A new gallery of images taken on our last trip to Baja visiting East Cape and Cabo San Lucas is now online. Still working on some video and more pictures but it is time I shared something here at Aussie Fly Fish. More on the way mates!
I like to catch all types of fish and this Gafftopsail Pompano is just an example of how sometimes little things are just gold to me.
The 20 currently recognized species in this genus are:
Trachinotus anak J. D. Ogilby, 1909 (oyster pompano)
Trachinotus baillonii (Lacépède, 1801) (smallspotted dart)
Trachinotus blochii (Lacépède, 1801) (snubnose pompano)
Trachinotus botla (G. Shaw, 1803) (largespotted dart)
Trachinotus carolinus (Linnaeus, 1766) (Florida pompano)
Trachinotus cayennensis G. Cuvier, 1832 (Cayenne pompano)
Trachinotus coppingeri Günther, 1884 (swallowtail dart)
Trachinotus falcatus (Linnaeus, 1758) (permit)
Trachinotus goodei D. S. Jordan & Evermann, 1896 (palometa)
Trachinotus goreensis G. Cuvier, 1832 (longfin pompano)
Trachinotus kennedyi Steindachner, 1876 (blackblotch pompano)
Trachinotus marginatus G. Cuvier, 1832 (plata pompano)
Trachinotus maxillosus G. Cuvier, 1832 (Guinean pompano)
Trachinotus mookalee G. Cuvier, 1832 (Indian pompano)
Trachinotus ovatus (Linnaeus, 1758) (pompano)
Trachinotus paitensis G. Cuvier, 1832 (Paloma pompano)
Trachinotus rhodopus T. N. Gill, 1863 (gafftopsail pompano)
Trachinotus stilbe (D. S. Jordan & E. A. McGregor, 1899) (steel pompano)
Trachinotus teraia G. Cuvier, 1832 (shortfin pompano)
What a difference today was with sunshine and plenty of fish making a splash. Al Keller had us on a few ripper redfish today after a brisk run to the grounds. We had a brief stop along the way to drag a wayward boat off a mud flat. 5 guys were happy to see us but a little embarrassed about cutting the corner too close. A couple of snaps of today’s fish below. More from New Orleans soon. Randall and Kate.
I have just uploaded a new video online this short 1.5 min clip shows a bonefish that I found buried up to his gills in the sand before I cast to him. We were fishing at the Pesca Maya Fishing Lodge in Mexico. This is a first attempt with Final Cut Pro software so I’m having a step learning curve with audio etc. All of your feedback both good and bad is appreciated. Thanks Mates.