March 25, 2012 - April 1, 2012 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:
BONES: “There are no shortage of bonefish here!” This is the most common statement I heard all week from the dock. And I know I talk about this all the time, but it is really thrilling to see someone come back at the end of the day and one of their dreams fulfilled! Tim and Theresa had smiles that said, “yep, we did it!” Your first bonefish on a flyrod is just pure solid fun. Tougher conditions this week for bones due to the haze we had from the wind. The fish were very camouflaged.
PERMIT: Steve said it, “It’s been a permit week!” I almost cried when Casey came back and said he landed his first permit on fly on his last day with Captain Kechu. His buddy Charlie nailed one earlier in the week on fly. Denny also landed permit on fly and said his dad will be very jealous. Brothers Gabe and Harry – about 10 and 12 – both landed permit on spin. Fish landed were between 5 and 12 lbs. Captain Sinoe said he has found a school of big permit 20 – 30 lbs feeding so voraciously that the baitfish were flying out of the water from the frenzy. The anglers saw what they needed to do…they needed to get that fly to turn over at 40 ft. It didn’t happen this time. But I know a few guys who are going home to practice their casting, and they will be back to play the game with more skill.
TARPON: 5 am with Captain Emir and brother Kyle – Matt made it happen with Mr. Tarpon on fly. We are talking dedication! Long days and team effort. Fish on Savannah are picky picky right now! Lot’s of follows but no eats. Fish found around Hick’s caye were biting better. Way to go Kurt for trying – and Dave came so close!
SNOOK: This is really late for our snook fishery, but we are still finding them with dropping tides by their mangrove homes.
OTHER: Barracuda targeted with great success this week on fly and spin!
FLIES THAT WORKED
Tan and white out there for Savannah flies. A lot of experimental flies tried on permit. Flies that worked this week – mantis shrimp and CIS. Bonefish, double weed guard patterns for the bones over turtle grass – bitters, crabs, worms.
GUIDE OF THE WEEK
Captain Kechu for making it happen for Charlie and Casey. Permit on fly….and we look forward to some pictures guys!
Just a really fun week here at El Pescador. Lots of sharing between guests. Flies were traded, stories were embellished, and mostly everyone upped their angling game this week as they were challenged with some wind. I loved to see the support for all angling abilities. Remember this. Just because someone has had a lot of experience, does not mean that those anglers get every fish they see! The game is always played knowing we will return at the end of the day knowing a little more about the fish and ourselves.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected]. Happy fishing!
- 3/25/2012 -4/01/2012
- “There will be sun from all directions, followed by night with some stars, mostly above us. The following days will be just like that…” Weather report courtesy Ebbe Weile.
- Air Temp:
- Highs: 31C/87F Lows: 26C/78F Winds: E-SE 10-20 knots
- 78F with moderate seas
- First Quarter on the 30th