October 21, 2012 - October 27, 2012 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:
GRAND SLAM:: Jeremy had a grand slam with Captain Kechu despite it being a mostly cloudy day! Captain Kechu was also ready and guided Mathias from Norway to his first slam later in the week!
BONES: Congratulations for their first bonefish on a fly: Adam, Erik, Craig, Jody, Dan S., Jeff, Bill B., John B. Curt, Steve, Jeff, and Todd. Some good success in our home lagoon for Jeremy and Keith who took the kayaks out to some nearby bonefish flats. They had shots at a couple of extremely large bonefish as well a a single shot at permit. Biggest bonefish of the week was 4 pounds.
PERMIT: Lots of permit shots this week but only a few of these ended up in actual fish on and even fewer ended up with a fish to the boat. Jeremy and Mathias landed beauties as part of their slams. Don landed 2 in one day with Captain Luis Paz. Many reports of permit following flies but not pulling the trigger!
TARPON: John landed one of our resident tarpon sight fishing with Captain Luis P. James is now addicted and vowed to swim back to Savannah Flats if he has to for another try to catch a tarpon. He had one eat his fly ~ 4 feet from the boat!! Rick and Tommy jumped 6 one day with each of them getting 2 to the boat. The biggest looked to be 35 pounds according to their Captain, Emir.
OTHER SPECIES: Lots of jacks, a few ladyfish, lots of cudas with top water action for those with spin gear on board, snapper and even a bull shark on the fly!
FLIES THAT WORKEDBONES: Crazy Charlie in pink/white/tan, gotchas, bitters, crab patterns, small Clausers, pretty much anything! PERMIT: Sparse Gotcha with rubber legs, Skittal Mantis shrimp TARPON: Chartreuse cockroach, chartreuse toad, tan bunny fly, white/blue Deceiver
GUIDES OF THE WEEK
Captain Kechu for 2 slams during the week!
A great Orvis bonefish Bonanza group again in 2012 – A special thank you to Orvis’ Jeremy for hosting this group of 24 anglers and a few of their spouses! The group was well prepared and had a blast. --Ed.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected]. Happy fishing!
- 10/21/2012 -10/27/2012
- A bit unsettled to start the week but the next 6 days were great!
- Air Temp:
- Highs in the mid to upper 80’s lows were in the mid 70’s. Winds: Winds were 5-10 mph starting from the northwest shifting to northeast in the afternoon.
- Temps in the low 80s
- First Quarter on October 21st