The year has ended and it has been productive to say the least. I have created 53 fish this year and shipped them to collectors and anglers across the globe. These are the last 3 fish; two trout and one beautiful Mahi Mahi, a small female replica of one I caught in Zihuatanejo, Mexico while fishing with the storied Noe Martinez aboard his panga “Porpy”. It was an adventure using 2 pound test line.

I have included some information regarding these three fish for those of you that might not be familiar with them and it is my wish that all of you that reads this might have a chance to get out and fish, regardless of the local or specie.

Three fish summaries


Brown trout, native to Europe and Asia, boast a storied history dating back to the 19th century. Initially introduced to North America in the late 1800s, they thrived in various habitats, becoming popular among anglers for their size and fight. These resilient fish adapted well, establishing populations in rivers and streams worldwide. Their success led to both ecological benefits and challenges as they sometimes outcompeted native species. Prized for their beauty and sporting qualities, brown trout remain a sought-after catch, contributing to conservation efforts and ecosystem management while embodying a fascinating legacy of human intervention in global fisheries.




The brook trout, an iconic North American native, traces its history to the cold, clear waters of the eastern United States and Canada. Revered for its vibrant colors and sporting appeal, this species faced habitat challenges due to human development. Stocked in various regions beyond its natural range, it became established in diverse ecosystems, demonstrating adaptability. As an integral part of aquatic ecosystems, it contributed to biodiversity while encountering threats from habitat degradation and competition. Anglers value its beauty and resilience, driving conservation efforts to preserve both its populations and the delicate balance of ecosystems it inhabits, shaping its enduring narrative.

Mahi-mahi, also known as dolphinfish or dorado, inhabit tropical and subtropical waters globally. Originally from the Pacific and Indian Oceans, these vibrant-hued, fast-growing fish captivate with their acrobatic displays. Valued by both commercial and recreational fishermen for their firm, flavorful flesh, they’ve become a staple in seafood cuisine worldwide. Their nomadic nature presents challenges in sustainable management, but efforts are made to monitor their populations. With a penchant for warm waters and a swift growth rate, mahi-mahi remain a prized catch, symbolizing the beauty and diversity of marine life while prompting conservation measures to ensure their long-term presence in oceans.