Sailfish on Fly, Jake Jordan's Sailfish School, Casa Vieja Lodge, Guatemala, January 6, 2012, Intensity, Captain Mike Sheeder, Brian Buckler Angler
Early Season False Albacore on Fly
Customized, World Class, Fishing Vacations, and Fly Fishing Schools! Fishing Report List:
If you do not now receive my updated fishing reports and you would like to, please send an E-mail to me requesting to be added to my (Blind Copy) "Fishing Report List". More than 8,000 anglers have requested to receive my Fishing Reports, this list is not for sale and it will not be used for any other purpose. Anyone wishing to be removed from this list should e-mail that request directly to me. "Fifth Annual "Jake Jordan, Invitational, Sailfish, Fly, Challenge" This is a good time to request a invitation to fish in this prestigious fly fishing for Sailfish event. The fishing dates are January 7, 8, 9, 2014 with a practice day/ arrival day being on January 6, and departure planned on January 10, 2014. The host location is the "Casa Vieja Lodge" in Guatemala, the finest fishing lodge in the world period! More information is available by clicking on the Billfish School tab on the upper left of this page. This tournament is limited to 10 boats, so contact me before we are sold out if you wish to enter. Sailfish Schools in Guatemala: I still have several spots available for students who wish to attend my "Sailfish Schools" which will be held at The Casa Vieja Lodge in Guatemala, during December of 2013, along with January, February, March, and April of 2014. Please contact me or check out my "Billfish Schools" page for available dates should you care to join me for the best fly fishing for sailfish in the world. Mako Fly Reels: Check out and place your order for the new MAKO FLY REELS by Jack Charlton. The new 2013 prices and pictures are now posted on my Mako Reels page. Please contact me for information on fast delivery of most Mako fly reels. Marlin Fly Fishing Schools: My "Fly Fishing for Marlin Schools" for Striped Marlin on fly will be held this year out of San Christobal, in The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, during March and April of 2014.
I have several Marlin School packages planned with duration of 5 or 6 days of fly fishing for Blue and White Marlin scheduled during late June and early July of 2013, in Cap Cana, Dominican Republic. We will be staying in five star condos and fishing aboard a 60 foot G&S Sport Boat with Captain Tim Richardson. Please contact me as soon as possible as these exotic fly fishing for marlin packages will fill up quickly. Each Marlin School is a customized package with dates arranged based on being there during prime fishing periods. Call and reserve today! World Class Angler:
Captain Jake Jordan is now available for speaking engagements, PowerPoint presentations, and fly casting clinics to fly fishing clubs and fly fishing shows. Check out page 3 for more information or contact Jake directly to book dates.
Florida Keys Sport Fishing: Fly fishing for Tarpon; The Middle Florida Keys offers the best fly fishing for Tarpon in the world. There are still have a few prime dates available during April, May, and June, of 2014. I guide fly anglers nightly, who want to experience the sheer power of these wonderful fish on a fly rod. This year I am offering catch & release Extreme Night Tarpon Fly Fishing charters, aboard my Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman, vessel "Fly Reel". Please click the link on the menu above for the latest Florida Keys fishing reports.
The Bonefish School: Learn the art of fly fishing for Bonefish from the best most experienced instructors in the best location available. "The Peace & Plenty Hotel" on Exuma island in the Bahamas has been our headquarters for "The Bonefish School" for decades. Check out the Bonefish School page for my 2013 dates along with other Bonefish School information.
Giant Silver Salmon on top water flies in Alaska: For several dozen years Alaska has been my headquarters during August, and September, I believe that Alaska is the most beautiful spot on this magnificent earth. Late August through mid October is prime time for giant Silver Salmon on top water flies which are to be found found along the "Lost Coast of Alaska". I offer customized "Fly Fishing Schools" and custom fly fishing vacations at the best locations to catch these awesome Silver salmon on dry flies. Contact me for available dates along with the latest information on this fishery.
Giant Alaskan Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden: Alaska is the home of the largest wild Rainbow Trout in the world. I know where they live and how to catch them. Join me in Alaska at Troutfitters, in Coopers Landing, during August, September, and early October, and share the fly fishing adventure of a lifetime. Alaska Fishing reports usually begin in August. Contact me for more information or check out my Alaska information by clicking on the Alaska link on the upper left side of this page.
Contact Captain Jake Jordan:
Phone: 252-444-3308 (Home / Office), or 305-872-6060 (Cell)
Today is the best time to reserve your prime dates in Guatemala for my "Sailfish School" dates, during, December of 2013 along with January, February, March, and December of 2014.
I am also now taking reservations for "The Marlin School" during March and April of 2014 in the Galapagos. San Cristobal Galapagos produces some of the best fly fishing in the world fro Striped Marlin.
Plus, the best opportunity in the Atlantic ocean for Blue Marlin and White Marlin on fly is now available. I am looking for a few good fly anglers to join me fly fishing for Marlin, (Blue and White) in The Dominican Republic during Late June and Early July of 2013. We will be fishing aboard the 61 foot Garlington vessel "Ambush" with Captain Timmy Richardson and mate Erik Lorentzen. Call today for more information, exact dates available, and pricing!
Guatemalan Blue Marlin Fly Bite, Jake Jordan
GIANT BLUE MARLIN ON FLY
The next chapter begins here, at 3:00 PM we were getting ready for the long two hour ride back to the dock, Ken, Greg, and George were sitting inside talking about this awesome day, I was in the cockpit with the mates when I heard captain Mike yell "MARLIN", "BIG MARLIN". I calmly picked up the TFO Bluewater HD fly rod with the Mako #9700 fly reel, rigged with a RIO Leviathan fly line , 20 pound tippet and a Cam Sigler Marlin Fly, with the drag set at one pound of pressure and got the fly ready to cast. Ken moved the sailfish rod out of the way, as I asked him if he wanted to take a shot, He said "You show us how it is done" so, when the big Blue Marlin came in hot I made the cast.
The big Blue Marlin swam around trying to eat the teasers, I cast again, she swam under my fly and then chased another teaser which Flaco had cast to get her to come back in. I made the third cast and this monster fish attacked my fly within 25 foot from the boat. Within 10 seconds that marlin was 200 yards out gray hounding away and then back at the boat. Much of the next 30 minutes is a blur to me, I just did what I have been teaching anglers to do for the last 25 years of my Billfish Schools, "relax and let the rod and reel do the work" "don't squeeze the rod, loosen your grip, keep the rod tip low, when the fish is going away then the angler should relax, then apply maximum pressure on the fish when she is facing you".
During the next half hour I ate some icecold pineapple and drank 2 bottles of water, took off my sun glasses, and worked through several charlie horses in my legs, all while applying pressure on this big marlin. Captain Mike Sheeder who has caught 6 other Blue marlin on fly with me as his angler, maneuvered the "Intensity" perfectly, we circled that fish at least a dozen times as we tried to get an angle to bring her to the surface. At some point I was winding line in from behind the boat when she surfaced and jumped 3 times 100 yards in front of the boat, Mike swung the boat and I gained 250 feet of line and was on the fly line after an hour of battle.
One hour and 15 minutes into the battle I got within 20 foot of her and then she ripped off 50 yards of backing, she really looked big to me. I was thinking about "Oh lord, this fish is so big and my boat is so small" and then I was wondering just what this Marlin was thinking? With cheering from Ken, Greg, and George, I began to feel that marlin start to tire, I had been resting and felt strong. I was on the fly line, just 25 foot from the leader and a release of another Blue Marlin on fly, the drag on my Mako reel was now set at 6 pounds and she was coming up slowly. At 4:23 I got the leader through the rod tip and secured the technical release, she surged and I let her have back 15 foot before stopping her increasing the drag to 8 1/2 pounds, and lifting her close to the surface, and then at 4:27 mike slipped Intensity into reverse one more time and I wound the fly rod tip all the way down to the class tippet, confirming that this was a really big female Blue Marlin. She was really thick and deep, and was longer than the transom of the Intensity is wide, the boat is about 11 foot wide, I think. I said that she was the largest fish that I had ever caught or even seen caught on fly, Mike said that she was well over 400 pounds, the crew agreed. We got in after dark.
My 400 plus pound Blue Marlin, caught on 20 pound IGFA Class tippet, aboard "Intensity" with Captain Mike Sheeder out of Casa Vieja Lodge , just a few days after My Sailfish tournament set all kinds of numbers records for fly fishing for Billfish events, Made January 17, 2011 by far the best fish and the best day in my life. Thank you all for allowing me to share my passion with you, I do really love my job, more reports to follow.
Guatemalan Black Marlin, Caught by Jim Turner owner of CAsa Vieja Lodge
Captain Jake Jordan's Vessel 'FLY REEL" Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman 2000. looking for Albies at Cape Lookout NC.
Fly Fishing North Carolina
The Cape Lookout area of eastern North Carolina offers some of the best fly fishing for false Albacore in the world! You should join me to experience these wonderful high powered speedster during October and November. I am now accepting reservations for September, October, and November of 2013. Fly Fishing for Albies charters in my custom Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman 2000 Guide Boat, "FLY REEL", full day Albie and Drum fly fishing charters here in the cape lookout area cost $700 per day, or $500 for a half day charter. Contact me for available dates. North Carolina fly fishing information and current fishing reports are available by clicking on the: "North Carolina Fishing" link at the top left side of this page. (Page 4)
Old Drum (Redfish) are here in North Carolina Now July and August
Galapagos Islands Fishing for Billfish The Marlin School
Fishing for Marlin on the fly is the next logical step for those anglers who have mastered the Sailfish. During 1999 I began operating a Marlin School where anglers who join me learn about how to catch Marlin on fly tackle. After researching the best spots around the globe, while looking for a location which has consistant fishing for Marlin averaging under 300 pounds, on a year round basis I decided on The Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos Islands fits the bill, they have the best fishing for Striped Marlin in the world with very little pressure while catch and release is mandatory. For more information regarding "The Marlin School" click on the Billfish School tab at the top of this page!
I have access to have several first class sport fishing Boats available with English speaking Captains who want to fly fish for Striped Marlin. I will be reserving several dates each year and selling spots to individual anglers to join me at "The Marlin School" Included will be all necessary tackle and flies, along with the instruction necessary for beginning anglers to consistantly catch Striped Marlin on the fly. Please contact me if you have any interest in these exploritory trips?
If you have any interest in planning a trip to the Galapagos to fish these rich Marlin waters, you should contact me and I will assist you on your trip planning.
240 pound Galapagos "Marlin School" Striped Marlin on fly!
Contact: Captain Jake Jordan Jake Jordan's Fishing Adventures P O Box 309 Havelock, NC 28532 252-444-3308 or 305-872-6060