May 4 - May 10 2014 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING
Dale, Chad, Deed, repeat guests Bill and Shay, Julie, Sandy, Lin, Bruce, Linda, Jim, Neil, Rick, Sm. Bruce, John, Father and son team Jay and Jim, Julie and Sandra, were all successful when they fished for the silver ghosts of the flats. Many of these were “first bonefish ever” and special kudos to Diana who on her own, decided to learn to the art of fly fishing. With 2 ½ hour lessons she was off catching bonefish the first day! How many people can say the first fish they caught on a fly rod was a bonefish! Who knows how far she will go as she and Capt. Alex got some quality fishing time in and her skills skyrocketed. Just as determined Brinton and Lin worked hard at developing their fly-fishing skills this week and were rewarded with more and more fish every day while working with one of our certified casting instructors ( Capt. Luis.)
Our returning guest Bill landed a nice 25-pound fish with Capt. Tomas at the controls. During breakfast on Tuesday, Julie and Sandy decided that they would each catch permit that day. “Your wish is my command” according to their guide JR and sure enough a pair of 12 pounders were landed. Our good friend Mike came back for the umpteenth time to sharpen his permit skills and was blessed with a bunch of shots with Capt. Emir but couldn’t connect, despite a half dozen follows. Nothing is more frustrating to have 2 permit chasing the fly at once, only to refuse it at the last second!
Dale got a dream tarpon on his last day with Capt. Alex, A nice 90 pound fish. As they were landing it several other groups of big fish came past! The ladies boat of Sandy and Julie used Capt. JR’s skills to get 2 tarpon for Julie. Jay was able to land a couple resident poons on his outings with his Dad, Jim, and his guide Luis. John had a thrilling fight with a tarpon on his last day of fishing with Capt. Luis as well. Capt. Tomas teamed up with returning guest Vaughn to fight for some tarpon that just wouldn’t stay buttoned up.
None this week.
Jacks, Cudas, ladyfish, snappers
Flies that worked:
Bonefish: Crazy Charlies, CI Specials size 8, the usual suspects.
Tarpon:Black Death, Green Toad, White Toad
Guide of the Week:
A tie this week. It goes to Captain Alex for his huge tarpon and hard work with several beginning fly fishermen and Capt and also to JR for his double permit day with Julie and Sandy.
The tough winds put the brakes on the tarpon and permit fishing success rate. We still hooked a few but none came to the boat once the winds kicked up mid week.
- Ed Blank
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected]. Happy fishing!
- Partly cloudy to begin the week with more sun mid week, cloudy late in the week
- Air Temp:
- High 80’s for the High. Mid 70’s for the lows. Winds: Winds calm to start the week with 2-8 mph ranging from many directions (as light winds here often do) with strong winds developing for most of the week. Wind at that time was 10-15 out of the East/Northeast
- Temps 81 F
- The first quarter moon was on May 6th