Photo: Greg Dini

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Alternate Flat Species

Just another day on the flats. No flat inhabiting fish could ever replace the bonefish. That being said it can be fun to target these over looked species of the shallows. It is amazing to see how different a fight a blacktip shark dishes versus one from the cuts and bluewater. It is almost as if the two are different species in every way. Blacktips of the flat are bulldogs. Blacktips of the deep are complete athletes. These bulldogs still put up a fun fight! 

bluewater fly

baby dolphin

Monday, December 10, 2012

Turks Fish Head

Have not been fishing much past few days. The time I have spent on the water was well spent. A wahoo, Cuda, and blackfin Tunas! 

Striped Bullet 

mini sub 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tuna on the Mind

Flew out for a blue water expedition this morning with high hopes for dolphin and wahoo. Instead I found myself hooked up with a giant 130 + lb yellowfin tuna for two hours or so.  Pulling on this heavy piece of machinery left my gut scarred and black and blue. At the two hour mark I had the fish circling 15 yards under the boat stubborn as ever. With the engine prop coming into play I stop filming. Long story short the 30 lb test line snapped. I was so exhausted at the time I cannot say how. Maybe it just pulled itself to pieces or the line rubbed on the hull. Either way just another fish of a lifetime to haunt my dreams. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Black Tips Flying High

Snuck out for an hour or so this afternoon. Perfect outgoing tide to jump some black tips. Nothing like bowing to a somersaulting fish. Its amazing to see how powerful an athlete these brutes are. I spotted three fish in all. The feed consisted of two sharks duking it out for the fly. It's a good one.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Stormy Monday

They call it stormy mondaaay. A large front has begun to push through the Turks and Caicos Islands. The past few weeks has been bad to the BONE! One fish caught in upwards of 10 lbs. The last couple days I have had the privilege to fish alongside Perk Perkins of The Orvis Company. Showing a seasoned and weathered angler such as Perk a fraction of the islands' bank was off the hook! Not literally, considering the amount of fish we found on one of the highest full moon tides to date.  
Deploying Canoe 

A new Blue Water fly

Perks' secret weapon the step ladder

Mirror mirror on the wall

Tiger Back 

Dolphin and wahoo are out and about. No luck on fly yet just trolling.