05/01/2010 - 06/01/2010 | Fishing the Americas...a sportfishing journal

Sunday, May 30, 2010


The "Top Kill" in this case was not lethal. What is lethal is this open wound in the earths crust. At this point, the greatest minds in the world have found no solution (and BP has access to those minds)...the greatest country in the world with the availability of advanced and superior resources; endless governmental agencies just waiting to be called into action; local, state and national leaders of every rank no doubt stand ready to assist...but the wound continues to bleed. Yet today BP PLC reportedly said it would focus on containment rather than plugging the undersea puncture wound, effectively redirecting the mess it made rather than stopping it.

"We failed to wrestle this beast to the ground," said BP Managing Director Bob Dudley.

So Mr. Dudley, in your estimation and in behalf of BP, how long do you expect this will last, this "direction of containment only"...you have not been overly effective in containment thus far? Do you just pause for a while in your efforts to plug and hope that this August or September your relief well will be successful? Or maybe until this formation just simply produces itself out?

I'm sorry but that dog just won't hunt...that answer just won't due. Perhaps Mr. Dudley, BP should jump back on that beast!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Great Source Of Oil Spill Information

Great source of updates from media sources as well as boots on the ground...although the well bore may have been successfully plugged the long term remediation required and devastation to this ecosystem, fishery, populace and economy is presently beyond any person's or agencies comprehension.

DrilledByPBP is a Facebook Page making a great effort to track the oil catastrophe in the Gulf. Click here to have a look http://bit.ly/apIFZr

You do not have to be a Facebook member to view it.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


As I'm fully aware of everyone's concerns do to the ongoing oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, I thought this would be a good time to give everyone a update to the unfolding situation for both the oil spill and fishing........... Oil Spill ---- This is a day to day situation that no one can anticipate or predict with much accuracy. My feelings and everyone else involved are the same, the oil has to be stopped at the source, and until this happens we will find ourselves in a very fluid situation. What you are seeing on the news is accurate but exaggerated , this is the nature of the beast......... FISHING ---- The first reaction by LW&F was a knee-jerk reaction, with most water closed down to fishing. Little by little they have been reopening water to recreational fishing and at this point in time there is a considerable amount of fishable water open on the East and West sides of the river North of Baptiste Collette Bayou. See LW&F web-page ( http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/ ). At one time, these are waters I fished a considerable amount of the time and did very well. With these areas being the only water open to fishing , I've been exploring all of my old fishing haunts and catching fish. Fishing report from Tuesday May 18th 2010 -- Fished with Capt.Dave Iverson on scooting trip --- We found trout holding on rigs out in Breton Sound, a good early and late bite on live shrimp and plastic. Moved to shoreline and sandbars along Baptiste Collette Bayou later in the day and found large numbers of REDS from 8 to 21lbs on plastic. I reiterate, this was a scooting trip, we were looking for fish and not out to see how many we could catch. Results for the day were inspiring and did wonders in boosting my confidence. All things considered, I feel confident in catching fish and providing my clients with the same fishing experience as provided before the oil spill disaster. At this point in time, in terms of cancellation or remaining booked to fish, consideration should be the same as before, wind, tides, moon phase, quality of water. With that said, I must repeat --- This is a fluid situation and can change at anytime ? If any adverse situation arises before your upcoming fishing trip, I will let you know ASAP. If anytime I feel that you will not receive the service and fishing experience you expect, I will let you know ASAP. The last thing in the world I want is to have my customers experience a bad trip due to any reason other then what would be considered normal circumstances ( weather related ). As we move into the summer months that will become more and more of a non-issue. If anyone has a question of concern please feel free to ask........................ Good Luck and Happy Fishing


Monday, May 17, 2010

Hooked! Historic Fishing Lures

When: May 18 - Sept 4, 2010
Where: The Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN
With Who: Our Friend and Old Fishing Lures Aficionado
Mr Dan Basore
On Sunday, May 23rd, fanatical fishing lure expert Dan Basore will visit the Minnesota Marine Art Museum for a gallery walk from 1-2 pm and an Antiques Roadshow style informal appraisal of your old fishing lures and collectables from 2-4 pm. If interested, call (507) 474 -6625 for details. Read More

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Welcome home Jake Dupes!

Now enjoy the beauty and the bounty
of the country you've gladly served and

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