August 14, 2011 - August 27, 2011 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:
BONES: With our windless days, the bonefishing beach side has been epic. Nice fat bones tailing from the lodge and north for miles. You need weed guards and some innovative patterns, and you just might find yourself looking at a lot of backing!
PERMIT: Edward kinda blew us all away with his 3 permit landed in one day on spin! Wow. And then Captain Emir put it away with Sam who landed his 27lb permit on fly. One really happy guy before he heads back to party, whoops, I mean college.
TARPON: Our serious tarpon guests are here to land tarpon on a fly. And there have been shots without intermission, and takes without sets, and takes with jumps, and takes with no jumps and landed, and then there have been several tarpon landed on fly the past two weeks. It’s the real deal. Tarpon on Savannah, Long Caye, the lagoons, you name it. Donald has been here for two weeks and has landed 5, and hooked several more. Sean is here only for tarpon on fly…..I’m hoping he lands one today, he is due! And Bill, he goes out day number one with Captain Sinoe and nails one. And his flies are to die for. Luckily he gave me two!!
SNOOK: I have seen snook in the lagoon. That’s all I have to say. They are happy, and we are not targeting them right now.
JACKS: Big jacks on fly and spin.
FLIES THAT WORKED
FOR BONES: Christmas Island Specials size 8 and 6, Charlies and Gotchas. Tan, gold. Bitters in tan, puffs in tan. Weedguards for bones cruising in the turtle grass.
FOR TARPON: Black Death down south, and now pale yellow on 2/0 and 3/0 at Savannah. They also are lovin' the green toad. Clouser’s!
FOR PERMIT: --- Size 2 CIS for big “lone permit.” Sparse ties in orange, pink, yellow and green. Bitters in tan for the smaller permit. Of course, you always want to have a variety of CIS’s, and Gotcha type stuff. And why aren’t we throwing Clouser’s? I’m going to try this week.
Actually, it’s two weeks! Ali, Alonzo and I went to the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show in New Orleans. We had a great time seeing so many of our friends in the industry. And Happy Birthday Ali! All fun in the Big Easy. Meanwhile, we were so relieved when Tropical Depression Harvey behaved well. The new shutters went up on the windows, and then the next day was as if nothing happened except some water surge. And then some of our guests decided it was best to extend their stay here and fish more before heading home to the East with Irene moving through. I love seeing our regulars - Donald and Bill, you are both mentors for our guests! Keep the stories and determination coming. It’s just a blast playing on the flats right now. Anything is possible. Lori-Ann.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected]. Happy fishing!
- 08/14/2011 - 08/27/2011
- Tropical Depression Harvey scared us but ended up being OK. Anglers lost one day of fishing, other than that, variable conditions as Irene has dominated the scene on the East Coast of the US. Mostly sunny with a few thunderstorms, mostly flat to slight breeze conditions.
- Air Temp:
- Highs in the 90s, Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: The wind has moved full circle a few times, but without event. NE, E, SE, NW……returning to tradewinds from the east. Wind rarely above 10 mph.
- Mid to high 70s
- Last quarter on the 21st, new moon approaching on the 29th.