Jan 5 - Jan 11 2014 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING
Our “Ghost of the Flats!” Amen. We are so lucky to have fabulous bonefishing on Ambergris Caye. We had some flat out tough weather this week, and once again, our bonefish saved the day! Steve landed some nice bones with Captain Alex. Tom, his wife Donna and their son, Elliot – all landed bonefish on fly. This was their first time fishing saltwater flats with a fly rod. Mike and Tera are here on their honeymoon and so far they both have landed bonefish on the fly. Ian brought an arsenal of goodies from the UK and the bonefish have taken everything he has thrown at them! Congratulations anglers.
Not happening this week, but we have high hopes for next week!
All the anglers this week desired tarpon. They went out in pouring rain conditions searching for the Silver King. Steve had a couple of shots with Captain Alex, but that was about it. I’m excited to see what happens out there today. The weather has cleared and it’s flat out beautiful.
We know they are out there, but our anglers just didn’t get the shots this week.
So we had 18 slams in 2012, and 19 slams in 2013. Let it be yours in 2014!
We have had some outstanding barracuda fishing this week – both on fly and spin. These fish are totally underrated. They take like they mean it, they get big air, and they taste good. Congratulations to all anglers who put those cuda’s in the air!
Flies that worked:
Bonefish: Crazy Charlie, Gotcha, CI Special.
Permit:Turneffe Crab, Avalon, Big Squimps!
Tarpon: Black Death, Chartreuse toad, White toads and bait fish patterns.
Guide of the Week:
Captain Luis for getting his angler a cup a coffee when it was cold and pouring rain. He also added competence to their casting and they left better casters!
We expect storms from the north this time of year, but no one prepared us for all the rain we had this week! The good news is that today it is sunny, wind at about 5, and you can hear the tarpon rolling over on Savannah. I’m so hopeful for our anglers out there today. For our anglers that endured the rain, you get the highest praise. It’s one thing to go out when it’s perfect and make it happen, but when you go out and make it happen in tough conditions – that’s flat out good sportsmanship. Some might call it ridiculous, but it is those that take these times and work with the conditions – you show the world around you about passion and fun. And today…. “Like ya read about.” When it happens, embrace it! Thank you everyone for a nice cozy week after the holiday.
Cast to your dreams! - Lori-Ann
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- Mostly cloudy skies with some serious rain showers. The sun came out on Friday the 10th, and is supposed to stay out until the North wind expected next week.
- Air Temp:
- 74 – 84 degree Fahrenheit; 23.3 C – 28.8C Winds: NW 5 to 10, N 5 to 10, NW 5 to 10.
- Temps ranged from 75-80 degrees
- First Quarter Moon January 7th