Nov 13, 2011 - Nov 19, 2011 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:
BONES: Some really big bonefish were landed this week from the Crab Caye area – 5 to 8 lbs! Love that Gotcha fly! Several schools of bones in the 3 to 4 lb range. Richard and Victoria had several good bonefishing days and Dirk landed his first bonefish on fly….followed by several others. Kristen and Ted came here to land a bonefish on fly..they did that and more!
PERMIT: So who shows up and lands two permit on fly for the first time in their lives on day one! Well, it happened to Ted and Steve this week! Ted almost slammed twice with Captain Carlos Sr, but the tarpon came undone. One with a broken rod, and the next one right by the boat! (I don’t feel sorry for him!!) He was beaming all week. And Steve went out with Captain Luis and did the same thing on permit. Landed 2 on fly. So we had 4 permit landed by guests and well, Captain Carlos took a cast when Ted was playing his fish and they had doubles. Wading. So, 5 landed, and 6 hook ups.
TARPON: Our serious November tarpon fishermen are here. George landed one with Captain Nesto, and Mark had 4 eat, jumps and runs one day with Captain Tomas, and so far has landed 2. Joshua is tarpon crazed. He tied some beautiful flies, hoping they get lost actually…check out “Kings Kinky Muddler.” In tan – they chomp it all day long. I’m hoping he gets one to the boat. I have lost count of all the eats, which means he is at least getting the “bait to the plate,” as they say. Patience.
SNOOK: More and more snook seen now that winter fishing is setting in.
FLIES THAT WORKED
FOR BONES: Chartreuse toad, Gotcha, Christmas Island Special, Crazy Charlie, Bonefish bitters, small crabs on the smart bonefish out front.
FOR TARPON: Check out “Kings Kinky Muddler” on Dan Blanton’s website. The tarpon are loving this fly! Chartreuse toad, Gotcha, Christmas Island Special, Crazy Charlie, Bonefish bitters, small crabs on the smart bonefish out front, and blue and silver for tarpon patterns were working well on Savannah.
FOR PERMIT: Turneffe Crab, Mating Crab.
It really does blow my mind when people come here for their first saltwater fly fishing experience and end up landing permit and tarpon as well as bonefish. I don’t know why it took me forever! Truly an amazing fishery and I have to give it to our guides. In the two years I have been here now, I have seen them grow in their teaching. They are used to having really accomplished anglers here, but now we are excited to see so many anglers who are new to the salt visiting us. With that, the guides have learned to work with a variety of abilities and magic happens! It warms all of our hearts to see George and Judy here for their 25th year here at EP! And Bob, we will see you here next year with your buddy Mark. I’m sorry to tell you he is nailing the tarpon in your absence! It’s really lovely here right now. Good moon and tides for this week as we move into our Thanksgiving week. We are blessed!
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected]. Happy fishing!
- 11/13/2011 -11/19/2011
- The week began with some overcast skies which made it challenging to find fish, but when the skies cleared, it was great! We had a weak cold front (the temperature doesn’t drop much, it’s just what we call a storm that comes in
- Air Temp:
- Low to mid 80’s for the high, low 70’s were the low. Winds were mostly from the Northwest 5-15 mph switching to north northeast later in the week.
- Low 80s
- Last Quarter Moon on the 18th