Feb 5, 2012 - Feb 11, 2012 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:
BONES:We’ve had some stellar bonefishing along the beach north of the lodge. These are fish up to 6/7 lbs, which is huge for us. Mark and Carol wandered up the beach and Mark had some nice bones on fly and Carol found some on light spin. Jeff took the lagoon by storm once again….tailing fish up to 4 lbs. A big part of the EP experience is all the fishing that can be done as “Do it yourself” fishing. And our bonefishing is best for this experience.
PERMIT: Steve landed permit on fly with Captain Cesar. First cast, two strips…permit. Others had follows and trout sets. When it was flat calm, we had tailing fish along the beach up by Rocky Point. Mostly anglers cast to schools of fish – watching for the wakes, and then intercepting them with the fly. And that fly is almost always a Christmas Island Special.
TARPON: Jeff landed a 15 lb tarpon with Captain Emir our by Mosquito. With the weather, most of the guides have been fishing the West coast. Ray S. landed 2 one day with Captain Sinoe. Sinoe was in fish all week, it was just about finding the day and the fly.
SNOOK: Ray and Kate brought back a 10 lb snook, but they said they missed several in the 20 – 30 lb range! Sometimes those big fish decide they don’t like flies, no matter how hard you try. But what a take when it happens! Our snook season, which is generally a winter one, is still strong.
FLIES THAT WORKED
The Avalon fly for bones and permit! On the calm days you needed plastic eyes, or bead chain with a good presentation. Christmas Island Specials in yellow this week for permit…… light colored flies in a 1/0 for tarpon. Cesar is crazy about the tan toad for tarpon, size 1/0.
GUIDE OF THE WEEK
Captain Sinoe for finding a ton of tarpon all week.
: It was old home week as Ray S returned with his clan to seduce the flats with their flies. Ray and Kate, thank you. It was great to see everyone! We had days like you read about. Really pretty mornings - flat calm that lasted about 3 days. We adventure out, test our skills, our endurance, our comfort level….and we tap into a part of life that keeps giving back.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected]. Happy fishing!
- 2/5/2012 -2/11/2012
- We had some flat calm days which was really fun for riding in the boat as much as fishing! Full moon tides and pre cold front conditions. The cold front came in at the end of the week, with close to 25 knot wind on Sunday.
- Air Temp:
- Highs: 27C/81F Lows: 20C/68F Winds: NW @ 5 knots, moved to SE, then back to NNE up to 25 knots at the end of the week.
- Full Moon on the 7th