Feb 12, 2012 - Feb 18, 2012 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:
BONES:Just a great week for tailing bones in the lee! And some dandies in the 4 – 6 lb. range caught on both fly and spin. Weedguards needed for those turtle grass flats on your bonefish flies. (Seems I always get stuck with not enough flies with weedguards in my box!). With the morning and late afternoon rising tides, we have good fishing both in the lagoon as well as the front up the beach.
PERMIT: Norm does it again with Captain Carlos! CIS to one fish, and he ate! Mark from Bozeman landed a nice permit with Captain Emir. Captain Cesar put Meredith on permit, she landed a nice one, and then went on to try for the grand slam….and soooo close! Lots of permit found on the front as well as the back. Average permit size 8 – 10 lbs, but there are some 30 lb fish swimming around teasing us! All fish caught on fly.
TARPON: Meredith had one on with Captain Cesar. Marty landed a tarpon on spin with Captain Cesar – worth that early departure. Lots of tarpon shots out around Savannah to the West coast.
SNOOK: Carrie landed a nice 10 lb snook on fly. Guides reporting snook up to 30 lbs, but not always wanting the fly.
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 Carlos, “The Legend.” For a reason.
: I just love seeing our repeat guests! Like the seasons that package their unique gifts in nature, our anglers show up to remind me it’s “that’s time” to be with their favorite guide and make fun adventures happen each day. It’s really heart warming to see the guide’s face light up when he sees his friends return. Stories start before they leave the dock…as well as a new plan for the day in front of them. Karl and Nancy were here and time flew by! Smiles all around. And it was a special treat to see my friends the Tones. I started guiding them 20 years ago, and we just had a big fun week here in Belize. That’s the life we live, and we are so lucky. Fishing is good right now!
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected]. Happy fishing!
- 2/12/2012 -2/18/2012
- Our weather has started to settle out –still have some wind, but mostly sunny beautiful days!
- Air Temp:
- Highs: 27C/81F Lows: 20C/68F Winds: North, then NE, Easterly ending the week ESE @ 10 – 15 knots.
- Last quarter Moon on the 14th - Valentine's Day Moon.