Sunday, January 30, 2011

2011 Fishing Schedule

Wow! 2011 is off to a great start and we are looking forward to our busiest year on record!

Hundreds of NEW products have been added to the store over the past few weeks and months and our website is now 2011 "ready". Check out the new stuff Here!

New Flies are already posted for the season. Some cool new patterns can be seen Here!

Not only do we feature all of the gear and flies for the sport...but we actually practice the craft. 2011 will be our most aggressive "fishing" year ever. Every month we have a featured place, or places to fish and an overview is offered here in this blog.

Why not give us a try this year? You don't have to be local.......we meet you at the destination so it doesn't matter to us where you are from. Whether a guide trip in Ohio, Pa or Michigan or one of our more exotic destinations, we want to fish with you this year!

Remember to find full details and daily updates on our Facebook page

January typically finds us in the Amazon chasing peaock bass. Brian Flechsig and a group of 7 anglers were all packed and ready to go on January 21st when word came down that there was just too much water in the jungle.

Long story short but this group has now rescheduled to the week of October 1st- 8th 2011 and there are now Two Spots Open.

We are also booking January 20th- 28th 2012 and hosting this trip will be Jerry Darkes.

For more information on our Peacock Bass trips and the unique floating cabin system that we use- Click Here

Just about anywhere in the U.S.- February is a great month to "get out of Dodge"

We have been hosting Bonefish trips to the Andros Island Bonefish Club in the month of February for over a dozen years now and we aren't going to change anytime soon.

Shop manager Andy Jensen will be hosting a group from February 19th- 26th- full week or shorter stays available. We also serve as a full booking agent for AIBC and can help you put togehter a trip at anytime this spring.

Click Here for details on our Bonefish Trips

Patagonia Chile is one of the last great frontiers on planet earth. The trout fishing is also un-paralleled.

We book trips from November 1st- May 1st for groups of 1-12 but we have always featured a "shop trip" in March.

This year the trip is March 5th- 12th and will be hosted by our own Dick Davidson. As always we will be the guests of Nicolas and Ilsie Gonzalez and their Patagonia Trouters.

A few spots left this season and already booking 2012!

March will also find us chasing Steelhead a bit closer to home!

This year we are featuring a trip to the Muskegon River in Michigan as the guests of the Muskegon River Lodge.

This is a fantastic destination right on the banks of the famous Michigan tailwater. Your host will be Steve Kuieck and his staff at Rivequest charters.

Spring Steelhead Trip- March 20th- 23rd- Click Here for Details

We also feature a full service guide operation here in Ohio and Pennsylvania along the famous "Steelhead Alley". We feature the guide talents of Jerry Darkes, Jeff Liskay, John Rochus and Greg Senyo and his Steelhead Alley Outfitters.

Details on booking a day or two for Erie Steelhead can be found Here!

April, May and June is when fishing really picks up here in the Midwest and one of our favorite spots is Lake St. Clair!

We have now teamed up with Captain Brian Meszaros to offer our customers some of the best warmwater fishing to be found on the planet!!!! Don't believe us.....give it a try......we dare you.

Full details AND photos can be found Here!

June 1st is the opening of Musky season on St. Clair and Captain Brian is known for his expertise. Muskies can be had on the fly from June 1st until late into the fall and those interested are encouraged to give us a call and get a trip on the books.

July 23rd- 30th- Naknek River Camp- Alaska

Jerry Darkes will be hosting our July Alaska trip to the Naknek River Camp. They will be chasing a variety of salmon and trout species...and dodging some bears!

This is a fantastic trip and we are thrilled to add it to the line-up. Best part is the price at $1995.00 per angler!

Slide Inn- Montana

August 7th- 13th

Join Brian Flechsig and old pal Kelly Galloup on the banks of the Madison River.

A staple trip in the rotation now for over 5 years! Can't go wrong!

Fall Salmon Trip

September 19th- 22nd

We will once again be the guests of Schmidt Outfitters and they will float us down the Manistee in search of King Salmon. A trip we have been doing since 1989!!!!

September also finds us back in Alaska chasing late season Trophy Rainbows.

Naknek River Camp- Trophy Rainbows/Switch Special Trip

September 17th- 24th 2011

This special trip will be hosted by friend and renowned guide Jeff Liskay. Jeff is a spey/switch expert and will be teaching a hands-on Spey/Switch School during this week. A great chance to learn more about this hot topic and put it to use right in front of the lodge.

Details on the Alaska Trophy Rainbow Trip with Jeff Liskay

September 30th- October 8th

Peacock Bass in the Amazon with Brian Flechsig

Make-up trip from January but currently 2 spots open. January 2012 dates open as well.

November 5th- 12th

Andros Island Bonefish Club

with host Brian Flechsig

Other than that....we don't plan on fishing much in 2011.

As always, any questions whatsoever on any of these excursions, don't hesitate to give us a call or drop us an e-mail. We'll be happy to help.

Fish with us in 2011!

Mad River Outfitters

813 Bethel Rd.

Columbus Ohio 43214