September 30, 2012 - October 5, 2012 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:
BONES: Lots of bonefish as usual – I think every one here caught several bonefish every day! Some anglers numbers were as high as 30 per day! The biggest one was a 6 pound beauty by John and Captain Kechu.
PERMIT: Well we had a good permit week with Charles landing 4 over 4 days, Blaize landing his first ever and John H. landing another beauty.
TARPON: Returning guest Kevin S and his guide Tomas hooked another 8 tarpon this trip and finally got one to the boat – he was 0 for 18 going into that fish if you count his last trip here 6 months ago, so he is due for 10 in row sometime soon! Lanie and her hubbie Christian landed tarpon with both Captain Hilberot and Hilberto’s son, Capt Cesar. Christian landed 2 in one day and I could feel a little bit of Lanie’s competitiveness come out when she heard the “happy” news about the 2 fish for Christian. Lanie was fishing with her Dad, Blaize the day Christian landed those 2 fish. Lanie’s Mom Anne had a good day as she got 2 tarpon to eat with Cesar as well. Of course we have to mention Charles again as he landed 4 tarpon (he could do no wrong!) Mike S from Dallas landed a BIG migratory tarpon!!
FLIES THAT WORKEDBones:some with weed guards…but Gotchas, Crazie Charlie’s, Christmas Island Special, Small crabs, in size 8 and 6, green or tan. We leave the barbs on, but some people prefer barbless, just know, you just upped your game when you are barbless.
Permit: Our “rice and beans” = Christmas Island Specials, size 4 and 6. Also, tan crab patterns in 6. And finally, a new fly working well! Rubber legged Gotcha’s size 4 and 6. Oh yeah, don’t forget about MANTIS shrimp patterns. A basic tan with tan rubber legs on a size 6 worked really well for us in the tournament.
Tarpon: Brown and also Orange cockroach patterns with some EP fibers to spice things up. Size 3/0. Black death (used primarily down south on 4/0 or 5/0 J or Circle hooks), and then tan toads, white, white and chartreuse bunny’s – size 1/0 – 3/0. New this week, “L-A’s Savannah.” A bunny pattern with cotton candy rabbit on 2/0 SC17 Gamakatsu. The guides prefer flies on circle hooks for better landing success, but it just depends on how the angler wants to fish. With circle hooks, the angler does not need to “set” the hook – just hold on, but don’t lift up!
GUIDES OF THE WEEK
Captain Kechu with the 3 consecutive slams (one of them a Super Slam) with our El Pescador family member Charles D from Montreal!!
HOLY COW! Returning guest Charles and his trusty guide Kechu had 3 grand slams in 3 consecutive days – they were complete by 11 am each day… not only that, the last one was a Super Slam! Charles and I dubbed it the “Sofia’s Super Slam“ in honor of Charles’ granddaughter Sofia who recently passed away. Charles knows his luck was not luck at all; he has a angel watching over him. One person with 3 slams in 3 days... I have never seen it or heard of it. Welcome to Alex G, the newest addition to El Pescador's fantastic team of fly fishing guides. Alex joins an elite group of guides with a long family tradition of fishing with El Pescador. Alex's grandfather, Romel, was one of the original 4 guides at El Pescador in the 1970s; and Alex's father, Nesto, specialized in fly fishing for tarpon and still holds the lodge record of 196 lb tarpon on a fly. Welcome Alex. --Ed
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- 9/30/2012 -10/5/2012
- Beautiful start to the week with some rain and clouds the last 3 days of the week
- Air Temp:
- Highs in the mid-upper 80’s and the lows were in the mid 70’s. Winds: light and variable early increasing a bit as the week went on.
- In the low 80s
- Full Moon September 29th