Nervous Waters - Pirá - Argentina
For many years, one of Latin America’s most exciting game fish was kept a secret in its heartland.Recently, the golden dorado, or ‘river tiger’ as it is affectionately known, has rocketed to the top of the hot fish list. The dorado is caught in colored or murky waters and generally with heavy spinning tackle. Since the discovery of the Iberá Marshland and the establishment of Pira Lodge, clear water fishing on light spinning tackle and on fly rods has become one of the world’s most sought after angling adventures. Opened in March 2000, Pirá Lodge is the world’s first deluxe lodge to target the freshwater dorado. The lodge is located in the Iberá Marshland, one of the most unique and fascinating wetlands in the world. The incomparable variety of wildlife found in the marshland allows anglers to combine fishing with a number of other activities. However, it is the electric take and dazzling fight of the dorado that brings fishermen back year after year.
The lodge is located in beautiful virgin wilderness where you can find the freshwater Dorado. The Ibera Marshland is a vast system of crystal-clear creeks, flowing rivers, shallows and lakes. The lodge is located in the Correintes Province in the middle of the Ibera Marshland, and can be accessed by commercial airline from from the airport to the lodge by a four wheel drive vehicle takes about 4 hours. A 2 hour private charter flight is available from Buenos Aires to the lodge’s landing strip when operational or to the Mercedes airport; then a one and a half hour drive to the lodge.
Paradise Lodge- Mexico
THE FLY SHOP®
INERTNATIONAL TRAVEL DEPARTMENT
Stream Report: 530-222-3555
Paradise Lodge is a comfortable saltwater fly fishing lodge situated on a beautiful Caribbean beach, in the southern most part of the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula. It sits just north of the Belizean border, offering anglers access to a remote saltwater wilderness in excess of 1 million acres. Located in a most distant and out of the way part of Coastal Mexico, far from the metropolis of Cancun, Paradise Lodge is tailor-made for small groups of anglers in search of tarpon, snook, permit and bonefish. With the most diverse fishing program in the Caribbean, anglers at Paradise can select from four distinctly different fisheries that include a dozen or more inland tarpon and snook lagoons, the mysterious and still largely unexplored Espiritu Santo Bay, Chetumal Bay to the south for bones and permit and when it is calm, the ocean shallows in front of the lodge have produced huge tarpon, large permit, jacks, and larger than average bonefish.
The lodge, nestled on a remote white sandy beach overlooking the Caribbean and the second largest barrier reef in the world, was built with anglers in mind. Limited to six anglers at one time, the eye-pleasing accommodations were designed to take full advantage of the cool ocean breezes, with large picture windows facing the sea. Each double occupancy room is tastefully decorated and features its own private tiled bathroom. Food at Paradise Lodge is in a class all its own and combines traditional local cuisine with delicious international influences. The open bar is always stocked with cold Cervesas and the lodge makes the best margaritas on the peninsula.
Redfish Lodge- Texas
901 Rattlesnake Point Rd, Rockport, TX 78382
P.O Box 2295, Rockport, TX 78381-2295
Redfish Lodge is more than just a great fishing facility. Located along the gulf coast of Texas in Rockport, it is situated on a mile long peninsula overlooking the majestic Copano Bay on one side, and on the other is an unspoiled marsh. It is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the best sunsets the state has to offer. We leave nothing to the imagination. Redfish Lodge was one of the first lodges to explore the options of saltwater sport fishing on the Texas Coast. As a result we have incomparable knowledge of the fishing areas and techniques required to maintain the status of a world class fishing destination. Redfish Lodge is located on the tip of Rattlesnake Point approximately 10 minutes west of Rockport, Texas. Rattlesnake Point is a mile long narrow strip of land that separates Copano Bay to the north from Port Bay to the south. The fishing is just steps away!
Redfish Lodge has a full staff of its own experienced professional guides that will plan your fishing trip to suit your needs; whether it be wading the back lakes and fly casting to tailing fish, or throwing topwater lures for trophy specks. You can also enjoy fishing at night off our private lighted piers and beach. All of the fishing at Redfish Lodge is done in the bay systems surrounding Rockport in six inches to six feet of water. The main quarries are the redfish and speckled trout. Flounder and drum can also be found certain times of year. Some of these fish can exceed 12 pounds and are excellent gamefish and table fare.
Flamingo Cay - Bahamas
Flamingo Cay is a small exclusive fishing and hunting resort nestled in a private secluded cove on the Westside of Andros Island. The Cay was acquired by the Bethell family in the 1920’s. Charles W. F. Bethell maintained the property for waterfowl shooting in the 1950’s and was host to The Duke of Windsor and other celebrities. Grandson Charles B. M. Bethell III restored the existing camp and has developed a first class and unique sporting destination for waterfowl and flats-fishing enthusiasts.
The Lodge is the only facility on the West coast of Andros Island and we have miles of flats for Bonefish all season. We fish for Tarpon and Permit in October/November and early December and then again in March/April and May. Guests fish from both 17′ and 18′ Hell’s Bay Boatworks’ skiffs.
Sea Island - Georgia
SEA ISLAND COMPANY
100 Salt Marsh Lane, St. Simons Island, Georgia, 31522
P: 888-SEA-ISLAND (888-732-4752)
Renew the spirit, savor distinctive luxury, and reclaim nature’s timeless rhythm as a guest of Sea Island Resorts. Located off southeastern Georgia’s beautiful Atlantic coast, along five miles of private beach, Sea Island has served as an unrivaled Georgia luxury resort vacation destination since 1928. Select from a dazzling array of family and individual activities. The Sea Island Yacht Club offers Coastal Georgia fishing and nature tours of all kinds. A fleet of six custom boats was designed for fishing and touring the Georgia Coast, and a beautifully restored vintage yacht cruises the local waterways.
In Shore Fishing: Cruise through the marshes in search of trout, redfish, flounder, and whiting. Whether fly fishing from Hell’s Bay shallow water skiffs in search of the tailing redfish or traveling a creek for a big school of speckled trout, guests will love this experience.
Near Shore Fishing: The area around Sea Island boasts some of the best fishing on the East Coast. Fish the beaches from Cumberland Island to Sapelo Island for tarpon, shark, bull redfish, or tripletail. These trips also offer a wonderful view of the beautiful coastline.
Off Shore Fishing: Enjoy bottom fishing over an artificial reef. Guests can also live-bait fish for mackerel, cobia, barracuda, and sailfish.
Cajun Fishing Adventures - Louisiana
Cajun Fishing Adventures
115 Asphodel Dr., Luling, LA, 70070
35427 Highway 23, Buras, LA, 70041
Picture yourself one hour south of New Orleans, where the Mississippi River disappears into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. You will be surrounded by expansive shallow wetlands. Our lodges have every amenity necessary for a comfortable stay in Cajun Country! The CFA lodges are based in Buras, LA with ramp access to the Mississippi River and nearby bays. Our world class, 14,000 square foot CFA Lodges are designed with our corporate customers in mind. The lodges feature essential equipment to help stay connected to the office. Our corporate visitors really enjoy the “perks” of the lodge, like the pool table, large screen TV, large living area, full service kitchen, multiple sleeping rooms, clean bathrooms and showers, and a huge wooden deck in the back complete with a swimming pool and hot tub!
South Louisiana is a Fly fisherman’s paradise! One of the oldest known methods of fishing, fly fishing, adds a new dimension in the angler’s quest for adventure in Louisiana. These tranquil waters are teeming with speckled trout, redfish, and other Louisiana game fish. Bring your fly rod and fish the best concentration of fish in the southern United States. Your guide will pole you through the finest sight fishing in the country. You will be able to catch and release numerous fish on an array of fly patterns. Cajun Fishing Adventures specializes in inland saltwater fishing and our mission is simple: to get every customer coming back.
Deep Water Cay - Bahamas
L: 149 Riverwalk Blvd, Suite 18 #121, Ridgeland, SC 29936
Gil Drake and A.J. McClane, an avid angler, author, and editor of Field and Stream, set out exploring the Islands of the Bahamas. While searching for a private island with access to prime bonefishing flats, they came upon a small cay with big potential. Deep Water Cay soon became the destination of choice for people who shared the founders’ quest for sport and leisure activities, in a private Caribbean setting.
Fishing has always been an integral part of Bahamian life, and it is the foundation on which the venerable Deep Water Cay was created. The 2.2 square mile Deep Water Cay, lies on an east/west tack and is situated below an archipelago of moderate-sized cays arranged on a north/south tack. A series of channels connect the southern and northern fisheries, making DWC a close run to any of them. There is enough variety for everyone to fish.
Gilchrist Club - Florida
P: 888-535-HUNT (4868)
Welcome to a place where lush landscapes, abundant wildlife and flawless hospitality converge to create a unique sporting experience. This is Gilchrist Club – an exclusive, private hunting and sporting club set in the heart of Florida’s timberland. Gilchrist Club offers members, their families and guest premier hunting, fishing and recreational opportunities on nearly 27,000 acres of diverse woodlands, complemented by luxurious accommodations and impeccable service.
Five beautifully furnished executive lodges are available along the shoreline of the 125-acre Suwannee Lake. The lodges – Cypress House, Eagles Nest, Sandhill Crane, Gators Den, and Sunrise – each offer their own front and back covered decks and a raised walkway leading to the Club’s Suwannee Lake Lodge.
Dining and Meeting
The Suwannee Lake Lodge is a two-story facility that houses Gilchrist Club’s dining room and lounge, as well as the pro shop and service areas. The lodge has spectacular views of the lake and interior dining for up to 50 per seating, a lounge area with fireplace, and a culinary team in the kitchen to provide wonderfully prepared meals.
Hunting and Fishing
Gilchrist Club’s hunting and fishing opportunities reflect the uniqueness of north central Florida’s landscape and native wildlife. In addition to quail hunting premier “southern-style” upland bird habitat, Gilchrist offers limited seasonal hunts for game that can include turkey, deer, and alligator. Wild boar hunting is available year-round. Gilchrist’s main and river sites also feature excellent freshwater fishing. Saltwater sports are abundant and accessible by arrangement.
Cabin Bluff - Georgia
L: 3852 Union Carbide Road, Woodbine, GA 31569
M: P.O. Box 999, Woodbine, GA 31569FOR RESERVATIONS:
P: (912) 729-5960
Astonishing natural beauty. An exceptional variety of sports and recreational activities. Assured privacy. Rustic charm. Cabin Bluff is a true retreat in every sense of the word. Its pristine forest overlooks Georgia’s vast tidal marshes cradling famed national seashore, Cumberland Island.
Established in 1928, our history and heritage are that of a world-class hunting and fishing destination. Cabin Bluff garnered a respected reputation as host to Presidents and distinguished sporting enthusiasts from around the world. Absolutely insulated and accessible only with sufficient direction, Cabin Bluff has evolved at a pace quite out of step with the rest of the world, perhaps the reason it remains much the same in spirit and in environment.
Today added opportunities include a unique golf experience, an inviting lap pool, kayaking, and hiking and biking trails promise a robust experience for guests who opt for activities beyond hunting and fishing.
It is a place where you can literally step off the world for a short while and enjoy a simple, uncomplicated experience with no sacrifice of comfort, privacy or luxury.
We invite you to come, convene, and immerse your group in the simple, uncomplicated pleasures that set this place apart. Discover for yourself what is increasingly rare and profoundly compelling: camaraderie borne from shared experience and memories to be cherished and relived time after time.
North Point Riding Club - Bahamas
P: (242) 374-4210
F: (866) 530-1565
The Bahamas are known for some of the best fishing in the world, and the island of Grand Bahama is no exception. North Riding Point Club has access to the best bonefishing flats on both the north and south shores of Grand Bahama. The north shore of Grand Bahama has the largest bonefish habitat, comprising several hundred square miles of flats, inlets, and mangrove-covered cays literally teeming with large, wild bonefish. It is not uncommon to see dozens, if not hundreds, of fish in a single day.
Grand Bahama is also the place to catch large bonefish – those trophy fish we all dream about – in excess of 10 pounds. Fish in the 10 – 12 pound range are fairly common. in March 2007 a record bonefih of 16 lbs was caught, one of our guests teetered on the brink of a new world record by landing a 15+ pound bonefish! We estimate the average size of landed bonefish to be around 5 – 6 pounds – somewhat larger than the average you will find on most other bonefish flats around the world.
NRPC has recently upgraded to Hell’s Bay skiffs powered by 90hp 4-stroke engines. Guides and guests alike are raving about the new boats! Guides typically pole anglers to get them on fish, but there are many opportunities to wade the flats, as well. The flats vary in nature; many exhibit a soft marl or mud bottom, while others support turtle grass, and still others consist of firm, white sand. In all, multiple species of shrimp, crabs, and other bonefish prey are plentiful.
Blue Moon Expeditions - Florida
A: Blue Moon Expeditions, Islamorada, FL, 33036, United States
Blue Moon Expeditions is the exclusive provider of luxury overnight, all-inclusive, fishing expeditions in the Everglades and Florida Keys.
While our specialty is overnight expeditions, we also offer full day charters for the angler who wants a land-based vacation.
Tarpon is the name of the game with Blue Moon – they’re our passion. There’s nothing like the pursuit of silver kings. Permit, snook, redfish, grouper, and sharks are also game fish for our clients and captains.
FLORIDA OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE
A: Florida Outdoor Experience, Chiefland, FL, United States
A Premier Outfitter with First Class Accommodations located in the heart of Old Florida!
Located in the beautifully rural area of Levy County, Florida; Florida Outdoor Experience offers a beautiful lodging experience. The Farmhouse at Rocky Hammock Preserve – A first class accommodation provided at an authentic 19th century farmhouse refurbished to all of it’s original charm. The Farmhouse is located on an exclusive 600+ acre preserve.
Florida Outdoor Experience not only offers the best in Florida hunting including the elusive Osceola Turkey, Trophy Whitetale deer, and Wild Hogs, but because of our on property ponds, and proximity to the Suwannee river and Gulf waters we also offer a variety of fishing to add to your experience.