Jan 25 - Jan 31 2015 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING
Brad and Mike came from Alaska with their wives Rosalie and Jennifer. The first day out the guys got some well-earned bonefish in the face of some fairly stiff wind. Nigel, Simon, Nic and Ivor returned for their second visit in less than a year all the way from the UK! Larry got his first day out with Captain Alex on Tuesday but he is officially here to celebrate his wife Shayla’s birthday and is limiting his days on the water to 2 with the rest devoted to the birthday girl. Returning guest Kim warmed up with a few bonefish his first day out, but plans to focus on his nemesis – tarpon! Nigel picked up the pace on Thursday with some bigger 3-4 pound bonefish with Capt. Cesar.
Well if seeing were catching, Mike, Nigel, Brad would be celebrating on Monday as they encountered loads of permit but unfortunately, these particular permit had particularly poor attitudes towards fly fishermen. The guys were skunked.. not even a look. However, the next day, they turned the tables by landing three permit between the three of them! Steve landed a 20 pounder on his first day out with Captain Emir. Nice fish.
A few shots on Monday with Nigel and Capt. Cesar at the helm, but no bites. Nigel’s son Simon landed his long sought after tarpon on his second day out with veteran guide Hilberto. Simon jumped an aggressive tarpon towards the end of his last day out on the flats. “Tarpon” Ted is his new nickname.
Saw a big snook from the dock here at EP, the reef fishing trips ended up with lots of snapper, triggers, jacks, cuda and grouper. The fly rodders got some cudas as well. Young Eli (age 3 and a half) caught a needlefish longer than himself during the family’s half day reef adventure!
No slams this week.
Flies that worked:
Bonefish: Christmas Island special, Spawning Gotcha, Crazy Charlie tan
Permit: Mantis shrimp, Christmas Island Special
Tarpon:Black Death, all white Deceiver
Guide of the Week:
Captain Luis for the 3 permit day with Alaskan’s Brad and Mike
It is hard to believe we are fishing into 2015 – Happy New Year to all of you! It was a pretty quiet week here at the lodge with only a couple boats going out each day. Congratulations to Jennifer our most improved caster this week, she went from never holding a fly rod to double hauling in 3 days!
- Ed Blank
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected]. Happy fishing!
- A bit of a cold front came through early in the week producing some cooler temperatures and a north wind. Generally sunny conditions for the first half of the week
- Air Temp:
- High 70’s, low 80’s for the High. low 70’s, for the lows. Winds: 10-15 from the northwest shifting to northeast early in the week
- 79 F degrees
- The first quarter moon is on January 27th