Showing posts from 2009

August 4th, 2009 - Ben's Fishing Adventure

July 13th, 2009 - Dillon's Big Grouper

We went out about 65 miles on the Captain John July 13th, 2009 . We caught a limit of Red Snapper and Dillon Jacoby caught a great 22lb Warsaw Grouper.

Here is video of the big catch

July 2009 - Offshore from San Luis Pass

We went about 40 miles offshore and brought back 4 limits of Red Snapper to about 8lbs, 3 kings and 1 nice ling. We had a great time!

April 14th, 2009 - Jerry Thompson

Bayano River Fishing for Snook

The fishing was pretty slow - not many bites or bumps. We did catch Snook up to about 10lbs. But the story of the day was the "One that got away." Towards the end of the day, I hooked a massive Snook. After fighting the fish for about 20-25 minutes, he wrapped me around a log on the flat along the channel and the braided line snapped when we tried to free it.

The guide estimated the fish to be over 50lbs - my guess was about 45lbs. It was the size of a good Bull Red - but put on a great arial display - on jump which was caught on film.

I also put a pic here of the Corvina - they look like a cross between a trout and a red - but they are huge. We didn't fish for them - never have - but might during the future.

We also fished Lake Gatun for Peacock Bass. This is the second time I have fished for these fish on this lake - most of them are small schoolies - and this time was not different. We caught about 50 fish in about 2.5 hours. We also had a great encounter wit…

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Panama mission trip - Monkey Gatun Lake

We were able to fish for some Peacock Bass on Lake Gatun - but also had an encounter with a few of the Monkeys. The Peacock Bass Video will be later ... but here are the Monkeys!

The family and I went on a Cruise that ported in Progresso and Cozumel. The recent strong northers had reached both places. Progresso was totally blown out so there was no fishing there. Cozumel was a high of 67 degrees - strong winds from the north and 4-6 ft waves with some larger swells thrown in.

We chartered 3 Hermanos - they told us up front it would be a difficult day of fishing and offered us a chance to cancel - but we headed out. We caught one 20-25lb Rock Grouper, a small bonita and some needlefish - not much - but still better than shopping. (smile) Also, February is off season - so it was iffy from the get go.

I would highly recommend 3 Hermanos Fishing Charters. The cost was $350.00 for 1/2 day with up to 6 on the boat. The boat and fishing equippment was top notch. Basically, they trolled up and down the island in 500ft of water with a 5 or 6 bait spread. Two man crew was very attentive. Click here for a link to their website.

Here is a video of the trip:


Just some thoughts after preaching a 17 year old LPHS Senior's Funeral.