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Old 06-09-2019, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by zman824 View Post
You can knock out a good number of those bottom fish in the Tortugas, Yuri on Two Fish or Greg on Yankee Capts are the way to go down there and that is a great fishery.

As as others have said, Tropic Star is incredible for a wide variety of species and for the overall experience. Costa Rica is also a great fishery and like Tropic, wide variety and cool experience.

You can do a a wide variety of species in Venice, La too, from bottom fish to billfish to big tunas and big redfish, to me itís a must experience destination.

For snook and goliaths, pretty hard to beat SE FL in the summer. Snook bunch up in the inlets in Ft Pierce, Stuart and Jupiter and BIG Goliaths can be handlined on the shallow wrecks or bridges.

Good luck! Fulfilling fish dreams is always a blast!!
Iíll never be back with Yuri. His captain Shane conducted himself in an unacceptable way. Ran out of bait in two days on a 4 day trip not because we caught a lot because they failed to bring enough. Didnít let me deep drop ďdue to the coast guard being too closeĒ which has nothing to do with anything. Also left early to see his girlfriend instead of fulfilling our full fishing time. Which wasnít refunded. Needless to say Iíll never fish with them again which really sucks because I proposed on that trip to my wife.
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Old 06-09-2019, 12:51 PM
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Itís been mentioned above in this thread, but if you wanted a one stop sportfishing experience then I can highly recommend Exmouth in north west Australia. Granted itís a long trip to get there, but it really is a do-it-all destination.

Offshore, on the west side of the cape the edge of the shelf is about 7nm from the ramp. Around Sept/Oct itís entirely feasible to knock off a grand slam out of blues, blacks, stripes and sails.

They also get yellowfin to 150lbs.

Closer in on the fringing reefs you can target Spanish mackerel, cobia, GTís and amberjack.

Then on the flats inside the reef or in Exmouth gulf you can go after permit, bonefish, queenfish, various trevallies etc.

At the right times of the year if you get bored of fishing you can see humpback whales and whale sharks.

Itís safe, nice climate, remote, and home to biggest and most spectacular fringing reef system in the world.

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Old 06-14-2019, 12:23 AM
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I agree with Andosan about the fishing in Western Australia, but Iíd add that if your coming all this way why not spend an extra week or two and try the Barramundi fishing in any of the Northern bits of Aus, and / or some PNG. black bass fishing (youíll catch monster Barra too)
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Old 06-14-2019, 04:48 AM
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Originally Posted by andosan View Post
Itís been mentioned above in this thread, but if you wanted a one stop sportfishing experience then I can highly recommend Exmouth in north west Australia. Granted itís a long trip to get there, but it really is a do-it-all destination.

Offshore, on the west side of the cape the edge of the shelf is about 7nm from the ramp. Around Sept/Oct itís entirely feasible to knock off a grand slam out of blues, blacks, stripes and sails.

They also get yellowfin to 150lbs.

Closer in on the fringing reefs you can target Spanish mackerel, cobia, GTís and amberjack.

Then on the flats inside the reef or in Exmouth gulf you can go after permit, bonefish, queenfish, various trevallies etc.

At the right times of the year if you get bored of fishing you can see humpback whales and whale sharks.

Itís safe, nice climate, remote, and home to biggest and most spectacular fringing reef system in the world.

do you know any captains you would recommend?
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Old 06-14-2019, 05:02 AM
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Fly into Tahiti and fish the Ultimate Lady
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Old 06-14-2019, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by prestigemid View Post
do you know any captains you would recommend?
On Strike Charters | Welcome to Exmouth

https://www.peaksportfishing.com.au/
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:40 AM
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Yep, I know both those guys, and would highly recommend both.

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Old 06-15-2019, 04:22 AM
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My bucket list destination is Patagonia Argentina for jumbo rainbows and german browns on fly gear. Since most of my fishing is saltwater offshore, I want to throw small flies at big fish in spring creeks and then smoke cigars and drink wine.
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Old 06-16-2019, 09:34 AM
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I can't believe its only been mentioned once. Isla Mujeres sailfishing is out of this world and 100% chance at fish if the weather is good. If you go during the summer instead its the Whale Shark capital along with giant manta rays. Amazing fishery.
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