June 2, 2013 - June 8, 2013 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:
BONES: The bonefish is our hero. Thank you bonefish for introducing yourself to Niki, Tom and Hamilton, Zandy and Alex, Bill and Martha, The Cox Family – Scott,Karen,Elijah,Hannah and Eric, Kim, Mark and Sadao. Mike and Jeanna. Our experienced anglers were thrilled as well. Keep those reels singing! Terminology: Bonefish “honey holes -” where hundreds of bonefish travel and eat together. The angler sees a mass of fish – cast, retrieve and you’re in the game. Up the game by finding tailing fish in skinny water – that will test anyone’s skill. Fly or spin, skinny water is about presentation. Remember, sound travels….so wade lightly and keep boat noise down when on the prowl.
PERMIT: Permit fever continues. Mark landed a ten pound permit with Captain Emir, and Bill had one on that day as well. Deb landed her beauty on spin. Captain Duber had one on yesterday, Elijah landed a beauty, about 20 pounds with Captain Jr on spin. The grand prize went to Matt and Captain Sinoe for landing a nice 16lb permit at the end of the day to make it SLAM! Or, as my text from Sinoe said, “Slam baby!” Matt’s grand slam acceptance speech was all about Sinoe aka Cinoe; “he poled and poled for those permit and would not give up!”
TARPON: The big girls are in! Captain Vince reported landing a 6ft 6 inch tarpon on live bait with Dick. That is huge! His family reports he has this kind of luck. First time tarpon fishing, Dick lands a 150 lb fish! Captain Gilberto reported landing a 90 lb tarpon on fly with Gary – way to go! Steve landed a tarpon on fly, and Mark landed a nice one wading! Nick had a few bites and runs with Captain Tomas. They spent ten days just on tarpon, and they saw some amazing stuff! Nick said Long Caye mornings were on fire. Matt knows. He landed an 80 pounder in the morning with Captain Sinoe. They picked up a bonefish and permit on the way home for the SLAM! It’s a morning thing. 4 am boats went out today to capture the fish when they are feeding and rolling. This week, it was over by about 11 am. Fish are in! Both resident and migratory fish are around. The wind kept them off the flats some days, but when they were there, it was fish on!
FLIES THAT WORKED
Our “Rice and Beans,” here on Ambergris Caye is the Christmas Island Special. We and the fish love them in size 8, 6 and 4. We use 6’s and 4’s for permit. It is our “go to” fly in orange, pink and pearl. The Avalon fly for permit size 4. We also like Gotchas is the same sizes for bones and permit. We do use floating crabs, and small tan crabs for tailing permit with both bead chain and lead eyes. Most of our permit are caught on shrimp patterns. Savannah Flats/Mosquito Flats – 3/0 chartreuse toads, bunnies, tan and white working as well. We have a new olive toad that has been very successful. Long Caye – black death 5/0, Olive toads 5/0, Chartreuse bunnies 5/0.
GUIDE OF THE WEEK
Captain Sinoe for poling Matt into his permit that made his slam and birthday present!
Welcome back to our fishing family that continues to grace us with your return here to El Pescador. It really means a lot to all of us. As you know, there are 45 of us that live and work here. When you come back, it makes us all feel good, it’s that simple. Our relationships grow, and the guides and staff learn more about you. Thank you. We’ve been running 10 to 12 boats a day and at the end of the day I watch as our guests settle in and swap stories. Sometimes it is motivation to get out on the casting platform and practice! We cast and tied, and we came home with stories and lies! But big smiles prevailed. From the newbie landing his or her first bonefish, to those extended casts that filled dreams – we shared some cool stuff this week! Fish On!
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected]. Happy fishing!
- 6/02/2013 -6/08/2013
- It’s hot! Unstable weather beyond our reef pulled our wind away and on some days it was flat calm! Partly cloudy skies, some sun, a little rain, which we need more of…
- Air Temp:
- High 95F – low – low 80F, but felt hotter due to lack of our normal breeze. Winds: ESE, NW, W, ENE landing at the end of the week with ESE 10 – 15 mph.
- Temps in the 80s
- New Moon on June 8th