Ron Cross Explores the Amazon at Phil Marstellers Rio Negro Lodge

My fishing pal, Ron Cross, a Pro Bass Circuit fisherman from Pahrump, Nevada, and I just returned from a marvelous adventure to Brazil’s Amazon basin. Not only did we explore the Amazon River’s greatest tributary, the Rio Negro, we searched its backwaters and bushwhacked our way into lagoons seeking the magnificent Peacock Bass. This while … Read more

Return to the Amazon

by Dan Simmons – In the Wake of Roosevelt and Walking in the Tracks of the Jaguar This all started when I received a call from my friend Phil Marsteller. He owned and operated Amazon Tours Lodge, which was the original and premium Peacock Bass fishing destination on the Amazon’s Rio Negro River. Phil was … Read more

The Tuna Bite is On

by Dan Simmons –  Our recent experiences with Covid have caused many disruptions in public events and travel. Outdoor Conventions and banquets are no exception, but the conventions and banquets are back and scheduled for 2022. I look forward to visiting with old friends and making new ones this year. I’ve just returned from another … Read more

Southern Nevada Weekend Freshwater Fishing Adventures

by Dan Simmons –  Our recent experiences with Covid have caused many disruptions in public events and travel. Outdoor Conventions and banquets are no exception, but the conventions and banquets are back and scheduled for 2022. I look forward to visiting with old friends and making new ones this year. I’m often asked by newcomers … Read more

The Legends of the Lake

by Dan Simmons – Nevada has always been the land of legends, mysteries, and adventures. When it comes to fishing it’s no different, as I discovered at Pyramid Lake, a short distance north of Reno, Nevada. I found the glory hole for Lahontan Cutthroat Trout. They are abundant with reports of twenty pounders being landed. … Read more

Sailfishing at its Best

by Dan Simmons – “Sailfish,” was the cry that brought the fisherman and crew alive. “Where?” “There, following the boat.” “Get ready,” the guide instructed, as I snapped on the fishing belt. It took the bait and I waited, as the fish ran stripping line. “Now,” came the command to put the reel in gear. … Read more

The Halibut That Caught Me

The Halibut

by Dan Simmons – There are few things I like more than bottom fishing off the coast of Alaska and British Columbia, Canada. You never know what you’ll bring up.  It might be a red snapper, cod, halibut, or salmon; they all find it hard to pass up a slice of herring suspended a few … Read more

Big Fish, Blue Water

The Big Fish

by Dan Simmons – This is a story of a really big fish, travel and luck, as are all good fish stories.  It begins in the small fishing village of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, an easy four-hour flight from Houston, Texas. I was there to visit friends, get caught up on some writing, and … Read more