Feb 16 - Feb 22 2014 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING
We had a big group from Orvis this week. Jason was the trip leader and his main word…”Rad!” Everyone caught numerous bonefish. Toward the end of the week Bill and Bruce made a special point to tell me how much they enjoyed fishing with Captain Sinoe. They stalked one and two big bones at a time…picking them out from skinny water as they approached the boat. We had beginners – most of whom had never fished the saltwater flats, and they are leaving today feeling confident with their bonefishing skills on fly. Good work everyone! Bonefish Awards were given to: Peggy, Jen, Young, Maz, Brian, Tom, John, Kris (who now has bonefishing wired), Eric, Carlos and Matt. Special shout out to Scott for sharing his favorite lure for bones and positive fishing attitude.
Well, sometimes anglers just tap into a vein of luck. But let’s remind ourselves, while luck is a good thing – it’s preparation that make luck so wonderful. This is our story for Matt this week. With Captain Emir as his guide, and Gordy, our guide in training – they hooked 12 permit on fly and landed 7 on fly. Yes. Matt’s lovely wife Andrea captured many moments in digital format. Amazing stuff! Congratulations Matt! And thank you Andrea for the great pics.
Mr. Lucky Matt landed a nice 30 pounder on fly with Captain Emir. Tom landed a 25 pounder on fly with Captain Vincent. There were shots and eats from other anglers, but these two made it to the boat. Nice!
Jen and Peggy had some great shots at huge, like 15 – 20 lb snook on fly with Captain Luis. But those darn snook just didn’t want to eat! Still fun, but none landed.
Jacks! Brian told me this morning that the highlight of his fishing this week was landing a 9 lb jack on fly. He saw the fish by himself, cast to it, fish ate and it was a good 30 min fight to the boat. Since jacks are not catch and release, the jack was made into fish fingers and the group at the bar enjoyed some good fun food! Jacks are very prevalent, big fun and put up an amazing fight. There are plenty of times out there on the flats when you can’t tell if you hooked into a jack or a permit! Big fun.
Flies that worked:
Bonefish: Christmas Islands, Gotcha, Crazy Charlie
Permit: Turneffe Crab, Avalon, Big Squimps!
Tarpon: Black Death, Chartreuse toad, White toads and bait fish patterns.
Lures that worked:
Scott brought a great lure from Shimano. See pictures. He landed several fish on this lure!
Guide of the Week:
Captain Emir. What an amazing week as he worked together with our angler Matt. They hooked 12 permit and landed 7 and then throw a nice 30 lb tarpon into the mix. Way to go!
Everyone said, “The week went too fast!” And it did. What fun to meet new friends and most enjoyable for us at El Pescador to see you all leave with big smiles. It is so rewarding for the guide team to see you leave with more confidence and with plans to return! Anglers and guides working together make dreams come true. And remember, you now become the teachers for your family and friends. They look at your adventurous self and think that they too might have that possibility someday to land a fish on a fly. Or wade the flats with a special lure like Scott’s. Carlos brought his wife and four children here to run around in the sun and be exposed to the life from the sea. We are thrilled you joined us and look forward to seeing you all soon. In the meantime, practice your cast so you too can cast to your dreams!
- Lori-Ann Murphy
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected]. Happy fishing!
- Mostly sunny skies, a few clouds and some wind.
- Air Temp:
- 74 – 84 degree Fahrenheit; 23.3 C – 28.8C Winds: NE 5 – 10, E 10 – 15, ESE 10 – 20.
- Temps ranged from 75-80 degrees
- Last Quarter Moon February 22nd