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Our knowledge, personal experiences, attention to detail, hands-on attitude and complete and total follow through are just a few of the reasons that OUTDOORS INTERNATIONAL has continued to lead the industry in trip bookings and customer service.
When you book a trip with an OUTDOORS INTERNATIONAL fishing guides you will always receive personalized attention and service, full travel planning (including trip insurance) and support, and detailed and extensive pre-trip planning materials. Close to home or halfway around the world, it is truly the best preparation that you can have for your next angling adventure.
Our anglers have had great success.
The guys at Outdoors International set my brother and I up with a fishing trip in Alaska that blew our minds! It was exactly what we were looking for, and we slayed the salmon. We are customers for life.
This Alaskan fishing adventure is the reason we create our bucket lists in the first place. After taking this trip I can say I highly recommend it as one of my all time favorite weeks in my lifetime.
Lake Athabasca is in our opinion the BEST Lake Trout fishery in the world! Oh, and did we mention we landed 3 pike of 20 lbs while we were there as well?!
There are basically three different types of freshwater fishing, and they have to do with water temperature.
Coldwater fish are found at higher elevation and include the trout species. Coolwater fish include musky, Northern pike, walleye and Yellow perch. Warmwater fish can survive a wide range of conditions and therefore are the most common. Warmwater fish include bluegill, catfish, crappies, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and sunfish to name a few.
Offshore fishing is defined as any type of fishing done nine miles or more from the shore line. When you’re offshore fishing, it’s common to be 20 or 30 miles from the shoreline in the deep water…sometimes thousands of feet deep. Hence the name “deep sea fishing.” It’s often said that you’re not offshore fishing until you can’t see land any longer. Inshore fishing is usually within sight of land, and in “shallow” water.
Many anglers have at least one bluewater fishing species on their bucket list, with good reason! Ocean fishing is terribly exciting, with lots of variety. Halibut, salmon, tuna, sailfish, mahi mahi, marlin, swordfish, amberjack, red snapper, wahoo and more….
As a saltwater fly fisher, when flats fishing, the two biggest concerns are; the weather during the trip and can the angler cast well enough to get it done. As far as the weather, don’t sweat it, you can’t change it. For the casting, that is something you certainly can control.
The more time you spend casting bugs to any fish, the better off you will be on the salt. Many trout anglers venture to the salt without a knowledge of how the change in venue can be so difficult to adjust to. In the salt, while flats fishing, you’re casting from a boat, which may be moving, the fish will most likely be moving and there is a 99% chance that the wind will be blowing. All these variables accompanied by an excited angler and fishing guides barking out commands in Spanglish add to the challenge of putting the fly in the right spot at the right time.
Arguably the most popular game fish on the planet, bonefish offer everything anglers desire.
Some anglers consider them the best that saltwater fishing has to offer. Bonefish are difficult to spot on the flats, fight hard, can grow to large sizes and are found across the world from the Bahamas and Mexico to the Indian ocean.
Bonefish are the pound-for-pound champ! No other fish pull line from the reel with speed, strength and stamina like a bonefish. If you’re new to the salt, you’ll be surprised by how strong they are, as they’re a surprisingly small fish.
There’s good reason GT’s have a big reputation; they’re an absolutely incredible fish to chase and catch!
Also known as the “Gangsters of the Flats“, giant trevally (Caranx ignobilis) are big, aggressive, and have a certain lack of concern when hunting their prey.
Giant trevally are found around reefs in the warmer waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, from Africa in the East to the Hawaiian Islands in the West, and from Australia in the South to as far north as Japan. It’s known to venture into shallow bays, lagoons and estuaries as well.
The Seychelles, Christmas Island, Farquhar Atoll, Cosmoledo Atoll, and Astove are often the first places that anglers think of when GT’s come to mind. Christmas Island fishing guides are one of the most affordable giant trevally destinations for those anglers wanting a good shot at a GT, without stroking a “Seychelles” sized check.
Giant Trevally Fishing Destinations
This South American River Monster is notoriously aggressive and will put up a great fight once hooked.
The Golden Dorado likes to ambush it prey while hiding in structure or hanging in the currents of river channels. Their aggressive nature and acrobatic displays mixed with their one of a kind golden color lists it as one of the top freshwater game fish to pursue!
Golden Dorado Fishing Destinations
If you’re into catching tasty bottom feeders, we have some “barn door” halibut fishing guides for you!
Halibut range from the northern waters of Alaska’s Bering Sea all the way down the coast to California. We have some incredible halibut fishing trips in all of the top destinations.
Halibut Fishing Destinations
Permit are the most fickle of all of the saltwater flats species, making them one of the highest valued prizes on a fly rod.
Also known as “Palameto“, permit are found in the Western Atlantic Ocean. They are among the most prized fish in all of angling. Impeccable presentation and accurate casts are the double-edged sword that makes permit fishing so addicting and fun. Want to test your skill with the elusive fish of the flats?
To fish for permit on the flats, you have to hunt for them, looking for them tailing in the shallow water. Most of the time you are targeting an individual fish. Often, just getting a good shot at permit is considered a good day. Good luck, and tight lines!
Permit Fishing Destinations
Marlin fishing is the pinnacle for offshore anglers.
Marlin are the pinnacle of offshore fishing. They’re big, fast, powerful and hard to catch. Since the 1920’s when they first hit the sport fishing radar, sport marlin fishing has become incredibly popular.
Marlin Fishing Destinations
Sailfish are considered to be one of the fastest fish in the sea, reaching speeds approaching 70 mph.
Known by anglers for their amazing jumping power, they’re a thrilling fishing to catch. Their range extends throughout both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
Salmon fight hard, grow to large sizes and supply everything an angler wants in a fish.
Few fish give the tug (more like a slam) of a big king, or the blistering runs and jumps that a silver makes. Pound for pound, there is no fresh water fish that offers the variety, table fare and just plain violence that the famed salmon. Salmon fishing is where it’s at!
Salmon Fishing Destinations
Lots of people love to fish, but steelhead fishing in particular has proven addicting for more than a few anglers.
Wild steelhead are an amazing fish that takes some skill and determination to catch. Many anglers like steelhead fishing because you do have to work hard and it is a real challenge to land one. The effort put forth and possible days without a fish offer you an unforgettable experience when you do get lucky and finally get to touch one!
Often time’s steelhead are lost within the first 10 seconds. Just long enough for you to realize there was one out there and it was real and to warm you up for an instant and keep you fishing all day with an added confidence that it could happen at any time. The worst is when they come off right at your hands, you were going to let him go anyway but just wanted to admire him for a second as you pop the hook out.
Steelhead Fishing Destinations:
Get ready for the fight of your life! Sturgeon are true river monsters that can be over 10 feet, and weigh hundreds of pounds.
Sturgeon are often an overlooked gamefish…anglers tend to think of salmon, steelhead or trout fishing instead, but we think that’s a mistake. These river monsters can be over 10 feet long and weigh hundreds of pounds! A fight can sometimes take up to an hour, with both angler and fish being exhausted once it’s finally landed. Expect some fantastic aerial acrobatics during your sturgeon fishing battle.
Sturgeon Fishing Destinations
Nothing matches tarpon fishing!
The undisputed king of the saltwater flats. The King demands that you bow to him! Nothing can compare to the aerial acrobatics of a tarpon. The sheer size of the fish, reaching well over 200 pounds, paired with their characteristic aerial acrobatics and hard fight make tarpon a highly sought after game fish for every saltwater angler.
Nothing matches tarpon fishing. It’s an exciting experience that every fly fisher needs to try at least once. Anglers in the know, measure a good day of tarpon fishing by how many fish the “jumped”, not how many were landed. That’s because their mouth is bony and hard, making it super difficult to set the hook. Most tarpon will shake free, but have fun while the action lasts!
Tarpon Fishing Destinations
A highly sought-after game fish, especially for fly fishing.
Trout are that one species that offer everything anglers love. We work with wide variety of trout fishing guides and outfitters in all of the major areas. So if you’re looking for a great fishing trip, get in touch. We think you’ll love working with us.