On May 4th, 2011 I will be heading off on an exciting 1-year trek across Central & South America. I will be carrying two fishing rods in my backpack - one spin casting & one fly rod. Join my adventure as I search for each country's best fishing spots, learn local techniques, and show you how to get in on the action. Rainbow Bass fishing in Nicaragua, Machaca in Costa Rica, and Peacock Bass in Guyana are only a few of the adventures on the itinerary.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Scarborough Bluffs Fishing Update - Is it time to fish?

Thinking of going to fish at the Scarborough Bluffs? Great idea - but you may want to give Mother Nature another week or two to work her magic. I took a quick trip down to the marina this morning to gauge when I will be able to get a line in the water.

A thin sheet of ice at the Scarborough Bluffs

Good news - The ice is thawing and constant crackling noises can be heard while standing near the shoreline. Below the bridge near the entrance of the Bluffers Park Yacht Club is a popular spot for spring and fall trout fishing. Luckily this happens to be the spot where most of the melting is occurring. On both sides of the bridge there is about 60-100 feet of water where you can cast or set a floating line. I didn't see any fish running under the bridge but one thing I have learned is that you never know what to expect when fishing at the Bluffs. Since I am severely 'allergic' to the cold, I will wait for the next wave of warm weather before heading down with my fly-rod. Although most people go to the Bluffs for trout in the spring, many toothy northern pike troll the shorelines looking for an easy meal. Last year I had a lot of luck using clouser minnow flies.

Don't know where to fish at the Scarborough Bluffs? Read this post and click on the map to see four great spots. READ POST

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Fishing photo of the week - Guapote on Lake Arenal, Costa Rica

Chris & Captain Marc with a Guapote on Lake Arenal, Costa Rica

This is a photo of a female Rainbow Bass (locally called 'Guapote') caught on Lake Arenal, Costa Rica. Lake Arenal is one of the best places in Costa Rica to catch a trophy sized Guapote. Since we were fishing in the rainy season and water levels were high, we trolled with deep diving Bomber lures to get down about 30 feet. 
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