May 5, 2012 - May 11, 2012 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:
BONES: Cindy practiced her casting before she came with Anthony…and when she received her bonefish award she was beaming. She truly decided to learn something new and accomplished a dream – landing a bonefish on a flyrod. Natalie landed a huge 22 inch bonefish when out with her husband Chad, also a first. So many bonefish were landed on fly and spin, that the general comment was, “We lost track.”
PERMIT: Lisa had three permit on with Captain Carlos, landed one. Then she landed another one the next day. All on fly. Captain Emir put Shelley onto her first permit on fly. Chuck landed permit with Captain Cesar – and had a big fish break off on Friday. He brought a quiver of flyrods – he came to play hard! David killed it this week with Captain Kechu – 2 permit on fly, one of them wading. Most fish landed were between 5 – 15 lbs. Des landed a 30 lb permit on live crab, and John and John ripped it up with Captain Sinoe – 3 large permit on live crab. Last but not least, Chad came here to land a permit and he did with Captain Tomas. Nice work!
TARPON: Betsy jumped a tarpon on Savannah with Captian Carlos. She is forever hooked. I told her….”It’s like a handshake from God.” It will wake you up! Chad had a tarpon on with Captain Tomas, also came unbuttoned. You know they can’t stop thinking about those bites! David landed a nice tarpon with Captain Kechu on Savannah, about a 25 pounder. Des also landed a tarpon with Captian Kechu. Both on fly. Captain Emir had Phillip and Shelley down south, and THE BIG GIRLS ARE IN!!!!!!!!!!! They are going out tomorrow morning at 5:30 armed and ready.
SNOOK: Snook were not targeted.
FLIES THAT WORKED
For Bones: some with weed guards…but Gotchas, Christmas Island Special, Small crabs, in size 8 and 6.
Permit: Our “rice and beans” = Christmas Island Specials, size 4 and 6. Also, tan crab patterns in 6.
Tarpon: Brown cockroach pattern with some EP fibers to spice things up. Size 3/0. Black death, and then tan toads, white, white and chartreuse bunny’s – size 1/0 – 3/0.
GUIDES OF THE WEEK
Captain Carlos for getting Lisa and Betsy into fly fishing saltwater heaven. And for being so patient with them as they learned and accomplished landing fish way beyond their dreams.
It was a magic week. The weather was perfect and it was hard to keep track of what was being landed. Fishing is like you read about right now. It was also a special week because we remember Logan and his vision for El Pescador. His family, Chris, Steve and Ali have taken El Pescador and made it one of the best fishing lodges in the world. He touched many of the staff members that still work here today. It’s been ten years and his spirit lives here everyday. The guides share big adventure stories about fishing with Logan. He was an incredible fisherman. Logan you would be so proud. I’m very lucky to know and live your dream. We wear it on our shirts, “El Pescador Family.”
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected]. Happy fishing!
- 5/5/2012 -5/11/2012
- Sunny skies, a little wind, and flat out beautiful.
- Air Temp:
- Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the low 70s. Winds: E 5 – 15. Some days in the back it was N, NE.
- About 80F
- Last Quarter on the 12th