Monthly Archives: December 2011

Mahi Mahi in Laiya, Batangas

Went fishing last week with friends JR and Ceejay in Laiya.  We fished the afternoon and used the same bait and tactics that I used on my last trip; fresh squid (pusit bisaya) double hooked, and trolled with no weight around bouys.  On the fourth buoy we cricled I hooked this 5.2kg  (11. 1/2 lb)  female mahi mahi (dorado).  She put up a great fight and went airborne a couple of times.  After her we only had a couple small bites.  Still, a fun successful trip on a beautiful tuesday afternoon.

For any of you guys interested in trying dorado fishing, you can contact Mang Roger our boatman.  He lives in Laiya and has a couple boats there.  He is a good fisherman and knows the water there, how to fish it, how to rig gear, and how to teach first timers how to bring in dorado.  Tell him you got his number from Ben the “cano” 🙂

His cell numbers are:  09182304537 -or-   09083030740

Here is a link to the IGFA’s page on Dorado :

Blood Red gear

Here are some pics of me showing off some of the new Blood Red gear.   We did a river trekk in Cebu and tested their new Dry Bags and some of their new Fusion board shorts.  The Dry Bags are great and as the photo shows did not allow a drop of water in even though we trekked literally up the river.  The Fusion shorts handled the water well, dried fast and had some convenient pockets that are often not present in board shorts.  These guys have well designed gear great for the amihan and habagat seasons here.  Click on either picture or on the link below to check out the Blood Red site and order online.  I have been trying to get them to add a line of sports wear specifically for fishing. Who knows maybe next year 🙂