Sept 25, 2011 - Oct 2, 2011 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:
BONES: Bonefish were plentiful and easy to catch even though most people were concentrating on permit and tarpon.
PERMIT: 3 permit were landed in the 4 days, a 10 pounder that was part of lee’s Grand Slam, a 25 pounder by Tim, and Mike just missed a grand slam with a nice permit and several tarpon that followed but wouldn’t eat. This was guide Raton’s second permit of the week and he narrowly missed a double grand slam on Sunday.
TARPON: Tarpon were everywhere this week but because of the dead clam seas they were still a little spooky and not very aggressive. Most of the ½ dozen tarpon were between 15-30 pounds with one migratory fish in at 80 pounds..
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.
A very small number of anglers were at the lodge so although the totals are small the fishing was great. We had 7 boats out Sunday and then only 2 boats each day through Thursday with no one fishing Friday or Saturday. Bonefish permit, tarpon, cudas, triggerfish, a houndfish, many species of snappers, groupers and jacks were all brought to the boat. Another grand Slam for Lee on his last day! This is not a misprint! Lee had one grand slam last week and then another to start this week!!!!! It is hard to complain about such calm beautiful weather but the tarpon out on the flats were just a little skittish once the sun came up. Once the sun was up the glare caused by slick calm seas made it harder to spot the fish, but along with slick calm comes the need for tarpon to gulp air so you could see tarpon from hundreds of yards away whenever they rolled. Congrats to our guide Raton for his near double grand slam on Sunday! --Ed
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected]. Happy fishing!
- 09/25/2011 - 10/02/2011
- The week began as last week ended… calm and sunny, the last few days of the week were overcast but still calm.
- Air Temp:
- Low 90’s for the high, mid 70’s were the low. Winds were very light and variable all week.
- Mid 80’s. Without wind the surface heated up quickly each day.
- The week fell over the new moon (last week I said this as well.. my mistake but it is true this time!)