Sept 22, 2013 - Sept 29 , 2013 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:
GRAND SLAM: Hackney with Captain Emir!
BONES: Dan showed up and landed his first bonefish on fly with Captain Alex. He fly fishes a lot around his Northern California trout streams and was very excited to try the salt. I remember when I was first learning to fish the salt. The guide always said, “You’re short.” And I argued for years until I realized the big difference between trout fishing and salt is this: When you cast a fly to a trout – it is usually right in front of that fish. When you cast in the salt – you need to allow the fly to sink, or drift down, to where the fish is feeding or swimming. This means you need to “overcast” to allow your fly to be seen. And, they aren’t called the “ghost of the flats,” for nothing. Training your eyes to follow the fish takes practice and good polarized sunglasses: Brown or green mirror is best. And Hackney really loved his little bonefish….it sealed the deal on his Slam!
PERMIT: Hackney landed a beautiful permit on fly….after he landed his tarpon. This permit was part of his Slam! Nice going to Hackney and Captain Emir.
TARPON: It’s so wonderful when “it” happens! Kevin fished all week with Captain Tomas. They jumped about 10 in the week, and yes, he landed one! Yeah Kevin. All those beautiful flies you tied paid off. And thank you, I look forward to trying those bunnies this month. It’s great to see Josh here fishing with our crazy and wonderful Captain Sinoe. Josh always lands fish with Sinoe. Way to go Josh on a beautiful tarpon landed on one of your flies that I would keep in a jewelry box! And you better get your name on those boxes. Jenn landed her tarpon on fly too! She said all she could yell, “Cesar, Cesar, Cesar…..!!!!!!” I’m thrilled for her. Her casting and patience with her fishing is right on! Then, her husband, Hackney, landed his tarpon with Captain Emir. It was their ninth wedding anniversary, he was a bit under the weather, but he pulled it off! The tarpon started his Slam!
OTHER SPECIES: Snook seen not caught. Jacks, barracuda and ladyfish all landed on fly and spin.
FLIES THAT WORKED
BONEFISH: Crazy Charlie, Gotcha, C.Is. Special
PERMIT: Turneffe crab, Avalon
TARPON: Black Death, Chartreuse toad, White toads and bait fish patterns.
GUIDE OF THE WEEK
It’s a tie! Captain Cesar is “family” to Hackney and Jenn – so it was just wonderful that Jenn was able to land her tarpon on fly with Cesar. Cesar was sick one day, so Captain Emir filled in for him. And, that’s the day Hackney got his first Slam. “A round for everyone!”
We love it when our friends return. Great to see Jenn and Hackney here celebrating their ninth wedding anniversary! Wonderful to see Josh and his mom Ricky here. Captain Sinoe’s whole family showed up to greet them. We welcome back Leo – big changes from 15 years ago, right? And welcome back Wayne – looks like the weather is cooperating for everyone. And while we are on the welcome back home roll…Ed is here as Fishing Director until early November. I’ll be around this time, so I’m looking forward to fishing with you while I’m on my break.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected]. Happy fishing!
- There will be sun from all directions, followed by night with some stars, mostly above us. The following days will be just like that. ... Weather report courtesy Ebbe Weile
- Air Temp:
- Upper 80’s, low 90’s Winds: E 5-10
- Temps ranged from 78-82 F
- Last Quarter September 26th