August 19, 2012 - August 25, 2012 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:
BONES: Lots of bonefish as usual – Mary landed her first ever bonefish as did Billy. Mary was fishing with Capt. Luis while Billy was out with Capt. Vince. Everyone caught bonefish each day. The biggest just around 4 pounds.
PERMIT: On Monday, his first day out, long time guest Adam M. landed a permit warming up for the tournament with Capt. Emir. Tony, his teammate got one to eat but didn’t get it in. Repeat guest Dave D. warmed up for the tourney with Capt. Carlos on Wednesday and landed a permit – his first permit here at EP! Victor Landed a good 12-pound permit with Capt Kechu. For tournament points, Team Reel Women fishing out of EP landed a permit on their first day out. Congrats to team Reel Women (our own Lori-Ann and Diane) who fished with Capt, Tomas. Team Yellowdog also fished out of EP as well, Ian and Keith fished hard but could not repeat their second place finish of last year but finished strong on Saturday with a permit to the boat
TARPON: Sunday, Adam B hooked a tarpon but lost it seconds later as it jumped into the mangroves in a little lagoon in Bacalor Chico National Park. Several boats went out early Sunday for the Long Caye migratory bite but couldn’t find the fish that day. Sergey landed a nice tarpon in the mangroves with Capt. Luis P. Marty lit up Long Caye with some tarpon action on Monday, jumping 2 and landing a third around 40 pounds. The migratory fish just Adam and Tony had some Tournament action jumping 4 medium size fish on Thursday. Tim (last years tournament champ) jumped 5 tarpon on Friday but none came to the boat. Not so on Saturday when Tim and Capt. Cesar boated 2 big fish! Paul fed a tarpon but like the others just couldn’t get it to stick. Tim got 2 tarpon to the boat on Saturday with Capt. Cesar.
SNOOK: Snook were not targeted.
FLIES THAT WORKED
For Bones: Gotchas, CI specials, Crazy Charlie in multiple colors, Turneffe crab
Permit: Adams big ugly, Christmas Island Special, mink shrimp, some large shrimp patterns I did not recognize and some tournament guys just wouldn’t say what they were using!!
Tarpon: Chartreuse Toad, Purple bunny, Cockroach, SST poon fly, black death bunny.
Stay tuned for tournament results! ---Ed.
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- 8/19/2012 -8/25/2012
- Partly cloudy start to the days with clear afternoons an occasional shower at night.
- Air Temp:
- Highs in the low 90s, lows were in the lower 80s. Winds: Winds were strong at 10-20 mph the beginning of the week, calming down nicely to 5 mph for Friday and Saturday
- Around 83 degrees
- First Quarter Moon August 24th.