March 29 - April 4 2015 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING
The usual cooperative bonefish were in hand for this and (seemingly) every week. Steve and Lynn had great success with bonefish; John got all 3 species this week starting with some beautiful Macabi. Andrea, Rick, Peter, Bill, Dan, Dennis and reed and lots more all had their fill of our happy bonefish. Norm and Norman learned to double haul and catch loads of bonefish on their first journey to the flats as they took advantage of the daily casting lessons. This takes some dedication as most anglers are very tired after 8 hours on the water and the lure of Mariano’s Mojito is often greater than the desire of improving your casting technique. Tisk…Tisk!
John got his permit! A lifetime achievement! Dan followed suit with a nice permit of his own! Folks had lots more shots but the permit seemed to be back to their old tricks, making you feel like you can catch them only to snub you in the rudest ways.
Jenn and Hackney have come to visit us at least twice a year for many years and although they have caught all species all sizes, in all weather, tarpon were the jewel of this trip with several fish to the boat. Somehow Jenn believes she is not competitive, but let’s just say she is determined! She gets the job done. John finished up his grand slam (over the week) with his biggest tarpon of his career (Are the migratory tarpon arriving early this year?) Rick and Peter had some success, Bob hooked up a bunch but was suffering from the odds – it is usually 1 tarpon landed for every 10 hooked syndrome) Andy Mill has a great scene in the film Chasing Silver when he was in a 0 out of 19 dry spell! Andy and his son will be at El Pescador this summer for the annual tarpon-tagging tournament. Kelly did not suffer from the odds and landed 3 tarpon!! Reed got tarpon on their first attempt and his buddy Denny lost one real close to the boat – what heartbreak!!
Jack and Jeff found some snook (10 in one day), Jacks, Barracuda
John was the only guest who landed all three species this week – even though it is spread out over a few days it is still a big deal – Congratulations!!
Flies that worked:
Bonefish: Beck silly legs, tan, Crazy Charlie, tan and pink Micro crabs, Christmas Island specials
Tarpon:Black Death, green toad, white cockroach, EP Peanut butter, tan Bunny
Huge tarpon week with decent weather and some good anglers in house!
- Ed Blank
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected]. Happy fishing!
- Pretty good weather again this week, a little cool and showers here and there to start the week as a weak cold front came through. This causes the winds to fluctuate out of the north. The rest of the week was mquite sunny and relatively moderate winds out of the east at 5-12 mph
- Air Temp:
- mid 80's for the high. low to mid 70’s for the lows.
- 80 F degrees
- The full moon is on April 4th