Who Said It Would Be Easy

I’m starting to get some great reports out of the Yucatan, where the fishing is heating up, including a Grand Slam I will report on later in the week. It looks like the Sargasso is letting up a little.  I never thought seaweed would be a problem, but you haven’t seen seawe

Sharing The Passion

Was great to hear from so many of you on the last blog I posted about The Early Days.  It started a very neat discussion about the joy that being passionate about something can bring to our lives. One of DIY’s subscribers upped the ante, remarking on not only how rewarding it is

Flats Fishing – The Early Years

After receiving yet another report today of non-guideded anglers being pushed off the flats by Bahamian guides and then saying something to my wife like….”nothing has changed.” She very properly reminded me that I love warm water flats fishing and to “pull my h

Acocote Eco Inn, Xcalak, Mexico

I met Rob Mukai earlier this year as he was just finalizing the purchase of what I knew as The Sandwood Villas, located just north of Xcalak.  He is a keen fly fisherman with a dream to run a property devoted to saltwater fly fishing.  There is flats fishing right in front of the prop

Christmas Island

Here is a great Guest Blog from our friend Gary Kemsley on his recent trip to Christmas Island. People are often surprised to hear I have not been to Christmas Island, but fully intend to sample the fishing for myself at some point. Once I started to focus on pursuing fish on my own i

Bahamas Tourism Press Release

  The Bahamian Ministry of Tourism has just sent out a Press Release   BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR BAHAMAS FLATS FISHING   NASSAU, BAHAMAS, October 8, 2015 — The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) wishes to advise that all categories of anglers are welcome to fish The I

Abaco Trip Report

Casuarina Point on Abaco is one of my favourite places to recommend when fishing is just a component of a tropical family style vacation.   There is great accommodation, a beautiful beach, terrific guides and bonefish fifty feet from your deck. Here is a great report from subscriber L

Hurricane Joaquin – Bahamian Lodges

Wanted to wait until I got some useful information from the lodge owners themselves before reporting on the extent of the damage their properties received from Hurricane Joaquin. Obviously there were many lodges, commercial enterprises and homes affected but I wanted to focus exclusiv