June 1 - June 7 2014 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING
Captain Erlindo lit up when he was describing Sue’s big bonefish: “It was a big one man…it ate that fly and ran with the reel…” Sue was awarded a nice bone and also caught a decent mutton snapper on fly. Her husband Mike landed several fish and also did a nice job piercing his ear! The guides call them, “red snapper.” I told Sue that landing a mutton snapper on fly is a big deal! One time my fishing buddy Diana Rudolph said to a Bahamian guide, “I’ll give you $200 US right now if I get a mutton on fly.” Ricardo showed her the fish, and of course she caught it. Everyone was happy. Matt caught two bonefish on fly with Captain Emir. Matt is eleven and owns a solid 50 ft cast. His buddy Kyle was a bit intimidated by the whole fishing scene here – that was the case until he landed his first bonefish off the dock with a jig! By himself! You just don’t know when that fishing rod is going to lure you in! Congratulations to Kouri who had also never fished before. She caught her first bonefish on fly with Captain Kechu. Laura arranged this trip for her family so they could hang out together in a beautiful place and also allow her fish crazed son, Mike, to fish the flats. Mike is confident with a flyrod and caught several bonefish on fly. His father David caught some nice bones on spin. Cathy, Roger, Kim and Mac all had big fun and landed several bonefish on fly. Brad and Blake started out wondering how it was all going to play out, but they kept a positive attitude and found big adventure and fun fishing everyday they went out with Captain Gilberto. They too landed some nice big bones on fly. Paul and David have been fishing buddies for a long time. As we all know, fishing friendships are very special. It was great to hear them tell stories of trips their flyrods have taken them. This was David’s first saltwater adventure and he was able to land several bonefish on fly. Tim and Kevin have also been long time fishing buddies. They both landed several bonefish on fly with Captain Tomas and had a great time. Father and son duo Mark and Mark Anthony went through the diving course and had a great time fishing for Mr. Bonefish. Sean and Ali – it was a pleasure, and nice work on the bonefish on fly. Rob brought his fishing family and they got it done! Rob, Marion, Molly and Brian all landed bonefish on fly. Another father son combo – Dana and Andrew. They both landed several bonefish on fly with Captain Sinoe. Father and son duo David and Sam also landed their first bonefish on fly! Stephanie and Andrew were quite happy with their bonefish on fly! Congratulations everyone. You had some tough wind and little sun, but you made it happen!
There were some shots, but it was really tough due to the lack of sun to see the fish. No permit landed this week.
Captain Cesar said, “Let’s go for it!” Phillip and Jim ventured out down south and they turned what look like a slow day into epic tarpon fishing. They jumped ten on spin and Phillip landed a beauty. Check it out on our facebook page! That was really great ~ but it got better when they went out the next day and Jim landed his first tarpon on spin. Happy guys. Jon and his son Jon David had two tarpon takes on fly with Captain Raton. The fish ate, ran, threw the fly….Jon kept stripping and bam! The fish hit again! Missed the set but a ton of action. Jon David was fishing spin when his reel started singing. Fish wasn’t landed, but it sure got his attention. Savannah is a bit off color – so it makes it tough to see the fish, especially with the lack of sun this week. Sean – next time!
Mike and Sue landed some really nice Barracuda with Captain Erlindo. (see photo!) Barracuda fishing has been really fun. When the bonefishing gets tough, try cuda! Big air and big fun on fly or spin.
Sue’s mutton snapper on fly. Some snook seen close the mangroves, but no real shots.
Flies that worked:
Bonefish: Crazy Charlie, Gotcha, Bunny Gotcha’s, CI Special’s (orange, pink and pearl), small crabs.
Permit: Turneffe Crab, Avalon, Big Squimps!, Mantas shrimp patterns – size 4.
Tarpon:Black Death, Chartreuse toad, White toads and bait fish patterns.
Guide of the Week:
Captain Cesar for getting Phillip and Jim into tarpon this week. And Happy 27th Birthday Cesar!
Wade was here with his father and brother last week. They took off after some fun fishing and then his wife, two sons and daughter showed up! It’s really fun to see eleven year old Matt talk fly fishing with the other guests. He has the wrap down! So yes, old home week once again as we have had many of our guests return for their El Pescador fix! The Grassedonio family, Mike and Sue and Cutthroat Angler’s own, Jim Buckler. We had big wind which made it tough on our anglers and guides! I was really proud of everyone for making each day a new episode. Big smiles came back to the dock at the end of the day with a ton of support for family members and friends. I know that these vacations you take with your family, or long time fishing buddy, or brand new fishing buddy – all made for good fun life memories. Thank you for sharing your passion for fishing. And thank you for coming to see us at El Pescador!
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected]. Happy fishing!
- Overcast skies with big wind in the beginning of the week. Later, the wind died down as the occasional thunderstorm came through.
- Air Temp:
- 78-86 degrees F 23.3 C - 28.8 C. Winds: E 10 – 20, choppy seas.
- Temps 75-80 degrees
- First Quarter Moon on the 5th