I have heard from several people that they have cancelled their trip to the Bahamas believing that proposal by Prescott and friends would go through.

I even had a guy stop by the house today telling me that he and his friends have cancelled their fishing trip to the Bahamas and are going to Belize instead.

I can tell you from a very reliable source in the Bahamas that proposal is dead and gone.

That is good news but the damage has been done. These guys have no  idea how much they have hurt the tourist business in the Bahamas.

I will be leaving for Andros  Island very soon and am looking forward to wading some of the endless flats there.

All though I have sold my business and have not been doing many posts, due to  popular demand I will do some fishing reports and posting pics … Continue reading

Cuda Woman

P1000736Big Cuda

There she is again, cuda woman Sandy with a whopper caught on a fly. That’s Morten taking a close up shot. It was caught out near the reef. As you can see the ocean is really calm. It  has been very calm the past four days. Just the opposite when Erik and friends were here. It blew like crazy every day. Being the pro’s they are they still caught several bonefish and were able to do a trip to the Joulters.

I see where Erik said I was turning into a Bahamian.  He thought it was kinda funny when he saw me taping up a broken plug. I told him it was still good for a couple more fish. Actually I caught three more on it, so there.

Yesterday was super calm so we ventured … Continue reading

Catch And Release

IMG0007ACaught all four

I had a very successful day out at Somerset Beach. Not only did I hit the tide just right and caught some big bonefish on the incoming tide but look what else I caught.

After wading the flat for some time I headed back to the truck and came upon this catch of the day. And yes, I reluctantly released all four.

So I spent the next couple  hours on the beach with this catch enjoying their hospitality along with ice cold beer and snacks. I almost felt guilty with all their offerings—like I said, almost.

You will notice I did have my fly  rod in my left hand so this was a legal catch.

There were a couple  more pictures but I was  asked not to post them in case the wrong people … Continue reading



Yesterday was my birthday and as much as I tried to keep it quiet it didn’t work. I tell people I don’t have birthdays any more, I had enough. Well Hank and Eva conjured up a surprise party for me.

The cake actually came from a bakery in Nassau. Hank carried it on the plane without dropping or damaging  it a bit. I thought that was really nice of him. Of course he said it would go on my final bill along with the air fare, taxi fare and the KFC chicken he brought along.

Among the gifts were the finest rum out of Cuba, and cigars from the same place and just when I was trying to clean up my a act.

All in all it was a great party with some good friends here.

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Dry Rage

P1000726Huge Surge

Dry rage is what the locals call this huge surge. This is about the closest I wanted to get with my boat. This is a   very dangerous condition. Wind was absolutely calm and it was a bright clear day.

One local said this happens  when the wind  is under water???? Not too sure about that but the water is  so  stirred up it is a milky color.

Not really sure what causes it but I heard it started around Bermuda. One local fisherman said he  nearly lost his 20 foot boat in one of these waves. It is  still going on today which makes  for 3 days which is very rare.

Got into several schools of  bonefish yesterday with many hookups.

Going on our excursion to  the remote west  side  as soon as we get … Continue reading

Sea Rescue

P1000711P1000709Fifty foot sailboat being pulled off the reef.

We got a report last night that a big sailboat had run aground on the reef as it had lost it’s rudder. Hank and I went out this morning to  check it out with my boat. We judged to get there right at high tide.  We had no idea we could pull it off.

After surveying the situation and all the coral heads around, Hank said he thought we could get it. We plotted a path between the coral heads, hooked on and began pulling. At first it wouldn’t budge and we kept pulling side to side.  I was watching the bottom and suddenly told Hank it’s moving. We kept towing until it was in deep water. The … Continue reading

Happy New Year

P1000704Another Bull Shark

And this guy was not too happy to be dragged up on the beach. Again we hooked him off the dock and again had to get into the boat and chase, pull tug all the way out to sea. It was close to an hour before he got tired enough to land. A couple pictures and put back into the sea so he can go and bite somebody cuz he is really pissed,

Sorry to report the weather here on Andros has been super. I see that back in Montana it was like -20 or something like that.

The reports I get from back there is that the snowpack is well above  average. That means another good water  year for the river.

Oh and I did get cussed at for the super glue article. … Continue reading

Helluva Day

P1000695Hank and Al boating a big bull shark

Well it was another day with the competition again fierce. The results were about even—–until.

We were at the dock cleaning our catch of the day when these three big bull sharks showed up. Hank said he was going to get his big rod. I knew they would hang around with the smell of blood in the water. These things are so aggressive it’s unreal. He put a piece of fish on his hook, threw it out in the water  and in a second one of them ate it. The fight was  on as it headed  out to the channel . I untied my boat, Hank jumped in and we gave chase out to sea, or I should say it towed us out to sea. After a long time … Continue reading

On Island


I arrived on the island 4 days ago and have still not gone fishing. Just kind of hanging around enjoying the climate. Kind  of doing the  same thing  as my friend in the  picture. Enjoying a Cuban cigar, Bahamian Kalik beer and waiting for Speedy to finish making a conch  salad while relaxing in his yard down at Bering Point. Actually I was quite content in that chair for some time and made the mistake of getting up for a sec and she took right  over.

Speedy was pointing out some flats just across the road from his place on the North Bight. Big bonefish , up to a 15 pounder his son caught recently.  That is a huge bonefish. I didn’t have my fly rod with as this was just a leisurely Saturday afternoon trip mainly  … Continue reading

West Side Tarpon

If you zoom in you can definitely see the tarpon and fly rod. More pics will be coming from the video on Tommy’s camera.

This is some of the action from yesterday on the west side with Tommy Kee, Morten and myself. First tarpon for Morten and as  soon as he  hooked up the fish did basically nothing. Morten looked  at  me and shrugged his  shoulders and then all  hell broke loose. This thing commenced to do at least six jumps. We figured it weigh at least 70 lbs.  A short time later I hooked up briefly with a smaller tarpon. Then the action picked up even more  as we spotted three really big permit. Morten had a good shot and  placed the fly almost perfectly. The permit charged the fly and either missed or it was pulled away or what ever. This was our best chance to … Continue reading