Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Morning At The Wildlife Park

Morning duties were done and I had a couple of hours to kill before doing some legwork.
The five minute drive to the park stretched to half an hour due to the morning rush...would've been better to walk but a man on the street with a fishing rod in hand would draw too many uncomfortable stares. Really should get a couple of 2-piece rods!

These two haruans were a good start. Caught on my Rapala Franken Shad. old shadrap that breaks it's lip is a phoenix rising! It transforms into a new lure with a totally different action, one that fish can't resist! Probably how the guys at Rapala developed the Glidin' Rap

 This toman took a liking to my topwater "gun". A full breakfast for me!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Puerto Azul Again

Made the trip again although this time the there were 4 foot rollers in the surf so we were landlocked for the day.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Puerto Azul Panfishing

Midday found us at the Puerto Azul Beach Resort. The place was deserted save for three other anglers trying their luck w the fishing gods. Gretchen and I launched the Crawdad- a bit small but adequate for all the water present.
The area had rocky cliffs that guaranteed great ambush cover in the water below!

   Our lure of choice was the 15gram Rattle Shrimp by Berkeley. Obviously the right choice as grouper after grouper pounced on it. Unfortunately all were juvies save for a couple of big ones that managed to break off.
We released all save for a few that were hooked deep.
Towards late afternoon while working the rivermouth a Threadie took a liking to my Mirrolure topwater. True to form it gave an impressive fight.
 Another struck the same lure but didn't hookup. All in all it was a nice day on the water. An experience we definitely will repeat.