June 23, 2013 - June 29, 2013 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:
BONES: Our friend John from the UK landed a 23 inch and 24 inch bonefish. As Captain Kechu said,” That’s a big bone for around here!” Nice going. Mike, Ron and Don all caught plenty of bonefish on fly. Craig and Michele were here from Boulder and they are now addicted to saltwater fly fishing. Michele said she had two hours of solid fishing with six landed. Sandy also landed her first bonefish on fly. It’s always wonderful to listen to proud words from happy husbands. Brad was stoked for his wife and had pretty darn good bonefishing himself. Chris and Jenn landed bonefish on fly wrapping up the week in style. From the lagoon – I report stellar tailing bonefish in skinny water.
PERMIT: The permit are everywhere but they are not exactly cooperating. Permit landed on spin – live crab, in deep water. The super moon was tough on our permit fishing this week.
TARPON: It’s tarpon time! Scott hooked 5 on spin and landed 2 his first day. The second day he went out and hooked 3 and landed one. Then, Captain Cesar and Jeff ripped it up on fly. In two days they hooked ten tarpon all over 60 lbs, and landed three. The largest Captain Cesar said was 120 lbs! Wow.
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 2. 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
Of course, Captain Cesar is the guide of the week. 5 tarpon landed on fly and a crazy amount of hook ups! Thank you Cesar!
It looked like a postcard around here this week. A beautiful light east wind, mostly sunny skies and smiles abound. We will miss Mike; he became the Master of Ceremonies most evenings. Don has become a tarpon addict – getting that hand shake from a tarpon as the fly is engulfed is pretty exciting stuff. We practiced our double hauls and back casts as we shared stories of the day. It’s Lobster Season and Dias de San Pedro week. We celebrate all that the sea gives us here on our island, Ambergris Caye. Gracias para todo!
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected]. Happy fishing!
- Sunny with cloudy periods. Basically a beautiful week, but with no wind, the mosquitoes have arrived. Fishin is red hot!
- Air Temp:
- High 92F, Low 78F
- 80 F
- The Super Moon on June 23rd really affected our tides.