January 27, 2013 - February 2, 2013 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:
BONES: Brothers Ron and John were here and had some stellar bonefishing with Captain Sinoe. Adam reporting seeing “thousands” of bonefish with Captain Kechu up in the Park. Apparently one day before the bad weather hit, the bonefish rallied. Nice fishing in the lagoon for Joe. He had a few hours before dinner so he paddled out to check out the bonefishing as the sun set!
PERMIT:Joe Libeu is here teaching and working with our guide team from the Fly Fishing Federation. He is conducting clinics and then tested a few of the guides. In between time, we got him out on the water with Captain Emir. Well, don’t you know they landed a nice 14 lb permit within a couple of hours! Well done. When Tim Rajeff was here last May for the same thing – teaching and testing for CI, Tim landed a permit with Captain Emir as well. Must be a new tradition. Adam and Kechu had lots of follows with good shots.
TARPON: Captain Kechu and Adam ripped it up on Savannah on Thursday. “Like you read about….” Those are the days when I meet them on the dock, I don’t know if I want to hug them or push them in the water. When Savannah is hot, and you like tarpon fishing with a fly, there is nothing like it except Florida Key Basin. They basically had shots all day long, and yes, they did break the code. I can tell you this, the fly was white.
OTHER SPECIES: Adam landed two snook with Captain Kechu! Hackney landed a six pound triple tail with Captain Cesar. All on fly!
FLIES THAT WORKED
Bonefish: Gotcha, Crazy Charlie’s in tan or white, just about anything would work – mostly size 8 and 6, some with weedguards.
Permit: Our standard never gives up: Orange Christmas Island Special in size 4 or 6, Avalon in size 4, and Gotcha’s in size 4 or 6. Some crabs in 6, tan. Mantis shrimp, tan and bead chain eyes – it works.
Tarpon: Chartreuse toad, slow easy twitchy retrieve – depends on what the fish is doing. Watch and listen. On Savannah we are using 40 and 50 lb shock. Let the fly settle, then move it. White, tan, pink – bunnies and toads. . Really fun tarpon fishing in skinny water right now! Favorite color – tan.
GUIDE OF THE WEEK
Captain Kechu for giving Adam the trip that keeps him tying flies and returning here to EP!
It’s always something around here! We said good bye to our Bonefish Tarpon Trust friends, and then got ready on the home front. Captain Luis, Captain Alex and our Top Hand and Instructor, Isa – all have been studying with Ali for the past several months. Joe Libeu is here – he is on the Board of Governors for the Fly Fishing Federation. It’s a big deal to past the CI test in the States – close to the source, but pulling it off in Belize is a true commitment. I want to thank Joe for his time and amazing dedication to teaching the art and science of fly casting. You have been a tremendous influence here this week for our guide team at El Pescador.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected]. Happy fishing!
- 1/27/2013 -2/2/2013
- Mostly cloudy to overcast skies. A few days with some nice sun and then the rain came! Winds: From the North, NE 5 – 10 most of the week. Of course it changed around as the cold front approached. Thursday was the calm before the storm.
- Air Temp:
- High 70s / Low 80s during the day, down to 60s at night.
- Temps in high 70s
- Full Moon on January 27th