A Fishing Story & Corn Islands New Ferry Service


I’ve been doing nothing and living a ground hog day deloca of sorts sans Ricky Martin, thankfully. Today will always be remembered as the day the big one got away. I received my new setup, got it all good to go and brought an old rod to catch some snapper off the seawall, mistake. Little did I know that when I was about to call it a day a fish or unidentified sea object (USO) grabbed my line and it was lights, camera, action…

From a relative coma I sprang and as though in an outer body experience, I could see the scene of myself standing on the seawall with the posture of a president while “Biscuit”, open jawed looked astonished at the way the rod was aggressively bent. Seriously, it’s moments like this that fishermen live for. I began reeling it in and realized it was big, bigger than anything I’ve ever felt.

I played it cool pulling up and reeling down and was making progress from the murky water. Then it just decided to run and as quick as I had it hooked, it was gone again along with the hook, line and sinker… That’s how it goes I guess and the ones that got away are usually bigger than the ones you catch and so the story goes. It’s easy to forget you’re in the sea when you catch a few small fish and then, suddenly BOOM.

I have little to say which is why there isn’t much blogging and that’s because I’m doing very little. There is also something about sleepy islands that make you inherently carefree. I’d call it lazy but that would be a lie, lazy people are plagued with regret and wishing they’d of started a minute, day or week ago. This is just a feeling of being really relaxed about anything but here and now.

If you ask people around here how they’re doing, lots will at times reply “right here”. It’s as though you’re looking at it and could even be a question mark at the end as though, what else would I be doing? It’s also one of those weird things in your mind where when you feel particularly ambitious, you realize you’re already where you want to be but enough of that.

That said, the island is pretty busy these days and thrilled to be on it.

In closing, the photo above is of the new ferry service here in the Corn Islands. If you’re not down for the panga aka open air skiff aka joy ride from Big Corn to Little Corn Island, you can take this boat. It’s considerably larger, more comfortable and hey, it has a roof so that’s a bonus, yes? Oh yeah, this boat will also be doing daily treks to Bluefields and a few other coastal regions. Also, the pangas will still run but this will be an alternative for those so inclined and I have no clue what the schedule will be like.

Tips hat,


  1. flips

    February 25, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Ahhhhhhh MAN !!! Too bad Rob you deserved such a prize!!! But now you know don’t sweat the small stuff and remember go big or go home!!!! Sounds like your enjoying the life.. And WoW A new ferry service!! that’s almost a miracle… Things are developing at an alarming rate.. enjoyed the post good sir ….

    • Rob

      February 25, 2017 at 6:19 pm

      It’s definitely making great strides forward. One of these days something big will be caught; similar to Muskie stories from the great north only a different setting and a more gruesome Caribbean cast.

  2. Casey

    February 25, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Can’t wait to find out if I can fish off the back of that thing. Would make the trip so much nicer!

    • Rob

      February 25, 2017 at 6:07 pm

      Doubtful but would be cool.

  3. Andrew White

    February 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Can’t believe the ferry has finally arrived! Man I miss lobster washed down with a Fresca…

    • Rob

      February 25, 2017 at 6:09 pm

      That’s a great combo.

  4. NicT

    February 28, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Hey Rob,
    Any idea of what the LCI/BCI schedule might be?

    • Rob

      February 28, 2017 at 11:18 am


      No idea but I heard daily.

      • NicT

        February 28, 2017 at 12:01 pm

        Thanks-we’re headed that way in a few weeks. Couldn’t help but notice other posts on here re: B.C. We’re headed down from North Van. Can’t wait!

        • Rob

          February 28, 2017 at 12:03 pm

          You’re going to have a great time and love Vancouver!

          I may even be here, if so let’s have a pint.

  5. NicaDave

    February 28, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Funny we were just thinking of you and wondering where you were when I saw this on the Little Corn Island FB page. Good stuff man, glad to hear you’re truly hooked on the fishing and out enjoying life on LC.

  6. Rob

    February 28, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Good day!

    Without a doubt loving my time here!

    The fishing is good and the living is easy which is a winning combo!

  7. Tiffany

    February 28, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Any idea how I could find out more info about the new ferry? I can’t seem to find anything when searching Google.

    • Rob

      March 1, 2017 at 8:32 am

      It’s that new and not running yet but should have info soon, I believe.

    • Rob

      March 1, 2017 at 9:09 am

      I’m sure there will be some info in the coming weeks, nothing now really.

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