Jan 11

Bones of Costa de Cocos

This thing made the rounds, showing up on both Midcurrent and Moldy Chum… still, if you missed is somehow, here is a little vid about a couple guys getting into some pretty virgin skinny water somewhere near the Belizean/Mexican border (slightly on the Mexican side, it seems). Costa de Cocos lodge is down that way… I’m guessing it is nearby.


Oct 10

Xcalak on a Monday

Yesterday was a busy day… went down to Monterey to the aquarium which is always a good time and then in the evening I had to do some work.  That left me a bit out of time to do the stuff I normally do… like look for stuff to put on the blog.  Youtube came to the rescue.

Xcalak is what I turned up… if you had a really good arm (or a cannon) you could hit Xcalak from Belize, where I’ll be in November.

I’m sure the guide from this trip would not like to have his fish size estimation skills down in video… what he says is “5 pounds” just isn’t… it isn’t close.  It might be 2.5, but it isn’t on the good side of 3, I’d say.  Bonefish are great fish… wonderful fish, they don’t require embellishment.  I urge you all, don’t add a pound and don’t do the extended-arm-perspective-trick in the photo.  It cheapens the fish.  I’d love to catch a bunch of 2.5 pounders… in fact, I may just do that.  I won’t call them 5 if they aren’t… I don’t need to… I like 2.5 pound bonefish.


Apr 10

Xcalak Bonefish

Xcalak… Mexico… bonefish.

Mar 10

Xcalak Bonefishing

Xcalak  (I have no idea how to pronounce that) is waaaay down there in Mexico… past Cancun, past Ascencion Bay, almost to Belize.  On spectrum of cost, Xcalak is on the low end for lodges and guides, although its location makes it a little difficult to get to.  I found this video fresh off the internets.

This trip was with Bahia Blanca.