December 2008/January 2009 - Vol.38/39 NÂ° 12 & 01
South Africa is a Family Affair
Decoy Pigeon Shooting in Paraguay
Join us for one of the worldâ€™s great wingshooting adventures. Three lodges and over half a dozen species available.
Driven Giant Tinamou in Argentina
Blue Water Fly Fishing
New Bonefish Hotspot in the Marls 1
Check out a New way to find your Trek destination We have color coded our hunting and fishing destinations so you can pick a region, look for the color bar at the top of the page and start reading about your next trip with us.
SOUTH AMERICA CENTRAL AMERICA & THE CARIBEAN NORTH AMERICA EUROPE AFRICA OCEANIA
Highlights Decoy Pigeon Shooting in Paraguay, more info pag. 50
Driven Giant Tinamou in Argentina, more info pag. 51
Blue Water Fly Fishing, more info pag. 50
New Bonefish Hotspot in the Marls, more info pag. 51
ABOUT THE COVER:
This is a beautiful photo of Georgian Charles Dolan giving pointers to youngster Dustan Haldane about how to hit a dove with a .410 while hunting out of Zulu Wings Lodge in South Africa. Trek VP Ron Stafford shot this photo with a Nikon D-70S at 145 mm and an exposure of 1/640 of a second. And oh by the way, Dustan is the son of longtime Trek PH/outfitter Mark Haldane who has his boy starting early. 2
Over the years I have noted with some regularity, negative articles about fishing guides in the Florida Keys. Especially in the Angling Report where Editor Don Causey would print a monthly “guide beware” column. Causey, who rarely passes up any opportunity to raise a controversy, would solicit comments from his subscribers and man, some of the comments you heard were pretty bad too. I mean guides not catching fish, not having a Bose Sound System on board and feeding anglers canned tuna fish. Oh, the horror of it all!!! All joking aside, some of the guides in the Keys needed a bit of a “market correction” as tales of snarly, grumpy guides made the circuit as wanting expert anglers who tipped well and kept their mouths shut. Heaven forbid if you asked for any angling advice or inquire about the area you are to fish. That’s right Mr. Florida Keys guide, not everyone has fished with Lefty Kreh and bothers to take a GPS on board so lighten your sassy self up!! Anyone of you who has ever read this column knows how I feel about guides who think they are entitled to something before you ever leave the dock. Well for what it’s worth, the dock is probably the first place you should get things squared away, that way you don’t have far to go should you tire of the verbal abuse and general indifference of your guide. Now with that said, I must make a confession. You ready for this? Until this past 4th of July I have never been to the Florida Keys!! That’s right, me Mr. Safaris guy who is a Florida native and world traveler had until last month, never been to the Keys. So the boss (errr wife) and I, along with oldest daughter Jaimie and her beau Will, took a short excursion from Ft. Lauderdale to Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Cay. While Cara had not been to the Keys either, she has had the pleasure of my company to just about every island in the Caribbean and most of them involved a five star property on the Hanburry Rating Scale. Well the first thing we noticed on the way down was that this was not the Caribbean. Not the Bahamas either, but as we soon found out the Florida Keys has its own character and we were about to meet him. His name is Capt. Dave Perry and he owns a 26 foot Regulator called the Eagle Eye. We came upon him more by luck, but his listing is prominently displayed at the Hawks Cay Marina information sheet so he is not hard to find. After realizing that the first thing you must have in the Keys is a fast boat and a good guide, we did well to score on both accounts. My only requirement of Capt. Dave was that he needed to be flexible, as in catch a lot of fish for me and Will and be ready to head towards land at a moment’s notice if it got too rough for the girls or when their appetite called. No canned tuna for this crowd!! To his credit, Dave was always willing to listen to our requests and most of the time would offer a plan that was well received by all. Not an easy
task on family vacations as I have experienced firsthand. Our days would start in the morning calm, bottom bumping for Red or Mutton snappers using an assortment of baits like ballyhoo, pilchards, crabs and cigar minnows. While we enjoyed taking a few fish each morning, it was listening to Capt. Dave’s contagious chatter that made our trip. You see, Dave is a third generation native of the Keys and also a husband, father of two daughters, and apparently one heck of a softball coach. But it was his descriptions of the Keys gone by and the seemingly endless flow of Spring Breakers and Key West Patrons that kept us in stitches. After each half day fishing session we would take a late lunch in places like Sparky’s, Burdines and the Hideaway Cafe; all waterfront establishments that are slowly disappearing on the mainland to multi-story condos. We ate conch fitters, lots of fresh fish and took in all that is famous about the Keys; boats and water!! You have flats water, deep water, closed waters, and open waters. There are bays, lagoons, sounds, and two oceans!! The Keys is one huge coral surrounded by reefs and you guessed it, more water. And there are boats of all sorts and while considered a luxury in most parts, they are an absolute necessity in the Keys. Capt Dave also has a wooden 39 Buddy Davis Classic that he takes offshore, but I got the feeling that he prefers the inshore activity better. I think the shorter run time after the fishing allows him to indulge in his second hobby of golf!! Not many courses around but Dave finds them between trailer home parks. During the evenings hours we had our catch cooked up the way we liked it and enjoyed the fresh breezes of the Atlantic. The newly renovated Hawks Cay was fine, although a bit pricey in our opinion. But no trip to the Keys is a total success unless you pass the seven mile bridge to the lower Keys and wind up in Key West. This is the drive you hear about and worth a visit alone. But if you have driven the 150 miles or so down the chain from Biscayne Bay and haven’t found what you are looking for, you will most likely find it in Key West and that includes some great fishing, interesting sights and lots of cultural history. Would we go back? Yes, but only if Capt Dave was available and we could get a decent house on the water in Key Colony. Next trip will involve some tarpon and flats fishing. Oh my, are there tarpon there!!
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Milton Hanburry, Jr. President. 3
Buenos Aires - Argentina
So many Birds, youâ€™ll have a hard time choosing what to Shoot! The Argentine Waterfowl season, South of the Equator is some of the finest in the world. If classic decoy action is your game, then the Buenos Aires Province is the place to hunt. Trek also provides a first rate goose hunt in this same region only two hours south. This is a great combination all within driving distance from the Buenos Aires International Airport. DUCKS The Trip: The trip originates with an overnight flight from Miami arriving early morning in Buenos Aires. Our agents and guides will meet you at the airport and after getting your guns registered and clearing customs you will head to our duck operation near the town of Carlos Casares. The drive is about four hours and you should arrive in time to go out and shoot some ducks the first afternoon. The next three days will be full duck hunting days with both morning and afternoon hunts. The sixth day will be your last morning hunt before packing up, having lunch and returning to Buenos Aires for your flight home. During your stay you will comfortably reside at Monte Laguna Lodge, a first class establishment with excellent service. The best part is that the duck hunting is usually done within 15 minutes from the lodge! The Shooting: There are eleven different varieties of ducks from Pintails, Widgeons, and Tree Ducks to Colorful Teal, including the magnificent Silver Teal that sports a bright yellow bill that are common hunters. The Ducks are hunted from natural and perfectly prepared blinds that will have you getting close and personal with the decoying birds. GEESE The Trip: Starts with an overnight flight from Miami arriving early morning in Buenos Aires. Our agents and guides will meet you at the international airport and after getting your guns registered and clearing customs you will be transferred straight to our Goose lodge by van. The drive is about five hours long and you will stop for lunch along the way. The Shooting: The Goose hunting in Argentina is for the Ashy Headed and Magellan Geese, which are large birds, similar in size and coloration to
the Snow Geese. To give this trip even more variety, we hunt Pigeons and Perdiz in the afternoons giving the traveling sportsman a real mixed bag. Due to the fluctuation in the migration over the past years we have three different areas for our Goose hunts. Depending on your flight schedule, we will try and shoot some Pigeons the first afternoon. The following three days we will hunt Geese in the mornings and either Pigeon or Perdiz in the afternoons. Hunting for Geese is done from individual pit blinds, two shooters per spread of decoys. The afternoon will be for either Pigeons around the many eucalyptus trees or over pointers for Perdiz. The last day we hunt geese in the morning and after lunch head back to Buenos Aires for your flight back to Miami. Trip Fees:
$ 3,495.00 from Miami. Not included are tips, shotgun shells and items of a personal nature. Combination Hunt: $4,195.00. Extra days can be added for and additional rate of $550.00 per day. June and July ONLY. Combines three days of Duck hunting and two days of Goose hunting or vice versa. Magellan Geese, Pigeons and Perdiz. Call for available dates. Description: Seven days and six nights with four days of shooting. A non refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Season: Ducks: 1st May â€“ 31st July. Geese: June and July ONLY. Game: Eleven different varieties of Ducks, Pigeons and Perdiz Magellan Geese. Dates: The season runs through August 15th for Ducks, please call Trek for available dates on both Duck and Geese as space is getting limited. Pricing is subject to change and excludes any fuel surcharges.
Argentina - Córdoba
30°55’27.06” S 64°11’00.81” W
This Argentine Province is one big Dove Roost Trek Safaris and H&H Outfitters have been running Dove hunts in Córdoba since 1989. Dove hunting in this region is the best in the world and our lodges are the finest available. If you are one of our more discriminating customers, please ask to be upgraded to Estancia El Colibrí, Córdoba’s only six star shooting lodge. Call us Today! The Trip: The trip offers four days of shooting (three full and two half days) of high volume shooting. The first day you arrive to Cordoba, your guide will meet you and drive you to the lodge. After lunch we will have an afternoon dove hunt. We shoot until late afternoon and then we return to the lodge for a hot shower, a drink and a fine dinner. The following three days are full shooting days. Generally wake up call is 7:00 a.m. After a full breakfast, we will load into the van and head to field, (most drives are 30-60 minutes, and we control 80% of the flyways in Cordoba). Your pick up boy will meet you in the pre-scouted field with plenty of shells and a cooler full of cold drinks. Shooting should be steady until lunch is ready around midday. Sometimes we have an Argentinian barbecue in the field (steaks, sausages, dove, fresh salad and breads and fine red Argentina wine) other days back to the lodge. Again, you can shoot all day but most guys need a midday break. If we go back to the lodge we return to the field by mid afternoon. We’ll shoot til late afternoon, then return to the lodge. All meals at the lodge are specially prepared for the group. The last day we shoot in the morning only. There’s plenty of time to pack and rest up for the flight home. Trip Fees:
$3,395.00 per person - $4,195.00 for Colibri Upgrade based on double occupancy. Description: Includes RT airfare on LAN airlines from Miami to Cordoba, all hunting with room meals, local beer and wine, a hunting license, gun permits and all transfers. Trip fee does not include gratuities, shotgun shells ($11.00 a box) or items of a personal nature. A $1,000.00 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Season: Year around. Game: Dove. Dates: Please Call the Trek office for available dates. 6
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The flight leaves Cordoba early evening. You fly back to Santiago and connect with a non stop, overnight flight back to the U.S. The Shooting: Cordoba has all eared dove, and lots of them! The dove population is unbelievable. Estimates are from 1012 million. And the population continues to increase each year. The eared dove is almost identical to the North American mourning dove. Same size markings, etc. The main difference between the two is the eared dove’s pattern of flying all day long. Each hunter will have an opportunity to shoot 1,000-2,000 shells per day. Some Trek clients have shot much, much more. If you have never been before it is impossible to describe. Until you’ve seen it, you can’t believe it. The Accommodations: Trek has exclusive rights to four deluxe lodges with each having their own distinctive characteristics, design, and location. But the one thing they all have in common is that they offer hunting groups the very best staffing, service and cuisine available in Argentina. Each property was designed for the traveling wingshooter and features amenities like gun rooms, large living rooms with a fireplace, swimming pools, and plenty of space to move about. Group sizes from 6-12 hunters will be hosted by a local manager of the H&H Outfitters Team that has proven to be the best in the business. Plus you may wish to inquire about the super deluxe Estancia Colibri where the most discriminating hunter can choose his wine straight from the cellar or get a tip from the chef.
Corrientes - Argentina
Mix it up in this beautiful Argentine Locale
There are not many places where Dove, Ducks, Perdiz and Pigeon can be hunted in the same country, much less while staying at the same deluxe Lodge. You’ll generally blast a case (500 shell) per half day on Doves, 15-20 boxes on a full day Pigeon shoot, 3-4 boxes per Duck hunt and a couple of boxes on a morning Perdiz shoot. These are average figures and some Trek members have done much, much better! Book your trip today. The Trip: The trip starts with an overnight flight out of Miami to Buenos Aires. A Trek rep meets the group and helps them through customs, then drives the group to the Malalcue Lodge (around an 8 hour drive). Trek guide, Ariel Semenov meets the group at the lodge. Time permitting you will have an afternoon shoot. The following four days are full hunting days. On your last day you will shoot in the morning only, and then driven back to Buenos Aires for your flight home. The Shooting: This is a mixed bag affair, so you’ll do a different type shooting each day. Wake up call depends on what specie we are shooting, but each day will start with breakfast, then a drive to the field or lagoon. Shooting this time of season is two-three hours in the morning, and about three hours in the afternoon. We return to the lodge during midday for lunch and a rest. The Dove in the Malalcue area is the Eared Dove, very much like our Mourning Dove. Most shooting is pass or roost shooting this time of year. If the group wants to shoot Ducks, we are in the blinds before first light. In the afternoon we’ll generally shoot Dove or Perdiz. On this trip we are offering a tremendous variety of shooting activities. In four full days of action, you’ll have four different types of shooting. Generally most groups go after Ducks two or three times, Perdiz once, one day of Pigeons and a day and a half of Dove. There are daily limits on Ducks (25) and Perdiz (8), so these are generally half day shoots. There are no limits on Doves or Pigeons. Our Pigeons are the Argentine Blue-Grey Pigeon. They have the wing span of over 26 inches, larger than a Blue Wing Teal. They are a
sporty bird and a day of Pigeon hunting is something you’ll never forget. Perdiz hunting is very similar to Quail hunting. We shoot over pointing dogs. Limit is eight per day and it usually takes an hour and a half to get your limit. Note Perdiz season is only open from May 1st to August 15th. The Accommodations: Accommodations are excellent. Malalcue Lodge is a large, comfortable hacienda. The lodge has six bedrooms all with private bath, private dining room, living room, bar, gun room, separate barbecue room and swimming pool. The lodge overlooks the Corrientes River. This is Trek’s sixteenth season at Malalcue. Our groups take up the entire lodge. Meals on this trip are especially prepared for the group.
Trip Fees: $5,195.00 per person. Description: The trip fee covers all costs from Miami (including airfare coach class) except shotgun shells ($14.00 per box), tips, and any departure tax (wine and beer provided). Charter flights are available for an additional cost. Trip fee based on double occupancy. A $1,000.00 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Game: Dove, Pigeon, Duck & Perdiz. Pricing is subject to change and excludes any fuel surcharges.
Argentina - Estancia Cortaderas
31°14’58.87” S 60°00’13.06” W
A place designed to cater to your Wingshooting Dreams Trek safaris and Ariel Semenov are proud to introduce the newest dimension in mixed bagged shooting. Estancia Cortaderas was designed for the well traveled Wingshooter who wants their Duck and Dove Shooting out the back door. We provide the best single suite accommodations and maximum comfort of any Lodge in the region. Mixed bag season is May - August and Dove shoots are year round. Call us to book you adventure today! The Trip: Each trip is seven days, six nights with three full and two half days of shooting. Trips begin in Miami with a late evening departure and an overnight flight to Buenos Aires. You clear customs and then a Trek Rep will assist you with your gun papers and transfer you to the domestic airport for your flight to Santa Fe. George Pavon, will meet you and drive you to the Estancia Cortaderas, where you will have an afternoon hunt on this day. Activities for the following three days are full hunting days for dove, duck and perdiz. The last day you will hunt in the morning only, and then George will drive you back to Santa Fe for your flight home. for your flight home. The Accommodations: Estancia Cortaderas is located about 60 miles North of Parana City in the small town of Hernandarias. The lodge sits on the cliffs 150 feet above and overlooking the vast Parana River. Views of the river are attained from all points within the lodge. The construction is of colonial style that is typical of the estancias here, and has all the features of a modern, luxury hotel and provides a level of comfort not yet reached by other estancias. Single room accommodations, massage therapy, 21st century communications, sauna and Jacuzzi are all just a few of the amenities Trip Fees:
Combo Hunt: $4,595.00 per person. Dove Only: $3,395.00 per person. Description: Includes, round-trip air from Miami on Lan (coach class), four full days of shooting, food, lodging and transfers. A $1,000.00 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Game: Duck and Dove (May - August). Dove (Year around) and Dorado fishing (November March). Dates: Call Trek for current availability. 8
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available at Cortaderas. Meals as you can expect will be include some of the finest Argentine beef available and accompanied by an excellent selection of wines from the cellar. But of all the wonderful attributes Cortaderas possesses, its greatest asset is its access to the hunting area literally out the back door. The Hunting: Dove shooting in the Parana/Entre Rios Region is nothing short of incredible and Trek has been hunting here since 1986. The Hernandarias area is known for it’s agriculture. Corn, soy beans, sorghum and wheat are all part of the landscape, and dove love them. We have all eared dove, which is almost identical to our mourning dove. Dove season is year round and you can shoot 1500-2000 rounds per day. Parana River has many islands full of trees where the dove roost each night. Duck hunting is done on the river islands that dot the landscape of the Parana River and is classic style shooting with pairs of ducks decoying to your spread. You will depart the lodge by boat on the river, and you can expect a ride of 20 - 30 minutes to your blind. The perdiz hunting will be done in the pasture fields that dot the area and hunted over well trained dogs. Your host will be George Pavon who has been outfitting for Trek the last 17 years.
39°44’02.03” S 71°08’48.48” W
Patagonia - Argentina
A perfect combination in Patagonia, Trout & Red Stag There are few places in the world as naturally beautiful as the Patagonia Region of Argentina. It is here in the foothills of the Andes where one can hunt the fabled Red Stag on 25,000 acres of heaven. Estancia San Huberto is world famous for hosting many anglers on their productive trout waters, but for the last 20 years they have cultivated a very healthy herd of Stag and offer only six tags a year. Trek Safaris is very pleased to offer this unique opportunity. The Trip: Getting to San Huberto requires a flight into Buenos Aires and then a connecting flight to San Martin de los Andes where you transfer 45 minutes to the lodge. In some cases you may need to fly into Bariloche where it is a scenic three hour drive to San Huberto. Trek has some exclusive rates with American, Delta and Lan Airlines.
The Accommodations: This two story estancia is located in the shadows of the Lanin Volcano and near the town of Junin de los Andes. Its 25,000 acres are owned by Carlos and Carmen Olsen and has been in their family since before the 20th century. Also during stay, expect to be pampered and treated to some of the best cuisine and service found anywhere in the world.
The Hunting: The hunting as mentioned above takes place on 25,000 acres on the estancia and your hunt will consist of six days on a one to one basis with your expert guide. The Stag here average some 290-300 points (SCI) and have been taken as high as 330 points. The terrain is rolling hills and small scrub but the views are spectacular with the Andes and Lanin Volcano looming in the background. Your host for this trip will be owner and manager Ronnie Olsen. Although the Red Stag was introduced in Patagonia from Europe in the 1930’s, they have taken very well to the local environment. The hunt takes place during their “rutting or roaring” season when these beautiful animals are on full display. During your six days, you may have the opportunity to fish the famous Malleo River that meanders its way through the San Huberto property. Rainbow and brown trout flourish here and offers fly anglers a rare chance to fish private trout waters accessible to only 12 guests a week.
Trip Fees: $10,000.00 per hunter. Description: Includes seven nights stay and six days hunting with meals at San Huberto, trophy fee, and transfers. Rifle and ammo can be provided at no charge. A 50% non refundable deposit is required to secure your space. Four spots available only!! Season: March 13-22, March 20-29, 2009. Game: Red Stag. Pricing is subject to change and excludes any fuel surcharges.
Argentina - La Pampeana
35°01’36.11” S 63°41’16.01” W
A New Destination for the demanding Mixed Bagger New for the 2009 season, we present to you “La Pampeana.” This is truly the most complete mixed bag bird hunt in Argentina offering great gunning for five of Argentina’s sportiest species out of one lodge and the first ever “Driven Bird Shooting in Argentina”. The Trip: The trip is for eight days, seven nights with two half and four full days of hunting. The trip originates in Miami with an overnight flight to Buenos Aires. Once you arrive our agents will meet the group and assist them through the registration of their guns and customs. You will then be driven about three hours where we will stop for lunch and to change into your hunting attire as we will stop along the way for an afternoon duck shoot along the way. After the hunt we will then head on to La Pampeana where drinks and a superb meal awaits. Three of the following four days will have morning duck hunts and in the afternoons you can either experience high volume dove shooting or go perdiz hunting over dogs. The duck shooting is equal to the standards established at other River Plate estancias and
River Plate Wingshooting and Trek Safaris have teamed up to create the most unique mixed bag hunting trip ever offered in Argentina out of one lodge. You have Excellent duck hunting, High Volume dove shooting, pigeon and perdiz hunting and the first ever “Driven giant perdiz shooting” all while staying in luxurious country Inn who’s owner is also Spanish Chef so the meals are truly world class and one of the highlights of the trip. As with all of River Plate operations every part of the trip is handled flawlessly from the hunting to the accommodations, our newest combination trip “La Pampeana” is sure to become one of our most popular! Trip Fees: $ 6,595.00 Description: Trip included RT airfare from Miami/Buenos Aires, five nights full board accommodations, All transfers, gun permits and hunting licenses. Not included are shotgun shells, tips, departure taxes and item of a personal nature. Game: Ducks, doves, two kinds of perdiz and pigeons. Dates: May through July 10
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include shooting over small or large ponds and irrigation canals providing incredible decoying action. The dove shoots are incredible as well with literally millions of birds coming into waterholes and roosts every afternoon. On the other full day of shooting you will experience the first ever “Driven Giant Perdiz shoot” complete with beaters and shooting pegs just like they do in Europe. Luis Brown has taken great pains to reproduce the shooting style and experience of the Eurpean driven birds. The “Monteras” perdiz as they are called fly extremely fast and the terrain makes for exiting and difficult shooting.
34°54’05.66” S 55°02’32.82” W
Casa La Tany - Uruguay
The fanciest seaside resort in South America is also an exclusive Pigeon Destination Where else can you stay in a luxury five bedroom home overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, while only 45 minutes from the best Pigeon hunting in Uruguay? At Casa La Tany, of course! This unique hunt has already begun booking groups from last year so don’t miss out. The season runs only from March 15th to May 31st. The Trip: Each trip is a six night, seven day trip with four full days of Pigeon out of the beautiful new Casa La Tany. Our trip starts in Miami with an overnight flight on American Airlines to Montevideo, Uruguay. There are now two options from Miami which include a direct flight into Montevideo or you can opt to transfer through Buenos Aires. When you arrive in Montevideo you will be met by Eduardo and his staff who will assist the group through customs and you will be transferred one hour to our hunt area near the resort town of Punta del Este. The next four days will be hunting days where you will shoot pigeons in the mornings and in the afternoon. After the last morning the group will be driven back to Montevideo where you will catch your flight back home. The Accommodations: Our hunt headquarters will be the brand new Casa La Tany situated just out side the beautiful costal town of Punta Del Este. This lodge can feature six hunters so it is perfect for small groups that are looking for excellent hunting and accommodations in a relaxing setting that is unlike any other hunting lodge in South America. The lodge has three bedrooms with private bathrooms and all bedrooms and living areas have a view of the ocean. There are two outdoor decks on the back of the house; the first floor has an infinity pool and hammocks, the second story deck has a brick wood burning barbecue and dining area where you can spend your midday lunch break. As an extra, with its close proximity to Punta del Este you can have dinner or visit one of the casinos that are only minutes away. The Hunting: You will have four morning and four afternoons of pigeon hunts. Each morning you will have a full breakfast at La Tany while taking in the beautiful views before heading out to one of the nearby corn, sorhgum or peanut fields. Most drives to the fields are 25 to 45 minutes. You will be hunting out of rough blinds that will be made each morning by your bird boy while setting out the decoys. Eduardo has exclusive leases in the hunting area so seeing other hunters outside of your groups will not occur. Rough blinds
are constructed on the edges of the fields and out in the center to take advantage of flight patterns. Lunch will either be their famous “Asado” in the field or you can elect to grill at La Tany on the second story deck with wood burning barbecue. The pigeons in this area decoy very well and most of the time continue to decoy while being shot at. There is not a limit on the number of pigeons but you can expect to shoot 15-20 boxes of shells per hunt. The unique experience awaiting you at La Tany can also be added to any one of Eduardo’s other hunting lodges to truly make this hunting trip second to none. Within a weeks time you have the opportunity to hunt ducks, perdiz, and dove at three different locations, allowing you to see all of the beauty that the Uruguayan countryside has to offer and experience Eduardo’s three first class lodges. Trek can plan a custom trip to include all three lodges or any two of your choice. We also have the optional charter flight to incorporate a full day hunt at two different locations to eliminate lost hunting time and long drives between lodges. Trip Fees: $4,590.00 3 Full/2 Half Days Hunting. Description: Includes RT air from Miami, with all transfers, licenses and permits, lodging with all meals, beer and wine. A $1,000.00 non-refundable deposit required to confirm your reservation. Season: Pigeon only March-April Pigeon Combo May-July. Game: Pigeon and Perdiz. Limits: Pigeon – 15 boxes per day. Perdiz – 15 birds per hunt. Dates: Call Trek for current availability. Pricing is subject to change and excludes any fuel surcharges.
Uruguay - Estancia Santa Elena
33°51’07.09” S 57°12’16.63” W
While in Uruguay, shoot and live like Royalty Estancia Santa Elena has been a staple for the well traveled Wingshooter for the past three years. This regal estate sits on 70,000 acres in the western region of Uruguay, which is also known for its hot barreled Dove shooting. At $2,595.00 you can’t afford not to call us and book your trip today! The Trip: Each trip is for seven days and six nights with four days of hunting. The trip begins in Miami with a late evening departure and an overnight flight through Buenos Aries to Montevideo, Uruguay with possible direct service. Trek outfitter, Eduardo Gonzales will assist the groups through customs, transfer you to the lodge then have a quick hunt this afternoon. Our hunt headquarters will be the beautiful and historic Santa Elena Lodge. Everyone will have a single room. The next three days will be full hunting days. From May-July Perdiz season is open and the morning hunts will be spent hunting behind one of Eduardo’s Brittanys. The afternoon shoots will be in one of the enormous roots within 20-60 minutes of the lodge. The last day we will hunt the morning, have a big lunch and then travel back to Montevideo to catch our return flight back to the U.S. The Accommodations: Estancia Santa Elena will compare to any lodge Trek has in Argentina. It is one of the most famous estancias in all of Uruguay, full of history and nostalgia of era long past. The lodge has 16 bedrooms Trip Fees:
$2,595.00 for Dove only until April 30th. $3,850.00 for Combination hunt. Description: Includes R/T airfare from Miami, 4 nights at Santa Elena with meals, three full and two half days of hunting all licenses and permits. A $1,000.00 non-refundable deposit required to confirm your reservation. Season: Dove: August-April. Perdiz: May - July. Game: Perdiz and Dove. Limits: None for Doves. Dates: Call Trek for current availability. 12
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that open up into the manicured courtyard and a swimming pool that is great after a long day in the dove field. In true Uruguayan fashion there a big outdoor barbecue area where the groups meet each night for happy hour. The lodge is very comfortable and quiet and offers a chance to relax and have privacy. The Hunting: The hunting in Uruguay is year round with high volume dove any time of the year and then three months of the popular Perdiz season from May-July. The Carmelo and Colonia areas are large agricultural areas with large tracts of sorghum and sunflower which draws the dove to this area and produces great fields for Perdiz to hide. On an average day you can expect to fire two to four cases of shells on dove. Eduardo has 12, 16, 20 and 28 gauge shells available along with firearms to rent. We have all Eared Dove, which are almost identical to the U.S. Mourning Dove, but here they fly all day. The upland bird, Perdiz, is a swift flying member of the Tinamou family and is mainly seen in singles with the occasional pair. Each day we will start with a full breakfast at the lodge, and then leave for the fields. On most days we will shoot all day with a big “Asado” or barbecue in the field. The asados feature steaks, chicken, lamb, salads, fruits and excellent local Uruguayan wines. After the asados, Eduardo will have hammocks or mattresses to take a quick siesta before heading back out and hunting the afternoons.
33°41’01.70” S 53°32’36.29” W
Fortin San Miguel - Uruguay
Some count sheep, this is what a Waterfowler’s dream looks like.
This waterfowl hunt is one of the most desired trips Trek has to offer. Your dream Duck hunt is set in the small Brazilian border town of Chuy with deluxe accommodations at Fortin San Miguel. Join Trek Safaris to test your shotgunning skills against the largest variety of waterfowl species of any South American Duck hunt. Call today for May-July dates. The Trip: Eight night, seven day trip with 4-1/2 days of Duck hunting in combination with afternoon Perdiz hunts. Our trip starts in Miami with an overnight flight on American Airlines to Montevideo, Uruguay. When you arrive in Montevideo you will be met by Eduardo and his staff. They will assist your group through customs and you will be transferred to our hunt area near the town of Chuy. The next five days will be hunting days where you will shoot Ducks in the mornings and Perdiz in the afternoon. After the last morning hunt the group will be driven back to Montevideo where you will catch your overnight American Airlines flights back home arriving in Miami early the next morning. The Accommodations: Our hunt headquarters will again be the Hotel Fortin de San Miguel near the Uruguay/Brazil border town of Chuy. The Hotel is a perfect setting for a group of duck hunters as it is ideally located to the lagoons and has an incredible view of the surrounding countryside. Our return to Fortin was based on the impressive comments made by our groups last season. Each hunter will have his own single room and bath. The rooms are nicely decorated and are plenty spacious enough for two, let alone a single. The food at the hotel is especially prepared for our groups with fine Uruguayan and Argentine beef, as well as local favorites of poultry and pasta. Fine wines from the cellar will round out your meals. The Hunting: You will have five mornings and four afternoons of duck hunting. Each morning you will have a full breakfast at the hotel. Most drives to the Duck Lagoons are 40 minutes to 1 hour. You will be hunting out of rough blinds. We have a good variety of
Ducks in this area. Our main species are the Rosy Billed Pochard, Chiloe Widgeon, Shoveler, and four different types of Teal. The Duck hunting is done out of shallow lagoons and lakes. Eduardo has exclusive leases in the hunting area. Rough blinds are constructed on the edges of the lagoons. Most of the time you will only be in ankle deep water and there is very little walking involved. The ducks in this area decoy very well. The afternoon will be filled walking comfortably behind one of Eduardo’s well mannered Brittany’s. Your target will be the quick f l y i n g Pe rd i z , w h i c h provides lots of action with an average of 3050 flushes. We will have about 2-1/2 hours of Perdiz hunting with a liberal limit of 20 birds or two boxes of shells. Trip Fees:
$4,750.00 per person from Miami on American Airlines. Description: Includes RT airfare on American Airlines from Miami to Montevideo, five nights at the Hotel Fortin de San Miguel with all meals, five morning and four afternoon Perdiz hunts, all licenses, permits, and transfers. Not included: domestic air to Miami, shells, tips and items of a personal nature. A $1,000.00 non-refundable deposit required to confirm your reservation. Season: Duck/Perdiz is May - July. Ducks only in August. Game: Duck and Perdiz. Dates: June 14-21, June 21-28, July 3-10, July 12-19. Pricing is subject to change and excludes any fuel surcharges.
Uruguay - Estancia La Ninette
33°08’06.80” S 57°59’22.72” W
High octane action, regular leaded price! Trek Safaris and Hector Sarasola have a Dove hunter’s bailout plan for the South American Wingshooter. Starting January 1st until April 30th, 2009 you can shoot high volume Dove right on the property of beautiful Estancia La Ninette for only $2,595.00. Call us today! The Trip: This adventure is seven days and six night trip with four days of hunting. Your trip starts in Miami with an overnight flight on American Airlines arriving in Montevideo, Uruguay at midday. Our staff will meet the group in customs and transfer you to the lodge either by truck or an optional charter flight. Upon arrival to the lodge, you will have that first afternoon for a half day shoot. The next three days, depending on the season, will be full days of hunting, with Perdiz in the mornings and dove in the afternoon or dove shooting in the morning and afternoon. After the last morning hunt you will transfer back to Montevideo to catch your overnight flight back to Miami. The Accommodations: The Estancia La Ninette will be our hunt headquarters and is the only originally designed hunting lodge in Uruguay. The lodge has eight bedrooms with private baths, a large living room with a fireplace that overlooks the Rio Negro, and a very nice indoor barbecue pit. Owner Hector Sarasola will have his own private chef at the lodge preparing meals featuring beef, chicken, game, salads and fine Uruguayan wines. In true hospitable fashion you can even wet a line for Dorado in the river that is virtually in your backyard. Trip Fees:
Dove Hunt Only: $2,595.00. Until April 30th. Combination Hunt: $3,850.00. Description: Includes roundtrip air from Miami, with all transfers, licenses and permits, lodging with all meals, beer and wine. A $1,000.00 non-refundable deposit required to confirm your reservation. Season: Dove Hunt Only: Late summer through spring. Combination Hunt: Late Spring into summer. Game: Dove and Perdiz. Dates: Call Trek for current availability. 14
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The Hunting: Each day starts with a full breakfast before you lace up you boots to either shoot over one of Hector’s Brittany Spaniels or let the lead fly at the high volume dove shoots. During Perdiz season each pair of hunters will have their own guide and dog as they work their way over hay fields chasing the quick flying Perdiz. The Perdiz is an upland bird found mostly in singles, so lots of points and 30+ flushes are to be expected per hunt. After a Uruguayan barbecue “Asado”, you will have an afternoon of dove hunting where you can expect to shoot 30-60 boxes.
17º33’28.33” S 62º12’33.93” W
Las Palomas Lodge - Bolivia
Whether you Blast, Cast or both… This is the land of plenty Las Palomas Lodge is as first class as you will find anywhere, the shooting is excellent and the service is hands on from Jorge and Karen Molina all the way down. Think of high volume with the Latin flavor of Colombia. Call Trek today and ask for our new Cast and Blast Special. The Trip: After many years of research and experience, we have learned that a lodge needs to be where the birds are and Las Palomas has achieved this. Drives are only 30-45 minutes in most cases and sometimes less. Vehicles are SUV’s with all the comforts needed for dirt roads in the country. This area is known for its many Mennonite Communities and on occasions we will hunt their lands and learn about their culture. It is impossible at times to describe the sheer number of Doves that pour into the corn, sorghum and sunflower fields. But your shell bill will tell the tale!! The Accommodations: Outfitter Jorge Molina has expanded what was already a tremendous facility into one of the finest hunting lodges in South America. The lodge now accommodates 12 hunters in single rooms and sports a brand new swimming pool that gives the lodge the look and feel of a resort. Imagine that, a resort in the middle of the Chaco where you can shoot eared until your shoulder can’t stand it and return for dip in either their 8 person hot tub or the new swimming pool complete with bar. Massage, no problem they have room for those as well. The Hunting: Getting there is easy with daily flights into Santa Cruz where you will be whisked away to your waiting 25 minute charter flight that
will land on the property. You’ll have time for an afternoon shoot followed by two or three more shooting days before one last morning hunt and an overnight at a five star hotel in Santa Cruz. Your return flight will be a day flight having you home in the same day. Cast and Blast Special: Bolivia borders with Brazil and the rivers in the northern most zone known as the Beni, most of these rivers are tributaries to the mighty Amazon. Thus Peacock Bass and other ferocious fish can be found is great numbers. Jorge Molina has traveled extensively in these areas and has now built an Alaskan styled wall tent fishing camp. Now please note these Peacocks range from 3-8 pounds and are not the huge 20 pounder’s that you find closer to the equator on the Rio Negro. But you will catch from 50 -100 fish per person per day, excellent top water and sub surface fishing to the point you will be wore out in two and half days. Trip Fees:
$2,595 3 day hunt - $2,995 4 day hunt for 2009 season. Shotgun shells $11 per box. Cast and Blast: $4,895.00 from Miami. Two and a half days of fishing with three days of dove hunting Description: Price includes Coach Class on American Airlines (less fuel surcharges) from Miami to Santa Cruz, three or four days shooting at Las Palomas with meals, RT charter flight and all transfers. A $ 1,000.00 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. April-November. Season: Cast and Blast: August 15th - November 15th. Game: Eared Dove and Peacock Bass. Dates: Call Trek for current availability. Note: Bolivia is now requiring a tourist visa. Trek will assist you in obtaining the visa’s for your group. Once we know the costs and requirements we will need to add these costs into the trip final statement. Pricing is subject to change and excludes any fuel surcharges.
Bolivia - La Leyenda Lodge
17º37’19.87” S 62º18’04.09” W
Did you ever imagine High Volume Dove Shooting was so close to Home? Bolivia has taken over in the world of Dove shooting. We offer incredible hunting along with hands on service and first class accommodations; if this is not enough to convince you, then throw in a nonstop flight from the States and you quickly see why Bolivia has quickly become the new hot spot for selective Wingshooters. Call Trek today and book your spot for opening day. The Trip: Long time Trek Outfitter Carlos Olano and his wife Olga moved to Bolivia about eight years ago and to say Carlos has been instrumental in bringing Bolivia dove hunting up to where is today is an understatement. It is doubtful there is a better dove scout today than Carlos Olano. His innate sense of knowing where the birds are and where they might be headed has earned him this reputation. Whether you want to shoot in the fields, along a flyway, or near the roost, Olano can orchestrate it and it won’t be far away. Carlos also has great equipment and vehicles for safe and comfortable travel. The Olano’s are second generation outfitters from Colombia and have been part of the Trek family since the early 80’s and are very excited to offer their wonderful Trip Fees:
$2,595 3 day hunt - $2,995 4 day hunt for 2009 season. Shotgun shells $11 per box. Description: Price includes Coach Class on American Airlines (less fuel surcharges) from Miami to Santa Cruz, three or four days shooting at La Leyenda with meals, RT charter flight and all transfers. A $ 1,000.00 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Season: April-November. Game: Eared Dove. Dates: Call Trek for current availability. Note: Bolivia is now requiring a tourist visa. Trek will assist you in obtaining the visa’s for your group. Once we know the costs and requirements we will need to add these costs into the trip final statement.
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new home to our clients. Getting there is easy with daily flights into Santa Cruz where you will be whisked away to your waiting 25 minute charter flight that will land on the property. The Accommodations: This year has been a special one as Carlos and Olga as they have opened their brand new La Leyenda Lodge and it has received nothing but rave reviews for its service and hospitality. The lodge features six tastefully designed bedrooms, a wonderful dining room and lounge as well as nice swimming pool and jacuzzi. You will want for nothing here at La Leyenda as they specialize in catering to small intact groups that want the best food and service possible. The Shooting: The day you arrive on the property, you’ll have time for an afternoon shoot followed by two or three more shooting days before one last morning hunt and an overnight at a five star hotel in Santa Cruz. Your return flight will be a day flight having you home in the same day.
22°52’21.53” S 59°46’30.82” W
Picazuro Lodge - Paraguay
Decoying Pigeon Hunting takes on a new dimension in Paraguay Trek set out to have the best pigeon shooting destination in Paraguay and this mission has been accomplished. Erik Von Sneidern’s Picazuro Lodge has delivered the most consistent high volume Pigeon hunt in the world and the results are reflected in repeated bookings. Call now for available dates as the season is already over 60% booked with returning clients. Paraguay is a small South American country, about the size of Pennsylvania and although completely landlocked, it is rich in agriculture, especially sunflower, sorghum, peanuts and corn. The Pigeons are found in an area known as the Chaco Paraguayo, a huge green desert of palm and scrub forests. While it makes up more than two thirds of Paraguay’s geography, only two percent of the Chaco is inhabited. The Trip: The trip has been redesigned for 2009, for five days and four nights, with three full and a two half days of shooting. The trip starts with arrival into Asuncion, Paraguay. Our agent will meet and assist our clients through customs before boarding a private charter directly to the Picazuro Lodge. Once you arrive at the lodge, if time and weather permits, you will hunt that afternoon. The next three days will be full hunting days with shooting over decoys in blinds. On day six, we shoot pigeons until lunch and then we pack for the charter back to Asuncion where you will catch your International flight back home. The Accommodations: The Picazuro Lodge consists of eight single guest rooms, two separate dining facilities, a swimming pool and plenty of open areas for socializing. By far, Picazuro’s greatest asset is its close proximity to the hunting fields. Located south of the town of Filadelfia where Trek once kept its hunters, the lodge affords driving time in minutes instead of hours. The hunting: The shooting usually starts about 45 minutes after first light and lasts until late morning which is when the birds start to slowdown and rest in the trees to digest their morning feed. At midday, we will break for one of Eric’s famous field lunches in a shady area, which may have comfy hammocks for those needing a little siesta. Then you will head back out for the afternoon feed which should last until almost dark. Then back to the
lodge for a hot shower and dinner. Each day you will be presented with a variety of wingshooting opportunities involving two different species, the picazuro and blue/gray spotted pigeon. The use of decoys to attract the pigeons has become a work of art for many of the bird boys in Paraguay.
Trip Fees: $3,395.00 per person from Asuncion, Paraguay. Description: Includes all air transfers in Paraguay, single room occupancy at the Picazuro Lodge, visas, gun permits and licenses, all meals at the lodge including an open bar. Not included are International air fares to and from Asuncion, Paraguay, tips, shotgun shells ($13.00 a box), the last evening’s meals in Santa Cruz, items of a personal nature and an airport departure tax. A $1,000.00 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Summer months. Season: Dove and Pigeon. Game: Only a few dates left! May 31-June 6 (3 slots), June 13-19. Dates: June 23-29 and July 5-11. Pricing is subject to change and excludes any fuel surcharges.
12°36’21.47” N 87°07’49.45” W
Hunt Ducks and Doves in the shadow of Volcanoes Our private duck lagoons in Nicaragua are as loaded with teal as they have ever been in 18 years. This incredibly exotic hunt is just two and a half hours from Miami and three hours from Atlanta. Two distinct venues from which to choose. Nicaragua Hunting: Most days we will hunt Ducks in the morning and Doves in the afternoon. We have loads of rice, sorghum, and sesame fields where dove are concentrated during their winter stay. We scout and rotate our fields to maintain consistent shooting all season. There is no limit on Doves and you can expect to shoot from 5 to 15 boxes of 25 shells per half day shoot. The shooting schedule will depend on the birds and how they are behaving while you are there. Our main Duck lagoons in both areas hold huge concentrations of Ducks–literally thousands and thousands of birds. Blue Wing Teal make up about 80% of the population with Green Wing Teal, Widgeon, Spoonbills, Tree Ducks, and Pintails making up the rest of the population. A liberal limit of 25 Ducks per hunt or 4 boxes per person is enforced to maintain consistent shooting throughout the season. These lagoons are very big and we will not be hunting the same Ducks or area each day. We have plenty of water to properly rest the areas between Trip Fees:
Chinandega: $3,095.00. Based on double occupancy. Managua: $3,295.00. Based on double occupancy. Description: Does not include shotgun shells, tips, items of a personal nature, alcoholic drinks and any deviation from the trip itinerary. A $ 1,000.00 non refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Season: November through early March. Game: Bluewing Teal, White Wing and Mourning Dove and Duck. Limits: None for Dove. 25 for Ducks or four boxes of shells. Dates: Chinandega: Dec 17-21, Jan 3-7, Feb 11-15, Feb18-22, Feb 25-Mar 1 Managua: Nov 16-20, Dec 7-11, Dec 14-18, Jan 4-8, Jan 11-15, Jan 18-22 18 18
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shoots and the same for the dove shooting. We will hunt a different area each hunt and with dry blinds and two airboats, easy hunting is assured. The trip offers two Dove hunts and four Duck hunts (half day shoots). We will be using a 15 passenger; air-conditioned Ford Club Wagon to take you to the hunt areas so again this hunt is a breeze with no hassle. Nicaragua has excellent pick up boys/guides who call the ducks and take care of your every need. This is truly a well organized mixed-bag hunt and being only three hours from Miami makes it a great easy get-a-way for a very reasonable price. The Chinandega Trip - The trip starts from Miami with a midday departure on American Airlines to Managua. It’s a two and a half hour nonstop flight. Groups are met at the airport by your hosts, Marvin and Richard Townsend, and taken by air-conditioned vans straight to the brand new Hotel El Cortijo, complete with swimming pool in Chinandega- about a two-hour drive on good roads. The following three days are full hunting days. We will shoot both morning and afternoon returning to the hotel for lunch and a siesta in the middle of the day. This trip will have four half days off duck hunting and two half days of dove hunting. The last day we will pack up and drive back to Managua for our flight home. All told, this is a five day/four night trip. The Managua Trip - The trip starts from Miami with a midday departure on American Airlines to Managua. It’s a two and a half hour nonstop flight. Groups are met at the airport by your hosts, Marvin and Richard Townsend, and transferred over to the 5-star Camino Real Hotel 10 minutes from the airport. The following three days are full hunting days. We will shoot both morning and afternoon returning to the hotel for lunch and a siesta in the middle of the day. The last day we will sleep in before returning to the airport for your flight home. All told, this is a five day/four night trip and we will be shooting four half days at ducks and two half days at doves.
Choluteca - Honduras
So you think you’re a good shooter? Test your skills here
This challenging whitewing hunt has been a mainstay destination for Trek since 1973. Warm weather and challenging shooting for whitewings makes this affordable trip a perfect fit for 2009!! The Trip: Our package begins in Miami where you board a two hour nonstop flight on American Airlines to Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Upon arrival in Tegucigalpa, our guides and agents will be waiting for the group as they depart immigrations and assist the groups through customs. Then we board our bus for a scenic two hour drive south down Mt. Piacho towards our headquarters in the city of Choluteca. After renewed introductions we’ll have dinner and a nights rest. The following three days are two-a day hunting sessions and on the fifth ad final day we’ll pack up and head back to Teguc for our non-stop flight back to the U.S. The Accommodations: The Hotel Gualiqueme is a perfect hunt headquarters with lush tropical surroundings and considered the best hotel in town. We will have all single rooms, each with air-conditioning and private bath with hot water. The hotel has a beautiful swimming pool, full bar, and a private dining room for the groups. The last evening you will enjoy a big barbecue by the swimming pool with dove, chicken, steaks and local Honduran music. The Hunting: The Mourning Doves were excellent this year and the White Wings showed up in good numbers as well. Now please note, Honduras has some the sportiest and challenging shooting available, but it is not to be compard to our South American shoots. You should average about 5-10 boxes per half day of shooting. The birds are extremely fast and when they dart through the trees, they will humble even the most experienced shooter. The morning hunts are mostly done in sorghum, corn or rice fields and afternoon hunts are mainly water holes and roosts depending on the current situation. These are migratory birds so the shooting is usually fast, furious and always extremely sporty. The shoots can last from one to two hours depending on the weather and situation of the shoot. You will be at the fields at first light and in the afternoons you will stay until the birds stop flying so we always maximize the amount of shooting during the peak times. After the morning shoot we will return to the hotel for lunch, have a swim, and take a siesta before heading back out for the afternoon shoot. Each hunter will have two pickup boys that pick up every bird as you
shoot them. Some of the Honduran pickup boys have been guiding Trek hunters for over 35 years and are without a doubt some of the best in the world in finding the downed birds. The pickup boys will knock on your doors before each shoot and grab your guns and shells so when you reach the field you will be all set including a swivel stool with drinks waiting for you.
Trip Fees: $2,195.00 per person. Description: Includes RT ticket on American Airlines from Miami to Tegucigalpa (flights also available from Houston on Continental-call the Trek office for details), all hunting, all licenses/permits, all accommodations and meals. We will only run one group per week and only eight hunters maximum per group. Not included are shotgun shells ($15.00 per box), tips, alcoholic beverages, departure tax and items of a personal nature. An $800.00 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Season: Late November through early March. Game: Mourning Doves. Dates: 2008-2009 SEASON. Nov. 19-23, Nov. 28-Dec 2, Dec. 3-7, Dec. 10-14, Dec. 17-21, Dec. 26-Dec 31, Jan. 1-5, Jan. 7-11, Jan. 14-18, Jan. 21-25, Jan. 28-Feb 1, Feb. 4-8, Feb. 11-15, Feb. 18-22, Feb. 25-Mar 1, Mar. 4-8. Pricing is subject to change and excludes any fuel surcharges.
USA - South Dakota
44°27’09.33” N 99°43’27.66” W
10.000 acres to shoot Pheasant in the American Heartland Trek Safaris is proud to be associated with Tumbleweed Lodge in South Dakota. As in any fine hunting lodge, success starts at the top and the Bollweg’s have done a masterful job. Reports indicate another record Pheasant hatch rate for the 2009 season. Dates are limited so call us and book your trip today. This 2009 season Trek will again be sending all of our South Dakota Pheasant clients to Tumbleweed Lodge exclusively. Don, Michael and the rest of the Bollweg family own and personally oversee all aspects of their operations so from the welcome safety speech on, you’ll see why we consider Tumbleweed Lodge one the very best shooting experiences available in the United States. As you know all great Pheasant hunting begins with great habitat and Tumbleweed lodge is proud to offer 10,000 plus acres of such land. The Trip: When it comes to hunting, one thing they pride themselves on is keeping their hunting groups private so no matter how big or small
$3,195.00 for a 5 day, 4 nights with 3 days of hunting for groups of 1-5. $2,995.00 for groups of 6-13 hunters. Description: Five days, four nights with three full days of shooting. A $1,000.00 non refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. September- March. Season: Game: Pheasant, Sharp Tail Grouse, Prairie Chicken and Geese. Limits: 5 birds per person bag limit per day. Dates: Call Trek for current availability. 20
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your group is they will not mix with others. They have some of the best guides available and with plenty of land and transportation available, don’t worry about being crowded in the fields. Tumbleweed’s biggest draw is that they offer Sharp Tail Grouse and Prairie Chicken hunting and sporting clay shooting at their 50 target range at no additional charge! Most of the pheasant shooting will be using the typical “walker blocker” method complete with well trained flushing dogs. The Accommodations: Tumbleweed lodge is a beautiful lodge accepting individual groups from 1 to 24 clients. Last year they added a spa building to include a sauna, steamroom and jacuzzi, so be ready to relax your muscles after a long day in the field. Again, from the moment you are met in the Pierre airport you will see why Tumbleweed Lodge has quickly became one of our favorite destinations. The Hunting: The first day is spent getting settled in and maybe a little sporting clay shooting to get the edge off. The following three days will be full days of shooting with a daily 5 bird per person bag limit of Pheasants included in the package. Depending on the weather and dates you are there, you can possibly shoot Ducks, Geese or the other upland birds before and/ or after the Pheasant shooting. The last day you will fly home and usually there is no hunting that day.
Saskatchewan - Canada
53° 44’58.94” N 107° 43’56.58”W
This is the Canadian Goose Hunt we’ve been saving for you
For the avid hunter nothing compares to Greater Canadian Goose Hunting. From the moment you drive onto the field until the last decoy is loaded up, you are part of the hunt. This is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have on the field. Call Trek today and reserve your spot in this new and exciting destination. For the past few years we have been looking for a Canadian operation that we felt could live up to our clients expectations and for 2009 Trek will offer our new outfitters Rick Poulin and Keith Heisler in Saskatchewan. Rick and Keith are not newcomers as they have been in the outfitting business for years and as they are locals they have years of experience hunting these huge birds. They also have rights to hunt an area of about 8475 square miles located only a short two hours drive north of Saskatoon. It is a huge agricultural area that annually draws thousands of migrating geese and ducks as it right in the middle of the central flyway. The trip: Is for six days, five nights with five mornings and four afternoons of shooting. The Trip begins in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on a Sunday’s. Depending on your arrival time, our guides will either meet you at the airport or pick you up from a local hotel around 2:00pm. You will be driven two and a half hours to their Duck, Duck, Goose hunting lodge at Chitek Lake. The lodge was built by Keith and was designed to be used as a hunting lodge. The lodge is a barn shaped building with six bedrooms and three bathrooms, a large living room with satellite TV and the food is good old fashioned country cuisine, perfect for the cold Canadian winters. The Hunt: The following four days will be full hunting days. Our primary focus is waterfowl; we will be up at 4 AM each day. There will be a light snack to get you going - toast, jam, muffins, coffee and juices. Then you are off to the fields for the morning goose hunt. All hunts will be scouted out the
night before, and decisions made regarding whether we will go for greater Canada’s or snows, blue geese, Ross, or speckle bellies. We will also have the opportunity to hunt ducks, mainly Mallards, which will be flying into our decoy spread. When the morning shoot is done we are back to camp for a large, hot, breakfast spread made by our camp cook and some well earned R&R. In the afternoon we can relax or go hunting for upland game birds such as sharp tailed, ruffled, spruce grouse, and Hungarian partridge. If we did not limit out on ducks in the morning hunt we can usually hunt Mallards in grain fields or hunt over water for Mallards, pintails, blue/green winged teals, widgeons, shovelers, red heads, and canvasbacks. At dusk we are usually back at the lodge for a large supper and some good hunting talk. Guides will supply pop, juice, and snacks throughout the day. Your guides are also the owners so you will get the best hunt possible. The last day we will hunt in the morning only and after the mornings shoot we will get settled and p[acked up before returning to Saskatoon for your flight back to the States. We only need about 50 shooters to book an entire season and all good dates usually will be booked by July... If you want to hunt Canada this season, you need to book now. Trip Fees:
$3,195.00, includes roundtrip transfers from Saskatoon to the lodge, five nights accommodations including meals at the lodge, all hunt costs, licenses and transportations. Description: Not included are bird cleaning fees, gun permits, tips, alcoholic beverages (need to be purchased in Saskatoon), shotgun shells (if needed) and any extra nights or meals if needed in Saskatoon. A $1,000.00 non refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Game: Ducks and Geese. Limits: Canadian limits apply. Dates: Call Trek for current availability. Pricing is subject to change and excludes any fuel surcharges.
Hungary - Budapest
18°23’42.0” S 035°36’00.0” E
High End, High Volume Driven Pheasant Shoot Trek introduces a trip fit for royalty. This is a once in a lifetime couples trip that combines great shooting with Eastern European culture. While you’re out Driven Pheasant Shooting, your loved one will be taken on a guided tour of the Hungarian countryside. Call Trek today and book your shoot and stay at the Chateau Bercel. If you are looking for that perfect trip for either a private group of couples or even a group of guys that has high volume driven pheasant shooting along with great service and the monarchial flair of years gone by, Hungary is for you. From the time you arrive until the time you leave, they will have you caught up in the pageantry of Eastern Europe. These trips are designed for couples as they include touring for the non shooting wives along with some fantastic driven pheasant shooting. For the ladies, they will have daily tours with an English speaking guide and a private bus during the day while the hunters enjoy their 3 days of shooting. Private Chateaus, nightly entertainment and one of the best outfitters in Europe. Every couple we have sent to Hungary with Johannes and his staff has returned raving about what a great time both the non shooting wives and hunters have had. The trip: Is for seven days and six nights and originates in Vienna, Austria where your hosts will pick you up from the airport and transfer your group to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time and how everyone feels after they get settled, we will try and do a short afternoon tour of Vienna before Trip Fees:
€10,990.00 per couple (1 shooter + 1 non-shooter) and includes all accommodations, meals, shotgun shells, drinks Description: and tours as outlined in the itinerary. Not include Hungarian hunting license €280.00 per person, Gun entry permits €100.00 per gun, rental guns and items of a personal nature. A non-refundable deposit in the amount of €5495.00 per couple is required to confirm your reservations. Game: Pheasant. Limits: At your discretion. Dates: Call Trek for current availability. 22
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dinner. The following day will be a full day of touring and sightseeing stopping for lunch and dinner is included at “Heurigen” (winehouse) in Grinzing. On day four we will head Budapest, Hungary where we will arrive in time to have lunch and sightsee a little. This afternoon you will arrive at the Chateau Bercel in time for cocktails. The following three days are full drive shooting day complete with all of the pageantry of Eastern Europe and 150 birds total per hunter are included! As for the non shooters, each of the shooting days we will have private escorted tours arranged. The shooting: will consist of three days of famous driven pheasant shooting over some very hilly and challenging terrain. The trip has all of the pageantry and then some as the shooting terrain and accommodations are even better in Hungary. As with all of our Eastern European trips, every evening they will have live entertainment for the groups and meals in Hungary are sure to have you gaining weight. The last morning your group will be returned to the Budapest airport for your flight back to reality or if you wish, we could always add on a few more days. The Chateau Bercel is very nicely re-modeled and has all of the amenities that one could ask for including a sauna for the group to relax in after a long day of shooting. For those who want the very best we can also offer the Eagle Castle which is extremely nice.
40°20’22.68” N 3° 24’36.85” W
Estancia Pinos Altos - Spain
Red Legged Partridge Hunt for our most sophisticated clients Trek Safaris has reserved two lines of guns to hunt the sporty red-legged partridge from Estancia Pinos Altos. Hosts Fernando Saiz and wife Koki have been our Outfitter of choice in Spain for more than 10 years running. The Trip: Upon your arrival in Madrid, Spain, Fernando Saiz or somebody from his staff will be at the airport to greet you and transfer you to their private hacienda, Pinos Altos, located two hours away. The hacienda is a restored 16th century home set in the famed La Mancha region. It sits in the middle of 10,000 acres where Red and Fallow Deer and Mouflon Sheep roam. Note the trips are during the dry season and weather is cool and very pleasant. The Accommodations: The hacienda is large with 14 bedrooms- all with private bath, two living rooms, private dining room, patio and porch overlooking the property. All bedrooms are deluxe and tastefully decorated. Our shooting party will have the entire hacienda. We stress that this is a high quality trip- we’re shooting one of the best estates in Spain. Many well known shooters make a yearly trip to shoot with Fernando and enjoy the ambiance of Pinos Altos. The Hunting: The first day we’ll rest up from the trip. The first evening Fernando will give an orientation about the activities for the rest of the trip. The following three days are shooting days. All shooting is done on Pinos Altos. We’ll have a full breakfast at the hacienda about 8:30 AM, and then depart for the shoot. It’s about a 20 minute drive to the shooting area. You’ll have three drives in the morning before lunch. You have a loader and
a secretary to carry your shells, shotguns, set up your blind, etc. Your only job is to shoot! A line of beaters- generally 40-50, will push the partridge over the shooters at their assigned pegs set about 15-30 yards down the crest of a hill. The birds will come flying fast and quick over the hill and the shooting is fast and furious. A good shot can expect to spend three to four shells per partridge. After the third drive we’ll break for a field lunch. This is an elegant affair with linen table cloths, fine china, etc. We’ll have paella, steaks, and partridge for lunch- of course accompanied by fine Rioja wines and beer. We’ll have one last drive after lunch- then return to the hacienda. There’s time for a shower and some rest before dinner. These are special affairs with traditional meals and an elegance depicting an era gone by, yet still here. Other Activities: Among the non-shooting activities will be a trip to Toledo, and visits to nearby typical haciendas, small villages and historical points. You may also choose to go shopping for leather goods, porcelain, ceramics, pottery and local wines. Trip Fees:
$14,875.00 per hunter and $1,200.00 for the non-hunter. The trip fees are based on a line minimum of eight guns. Description: Includes everything once you arrive in Madrid (including shells). Your only out of pocket expenses will be tips to the field and house staff. Gun permits, transfers and all meals are also included. A 50% Non refundable deposit required. Season: Winter months. Game: Red Legged Partridge. Limits: 1,500 Partridge are included in fee with a charge of $45 for each additional bird. Dates: October 28 - November 1, 2009 Pricing is subject to change and excludes any fuel surcharges.
South Island - New Zealand
40°20’22.68” N 3° 24’36.85” W
You’ll have a hard time deciding whether to shoot or admire the landscape New Zealand’s beautiful scenery and excellent Wingshooting has made this destination ideal for couples. It’s true, the wives have as much fun as the hunters! Call Trek and reserve your spot today! The Accommodations: The Riverview Lodge is located at the junction of the Waiau, Percival and Hamner Rivers. The Lodge has five in-suite bedrooms and guests reside in comfort with spectacular mountain views looking across the valley. The Lodge is located approximately two hours north of Christchurch and five miles from the quaint Alpine Spa Township of Hamner Springs. The lodge owners, John and Robin Gemmell, have operated the Lodge for bird hunting and fly fishing now for over 20 years. The Lodge has not one but two chefs, whose specialties range from wild game to pastries. The Hunting: Five full days of hunting with both morning and evening shoots everyday. In New Zealand it is legal to hunt before sunrise and after sunset so expect to be up early and return a little late. All the hunting will
$3,195.00, per hunter. $1,950.00, per non-hunter. Description: Seven day/six night package with 5 full days of hunting, include all accommodations (based on double occupancy), meals, beer and wine, hunting license, along with train trips, boat charters and spa treatments. Not included are international air to & from New Zealand (currently around $1,040.00), tips, shotgun shells ($12 US per box of 25 for lead and $17.50 for steel shot required over water). A $1,200.00 per couple non-refundable deposit within 15 days of booking is required to confirm your reservations. Game: Black Swan, Giant Canadian Geese, Paradise, Grey, Australian Shoveler, and Mallard. Limits: 15-20 mixed bag per day. Dates: May 27- June 2 and June 27- July 3. 24
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be done over decoys, both over water and in the fields from portable blinds made of natural materials. We can only take a maximum of five hunters on this hunt and we will have the entire lodge to ourselves during the trip. This is also a collector’s trip for anyone who might want to bring back a couple of trophies as we are expecting to take Paradise, Grey, Australian Shoveler and Mallard Ducks. Most hunters will take home a Paradise Duck trophy as they are only found in New Zealand and it is rated by many as one of the prettiest ducks in the world. You will hunt Black Swan and the Giant species of Canada Geese. All species reside in New Zealand and don’t migrate. Another item that will make the trip a little more pleasant is that the Lodge has a limited supply of Beretta and Remington shotguns on hand for clients who don’t want the hassle of bringing their own guns. Other Activities: For the Non-Hunter (based on party of 4), we will have daily tours that even include a trip to the spa with treatments included in the trip fee! The non-shooting itinerary is as follows: Day 1: Take a Day trip across the beautiful Southern Alps in a train. Leave Christchurch and travel to Greymouth on the other side of the South Island arriving in time for lunch. After lunch you will have a little time to look around before returning back to Christchurch in the afternoon. Day 2: Go to the beautiful seaside town of Kaikoura for the day. Take a charter boat out to view whales and dolphins. View the arts and crafts of the local people in the shops. Day 3: Indulge in the Pamper Packages provided by the Wisteria Cottage Day Spa in Hamner Springs. There are many options from Massage Therapy, Beauty Therapy, Body Pampering, to Vichy Shower, Steam Capsule, Manicures, Pedicures, and Facials, Eye and Brow Waxing and more. Day 4: Spend the day on a Wine tour. View the vineyards, and sample wines of the famous Waipara area. Have lunch at our favorite eatery and visit the Olive Grove for tour and tasting. Day 5: Shop and tour the beautiful city of Christchurch.
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Cape Buffalo Hunting on 4,000 sq. miles of prime Big Game Lands Trek’s partnership with Game and Bird Hunters Africa goes back to 1992. This is one of the few areas remaining in Africa where you can still do a Classical Safari. Join us for the experience of a lifetime!!! The spectrum of Wildlife in this area is quite remarkable, having 20 huntable species from the tiny Livingston Suni to the Elephant. Buffalo roam the open flood plains and swamps in herds of several hundred, and Sable in huge herds nearing 100. The concession has 3 distinctive types of habitat, namely Sand Forests, Tropical Savannah, and swamps. The Trip: Our standard package is a 10 day buffalo package. The package includes 10 nights in camp and 9 full days of hunting as well as a buffalo license and trophy fee. The Accommodations: We have 4 camps within these 2 areas, ranging from traditional East African tent with bath on suite to our Magazi Lodge. Although you will be hunting unspoiled, unfenced Africa, you will be accommodated in style with great home style cooking.
The Hunting: Conducted in one of Africa’s prime game areas, it just doesn’t get any better than this. Little has changed over the past 50 years here. The following animals can also be added on to this package, quota permitting, for license and trophy fees: Sable, Litchensteins Hartebeest, Waterbuck, Eland, Hippo, Nyala, Bushbuck, Reedbuck, Baboon, Warthog, Bushpig, Oribi, Suni, Red Duiker, Blue Duiker and Crocodile. Trip Fees:
10 day package - $10,000.00 per hunter (1x1), $9,000.00 per hunter (2x1). General Hunting card - $350.00, Gun license - $200.00 / gun and community fee - $350.00 Charter – Beira to Camp return (for the plane takes max. 3 hunters) - $2,000.00. Not included is the air getting to Mozambique. Description: Included in the Package – 10 nights and 9 days full hunting days. A Buffalo license and trophy fee, all guiding and field preparation of trophies, as well as all the accommodation, meals and local drinks during your hunt. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Season: June through the end of September. Game: Sable, Litchensteins Hartebeest, Waterbuck, Eland, Hippo, Nyala, Bushbuck, Reedbuck,Baboon, Warthog. Bushpig, Oribi, Suni, Red Duiker and Crocodile. Dates: Call Trek for current availability. Pricing is subject to change and excludes any fuel surcharges.
The most varied Bird Hunt in the World This incredibly diverse program has been on the Trek menu since 1992. Hunters will stay at three lodges and enjoy shoots involving flighted birds like Pigeons and Doves, waterfowl to include Ducks and Geese, driven hunts for Guineafowl and challenging hunts for Francolin over Pointers. Our program includes activities for the non-shooter and our accommodations are great. The Accommodations: Bloemfontein is South Africa’s main Sunflower growing area. Here you will stay in the Oude Kraal Lodge. This historical Lodge is 4 Star and the cuisine is exceptional. The shooting here is for Rock Pigeons and Doves shot on flight lines, the pigeons being one of the most challenging game birds.
Other Activities: Non-hunters will have a daily activity planned for them. Typically including the following, a visit to a traditional Zulu Village, the Drakensberg Mountains, The Anglo / Zulu Battle fields, The Midlands Meander (A local arts and crafts route) and local game reserves.
Baynesfield Lodge consists of 4 log Chalets all en-suite situated right on the banks of a lake based in the heart of the 25,000 acre Baynesfield Estate. The Giant Spurwing Goose often weighing in at over 20lbs along with the Egyptian Goose are our primary quarry here. Red Eyed Dove and Spurfowl over pointers are shot in the afternoons as well. Zulu Wings is our home base and right on the door step of exceptional bird shooting. The lodge consists of 6 en suite guest rooms situated on a private game reserve. The bird shooting starts right on the doorstep. Here you will shoot Duck over decoys, Pigeons over decoys, Francolin and Spurfowl over pointers, flighting doves and driven Guineafowl. Mkuze Falls is one of South Africa’s premier game lodges offering 5 star lodgings and excellent game viewing out of open Land Rovers for all of the big 5. The Victoria & Alfred Hotel is situated on the Beautiful Cape Town water front. Your tour here will include a cable car ride up Table mountain, Cape point nature reserve (the Southern Most point of Africa), the famous Cape Wine Lands, Penguin Colonies, Kirstenbosch Gardens and Chapman’s peak.
The Trip: Day 1: Arrive in Johannesburg airport. A BHA representative will meet you and help with guns and transfer you to The African Tribes Lodge. Day 2: Catch a 45 minute flight from JHB to Bloemfontein where you will transfer to the Oude Kraal Lodge. After an early lunch you will go out to shoot pigeons and doves. Day 3: An early start, and after a quick breakfast out to the fields to catch the first flights of Pigeons and doves coming in to feed. You will break for a field lunch. Day 4: An early breakfast followed by a short drive to the Airport and fly to Durban (an hour’s flight) Here you will be met by Shawn and driven to Baynesfield lodge. In the afternoon you will shoot Spurfowl and Francolin over Pointers or Duck.
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Day 5: Early morning goose shoot, a 5 minute drive to hunt over Decoys. PM - Red eyed doves (our largest dove the size of a pigeon). Day 6 & 7: Early breakfast drive North to Mkuze falls for 2 days of great Game Viewing. Day 8: Early Morning game drive, and breakfast, transfers to Zulu Wings game lodge. After lunch, you will shoot duck over decoys. Day 9 & 10: Mornings will be for either Driven Guineafowl or Francolin over pointers. Late afternoon will be for Duck, Doves or Pigeons. Day 11: Leisurely breakfast followed by a drive to Durban for your flight to Cape Town. You will be met and transferred to the Victoria & Alfred. Evening there will be a mini bus at your disposal for taking your group to one of the fine restaurants. Day 12: Will be spent touring Cape Town’s sights, a cable car ride up table mountain, Cape Point (The Southernmost point of Africa where the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic oceans meet). The Historical Cape, wine lands, etc. Day 13: After your morning tour, you will be dropped off at the Cape Town airport by your guide for your flight to Johannesburg and back to the USA. Trip Fees:
$6,995.00, per hunter. $5,995.00, per non-hunters. All rates are based on sharing basis (2 people per room). Description: Includes all ground transportation, guiding, shooting, accommodation, meals and drinks (except where mentioned below). Excludes all airfare, drinks in Cape Town and Mkuze Falls reserve, all meals in Cape Town with the exception of Breakfast. All entrance fees in Cape Town and the Cable car ride, shotgun shells and Tips. A $1,000.00 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Season: May through August. Game: Guinea Fowl, Francolin, Spurfowl, Flighting Dove, Ducks, Pigeon and Geese. Dates: May 28 -August 31. Pricing is subject to change and excludes any fuel surcharges.
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Amazon Santana - Brazil
A chance for your Wife to show she’s better than You Trek Safaris has an exclusive couple’s trip planned on the Rio Negro in the Amazon basin of Brazil. This is a one of a kind offer that puts you and your better half on a deluxe river yacht fishing for the beautiful Peacock Bass, plus excursions into the jungles and backwaters of the grandest of all outdoor stages. Trek Safaris and the Amazon have been synonymous for over 25 years. We’ve sent anglers and non-anglers alike as far west as the headwaters and east to where the Amazon empties into the Atlantic. In between these points is the city of Manaus and what is considered the capital of the Amazon. This historical city is located on the mighty Rio Negro, a major tributary of the Amazon with its headwaters in Venezuela. It is up this river for over a hundred miles that the mighty and beautiful peacock bass lives. And it’s here that Trek has planned a very unique couples trip. Trek has contracted the use of the 115 foot river yacht The Amazon Santana for an all couples trip January 30- February 7, 2009. It will be reserved for the first ten couples only and exclusive to Trek and its members. We have chosen the Santana because of its beautiful design, elegant furnishings and superb service. The Santana also has the best native guides of any vessel in the Amazon which means you’ll catch more fish and most likely get an answer to all of your Amazon questions. Your host and manager on board will be Jus Celino who was born in Brazil and educated in the U.S. and is the perfect host for this journey. The Trip: Our adventure starts with a Friday morning departure from Miami to Manaus (Trek will be happy to assist you in making your air arrangements) arriving there Friday afternoon. Our group will then transfer directly to the Tropical Hotel. The remainder of today at leisure in Manaus. After breakfast at the hotel the next morning you will be met and be transferred to your charter flight to Barcelos and on to the Santana to get settled in. Sunday-Friday the group will be exposed to some incredible fishing for peacock bass, pirahnas, catfish and surubi. Our groups can also take part in daily excursions including visits to local villages and their way of life, jungles tours looking at bird and fauna, and backwater journeys where huge canopy forests climb to the sky and visit some critters here you may have not seen before. This trip will be as structured as you want it to be, with one thing for sure; every day your guide and private boat will go where you want to go and when you are ready. Each
evening the Santana will cruise to a different part of the Rio Negro and that is the beauty of having a motherboat operation. On Saturday the group returns to Barcleos for the flight back to Manaus and on to the internationa airport in time to connect with your afternoon flight to Miami. The Santana: The Amazon Santana is 115 plus feet of river yacht and designed for fast and safe voyages on the Amazon. It has 12 staterooms with a queen size bed and double bed in bunk style. There also two master suites with king size beds and all rooms have private baths and individual cabin A/C. The food and service on board the Santana is excellent and laundry is cleaned daily. There is plenty of room on board and gathering spots throughout including the top deck for magnificent views. $9,190.00 per couple from Manaus. Trip Fees: Description: Trip includes all charter flights, six days of fishing and adventure, all room, meals, open bar (except hard liquor), fishing license, and one night in the Hotel Tropical in Manaus. A 50% non refundable deposit is required. Trip is limited to the first ten couples. January - February. Season: Jan 30 - Feb 7, 2009. Dates: Trip Fee excludes international airfare and Brazilian Visa´s. Note: Pricing is subject to change and excludes any fuel surcharges.
Brazil - River Plate Outfitters
0°0’19.81” N 64°7’27.76” W
Planes, Floating Cabins and everything else you need to chase Peacock Bass Trek wants you in Brazil for the world’s best Peacock Bass fishing. We have now improved on an already fantastic trip. Check out our streamlined program specially designed for these tough economic times. Trek now makes the Amazon accessible to all Anglers!!! The Trip: Trek Safaris has operated in the Amazon Basin for nearly two decades. As hundreds of our clients can attest, Brazil is THE place to go for shots at trophy sized Peacocks. We have utilized various methods of accessing this tremendous fishery; from motherships to land based lodges, but nothing we have done in the past can match these floating cabins for getting you into the most remote waters. The headwaters of the Amazon Basin, although very productive fisheries, are seldom visited by mothership operations due to natural barriers such as waterfalls and land masses. The Itinerary: Trek will now be utilizing eight passenger turbo prop Caravans, allowing anglers to fish almost virgin waters and not be structured into the lengthy mothership schedules. The floating cabin program will be a seven day, six night trip with four full and one half day of peacock bass action. Upon arrival into Manaus (Trek will be happy to assist you with your international flights) you will be met by a lodge representative and be transferred to your hotel for a brief rest before being flown by our eight passenger float plane to the area where our floating cabins will be stationed. Trip Fees: $3,650.00 per person. Description: Includes one night in Manaus, charter float plane, 4 full and 1 partial day of fishing and meals and accommodations at floating cabins. Excludes international airfare. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Group Size: 8 anglers at double occupancy. Season: November - March. Game: Peacock Bass. Dates: Jan 27-Feb 2 (4 Spots), Feb 16-22, Feb 21-27, Feb 26-Mar 4. Note: Trip Fee excludes international airfare and Brazilian Visa´s. 30
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The Fishing: After getting your gear stowed and getting your equipment ready, you will head out to fish the remainder of the day. The next four days will be full fishing days and on the morning of the last day, the group will be flown back to Manaus in time to board your scheduled international flight to Miami, or if you desire spend the night in Manaus and fly home the next day. This trip is geared to the angler who is looking for an adventure to a spot where few have fished. Our anglers report up to 50+ fish per boat, per day with peacocks released up to 20 pounds. Groups are kept small, only 8 anglers per week so fishing pressure is never an issue.
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Amazon Santana - Brazil
Ride on majestic Ship and fish the sportiest of all fresh water Species We are thrilled with our first seasons on the all new state of the art Mothership cruising the Peacock Bass rich waters of the Amazon. The Amazon Santana is 135 feet luxury ship equipped with the best guides, staff and service. Available dates for 2009 are going fast, so call Trek today to lock up your spot. The idea of a mobile fishing operation along the Madiera and Rio Negro Rivers of Brazil is not a new venture. In fact there are several “operators” in this region. But only the Santana has committed itself to fish waters where you will see volume fishing and not just trophy hunting. Sure it’s nice to take a 20 pound plus peacock, but not at the expense of seeing less action. Plus you might enjoy taking some giant catfish, piranha or surubi. Whatever it takes will be the guide’s motto. The Accommodations: When speaking of the Santana, we should actually refer to it in plural terms because there are really two vessels. There is the Amazon Santana and the Santana 1. The Santana is the newest in the fleet and is 135 feet of teak and mahogany with 12 nicely appointed staterooms and two deluxe master suites. Despite its capacity for 28 guests, the Santana will take only 20 guests or less a week to maximize comfort. Each room has its own private bath and plenty of comfort for a relaxing cruising vacation. The Santana 1 is 100 feet of the same quality design with eight staterooms and two master suites and can accommodate a maximum of 16 anglers a week. Both vessels are at the top of the list for food, service, staff and fishing guides. With a shallower draft and sleeker design, the Santana yacht gets you further in the bush and much quicker. This fact allows you the angler to fish some waters that may otherwise be inaccessible or hard to reach. Your yacht will have an aft-deck for relaxation and a sun deck for incredible views and plenty of open air. Your stay on board has been planned with the utmost in comfort and ease of travel as well as catching fish. The Fishing: As mentioned above, the Santana team is committed to putting you on the fish every day. They have assembled the best guides in the Amazon Basin and Trek can attest to this as they are virtually a list of who’s who in the region. Your goal each day is to catch some fish. Of course the main focus will be on the beautiful and aggressive peacock bass that is one of the most sought after fresh water fish in the world. Make no mistake about it, there are some real monster fish here, but we
will not devote all of our time to just the trophy fish. A bunch of 15 pounders will wear you out too. Each day the Santana will arrive at a new locale and your local guide will throttle your 17 foot Bass Tracker with Honda 4-strokes to his favorite spot and the rest will be up to you. The Santana will fish the Rio Madiera during the months August-October and the Rio Negro and its tributaries NovemberMarch. Regardless of your destination, Trek and the Santana team are committed to an excellent, organized fishing vacation. The Trip: This exciting trip will be nine days and eight nights. It begins with a morning, non-stop TAM flight from Miami to Manaus on Friday where you will spend this evening. Saturday, you fly to Barcelos and board your boat for the trip down river. Sunday-Friday will be six full fishing days. On Saturday we will make our way back to Manaus for your afternoon flight back to Miami. $4,595.00 per person from Manaus. Trip Fees: Description: The trip includes all fishing (also use of rods), meals, accommodations, licenses, charter flights and transfers. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. August-October in Rio Madiera and November-March in Season: Rio Negro. Peacock Bass, Giant Catfish, Piranha and Surubi. Game: Trips run from Fridays to the following Saturday, please call Dates: Trek for current availability. Trip Fee excludes international airfare and Brazilian Visa´s. Note: Pricing is subject to change and excludes any fuel surcharges.
Argentina - Patagonia
Patagonia. If you still haven’t fished When knowledgeable fly fishermen gather to talk about their sport, one destination sets apart the men from the boys. Trek has a program that will allow you to join that club. Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime while staying in the finest Argentine Estancias and chasing Browns and Rainbows on some of the most secluded waters in the World. San Huberto Lodge: This two story estancia is located in the shadows of the Lanin Volcano and near the town of Junin de los Andes. Its 40,000 acres are owned by Carlos and Carmen Olsen and has been in their family since before the 20th century. Meandering through the property flows the Malleo River and its willow lined banks are the stuff artist’s dream of when they open their canvas. But by far the biggest asset of the river is its teeming rainbow and brown trout. Whether you like wide open areas where the river turns slightly and creates quiet pools, or smaller sections where the water is swifter but the fish are less wary, the Malleo is an angler’s paradise. You will venture out each day to a new section of the river or you may wish to visit one of the many nearby rivers like the Alumine, Caleufu and the Chimehuin. All will hold rainbow and brown trout from 2-8 pounds. Your hosts will be none other than Ronnie and Gustavo Olsen who have fished these rivers all their lives and today have a reputation second to none. The staff of well trained, bilingual guides is some of the finest you will ever meet. Each guest will be well attended to as San Huberto accommodates 12 guests and offer only the finest mountain cuisine and accompanying wines. Collon Cura Lodge: Not too far off the highway heading southeast from San Martin you will come to an intimate lodge called Collon Cura on the river of its namesake. This small lodge has a total capacity of eight anglers and much of the same amenities as San Huberto Your hosts will be Nano and Malu Acuna who have done an excellent job in this capacity for many years. With its long and winding bends and steep banks that drop straight down, the Collon Cura offers a wonderful venue for a float trip. Using McKenzie boats the Olsen’s slowly work sections of the river and numbers of fish can be staggering. These float trips are a great way to cover lots of area and to see some of the wildlife like Red Stag and huge boar. Collon Cura is the perfect change of pace from the Malleo River. Anglers have sung high praises about fishing on the Collon Cura and the float trips are a big hit. We suggest the perfect itinerary to be four days at San Huberto and two in Collon Cura.
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here, you’re not a serious Angler Arroyo Verde: This jewel may be the one of the finest estancias in all of Argentina. Meme Lariviere is the grand dame of hostesses and puts on a show not to be missed. Aside from the beautiful accommodations and the incredible service, the main attraction is the giant rainbows that live in the home waters of the Traful River. While the Traful that borders the property is only a few miles long, it’s quite productive for a two day stay and easily combined with San Huberto and Collon Cura. Those who love horseback riding will enjoy Meme’s Stable!! Arroyo Verde accommodates six quests with private baths.
San Huberto: $4,950.00 per person. Combined with Collon Cura: $4,895.00 and $4,995.00 combined with Arroyo Verde. Discounts for Nov. Dec. Description: Each trip is nine days and eight nights with six full fishing days. All trips are all inclusive with airfare from Miami. Exceptions are hard alcohol, tips and items of a personal nature. A $1,200.00 per person, non refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Dates: Call Trek for current availability, as dates are request only. We will gladly arrange your trip using our exclusive contracts with airlines and lodges. Pricing is subject to change and excludes any fuel surcharges.
Costa Rica - Pacific Coast
Crocodrile Bay Lodge 08°06’11.50” N 83°17’54.67” W
Zancudo Lodge 08°32’24.80” N 83°08’47.18” W
Smile! We’ve got your deluxe Fishing Vacation Trek is your ticket to a couple of 5 star destinations in Costa Rica. Crocodile Bay Lodge: Deluxe accommodations, first rate boats and unbelievable fishing await the demanding angler. Chasing Sailfish in paradise is much closer than you think. Zancudo Lodge: How about casting a 14 wt. fly rod for Sails and Marlins! Actually, we must warn you, this destination holds every imaginable salt water specie in volumes you have never experienced before. As you will notice, these lodges are both located along the shores of the Golfo Dulce. This region of southern Costa Rica is recognized as the most fertile fishing grounds in the country. The vast amount of bait brought in by the ocean currents, draws in a tremendous variety of species ensuring a great mixed bag for the angler. You can reasonably expect to get shots at sails, marlin, tuna, dorado, wahoo, grouper, snapper, mackerel and roosterfish on the same trip. No other area we know of can make that claim. With calm seas and generally short runs to these fish, it is no wonder that this area has be a favorite of international anglers for so long. Although these lodges vary from one another in some aspects, they will both provide you with a quality product or we Trip Fees:
Zancudo Lodge: $3,695.00 per person, based on double occupancy. Crocodile Bay lodge: $ 3,825.00 per person based on double occupancy. Description: Include RT airfare Miami-San Jose, overnight accommodations in San Jose at the Hotel Cariari, RT comme rcial airfare San Jose-Golfito, 3 full fishing days, three nights’ accommodations at Zancudo Lodge with meals and open bar at the lodge and transfers. A $1,000.00 per person, non refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Season: Spring months. Sailfish, Marlin, Dorado, Roosterfish, Jack Crevalle, Game: Cubera Snapper, Grouper, Yellow-fin Tuna, Wahoo, Amber Jack and Triple Tail. Dates: Jan 22-26, Jan 29-Feb 2, Feb 12-16, Feb 19-23, Feb 26-Mar 2, Mar 5-9, Mar 12-16, Mar 19-23, Mar 26-30. 34
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would not suggest them. These programs will both include round trip international airfare from Miami on American Airlines..overnight in San Jose..commercial airfare in Costa Rica. 3 full fishing days with tackle on board. 3 nights accommodations at the preferred lodge with meals and open bar at the lodge. Zancudo Lodge We have sent Trek anglers to the Zancudo Lodge for the past 15 seasons for good reason, they produce. This is a lodge for fishermen, run by fishermen. Over the past years we at Trek have seen Zancudo Lodge grow from a small operation with a few boats and some cabins to what they now boast. The upgrades to the program include12 newly constructed airconditioned villas, a pool and Jacuzzi, a fleet of 10 boats in the 24-26 foot range all outfitted with new 4 stroke outboards. The lodge is also proud of the 50 world records that have been established. The group of captains here are likly the most experienced crew you will ever encounter and are responsible for most all of these recoords. Again, bottom line, Zancudo Lodge produces. Crocodile Bay Lodge This is the newest player in the area and without a double the largest and most diverse. The lodge is built on a vast piece of property on the Osa Peninsula, the most ecologically diverse place you will likely ever encounter. The accommodations are the most upscale of the three lodges and the fleet of boats is unmatched. As mentioned, this area offers a great variety of species. Well, the creators of Crocodile Bay thought the best way to access these fish was to have the right equipment. For that reason, Crocodile Bay offers 17 foot “flats” boats for the backwater areas as well as accessing some of the rivers of the region. The 27 foot “Rambos” are perfect for accessing the shorelines and the deep water where the big boys are to be found. The lodge also sports upgrades to a 33 foot Strike boat for the ultimate in comfort for your fishing experience. Lodge manager Toddy Staley and hisgroup of experienced captains will put you in the best possible position to catch fish.
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Quepos - Costa Rica
Would you pass up on this opportunity if it fell on your Lap?
Join us in Quepos, Costa Rica. If your finger itches at the thought of landing giant Sails, while also reeling in Roosterfish, Tuna and Dolphin, this Central Pacific coast destination is what the doctor ordered. Opportunities like these don’t come around every day, so call Trek and start packing your rods. The Trip: We have designed a five day four night adventure with three full days of billfishing. The trip will begin with your departure from Miami to San Jose, C.R. Upon arrival and clearing customs and immigrations, you will be met by Flamingo Bay Charters, our ground agents in San Jose. You will be transferred to the Hotel Cariari for the evening. The Cariari is a top notch property offering all the amenities you would expect. The hotel offers 2 restaurants, a few swimming pools, casino and even an 18 hole championship golf course. San Jose is a city of well over 1 million inhabitants, so there are lots’ of activities to be found. The front desk will be happy to make suggestions to you for the best restaurants and night spots. The Itinerary: The next morning after your arrival in San Jose, you will be met at the Cariari and transferred to the airport for your 20 minute flight to the coastal city of Quepos where you will be met by our representative and taken to your hotel to put away your gear and prepare for a full fishing day. The next two days will be full fishing days. Your guide will greet you at your hotel each morning to provide your transportation to the municipal dock where you will board your boats. The last morning, you’ll be met and transferred to the airport for your flight to San Jose to connect with your international departure. The Accommodations: Trek can set you up in one of several first class properties in Quepos. The preferred properties are the Tulemar, La Mansion, El Parador and the Si Como No. These properties are all located on bluffs overlooking the beautiful Pacific. All of these hotels are first class with all the amenities you could want. All These accommodations offer breakfast each morning before you head out to fish. Although evening meals are not included, these properties all have very nice restaurants. If you would like to see more of the area, we suggest taking the 10 minute taxi ride into town where you will have a great variety of restaurants from which to choose.
The Fishing: During the winter months, large pods of sails cruise these waters just off the coast. Sails however are not the only game in town, you will also be afforded an excellent opportunity to catch roosterfish, tuna and dolphin. The boats we will be using range from 27 foot Grady Whites to 31 foot Palm Beaches all with experienced captains with considerable local knowledge. These boats have all the latest in technology and first class equipment. Trip Fees:
$2,495.00 (4 per boat, 2 rooms), $2,895.00 (3 per boat with 2 rooms), $3,095.00 (2 per boat, in 1 room). Description: Rates are per person and include airfare from Miami to San Jose, C.R on American, 1 night accommodations in SJO, RT commercial airfare SJO/ Quepos, three night accommodations in Quepos, three full fishing days and transfers. A $1,000.00 per person, non refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Group Size: No limits. December - May. Season: Game: Sailfish, Roosterfish, Tuna and Dolphin. Dates: Jan 22-26, Jan 29-Feb 2, Feb 12-16, Feb 19-23, Feb 26-Mar 2, Mar 5-9, Mar 12-16, Mar 19-23, Mar 26-30. Pricing is subject to change and excludes any fuel surcharges.
Costa Rica - Flamingo Beach
10°26’22.47” N 85°47’23.38” W
The all in one Sailfish and Family Vacation Join Trek in this exotic Costa Rican locale. We now have a 3 day fishing package which is sure to satisfy your adventurous spirit as well as your new economy pocketbook. The Trip: This summer, we at Trek have designed a special four day, three night adventure with two full days of fishing. On this Thursday-Sunday trip, you will fly Delta nonstop from Atlanta directly into Liberia, Costa Rica bypassing San Jose all together. Upon arrival, our ground agents will greet you and transfer you 45 minutes by van on to Flamingo Beach and your accommodations at the Flamingo Beach Resort, your home away from home for the weekend. The Itinerary: The next two days will be full fishing days on a 30- foot boat with lunch, drinks and tackle on board. On the morning of the last day, you will be met and transferred back to Liberia to connect with your scheduled international departure. Trip Fees:
$1,750.00 per person based on 4 anglers to the boat, $2,050.00 per person for 3 anglers to the boat and $2,495.00 per person for 2 to the boat. Description: Includes international airfare from Atlanta on Delta, RT van transportation Liberia-Flamingo Beach, 3 nights’ accommodations at Flamingo Beach Resort including breakfast, 2 full fishing days with lunch, drinks and tackle on board. A $1,000.00 per person, non refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Group Size: 4 anglers to the boat. Season: June - September. Game: Sailfish, Dorado, Tuna & Marlin. Dates: June 11-14, June 18-21, June 25-28, July 2-5, July 9-12, July 16-19, July 23-26, July 30-Aug 2, Aug 6-9, Aug 1316, Aug 20-23, Aug 27-30. For an even better offer, contact out office to inquire about the three fishing days package on American Airlines. 36
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The Fishing: The summer months in Flamingo Beach historically have the very best sailfish bite to be found in Costa Rica.
Rio Parismina 10°18’06.16” N 83°21’07.33” W
Silver King 10°46’08.75” N 83°35’20.98” W
Caribbean Coast - Costa Rica
Hug Silver King all day long
Spring is not too far away and these triple digits Giant Tarpons will once again be out there to test your strength and endurance. We have two fantastic Lodges waiting to take you fishing. Call Trek today to secure your spots. Silver King Lodge The Trip: Your trip begins with your arrival in Costa Rica’s capital city of San Jose. You will be met by a Silver King representative and transferred to the Hotel Cariari for the evening. The next morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your 6:00am commercial flight to Barra Del Colorado and the Silver King Lodge. You will stow your gear, have a quick breakfast, and then head out to fish. The Fishing: The tarpon fishing is done aboard 23 foot deep V hulled boats just outside the mouth of the mighty Rio Colorado. If light tackle fishing is to your taste, you will fish either 19 foot Carolina Skiffs or, to get into those backwater areas not accessible by motorized craft, 17 foot aluminum canoes. The Guapote and Mojarra found in these areas are much like our North American Bass and Bream. The Accommodations: The Silver King Lodge offers spacious air-conditioned cabins with ceiling fans and hot water in the private baths. Recent additions of a jacuzzi, swimming pool, sauna and a masseuse are really the crowning touches on this deluxe lodge. All your meals are served family style with plenty for everyone, and the bar is always open for your enjoyment.
Rio Parismina Lodge The Trip: The adventure begins with an American Airlines flight into San Jose, Costa Rica, where you will be met by a lodge representative and transferred to the Hotel Cariari for the evening. The Fishing: The next morning you will be flown out to Rio Parismina where lodge manager Fernando Gonzales will meet you and get you settled in. After breakfast and a quick run down of the program, you will get geared up and head right out to fish. You will return for lunch and a siesta in the mid day and then will head back out around 2:00pm to fish until dusk. You will then have time to relax around the pool with appetizers and cool drinks while dinner is being prepared. The Itinerary: The next two days will be full fishing days with a 5:00 am knock on your door and a tray left outside with juice and coffee. Breakfast is at 5:30 am then you are off to fish. First thing in the morning you will catch live bait which is a slam dunk for these hungry tarpon. Once you get into the ocean, you will have nearby river mouths to fish for the majestic silver king. Just hook on bait, free spool it out a hundred yards, and hold on for the fight of your life! Trip Fees:
Silver King Lodge: $2,795.00 per person. Rio Parismina: $2,495.00 per person. Based on double occup. Description: Include airfare from Miami on American, overnight in San Jose, in country airfare, 3 full days of guided fishing, 3 nights’ accommodations with meals and bar, transfers. A $1,000.00 per person, non refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Season: Spring & Fall. Game: Tarpon. Dates: Silver King Lodge: March 12-16, 19-23, 26-30, April 2-6, 1620, 23-27, April 30-May 4, May 14-18, 21-25, 28-June 1. Rio Parismina: March 13-17, 20-24, 27-31, April 3-7, 1014, 17-21, 24-28, May 1-5, 15-19, 22-26. Pricing is subject to change and excludes any fuel surcharges.
Honduras - Warunta Lagoon
15°28’04.73” N 84°04’48.26” W
A wild Tarpon and Snook Adventure in Honduras Great Snook, Tarpon and an amazing variety of salt water gamefish await you in one of our most exotic destinations on the globe. From the Polynesia style lodging to the wild jungle rivers, Warunta is the destination for the adventure seeker. Call Trek today! The Trip: The fishing potential in this vast lagoon and river system is unlimited. You will have the opportunity to fish the Warunta Lagoon for Snook, Tarpon, Guapote and many other species. The incredible Warunta River also empties in the lagoon and is an adventure in itself with wild animals and natives still living as they did centuries ago. From our new lodge, you can reach miles and miles of pristine waters including the huge Caratasca Inlet where Cuberra Snapper, Jack Crevalles, Kingfish, and Spanish Mackerel enter and exit with the tides. Our boats are 20 foot center console Panga’s with 85 horse motors and your guide will be an experienced local. The Accommodations: Our headquarters for this trip will be a new lodge situated on the best back water Snook and Tarpon fishing lagoon in Central America. Built from all native materials out on the lagoon, the lodge consists of four main cabins and a main lodge structure all connected by walkways. Hot water showers are just outside the room in a unique design to take advantage of the great sunset each day. The cabins are completely private, and perfect for the surroundings. The main lodge consists of our bar, dining room and lounge area. Menu items include of course Snook and other local sea foods as well as pastas, typical dishes and your favorite meats. The Fishing: A typical day of fishing will include an early morning breakfast and then your off to fish around 6:00 am. The run to the fishing will depend Trip Fees: $2,495.00 per person from Miami. Description: Includes RT flight Miami-San Pedro, all internal flights in Honduras, all room, meals at lodge, almost four full days of fishing. A $1,000.00 per person, non refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Tarpon, Snook, Guapote, Cubera Snapper, Jack Crevalles, Game: Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel. Dates: Call Trek for current availability. 38
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on where the best bite will be. This could be anywhere from five minutes to one hour away. The fishing could be along the mangroves that border the entire system, in the bar mouths of the Caratasca, or in the many lagoons and creeks that flow into the Warunta. Some of these creeks hold fresh water that allow for some great Guapote and Machaca fishing on ultra light tackle. A popular arrangement includes combining some of the inlet fishing with huge Jack Crevalles and Tarpon as well as Snook in the surf. If fishing from sun up to sun down is what you’re after, this is the place. The Itinerary: We have planned a six day/five night trip with three full and one half days of fishing. The normal trip starts on a Wednesday with a nonstop departure from Miami to San Pedro Sula, Honduras.You’ll be met and connect with a commuter flight some 30 minutes east to the city of La Ceiba. The group will overnight here in the La Quinta Hotel. The next day you head back to the airport for your 1 hour and fifteen minute flight east to the city of Puerto Lempira in the Meskitia area. You will be met on the ground by Trek manager Eric Benettsson who will transfer you to our lodge in the back lagoons. You’ll have most of the day on the water for fishing. Friday-Sunday will also be full fishing days. Monday morning we will transfer back to Pt Lempira for your flight to La Ceiba and connect to San Pedro for your flight home.
Sailfish Bay 13°55’37.71” Cordenadas N 90°43’36.40” W
Casa Vieja 13°55’39.72” N 90°48’29.72” W
Two Lodges to choose from. One Deep Sea destination you can’t miss Join Trek January through May in Guatemala for the finest Sailfishing on this planet. Daily boat releases are between 15-20 Sails. The prestigious Casa Vieja Lodge and the new luxurious Sailfish Bay Lodge await the demanding angler. Don’t miss out and book with us today. The Trip: Upon arrival into Guatemala City, you will be met be driven 90 minutes to your accommodations on the coast. The next three mornings you will be up at 6:00am for breakfast before heading to the marina to board your boat for a full day of salt water action. Fly fishing equipment is available for your use with saltwater flies for sale at a nominal rate. When you get back to your lodge around 4:30pm, you will have time to relax around the pool with snacks and drinks while dinner is being prepared. After your last day of fishing, you will be transferred back to Guatemala City and your accommodations for the night. On the morning of day five, you will head to the international airport for your flight back home. The Accommodations: We will be using either the Casa Vieja Lodge, or the Sailfish Bay Lodge. Casa Vieja was formerly the private retreat of one of Guatemala’s most prominent sporting families. The manicured grounds surrounding this 20 bedroom lodge make it a place of true relaxation. Casa Vieja clients will be fishing aboard 3743 foot boats exclusively. Built on a barrier island, a five minute boat ride from the mainland, Sailfish Bay Lodge is a newly constructed 8 bedroom beach front property with the pool and jacuzzi overlooking the Pacific. Those staying at Sailfish Bay will be fishing boats in the 31-36ft range.
The Fishing: Although sailfish are your main target, you may also get shots at dorado, tuna and the occasional marlin. The best bite in Guatemala is generally within an hour of the marina. So, short runs in calm seas and tons of sailfish, what’s’ not to like? Throw in deluxe lodges with delicious meals and that is about as good as it gets. Trip Fees:
Sailfish Bay Lodge: $3,295.00 per person based on 4 to the 31ft boat, $3,850.00 per person based on 3 to the boat or $4,295.00 per person based on 2 to the boat. Casa Vieja Lodge: $2,995.00 per person based on 4 to the boat, $3,595.00 per person for 3 to the boat and $4,295.00 per person for 2 to the boat. Fees based on double room occupancy. Description: Includes RT airfare from Miami on American Airlines, ground transfer Guatemala City-lodge, 3 nights’ accommodations with meals at the lodge (and bar at Sailfish Bay Lodge), 3 full fishing days with lunch, drinks and tackle on board, overnight in Guatemala City, fishing transfers. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Game: Sailfish, Dorado, Tuna and Marlin. Dates: Jan 22-26, Jan 29-Feb 2, feb 12-16, Feb 19-23, Feb 26Mar 2, Mar 5-9, Mar 12-16, Mar 19-23, Mar 26-30. Pricing is subject to change and excludes any fuel surcharges.
Bahamas - Abaco
26° 33’32.05” N Cordenadas 77° 08’07.51” W
The Fishing in the Marls just got a whole lot better!! This just in, Trek has agreed to represent a brand new facility on the Abacos. It will take advantage of one of the best bonefish habitats in all of the Bahamas; the Marls! Starting May 1st of 2009, the new Abaco Lodge will open its doors, so book today and be one of the first anglers’s to test these unexplored waters. Be the fist clients ever to call the Marls your front yard!! Stalk the elusive bonefish in over 400 square miles of habitat including outer cays that hold monster fish. Come and visit the most comprehensive fishing lodge on the island. Opening May 1st with a soft opening in April at reduced rates. A consortium ownership has recently begun to build a new fishing lodge on the western shores of Great Abacos overlooking the famous fishery known simply as the Marls. Few places in the world can claim as many bonefish and fewer still can claim an almost endless forest of mangrove lined habitat that attract them. The new Abaco Lodge is finally filling a void of having a first class lodge within minutes of some of the best skinny water ion the Bahamas. The Fishing: Using Dolphin Skiffs and 4-stroke technology, the best guides on the island will rotate your visits to include the short runs to the Marls that hold undetermined schools of bones from 2-6 pounds and pairs of fish to double digits. And cruise or trailer boats to the outer cays on the ocean and bay sides. The idea in the Marls is to be well positioned especially on the outgoing tides when the fish come out of the mangrove and into small creeks that become a bonefish highway. Your success is as guaranteed as your ability to see and get the fly in the water. Some larger pairs of fish can be Trip Fees:
$1850.00 (3 nights/2 days fishing ), $2650.00 (4 nights/3 day fishing), $3300.00 (5 nights/4 days fishing) per person based on double occupancy. Description: Includes all room, meals, fishing, alcohol, and airport transfers. A 50% non refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Season: January - June and October - December. Game: Permit, Bonefish and Tarpon. Dates: Call Trek for current availability. 40
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seen and stalked by either poling the flats and creeks or by wading. In addition to bonefish you will also have chances at permit and small tarpon. The Accommodations: Abaco Lodge will house eight anglers in single room, air conditioned suites located on the Marls side of the Abacos between Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. Each suite will offer a patio, sitting room and plenty of space for each angler. The amenities include a well stocked bar, dining room, swimming pool and incredible views of the setting sun. There is also nice oceanfront fire pit where each of you has a chance to tell your story of the ones you caught and better yet, the ones that got away. Food, service and hospitality will not be compromised as the lodge readies to name their team. The Trip: To reach Abaco Lodge you need only to arrive at Marsh Harbour Airport where in minutes you will be whisked to the lodge. Treasure Cay is also an option where we can arrange transportation to the lodge that is 30 minutes away. Both Treasure and Marsh Harbour can be reached from West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale or Miami by non-stop commercial or charter flights. You may also get to Abacos via Nassau that is served by many major U.S. airports. Call the Trek office for assistance in arranging your flights into the Abacos.
Bair’s Lodge 23°57’50” CordenadasN 77°31’33” W
Kamalame Cay 24°50’41.69” N 77°53’35.99” W
Andros Island - Bahamas
Bonefish love our Flats and so will You! Trek offers two excellent options for flats Fishing. Limited dates remain so call us and book today. BAIR´S LODGE - The Trip: The lodge is located right on the beach on the east side of Andros just south of Congo Town where there is an airstrip receiving charter and some limited commercial traffic. We have found the best route to Bair’s is either a direct charter from Ft. Lauderdale or a commercial flight to Nassau and then a short 15 minute flight to Congo Town. There is only a limited amount of availability left for spring dates which is peak season.
KAMALAME CAY - The Trip: Kamalame can be reached by flying Continental Airlines from Ft. Lauderdale to Andros Town or by flying into Nassau and chartering a floatplane to the dock or wheel based plane to Andros Town where it is a short drive to the resort. You will find your stay at Kamalame to be in a relaxed setting and accompanied by fine cuisine and well attended service. Spring and fall is the best time of year to visit if you plan to fish.
The Accommodations: Anyone who has fished South Andros the last 15 years or so has heard of Bair’s Lodge. Originally owned and operated by Stanley and Andy Bair, they took a beautiful small cottage on the ocean and turned it into one of the most popular bone fishing lodges in the Bahamas. Back then it was called Bair’s Guest House and it had wonderful food and service along with Stanley’s Key Lime pie. Bair’s was a hit with anglers despite its remote location. The Bair’s sold their little operation back in 2003 to an Argentine company which operates some of the very best fly fishing lodges in the world, today as always Bair’s Lodge is tops for Bonefishing.
The Accommodations: This upscale resort situated on 96 acres along the Atlantic offers first class accommodations and terrific fishing that is very attractive to both anglers and non-anglers. Kamalame has a variety of rooms, suites and villas that are beautifully decorated in tropical Indonesian designs. You won’t find any condos or malls here, just you and your companion on three miles of white sand beaches against turquoise waters.
The Fishing: Bair’s has expanded from taking groups of six, to now taking a maximum of 12 anglers recognizing the vast potential of the South Andros fishery. Places like Deep Creek, Little Creek and Curly Cays are well known to the stable of great guides at Bair’s. The best thing about Bair’s is that you always have a place to fish, because you can run in the creeks in bad weather or cruise south to stupid fish on calm days. Bair’s has recently purchased new 18 foot Dolphin Skiff with new Mercury Motors that will allow anglers to reach their favorite flats quicker.
The Fishing: Andros is legendary, especially for Bonefish. Anglers have taken double digit monsters on this island, but it is the availability of so many fish in the 4-8 pound class that drives flats lovers to Andros. Guides use their 16 foot Maverick skiffs with four stroke motors to get you to the flats and then pole or wade to stalk the fish. While there are some very productive flats heading both north and south along the coast, it is the Jolters Cays that is the most productive area. While it is a solid hour away, it is well worth the run and those who like to wade will love it. It should be noted that you do not have to be an expert angler nor do you have to be a flyrodder, the guides will use whatever method is most productive. Trip Fees:
Bair´s Lodge: From $ 2,650.00 to $3,800.00 depending on the dates and number of roads. Kamalame Cay: Prices ar per person and based on double occupancy. Description: Includes all rooms, meals and fishing. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Season: Spring and Fall. Game: Bonefish. Dates: Call Trek for current availability. Pricing is subject to change and excludes any fuel surcharges.
Panama - Hooked On Panama
08°06’11.50” N 82°51’52.40” W
Discover why Panama means “An abundance of Fish” Panama has long been considered a fishing hot spot. Trek, in our constant effort to offer our anglers the best out there, has joined forces with the folks at the newly constructed “Hooked on Panama” lodge and are ramping up for a tremendous fishing season for their 2008-2009 debut. Call us today for your 4 day vacation! The Trip: We have designed a six day, five night trip with three full days of saltwater action in one of the worlds most prolific fisheries. Your trip begins with an American Airlines flight out of Miami and mid day arrival into Panama City, where you will be met and be transferred to your hotel for the evening. The next day you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your one hour flight to the town of David where a lodge representative will meet you. The lodge owners Mike & Dan Peavy will be on hand to greet your arrival and will assist you in getting settled in before dinner is served. The next three days you will be up for a 6:30am breakfast and then head out for full days of rod bending action. Many anglers have heard of the famed Isla Montousa, Isla Ladronnes and Isla Coiba fisheries and these areas are certainly within striking distance in our fleet of brand new 35 ft custom built Sportfishermen, but closer to the lodge there are numerous drop off’s and underwater canyons which have produced healthy numbers on marlin over the years. The beauty of the lodge location is their proximity to some very good inshore fishing for Roosters, Grouper, Snapper and the like in addition to these Marlin hot spots. Trip Fees:
$3,595.00 per person based on 4 anglers to the boat, $3,995.00 per person, based on 3 anglers to the boat and $4,495.00 per person based on just 2 anglers to the boat. Description: Fee is to include international airfare Miami-Panama City on American Airlines, overnight accommodations in Panama City, round trip commercial airfare Panama City-David, round trip ground transportation Davidlodge, 4 nights accommodations with meals at the lodge, 3 full fishing days with lunch, drinks and conventional tackle on board, transfers. A $ 1,500.00 per person, non refundable deposit will confirm your spot on this fantastic adventure. Dates: Call Trek for current availability. 42
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The Lodge: You will be staying in the air conditioned comfort of one of the 10 newly constructed villas overlooking the lush tropical foliage and ultimately the Pacific. These spacious studio sized villas all have two beds, a sitting area as well as a covered lanai. Your villa will be just steps from the ocean, the pool and the 3,000 square foot restaurant, bar and activity pavilion. This main dining area also has a covered outdoor porch in the event you elect to relax in the tropical breeze and take your meals outside. The Fishing: The lodge sports boats in the 33-35ft range all fully outfitted with top of the line equipment for trolling, baitcasting and spin fishing. Shimano and Penn reels are on all boats as well as the latest in communications and fish finding equipment. Your local captain has extensive regional knowledge and will definitely put you in the fish. The lodge owners have extensive fishing experience with over a dozen years experience fishing the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and nearly three decades of marlin fishing the Hawaiian island chain. As you will see, this is a very “hands on” operation run by serious fishermen, for fishermen. The boats will be moored just a few hundred yard from the shore on the tranquil waters of the bay in front of the lodge. You will board an amphibious vehicle on the beach which will transport you in comfort out to your waiting boat for a full day on the water. Whether it is casting to schools of jacks, trolling live blue runners for roosters, bottom bumping for giant cuberra snapper and grouper or trying your luck at one of the numerous drops for monster marlin, you are sure to enjoy a week of great fishing action.
17°25’32.07” N 87°48’27.94” W
Turneffe Flats - Belize
Your Grand Slam is served and waiting for You
You’ll catch huge Tarpon on the seaward side of the Turneffe atoll and Bonefish as well as Permit are just everywhere. This is your chance to go after the salt water dream of every Fly Fisherman, “The Grand Slam.” The destination offers over 28 acres of private land, so you’ll have the whole island to yourselves. Call Trek today and book your summer vacation. The Trip: This premier lodge has been around for almost two decades and for good reason. It’s a great place to take a fishing vacation. Located some 40 miles off the mainland of Belize and part of their territory, Turneffe Flats is one of those timeless places that is becoming more popular. And the summer and early fall months are peak season. The Accommodations: Rooms are large and very tastefully decorated and you have the option of natural sea-breeze or turn on the A/C. All rooms have a panoramic view of the Barrier Reef located just off the shore from Turneffe. In fact, Turneffe Flats reserves four places a week just for divers who love to visit Turneffe Islands meaning that only 12 anglers a week fish this area. The Fishing: Here you can catch fish on the inland side of the island where there are mangroves and lagoons from custom 16 foot Dolphin Skiffs, or wade the classic flats on the ocean side with miles and miles of wade-able flats with hundreds of bonefish. Along with the bonefish and tarpon, you’ll also have that rare chance of hooking a permit on fly-rod. There are many who come to Turneffe just for that reason alone. Permit in the 15-20 pound range is a perfect trophy for those looking to land this rare fish of the flats. A “Grand Slam” of salt water angling can be had here if you are serious enough to attempt it. Guides are all English speaking and dedicated with as much as 30 years experience. You have the option of taking a hearty box lunch with you and stay out all day, or split the day in two sessions with a huge lunch and a siesta in-between.
The Itinerary: All trips to Turneffe Flats are Saturday to Saturday. We’ll fly American Airlines from Miami to Belize City. A lodge representative will greet you and provide your transfer to the marina where you will board a 31 foot Ocean Master for the 90 minute journey to Turneffe. This is a beautiful ride through numerous caye’s and past the Barrier Reef and the Turneffe Islands. Sunday-Friday are six full days on the inland and ocean flats. Saturday morning, the group takes the boat back to Belize City in time to connect with your flight back to the U.S. All in all, it’s an eight day trip with six days of fishing and seven wonderful nights in the Caribbean.
$4,095.00 per person. Fee is based on double occupancy. Trip Fees: Description: RT international airfare on American from Miami, RT boat transfer Belize City-Turneffe, seven nights’ accommodations with meals, 6 full days fishing with guide and transfers. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Season: Summer and early Fall. Game: Bonefish, Tarpon and Permit. Dates: Call Trek for current availability. Pricing is subject to change and excludes any fuel surcharges.
Belize - Banyan Bay
17°54’20.77” N 87°58’26.77” W
You already caught your significant other, now catch all the Salt Water species Over the years Trek has offered very selective venues for its annual Couples Trip. One of the most popular adventures to date has been the February trip Ambergris Caye, an island just off the coast of Belize. Only a few spots remain and this is the last call. We at Trek, over the years, have offered selected venues for our annual couples trip. One of the most popular adventures to date has been the February trip to Ambergris Caye, an island just off the coast of Belize. It is no wonder this locale, just over two hours south of Miami, has been so popular; with its beautiful scenery, warm weather, deluxe resorts and abundance of activities. This trip is equally enjoyed by the avid anglers as well as the individuals who are just as happy to relax on the beach for a week of sunny skies and warm breezes. This trip offers it all. The Trip: This vacation is equally enjoyed by the avid anglers as well as the individuals who are just as happy to relax on the beach for a week of sunny skies and warm breezes. This trip offers it all. We have put together an eight day, seven night getaway with six full days of fishing the gin clear waters surrounding this Caribbean gem. Your adventure begins with your international departure from Miami into Belize City on American Airlines. After clearing customs and immigrations, you will take a 20 minute commercial flight on to San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Caye.
$3,995.00 + any fuel surcharges per person based upon double occupancy. Description: Fee is to include round trip international airfare Miami-Belize City on American Airlines, round trip commercial airfare Belize City-San Pedro Town, seven nights accommodations (pool view room) with meals at Banyan Bay, guide services and use of boats, rods and reels, terminal tackle and live bait for six days and transfers. A $1,000.00 per person, non refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Dates: Feb 15 -22. Call Trek for current availability. 44
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Our ground agents will greet you in San Pedro and provide transfer to the Villas at Banyan Bay where your pool view two bedroom condo has been reserved for the week. The remainder of today is at leisure. The next six days will be full fishing days with overnights at Banyan Bay and on the morning of the last day, you will fly back to Belize City to connect with your scheduled international departure. Ask about availability to beach front suites. Upgrades to beach front suites are $ 320.00 per person. The Fishing: Variety is the key to this adventure. With the worlds second largest barrier reef less than a mile from the beach, you are in the fish very quickly. Outside the reef you are likely to find Grouper, Snapper, Barracuda, Amberjack, Wahoo, Kingfish and Pompano. Inside the reef you will get shots at many of the same species with the addition of Lady Fish, Snook and even Bonefish and Permit on the numerous flats that surround Ambergris. Your local guide will take you to the best spots for your desired species. Your boat will be equipped with a live bait well for the sardines used for reef fishing and of course rods and reels will be provided for your usage.
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Lake Baccarac - Mexico
The biggest Bass are South of the Border Mexico awaits you for the greatest Largemouth Bass fishing in the world. Stay at the only Lakeside Lodge!!! Our season runs through May, so call Trek today and reserve your spot. The Trip: To get to Lake Baccarac, you may either fly a commercial aircraft into the city of Los Mochis and be driven three and one half hours to the lake, or you may opt to take a charter flight from El Paso, TX straight into the 5.200 foot strip at Bacubirito near the lodge. The Fishing: Lake Baccarac has always been known as a trophy Bass lake with weekly double-digit fish caught on a regular basis. The lake was stocked with Florida strained Largemouths back in 1978 and they took to their new surroundings remarkably well. The record on the lake is 19.3 pounds and anglers will tell you there have been many a bass lost that would eclipse this mark. Many of the guides are old veterans of the lake and are now excited about the new enthusiasm from recent reports. Just last week an angler released a fish that was 18.11 pounds and the buzz has yet to stop.
Guides use 18 foot Crestliners with 60 horse motors to get you around the 25x5 mile lake with 30,000 acres of water at full pool. While Largemouths will hit most any bait when they are hungry, it is the plastic worms that produce the biggest fish. Flipping to structures near shorelines and casting to drop-offs have worked best. While the guides have as much as 20 years on the lake, they will work under manager/ owner Rene Salazar who has worked with Trek at Lake Huites for many years. The main season at Baccarac is October thru May, when temperatures are moderate and water levels are stable. The Accommodations: Lake Baccarac Lodge is the first lakeside lodge ever built on Baccarac. It will accommodate 32 anglers in relative luxury compared with what’s been available in the past. Rooms have two double beds, private baths and A/C. The lodge is horseshoe shaped with rooms on the wings and the dining/bar in the center. There will also be an outdoor palapa where meals can be taken under starry skies or blue bird spring days.
$1,595.00 per person based on double occupancy (fee excludes airfare). $2,495.00 per person, based on 6 anglers for same trip using charter service to the Lake from El Paso. Description: Includes four nights’ accommodations with meals, three days fishing with license, and transfers from Los Mochis to Baccarac. A $1,000.00 per person, non refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Season: October - May. Game: Large Mouth Bass. Dates: Call Trek for current availability. Pricing is subject to change and excludes any fuel surcharges.
USA - Oregon
44° 55’.0.08” N 120° 28”15.90” W
Family Float and up to 50 Small Mouth’s per Day! Spring is closer than you think and the John Day River awaits you and your family with the highest volume Smallmouth Bass fishing around. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience one of Trek’s very best Bass destinations while floating 3-5 days down one of Oregon’s most beautiful rivers. The Trip: Are you looking for a unique fishing experience? Most fishing trips offer you great fishing, the John Day River offers this and much more. In the 25 years since Smallmouth Bass were introduced to the John Day River, they have literally taken over 106 miles of the river. Many days will find you catching and releasing 50+ bass per day. These range from 3/4 to well over six pounds. The John Day River, because of its remoteness, offers something other fishing trips don’t; tranquility. This is a perfect trip for the entire family. Depending on your choice you will be fishing three to five days. Your John Day River Wilderness Adventure begins when an Arrowhead River Adventure agent meets you at the Redmond/Bend, Oregon Airport. If you arrive late in the afternoon you will overnight in either Redmond or Prineville. For morning arrivals, you will head out to the launch site with a quick stop to pick up fishing licenses, alcoholic beverages, if desired, and last minute personal items. It’s a beautiful drive, so have your camera handy. You and your guide will be on the water by 7 a.m., two guests per boat maximum. You will be catching 30-50 smallmouth bass per day depending on your casting skills.
$1,395.00 per person for a three day/three night trip, $1,595.00 per person for a four day/four night trip and $1,795.00 for the five day/five night trip. Description: Includes transportation to and from the Redmond/Bend Airport, meals camping gear, tents, mattresses, solar showers, etc., comfortable rafts with custom frames and bass seats to fish from. A non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Season: Late spring into summer. Game: Smallmouth Bass. Dates: Three, Four and Five day trips offered May-July. Call Trek for current availability. 46
Pricing is subject to change and excludes any fuel surcharges.
The Fishing: You will drift 35-60 miles of a magnificently secluded river filled with Smallmouth Bass rarely seeing another raft. This is an excellent trip for introducing beginning anglers to smallmouth bass fishing. We feel that top water fishing, whether by plug or artificial fly, is one of the most exciting ways of fishing for these spunky fish because of their explosive power. The John Day River offers excellent top water fishing. ARA guides are very knowledgeable, with over 25 years of boating and fishing experience. Their boating skills will insure your safety and their fishing skills will take you to the secret spots so you can catch the big ones! The guides are CPR/ Medic 1 trained and certified for your safety. Rafts are the boats of choice, placing you high off the water for easier and more precise casting. The Accommodations: For three or more days you will make your way down the river fishing the many different holes along the way. You will be camping under star-lit skies each night in comfortable tents. All camping gear is provided except for sleeping bags. Four man tents are used, two guests per tent so that you will have plenty of room. You will sleep like a baby on durable self-inflating mattresses. Solar showers are provided for a relaxing warm shower at the end of the day. Food is prepared by the camp cook while you hike or just sit and enjoy the scenery. Bacon-wrapped filets, Dutch-oven lasagna, BBQ country style ribs, raspberry hazelnut meringue will give you the energy to fight those 30-50 bass you will be catching on a daily basis. You will have a bass fry as an added treat one night. You will be served three meals a day plus snacks. On the last day you will be transported back to Redmond/ Bend, Oregon for your flight home.
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Travel North for Pike, Smallmouth, Walleye and Trout
Canada brings you three outstanding lodges: Pine Island, North Seal River and Minor Bay. Call Trek today for your June-July vacation getaway. North Seal River Lodge : In Canada at about 58°N and 99°W is a fishing lodge called North Seal River. It’s owned an operated by the Gangler family who have been doing this sort of thing for more than 20 years. What they do is offer a deluxe facility with over 7,200 square miles of fishing territory for some of the world’s best Pike, Grayling, Walleye and Lake trout angling. The NSRL accommodates 24 guests only in beautiful wood cabins that allows you the privacy and comfort you would expect and also a view of the wild northern Manitoba country. Here you will see pine and birch forests exploding in the warmth of summer and provides cover for the bears, moose, wolves and home to the eagle and osprey. But it’s the fishing that grabs your attention and for many catching trophy Northern Pike and the other mentioned fresh water fish are just the sort of confirmation you needed that you are in a special place. The North Seal River System was born of glaciers and formed 12 waterways and over 100 lakes. You will have the opportunity to fly out to some real virgin areas on Gangler’s DeHavilland Otter or Beaver for an extremely reasonable day of adventure. Getting to NSRL is easy, after an overnight in Winnipeg you are flown straight to the lodge the next day on their private charter flight. Minor Bay Lodge: There is no question that Wollaston Lake in the Province of Saskatchewan, is one of the best trophy pike fisheries in the world. With over 1,100 square miles of water, and many shallow water bays, Wollaston has the perfect habitat for Giant Pike, Walleye and Lake Trout. Getting to Minor Bay is easy when you consider it remoteness. You will need to arrange your airfare into Saskatoon where you will be met and taken to your hotel for the first night. The next day we take an early morning charter flight directly to Points North landing where you’ll be shuttled to the lodge. After a hearty breakfast, it’s off to fish a full day. The next three days are full fishing days and then depart the same way we arrived. All told this is a six day and five night trip with
four full fishing days. Along with the tackle busting Pike, there are some really nice Walleye and some huge lakers over 50 pounds. But make no mistake, most anglers come here for the Pike and June-August is best. The lodge accomodates 26 guests and is a mix of tastefully decorated cabins spread out amongst the property that will hold anywhere from a couple to a family of eight. Pine Island Lodge: This has been a Trek mainstay for over ten years now and we are please to represent them once again for 2008. Owner’s Brian and Barbara Burgess have continued a long family tradition of hosting anglers from around the world. This is an easy trip for everyone who wishes to take Smallmouth Bass, Pike, and Walleye in a relaxed atmosphere for four full days along the beautiful Winnipeg River. Pine Island has wonderful fishing right at its doorstep but also some excellent opportunities to fish incredible numbers at Crowduck Lake (via portage) or George Lake for Smallmouth (via flyout). Your accommodations are duplex cabins with each having a nice view of the river. All trips start on arrival to Winnipeg. Trip Fees:
Pine Island: $1,595.00 North Seal River: $3,895.00 Minor Bay: $ 3,495.00 (plus GST tax) per person all based on double occupancy. Ask about special $ 2,550.00 per person rate on selected dates! Description: Pine Island: Includes all room, meals, fishing and transfers. Trip is six days, five nights with four fishing days. A $ 500.00 non-refundable deposit is required. North Seal River: Includes four fishing days, meals and charter flight. A $ 1,200.00 non-refundable deposit is required. Minor Bay: Includes air charter, four days fishing with room, meals and all transfers. A non-refundable deposit is required. Season: Pine Island: May-August. North Seal River & Minor Bay: June-August. Small Mouth Bass, Pike and Walleye and Trout. Game: Pine Island: On request. North Seal River: June 29-July 4, Dates: 6-11, 20-25, 27-Aug 1, 3-8, 10-15, 17-22. Minor Bay: June 22-27, 26-July 1, 7-12, 22-27, 30-Aug 4. Pricing is subject to change and excludes any fuel surcharges.
USA - Alaska
Enormous Fish and unspoiled Check out our lineup for Alaskan destinations for 2009. Based on our history and ongoing research, we think this year’s lineup is the best we’ve ever offered. Considering your budget, we have a trip for you. Call Trek today and secure your spot. Crystal Creek built a brand new facility on the shores of the Naknek River some six miles outside the town of King Salmon. But what hasn’t changed is its reputation of offering superb fly out service to some of the best Salmon and Trout fishing in Alaska, not to mention the expert attention to details that have earned them the respect of clients and peers alike. Owners Dan and Lori Michels can draw on some 19 years of experience in some of the most remote parts of Alaska and both are expert pilots and guides in their own rights. Using both float and wheel equipped aircraft; they will get you on the best spots within the Bristol Bay Region that is home to five Pacific salmon species and huge rainbow trout. In addition to the fishing, Crystal Creek offers terrific upland hunts for Ptarmigan and some great water fowling.
Rainbow Bay Resort is cedar logged facility tucked in Pedro Bay on the eastern shores of Lake Iliamna is a perfect getaway for anglers looking for a well rounded fishing trip. You will fish near the Bristol Bay watershed where trout and salmon are taken on a regular basis as well as halibut from the Cook Inlet only 15 minutes away by plane. Anglers fly out each day with a schedule designed specifically for you the paying customer. Rainbow Bay has eight very spacious rooms and the lodge is considered rustically deluxe by anyone’s standards. Compared to other fly out operations Rainbow Bay Resort is a great value.
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natural Beauty in your own Country! Bristol Bay Sport Fishing is very pleased to announce its return as part of our Alaska Program. Owners Joe and Janice Paul purchased an existing lodge on the shores of Lake Iliamna and offer guests a wonderful fly out program that caters to those looking for a personal touch in a deluxe environment for a very reasonable price. Anglers will have their chance to fish a variety of rivers, creeks and streams that make the Bristol Bay Region the place to be for Salmon and huge Rainbows. Bristol Bay accommodates 12 anglers a week in cedar cabins and all the comforts of home.
Larsen Bay Lodge: Tucked away in beautiful Larsen Bay on the northern side of Kodiak Island, is a lodge where one can really get away from it all and enjoy a real Alaskan experience. Larsen Bay Lodge has been around since 1979 and offers a wide variety of fishing and hunting services at very affordable rates. Their fishing includes salt water species for halibut, salmon, and black sea bass as well as rainbow trout, steelhead and Dolly Varden in the nearby Karluk River. This is a family owned business offering cabins on the water with real Alaskan hospitality with local seafood dishes and even your own crab pot. Also inquire about some great duck hunting!! Trip Fees:
Crystal Creek: $7,850.00 per week ( June/July) and $8,350.00 per week (August/September). Rainbow Bay Resort: $7,2500.00 per person. Larsen Bay Lodge : $3,800.00 for 5 nights and 4 days fishing $4,750.00 6 nights and 5 days fishing . Bristol Bay: $7.350.00 per person. Description: Crystal Creek: Six days of fishing. Rainbow Bay Resort: Six days of fishing. Larsen Bay Lodge: Four or five day of fishing. Bristol Bay: Five days of fishing from Iliamna. A non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Season: June - September. Larsen Bay Lodge: June - October. Game: Pacific Salmon and Trout. Halibut and Dolly Varden at Larsen Bay Lodge only. Dates: Call Trek for current availability. Pricing is subject to change and excludes any fuel surcharges.
Decoy Pigeon Shooting in Paraguay One of the most exciting wingshooting venues we offer is a decoying pigeon hunt. These big targets beat down on your decoys with wings set back and a determined attitude to feed. If you are lucky and the decoys are set properly, you may get that magical shot off that meets its target. Or, if you are not lucky they will land at their destination, take their meal and look to fly another day. It all takes place in a semi-dry region known as the Gran Chaco. Of all the destinations we promote for pigeons, the Chaco in Paraguay offers the most consistent high volume shooting of them all. And although this is no longer a startling revelation, it is still nonetheless remarkable given that of all the flighted species, pigeons are some of the toughest to find in large numbers. And it wouldn’t be possible without the efforts of outfitter Erik Von Sneidern who while teamed with Trek, built the first and only hunting lodge specifically designed and located for
Blue Water Fly Fishing Gone are the days when anglers who brought flyrods on a billfishing trip were exiled to the cabin. The reasoning was that flyrodders took too long to land their fish, thereby taking time away from terminal tackle anglers who were mostly the majority. Well fortunately times have certainly changed; in fact many blue water anglers are now frequently requesting the availability of quality fly fishing charters.
pigeon shooting in 2005. Picazuro Lodge accommodates eight hunters in single room accommodations and offers amenities like a swimming pool, two dining rooms areas and a wonderful fire pit where tales of the Chaco are told each evening. But by far the biggest attraction of Picazuro Lodge is its proximity to the hunting fields that consist mainly of peanut, sorghum and corn. These crops are cultivated by a Mennonite co-op group who are by far the most prolific farmers in this very remote region south of Filadelfia. Erik has done well to forge a business relationship with the group and while he gets the best fields to hunt, the farmers benefit by having less pigeons destroy their crops. Trek clients shoot an average of about 20 boxes of shells a day at these powerful birds that can come in pairs and groups. Your bird boy will have you set up in a natural blind and make sure your decoys are working. Then it’s up to you to pull the trigger and with a straight aim. No pressure here, except that you bird boy relies on your bag for his meals!! The season to hunt pigeons in Paraguay is short from April to June and many dates are already committed. Call Trek VP Ron Stafford for more details on Picazuro but don’t delay.
The evolution of fly fishing for billfish started somewhere in South Florida in the early 60’s and has progressed to the point of no return. Today Trek represents many offshore operations that offer fly fishing when requested and some offer it exclusively. In places like Guatemala for example, as many 50% the anglers we send there will try their hand at taking a sailfish on fly rod. And as in any offshore fishing operation, you must have a quality crew and boat and especially so when catching sail fish or marlin by fly fishing. It also helps to get as many opportunities as possible and the calm Pacific waters of Guatemala has no peer when it comes to numbers of shots at sailfish. The theory being that the more shots you get the better success of hooking a fish, but with the increasingly mandatory use of circle hooks the ratio of “fish up” and “fish on” have increased dramatically. Destinations like Sailfish Bay Lodge and Casa Vieja on the Pacific coast have some of the best crews and accommodations for groups looking for experienced fly angling or wish to learn. Both operations are adept at teasing the bill fish within range of your fly cast and instructing you when to tighten your line. As you work in tandem, your reward is a hooked fish that takes to the air while never having lost sight of the entire process. It is absolutely exciting and addictive!! Costa Rica also has the perfect blend of calm waters and experienced crews. Crocodile Bay and Zancudo Lodge near Golfito are two great locations as are Quepos and Los Suenos just south of San Jose the capitol city. Further north our crews in Flamingo Beach and Tamarindo were some of the first to fly fish in Central America. In Panama, our newest destination called Hooked on Panama has just purchased all new equipment for fly fishing and hired the best crews available. Call Trek today for a suggested date and destination. Have fly will Travel!!
Driven Giant Tinamou in Argentina
New Bonefish Hotspot in the Marls
In the spirit of European style driven shooting, Trek will offer a limited numbers of groups the chance to hunt the giant Tinamou (giant perdiz) in the La Pampa region of Argentina. In addition to this we will combine some incredible duck, dove and pigeon hunting as well. Driven shoots are extremely popular for our clients and involve a variety of species including pheasant, partridge, and grouse and generally taking place is some wonderful estate where it is truly a privileged and noble affair. We also offer a driven shoot in South Africa for guinea fowl that is always a big hit for wingshooters. The idea is to have the beaters work the thick brush or pasture that provide cover for the birds, towards a line of gunners who are well positioned in their assigned stands. As the birds get closer they will erupt over the hunters providing some fast and furious shooting. The driven hunts in Argentina will be slightly different in that you will be shooting all wild birds. This means two things, one the shooting will be very sporting and secondly the hunts will be limited to 5-6 boxes of shells. The driven hunts generally start mid-morning and take most of the afternoon and involve 3-4 different beats. The brainchild of this elaborate affair is one Luis Brown who owns River Plate Wingshooting
This just in, Trek has agreed to represent a brand new facility on the Abacos. It will take advantage of one of he best bonefish habitats in all of the Bahamas; the Marls!! Starting May 1st of 2009, the new Abaco Lodge will open its door as the finest bonefish facility on the island easily accessing over 400 square miles of gray ghost heaven. The Marls are a virtual labyrinth of belt high mangrove creeks, canals and small lagoons that make up much of Abaco Bay on the western shore. Any angler worth his salt knows that mangroves are vitally important for light tackle species like snook, small tarpon and bonefish as they provide cover, food and a home. No place we know holds more 2-5 pound than the Marls and even if you have never casted to a bonefish, you will get lucky here. Fishing the Marls is not a new venture; in fact Trek has sent many clients there from various lodges in the Abacos and from different points of the compass, but never from the northwest side of the island where Abaco Lodge is located just off the highway between Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. The consortium that owns Abaco Lodge are extremely knowledgeable about salt water fly angling and not only will target the Marls, but also the outer cays on both the ocean and bayside. Places like the Bight of Robinson, Cherokee Sound, Snake Cay, and Mores Island are all well known on the flats circuit and can be reached from Abaco Lodge. There are some giant fish in these areas but they are smart and require some skill as opposed to the Marls. Abaco Lodge will accommodate eight anglers in single room air conditioned suites and features amenities like a swimming pool , well stocked bar, dining room, and an outside fire pit where lies and semi-truths are heard each evening as the sun sets on your day. Abaco Lodge will be without doubt the most comprehensive flats fishing facility on the island. And if you prefer some offshore angling that can be excellent at times as well and Trek knows the best boats available for sailfish, marlin, dolphin and tuna. Getting to Marsh Harbour or Treasure Cay are easily reached from commercial and charter aircraft from Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach or Miami and via Nassau from most major airports. Trek will be glad to arrange your air into either town. The season for fishing here can be year round but the peak is March-June and October-December. Call now to be one of the first to visit this exciting new destination. Soft openings are available next April for a reduced price. Call to inquire.
and has assigned outfitter Martin Puig to operate the hunts. Trek VP Ron Stafford was fortunate enough to visit the operation earlier this year and was very impressed not only with the driven shoot, but also the availability the Argentine â€œGrand Slamâ€? of doves, ducks perdiz and pigeons. Each of these species will be well hunted on a very professional level or we wouldnâ€™t promote it. In any world class hunting operation it takes some investing and risks and Mr. Brown has come to the plate. Our home base will be the beautiful Estancia La Pampanea that was once a luxurious country inn and was refurbished as an elegant hostelry housing eight hunters in private suites. The owner of La Pampanea is a European trained master chef and some may view his meals as a highlight of not only this trip, but those you may have taken in the past!! It goes without saying, but you and your guests will be well served here. There will be four full days and two half days shooting on this trip. The mornings will be mostly high volume waterfowling where the ducks are on a daily feeding regimen that is the secret of any great duck hunt. The afternoons will be spent pointing your shotgun to thousands of dove over a waterhole, walking up perdiz behind Brittany Spaniels or warm up with a 6-8 box pigeon shoot. And of course the very unique and exclusive driven giant perdiz shoot.
SEASONS GREETINGS From all of us at
This year was not without its challenges as everyone knows, but if nothing else it makes us appreciate what we have all the more. For us it means a chance to show each of you that we are still committed to offering the very best service and support that any adventure travel agency can offer. So when you do call, be assured that it will be answered in person by a staff willing to assist you with any of your questions. As the Holiday Season is now upon us, and we share time with our friends and relatives, donâ€™t forget to give thanks to our men and women overseas who put themselves in harms way so that we can live a better life. The Trek Staff looks forward to the coming year and better times ahead in 2009.
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