Sept 18, 2011 - Sept 24, 2011 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:
BONES: Everyone caught bonefish and as this was their first flats fishing trip, they adapted quite well. The biggest of the week was about 4 pounds.
PERMIT: 2 permit were landed in the three days - a 20 pounder that was part of Lee’s Grand Slam, and then Lee’s son Wyatt also landed a permit the next day.
TARPON: Tarpon were everywhere this week but because of the dead clam seas they were spooky and hard to get to eat. Some days so 30 shots at fish on Savannah flats with only a few hooked. Altogether the group jumped 6 and got 3 to the boat. Wyatt missed a grand slam when he was spooled by a tarpon early in the week.
SNOOK: Snook were not targeted.
OTHER: Jacks, cudas, triggerfish, ladyfish, snappers groupers, sharks
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. Steve has had a lot of action on a white toad he ties with some chartreuse and then a small black flash down the middle.
FOR PERMIT: Mantas Shrimp – big ones. Jay had a permit crush his fly with Captain Gilberto. 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.
Although we had just a few guests this week, the great weather made fishing a pleasure for guides and guests alike. The variety of sizes, species and the sheer quantities of fish were outstanding. We had 5 boats out for 3 days this week and they made up for the 4 days we had no boats! The group from Texas and Colorado caught bonefish, permit, tarpon, jacks, cudas, triggerfish, ladyfish, snappers groupers, and sharks. A grand Slam for Lee!!!! There are not many weeks that we actually wish for a little wind, but being able to see hundreds of tarpon rolling hundreds of yards away is very exciting! --Ed
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected]. Happy fishing!
- 09/18/2011 - 09/24/2011
- Partly to mostly sunny a few thunderstorms here and there that were not a factor for fishermen. Winds: 5 days were dead calm, the last 2 days had a slight breeze of up to 5 mph.
- Air Temp:
- Low 90’s for the high, mid 70’s were the low.
- Mid 80’s. Without wind the surface heated up quickly each day.
- The week fell over the new moon.