That’s the usual reaction when I explain that I had the chance to fish not only a distant destination halfway around the world, but one that has received almost no exposure in the media. Only a handful of well-traveled international anglers and captains have even heard of the Andaman Sea, much less the incredible action and near unlimited potential that it holds.
At the invitation of Brett Hall, owner of the 60-foot Bertram, Deja Blue, and investor in Blue Oceans Adventures, Marlin photographer Jon Whittle and I traveled from Florida to Southeast Asia, where we spent five days exploring the seamounts over 100 miles west of Kawthaung, Myanmar, in the heart of the Andaman Sea. Joining us on the trip was Brett’s brother, Mark Hall, and Capt. Eddie Bairez from Guatemala.
Here’s a sneak peek photo gallery from the trip. We will have a full-length feature in an upcoming issue of Marlin, so stay tuned for more on this stunningly beautiful destination.