WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO FISH?
Enter Sport Fishing's exclusive Favorite Places survey and you can make your opinion heard -and become eligible for more than $125 worth of Yo-Zuri lures!
You'll find a total of four surveys here in our forum and are welcome to offer a response in each. Two are based on experience and two on fantasy.
THIS THREAD: Favorite Place I've Fished - Outside North America
You can be general and list only a state or country, or you can be very specific and list an area.
Then feel free to add further comments in the forum thread - and check out the results to date.
When the survey period has ended, for each survey a winner will be picked at random from all who voted and Yo-Zuri will send him/her a box of 12 various inshore/offshore lures.
Wow, now this a tough one. There are so many spectacular places that I have fished around the world. From a total experience perspective, I am going to say my favorite place outside of North America has to be Madeira. On the water and on the land this place is magical.
Sailfish Bay, Puerto Ixtapa Guatemala. 8 of us caught 72 sails in 3 days. Really nice lodge right on the beach, great staff, food and bar.
Spent a week on Hoeng-Do, an island off the coast of South Korea. The island is populated, but there was no electricity, utilities or phones. You pretty much just take a boat to the island and the villagers meet you at the dock and volunteer to host you. They just relish the chance to interact with outsiders (not many tourists drop in)! Daily we'd go out into the Yellow Sea with nothing but chop sticks and dipping sauce. We'd stay out drinking and eating fish until we were "full"; then head back to the village with dinner. The villagers would roll out with everything for a feast for all. I bonded with the family that took me in. When we left, we gave the lady of the house a few hand fulls of cash and she about passed out. She was reluctant to take it, but apparently that would be more than enough to send her son (our fishing guide) to some class or course and she cried the whole time we were loading up to leave. Just to make the whole thing more interesting...I didn't speak Korean and they didn't speak English. It was a great trip and one that I will never forget.
Isla Banca, (Cancun) Mexico
Still completely unspoiled, spend the day and see no one but the people that came with you!!
Caught my first (and only) Super Grand Slam.... Permit, Bonefish, Snook (3 species) and Tarpon, along with many other species, Snapper, Ladyfish, Sheepshead, etc....
Fish the ocean side for rod breaking jacks in the surf!!
Tarpon and Snook all came on Yozuri "green mackerel" Mag Darters
Bone fish and Permit took white or brown Popeye Jigs
Los Roques, Venezuela
No other place on earth brings out adrenaline and testosterone like this!
- Warm weather and hispanic feel
- Scare of your life getting there
- Miles of an unspoilt atoll
- Bonefish amazing on 6-7 line
Enjoy!...Oh and pray you get there! (Two planes disappeared between Caracas and Los Roques last year)
Quepos, Costa Rica - Sailfish on the fly!!!
Since Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Costa Rica are part of the North American continent, I'll have to say Venezuela.
Fiji-wonderful people, great fishing, delicious fresh food all from the sea or the garden.
'livin' la vida pesca'
I have fished in Brazil (many times for Peacock Bass) Thailand (for Mekong Catfish) Africa (for Tigerfish) and England (for Wels).
My favorite trip is to Brazil for the Peacock Bass.