Monday, March 14, 2011

Roosterfish Season Just Around the Corner

With all the current rain and the forecast for a long, wet spring on the horizon; it’s hard not to look for an outlet. After sluggishly chucking the sink-tip and spey for a few thousand casts this past winter, why not look for the warmth and beauty of Mexico’s Baja Penninsula as way to free yourself from the Gore-tex trappings of the Pacific NW.

Join Kaufmann’s Staff/Guide, Captain Jad Donaldson, to run the beaches with him. Last year Jad spent from April 15 to June 12th, guiding this stimulating area and this will be the third-annual pilgrimage to what is generally referred to as “Rooster Alley.”

All fish is done sight-fishing these exciting fish off the beaches with both feet on the ground. Accommodations and food are put on by Bill White’s “El Pappagallo and Eco-Palapa.” This is the base camp used in Frank Smethurst’s video, “Running Down the Man.” Baja Bill’s off-the-grid mentality and location at the Northern end of the Cabo Pulmo Marine Park, put you in the prime stretch of Baja for chasing these great sportsfish. His Margarita’s are legendary and are the just thing to ease your muscles and relax the eyes after a long day on the beach.

Fishing will begin, the week of May 21st and continue through June, maybe even early July. Combining the ability to fish both guided and unguided, and a reasonable airfare…this trip is a bargain in the world of destination angling.

Rates for 2011 are: $2400- 7N/6D guided fishing includes airport transfer, food, alcohol, board, and lodging

A la cart rates for 2011: $300/Day of guided fishing
$160/day non-guided- includes food, lodging and alcohol

Cabo Pulmo also offers world class scuba and snorkeling for those so inclined for other activities and we are happy to help set these up as well. Off-shore fishing is available and dependent upon current fishing and weather conditions.

If you are interested in booking a trip for Roosterfish on the Baja Penisula, call us at (503)-639-6400 or email us at

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Christening Your Christmas Island Adventure!

Recently our store manager Jakob Lund hosted a trip to Christmas Island with a group of anglers, and the trip was a total hit! Everyone had a complete blast in paradise, and each person's cabin fever was cured. The trip was filled with bonefish, giant trevally, bluefin trevally, yellowfin trevally, yellowfin tuna, goatfish, triggerfish, queenfish, and some other tropical fish species. The fish made blistering runs, and challenged and rewarded the anglers. All of the equipment was battle tested and everything proved worthy. No bugs, no critters, not too much humidity, and a relatively constant temperature made the time spent beyond enjoyable. Basically a perfect paradise!

Check out the photo album below

We are always booking trips to Christmas Island; so if you are interested call us up at (503)-639-6400 or email us at

Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Island Getaway - Book Now!!! Get Away From the Cold and Clammy Weather

Do you want to spend Christmas on Christmas Island? Book Now!

Call Lance or the Travel Department for listings of group trips and special rates of 10-20% off!! (503)-639-6400

You can also email is at to set up travel plans, or to answer any travel questions.

This is an excellent time to arrange a group trip; since Lance, Jakob, or Jad will be accompanying your group on the trip, and they have a lot of combined experience with with Christmas Island.

The weather has changed rapidly from a nice prolonged fall; to an all of a sudden dark and dreary winter. Cabin fever setting in already so soon......? Who wouldn't want to be stalking a bonefish in clear warm tropical water right now.....? Why not treat yourself to a wonderful Christmas present....?

We are again booking private as well as hosted trips on Christmas Island from November 2010 through May 2011. Give us a call and get all of the specific's about incredible fly fishing opportunities this remote Island has to offer.

Christmas Island has the most consistent bonefishing (and fly-fishing weather) of any location in the world! Not only bonefish roam the waters around the Island, but fly fishing for Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Dorado, and huge Giant Trevally is fantastic!

Our staff is extremely familiar with the Island and the fishing. Lance Kaufmann has been to the Island nearly 20 times. His insight and knowledge of the fishing and the Island is next to none! Call him and get the pro's and con's on all three major lodges. Not only does Lance provide guidance and expertise on the fishing and tackle preparation, Kaufmann's will also let you borrow Rod's and Reel's for FREE should you decide to join the party!

For additional information on Christmas Island click here.

Our good friend and fellow Angler, Jimmy Buffett, wrote the Christmas Island song in 1996 inspired by his stay on Christmas Island fishing for Bonefish and Giant Trevallys.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Welcome to our New Kaufmann's Expeditions Travel Blog!

Welcome to our New Kaufmann's Expeditions Travel Blog

We will have news about travel, specials on travel, and literally anything that is interesting in the world of fly fishing travel!