May 12, 2012 - May 18, 2012 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:
BONES: So we decided to start fishing for our fish right out in front of the lodge. We have given them a break. Everyone thinks that they are too tough to catch because they are the “lodge fish.” Well, it’s been pretty darn entertaining this week. With tough days of tarpon fishing, or permit fishing – it’s nice to challenge ourselves casting to some pHd bones. And when it all comes together, it is really rewarding. Way to go Page for waking us up to our own front yard!
Sandy, Tess………I know you were wondering if you were going to catch bonefish, and now that you have, there is nothing else to fear!
PERMIT: Kinda tough permit fishing this week. They are here, but we need the SUN! Kechu has done an amazing job finding his guests tailing permit in the Park. Way to go. Bruce landed a permit with Emir, and that was wonderful. Bruce came here to land permit. There were shots, and a lot of follows, but no eats. The moon is getting smaller, so get ready
TARPON:I have been saying to our anglers who are absolutely crazed about tarpon: “We have a 1 800 number for you! Sandy said she has never seen her husband so obsessed, and after hearing about all his fishing adventures that is a statement. All the same, Captain Luis’s team has ripped it up. Hooked 11 in three days and landed 3. Captain Cesar had John and Donna into tarpon as well. John landed a nice 20lb tarpon on fly after a few previous grabs. Toby had fish with Captain Tomas that came unbuttoned. Sandy had tarpon on live sardine….and the fish was so big it kept running and spooled her. We have Donna and Belinda here who are fishing with their husbands. They rock. Always ready to go and let me tell you, they can get the cast where it need to be. I expect to hear about landed tarpon from them soon.
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 bunnies – size 1/0 – 3/0.
GUIDES OF THE WEEK
Hands down and major kudos to Captain Luis. 11 hook ups for tarpon on fly and 3 landed in 3 days. AND, it is Tim’s first tarpon trip!
Just when we were thinking we were never going to see another rain storm again….ahh, all havoc was unleashed. Pretty much the whole week has been working around the weather. The fish are all here, but we need the sun. Success has been with tailing fish, or waking fish. Our anglers this week are for the most part, experienced anglers. They know about weather. They booked on a new moon with morning rising tides. It should be perfect. We have a part of our personality that is all about denial, but soon that doesn’t work. And yes, even for me. I get to live here, but I never take my fishing for granted. You have to go when you can and make the best of it. I was sad today because I want and I mean I’m overdue for a fish. I felt all the emotions…”It’s going to be OK…one more cast….let’s check a different spot…I hate my guide....Oh, not really.” Believe me, they want it just as badly as we do. So, today when I was kinda down because I came home fishless, I heard myself talking. Our head cook, Miss Arminda was on the dock with her grandchildren. They were fishing with hand lines and one of the kids was trying really hard not to cry. “I lost “my biggest fish ever!” I said to him, “A true fisherman never gives up.”
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- 5/12/2012 -5/18/2012
- And just like that, the weather got mixed up! It’s May, and we are not supposed to have northeasters now! It’s been a tough week on our anglers; wind, rain and a few sunny sucker holes that save the day.
- Air Temp:
- Highs in the high 80s and lows in the mid 70s. Winds: E 5 – 15. Some days in the back it was N, NE.
- About 80F
- New moon and solar eclipse on the 20th