April 22, 2012 - April 28, 2012 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:
BONES: – lots of bonefish on Sunday.. 25 to Sal on his first day of fly fishing! Another boat had a 50 fish day! Beginning fly fishermen Bill and his son Sean had 2 great days of bonefish, Aud from Norway boated a bunch of bonefish and then cheered Jon as he hooked another tarpon. And the bonefish in front of the lodge just keep getting bigger! George and I were talking and he wanted to know what fly I used a few weeks back on a nice bone in front of the lodge. He had landed one that day, and wanted to compare. Usually we are thinking “smaller for smarter fish…like a 10 with a few wraps.” We were both successful on a size 6 tan and fat shrimp pattern.
PERMIT: A few shots every day for the few that went permit fishing – what happened after that makes the story. Tim and Captain Kechu had a nice permit on, but not landed. It was Tim’s second cast of his trip! Jon of course cleaned up with Kechu earlier in the week with 4 permit bites, and two landed. Nice.
TARPON: 3 hookups and one to the boat for Jerry and guide Tomas on Monday. Captain Kechu and Jon landed a 60 lb fish from Savannah!
SNOOK: Snook were not targeted.
FLIES THAT WORKED
Bones: some with weed guards…but Gotchas, Christmas Island Special, Small crabs, in size 8 and 6.
GUIDES OF THE WEEK
Captain Kechu. Jon and Kechu targeted the grand slam. It happened in two days instead of one, but all the same, nice going! 2 permit on fly and one 60 lb tarpon on fly with several respectable bonefish!
It’s the time of year we have been waiting for. Nice sunny days, and all the fish are in town. The big girls, tarpon up to 200 lbs are starting to show. We expect to see the masses in a few weeks. Thank you to Ed for doing a great job as fishing director while I had a chance to see friends, family and fish in the States. The highlight for me this week back home at EP was watching Ali teach our guides Fly Fishing Federation guidelines as they prepare for testing at the end of May. Ali is learning as she is teaching, and she has their 100% attention as they take on learning the language of fly casting instruction. Follow her on Facebook as we all learn together! We have had great fishing, good times, and we are all pumped up on casting!
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected]. Happy fishing!
- 4/22/2012 -4/28/2012
- Mostly clear, cooler for this time of year.
- Air Temp:
- Highs were in the upper 80’s and the lows were in the mid 70’s. 15-20 mph early in the week, starting from the North and moving to NE, E. Week ended with 10 @ NE.
- About 80F
- First Quarter on the 21st