Thursday, September 30, 2010

GillBilly Video: Just A Couple Of Good Ole Boys

A trout is a moment of beauty known only to those who seek it.
Arnold Gingrich

Monday, September 20, 2010

What a Wonderful Fishing Father... NOT!

Any man would look proud after catching a large barracuda as he poses with the fish and his 14 year-old daughter at the marina afterwards. Then you may wonder why his daughter looks less than thrilled………!!!

14 year old Coral Wira was sitting in a boat while her father fished.

Suddenly she saw a silver flash in the air. The barracuda had thrown the hook and grabbed her arm. Father managed to kill the fish with a knife in the head.

Coral needed 51 stitches! And he felt the need to pose for photos before taking her to hospital!

It is impossible to grow weary of a sport that is never the same on any two days of the year.
Theodore Gordon

Thursday, September 16, 2010

GillBilly YouTube Video: Kitten Chronicals Part 6

In this video collection we follow the growth and development of 3 kittens. Carlos Pablo Newman Franco Sinatra, the white male kitten, Gringa, the brown tiger striped female, and Tia, the white, brown and grey calico female. This video illustrates the 3rd month after birth.

See more videos in this series at the GillBilly's YouTube Channel;

The fish and I were both stunned and disbelieving to find ourselves connected by a line.
William Humphrey in "The Armchair Angler"

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Southern California Offshore Fishing Heats Up

Fall ocean fishing is what many anglers live for, the time of year when boats run with less fishermen, the fishing often can be just as good, if not better, than the summer and the conditions usually are pleasant for a calm boat ride.

But this year, fishermen didn’t have much of a choice when it came to choosing to fish in the summer or waiting until the fall. There really wasn’t a summer season of note at the outer banks. Sport boats were fishing bass, rockfish and anything that would bite at a time when the decks would be filled with tuna, dorado and yellowtail.

But that changed last week as offshore fishing turned on. And it continued to build Friday when boats fishing as close as 20 miles off Mission Bay reported good scores on yellowfin tuna.

Capt. Mike Franchak on the Aztec reported in early with 90-plus mixed tuna. The Aztec was on the second day of a two-day run. But closer to home, Capt. Ryan Bostian radioed in 40-plus yellowfin from the morning of a three-quarter-day trip.

At H&M Landing, Capt. Frank Ursitti on the Ranger 85 reported over 60 mixed tuna, with 40 bluefin, 8 yellowfin and 15 albacore.

The Islander at Fisherman’s Landing reported 34 bluefin and a couple of yellowfin tuna on its first drift Friday morning.

The best fisherman I know try not to make the same mistakes over and over again; instead they strive to make new and interesting mistakes and to remember what they learned from them.
John Gierach "Fly Fishing the High Country"