVERNIGHT AND INTO SATURDAY MORNING.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5500 FEET...WITH UP TO 6 INCHES POSSIBLE NEAR RIDGE TOPS.
* VISIBILITY: VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES IN FALLING SNOW.
* ELEVATIONS: FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5500 FEET.
* OTHER IMPACTS: THOSE RECREATING IN THE BACK COUNTRY SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR WINTER LIKE CONDITIONS TONIGHT. MOUNTAIN PASSES COULD BE SNOW OR SLUSH COVERED AT TIMES OVERNIGHT AND INTO SATURDAY MORNING.
* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: BATTLE RIDGE PASS...BOZEMAN PASS... TARGHEE PASS...WEST YELLOWSTONE...BIG HOLE PASS...CHIEF JOSEPH PASS...MONIDA PASS...BOULDER HILL...ELK PARK PASS...HOMESTAKE PASS AND RAYNOLDS PASS.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
FOR SPECIFIC ROAD AND TRAVEL CONDITIONS IN MONTANA...DIAL 5 1 1.
&&

Things starting to look up....

on the Copper coast...



We are closed this Sunday (gone fishing) but we are open on Monday form 10-3.

Have a good bank holiday weekend. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

mouth


Take it. Eat it. Put it in your mouth.
Be mean to it, I won't mind. Jump around a little bit. Make it fun.
I wish you would have eaten it the first time. I wish you would have eaten the one that wiggled around on top so enticingly. But whatever.

You still swallowed it down, so thanks for that. Now go tell yer mama what I done, cause I'm gonna tell my friends about this and they are going to smile and laugh and throw high-fives.

We are going to talk about how fat you are, and how much of a fight you put up before finally succumbing to my irresistible pull. But don't be hard on yourself. And don't fret about your weight, we likes 'em chunky, baby. Keep packing on that thinkness, sweetheart. I will be back to check on you.

Now run home. Run home and go cry in your bed and understand that we are careless assholes, but not the worst of our kind. Understand that this will most likely happen again, and next time you might not be so lucky.

Next time, you may end up in someones freezer, or rotting away; stinky in a hot dumpster somewhere. Be weary, my little chubby green angel, there are demons lurking above you in that thinnest of vapor.

 See you again soon and best wishes,
-A

PS You probably shouldn't tell your boyfriend about our time together. I wouldn't want to have to put him in a frying pan with butter and shallots.