Fly Fishing Dorado!January 7, 2012
Another Guest Blog Post by the lovely Jessica Haydahl!
Yesterday was a great day out on the water. I headed out with guests [and longtime West Coast friend and supporter!] Bruce Langereis, his daughter Amy, son Rees and guest Jessie to do a little deep-sea fishing. Bruce, who is an avid fly-fisherman, managed to catch a 45 lb Dorado on a fly rod.
While Bruce and Mate Donar were trying to get the fish to bite, I grabbed my underwater housing for my camera and dunked it under the water to get some pictures of the fish. Meanwhile, Amy grabbed the GoPro video camera that was attached to a pole and managed to get some AMAZING video footage of the Dorado.
These are some stills of the fish, chasing the bait.
You can see the bait in the top left corner of the image.
Bruce and his Dorado!
After the fight, Bruce examined his fly and hook, it was pretty bent from the dorado!
Captain Junior, Amy, Bruce, Rees, and Mate Donar
Earlier that same day, we had an encounter with 2 bull sharks. The first shot is of Reese’s shark grabbing the live bait. He surprised us all when he hit the bait and thrusted his body up in the air. I only managed to get one shot of the shark before it took off swimming. The shark ended up breaking the line, so we never got to see it up close.
Still the same day, Rees had a big bite on his reel and yet again we managed to hook another bull shark. This time Reese managed to reel him right up to the stern of the boat, where Bruce bravely volunteered to stick my underwater camera in the water and blindly try and snap some shots. When we got back to the ship I managed to clean up the image so we could actually see that Bruce managed to snap a picture of the shark! [editor’s note: don’t worry folks – it is super unusual to hook a shark!!]
Overall it was a fun day filled with dorados, sharks and a great board game of Taboo on the boat ride back to the Pacific Provider!
Photographing in Paradise!