Feb 2 - Feb 8 2014 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING
Richard, Doreen, Fanny, Barbara II, Tina, Bif, Rob, Cathy, Kajsa, Bo, Carole, Barbara I (aka Bonefish Barb), Mary, Patty, Adam, Carole all boated a bunch of bonefish early in the week despite the wind. With the easterly wind the entire West coast of Ambergris is pretty flat and somewhat sheltered! Peter and his young grandson Andrew headed out for a couple days with Capt. Tomas. Mickey got warmed up with some nice bonefish out with Capt Tomas. Later in the week he brought out his wife Gloria who caught her first bonefish ever!
1 permit each for Richard and his lovely wife Doreen while fishing with Capt. Cesar. Richard has a 2-day streak going with another permit! Kajsa and Bo had a couple of permit with Captain Kechu, Bif and Capt. Emir teamed up for a nice permit late in the week. Cathy landed a permit with Capt JR. Philip went out with Nic and Capt. Kechu. This was Philip’s first time in saltwater, and both Nic and Philip landed a permit. Nic also landed a permit just a few minutes earlier. So much for my orientation where I warn folks how hard permit fishing can be! The count came to 10 permit this week!
Captain Cinoeh’s tarpon with Terry and Robyn set the tone for the week, The tarpon bite was on! Doreen just missed her slam by a thread on the first day of the week when she got a tarpon to eat, but couldn’t get it to stick! It was Richard's turn to miss the slam today as a tarpon ate but didn’t hookup! Richard finally got his tarpon as part of a 24 hour slam (permit one afternoon and tarpon and bone the next morning!!) The IGFA was closed so his fishing partners decided to allow it with a new name “The 24 hour slam”! Bob got a beauty to eat along with Capt. Alex. Anne and Jason were out on Savannah and came tight to several big fish in the 80 pound range, jumping a couple and getting a couple more to eat.
Jacks, Barracudas, groupers, triggerfish, tripletail, yellow jackets, pompano.
The 24 hour slam (see above) was awarded to Richard for landing a permit one afternoon and the tarpon and bonefish early the next day, yes, we know it is sort of a loophole but let's go with it!! Capt. Cesar was on the poling platform.
Flies that worked:
Bonefish: Christmas Islands, Gotcha, Foxy Clouser
Permit:Christmas Island Special, Turneffe crab, raghead crab
Tarpon: Black Death, Large Olive Toad
Guide of the Week:
Captain Cesar for the most tarpon and permit.
We had lots of talented anglers at the lodge thanks to Reel Women’s group and Fanny Krieger’s Golden West Womens Flyfishers. Thanks to both groups for sharing their week with us, I learned a lot.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected]. Happy fishing!
- Generally fair weather mostly sunny to start the week
- Air Temp:
- High 70’s, low 80’s for the High. Low 70’s, for the lows. Winds: 10-15 from the East early in the week, slowing to 5-20 at the end of the week.
- Temps ranged from 70-73 degrees
- First Quarter Moon February 6th