October 10, 2015
Japanese angler Hiroyuki Koike caught and released an incredible 33.9 kg (74 lb 11 oz) Japanese Lates (akame) (Lates japonicus) - a species similar to the popular barramundi (Lates calcarifer) - that could become the new All-Tackle record. Koike was fishing Japan’s Urado Bay on August 5th, when the enormous akame inhaled the Gun Craft lure he was casting. Only five short minutes after hooking into his potential record, Koike had the fish subdued and proceeded to quickly document the catch before releasing it alive. The current IGFA record is 33 kg (72 lb 12 oz).
French angler Cyril Gressot caught this impressive 129 cm leerfish (Garrick) (Lichia amia) which could become the new All-Takcle Length world record. Gressot was casting a silver spoon outside of Port Saint Louis, France on August 12th, when he hooked up to the massive leerfish. After a hard-fought 20 minute battle, Gressot was finally able to subdue the fish, which he quickly documented and released alive. The current IGFA All-Tackle Length record for this species is vacant.
On a recent trip to Canada’s Northwest Territory, Aussie angler Frank Bluch caught and released what could become the new men’s 6 kg (12 lb) tippet record for Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus). Bluch was casting a black muddy buddy fly from the shoreline of the Tree River, when he hooked into this 8.1 kg (17 lb 13 oz) char that he fought for nearly 10 minutes. Once landed, Bluch quickly documented his catch and released it alive. The current IGFA record is 7.94 kg (17 lb 8 oz).
While fishing Bolivia’s Rio Tarija on August 10th, Colombian angler Alejandro Linares caught this beautiful 13.61 kg (30 lb) dorado (Salminus brasiliensis) that could become a new world record. Linares was casting a popper from the banks of the Tarija, when the massive dorado exploded on his lure. Nearly 30 minutes after hooking up, Linares was finally able to land the fish. If approved, the catch will earn him the new men’s 8 kg (16 lb) line class record, which currently stands at 9.07 kg (20 lb).
October 07, 2015
Top Capt. Randy Baker and the crew of Nomad had the trip of a lifetime during a six-day trip to the seamounts off Los Sueños, raising 160 blues and releasing 79 out of 109 bites.
On their way to the seamounts, Baker and his crew, came across a floating log that turned out to be the golden ticket to a memorable trip. The crew drifted with the log, nicknamed Wilson, for six days and more than 100 miles. Baker and crew caught four doubleheaders the first day, finishing 18 for 27, one for one on striped marlin and one for one on sailfish, completing the slam.
The following days, the crew went 20 for 26, 23 for 30, eight for 10, four for eight and six for eight on blues. In addition to an impressive trip for the entire team, on July 11 Baker became the only person ever to catch 20 blue marlin in a single day in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
The past September "Saltywater Tackle" filmed some hot jigging action off Punta, Mita, Mexico.
Lot of fun fishing some big amberjack with Capt. Lora of Fortuna Sportfishing.
October 02, 2015
Their latest topwater frog munching compilation is no exception.
September 30, 2015
September 28, 2015
Angler Linda Scott, of Bloomington Minnesota, won $15,000 last week by catching the largest halibut of the summer in the Homer, Alaska halibut derby.
Close to 10,000 derby tickets were sold, so there was plenty of competition! The fish was caught in over 300' of water in the Gulf of Alaska, took about 45 minutes to bring in, and was shot 3 times with a .38 special, then gaffed by 3 people and drug on-board.
Linda was fishing aboard the "Grand Aleutian" charter boat and booking through DeepStrike Sportfishing.
A great new video for "BlackTip H" team. They headed offshore to go fishing for cobia on a wreck offshore. Within minutes of chumming they saw our first cobia.
After catching theis limit of cobia, they decided to have some fun with the bonito and bull sharks and goliath grouper.