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Skeena River, British Columbia

I have been exploring the Skeena System for many years, and host a group of anglers each year during prime time at Skeena Spey Wilderness Lodge.  This operation takes care of us both on and off the water, as we seek to encounter a steelhead of a lifetime.  No dams, no hatchery fish, no kooks side drifting beads...heaven.

2022 August 28-Sept 4, Full

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Pluma Lodge, Bolivian Jungle

Just to experience this remote jungle wilderness on this beautiful Amazon tributary is worth the trip.  There is also the amazing accommodation and native cultural experience.  But then you are also sight fishing for Golden Dorado, who are the most bad ass fish on the planet.  

2024 July 20-27 Heli Fishing at Pluma Lodge...epic

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Belize, Blue Horizon

Permit fishing isn't for everyone, which is one of the reasons why I love it so much.  I also love tarpon fishing, which there are ample opportunities for those too at the famed Blue Horizon Lodge.  Prime week at the best Permit lodge on the planet.

2023 May 17-24, Inquire

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Louisiana Marsh, New Orleans

Sightfishing for big bull Redfish is a really cool experience.  Our time off the water is spent exploring the epic food, music, and fun New Orleans has to offer.  

2022 December 11-15, Full

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The Dean River, BC Kimsquit Bay Lodge

The Dean River in British Columbia.  No description necessary.

2022 August 12-19, Full

2023 August 11-18, Full

Why hosted travel?  

Over the years, I have been fortunate to establish an incredible clientele base that enjoys spending time together both on and off the water.  The tribal members look at angling in a very similar way, in that we wish to participate in angling  in the most skilled and dignified manner as possible, with the utmost respect for the environment, other anglers, most of all…the fish.  .  

 

After over 20 years of destination hosted travel, I have built relationships of trust with the finest booking agents, lodges, and outfitters on the planet.

 

Along with providing expert angling insight, a quality host works as an intermediary between you and the booking agent, will have detailed information about the venue,  an extended itinerary, and in some cases even arrange the booking for the non-venue lodging and transportation to and from your venue.   I am also always available by phone or email to answer any and all questions. An added bonus of an experienced host is that you don't end up at a lodge with a group of people who you really just don't want to be around. 

 

I will make sure the client’s angling skills are appropriate to the selected venue and challenges that they will face on and off the water

 

Finally, I personally oversee that the entire coordination and execution of the trip runs as smoothly as possible, based on the reasonable goals and expectations of the client and capabilities of the lodge and outfitters.

 

Contact me for future availability and upcoming trips

Seeking out the finest angling experiences the planet has to offer.  

Daxmessett@gmail.com

530-320-7947