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Father-Son Bucket List Fishing Trips Around the World


In honor of Father’s Day this coming Sunday, I wanted to feature the best Father Son bucket list fishing trips around the world!


Alaska offers some of the most spectacular freshwater, saltwater, fly- and even ice fishing in the world. It can be as easy as pulling off the side of the road and casting a line, or we can charter a boat or float plane to whisk you off to a secluded fishing spot where you can reel in one of the many species that inhabit the Alaskan waters, including a variety of salmon, trout, halibut and arctic char.


As you consider this epic trip, there are some basic questions to ask that will make your trip more successful: Are you going after freshwater or saltwater fish? Do you prefer hunting for giant halibut in a peaceful bay of the Kenai Peninsula? Or maybe fly fishing the Nushagak River sounds more appealing? What style of accommodation do you desire? Tented camps, fly out lodges via seaplane or lodges based on the river? Are you and your guys hard-core fly fishermen or just looking to enjoy nature and catch fish?


Cabo – The name conjures up images of leaping marlin, rambunctious dorado, high fives after a day of fishing and reliving the day over drinks at the swim-up bar. This, however, is a tale of two Cabos.


The most important question to ask yourself is, “What kind of experience am I looking for: great fishing spiced by the nightlife of a lively town, or great fishing blended with tranquil evenings overlooking the Sea of Cortez?” The first option is Cabo San Lucas and the second is a quieter,

but equally fulfilling experience on the East Cape.


No matter which route you take, you are in one of the top sportfishing locales in the world and will be in pursuit of three species of marlin — black, blue and striped— as well as dorado, wahoo, tuna, sailfish, swordfish and roosterfish.


Brazil - Peacock bass are pound for pound the most aggressive, hardest fighting fish on Earth and Brazil is the best place to find them. It is not uncommon for a peacock bass fisherman to catch and release 20-30 fish per day.


When is the best time to go? Well, sometime between August and March; but the real answer isn't quite that simple. During the long "rainy" season, Amazonian rivers can rise 12 meters or more. This flooded jungle offers superior forage and cover for many species of baitfish. The peacock bass follow them into the flooded vegetation where they become all but impossible to catch.


Thus, the only fishable season for peacock bass is the "dry" season, beginning when the rains end, the flood abates and the rivers drop within their banks. As water levels fall, baitfish head back into the main river to avoid being stranded in the rapidly drying floodplain. The peacocks follow as well and begin to gorge on the now concentrated food supply as they prepare to spawn.


Through my affiliation with Virtuoso and as a fisherman myself, I can recommend the best

fly out lodges in Alaska, charter boat captains in Cabo and live aboard ships on the Amazon.

We will take time to research the best months to find the species of your choice, or if you have a certain month you can travel, we will find the best opportunities for that time of year. Contact me

today to start planning your bucket list fishing trip with your favorite guys!

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