Nov 17 - Nov 23, 2013 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING
A big group of anglers here this week and everyone caught bonefish on fly! Lot’s of “firsts.” Michael was here with his father and grandfather. Three generations fishing El Pescador! Michael caught some nice bonefish with Captain Alex. Congratulations to John, Mike, Greg, Frank, Caroline (who never had a fly rod in her hand before…),Stephen and Chris. Marcel was here with his three sons, Marcel Jr., Carlos and Jorge. They all caught bonefish on fly and learned a ton about fly fishing the salt this week. I don’t know what to say about Leonard and Hunter. They went out with Captain Jr. and came back everyday laughing so hard I really never got a straight story. I’m pretty sure they landed bonefish on fly – I awarded them anyway. Every picture was a face of three smiling faces and Beliken beer bottles. Mark and Morrie were here last year, and they returned this year for their honeymoon and Morrie caught a monster bonefish!
Will landed his first permit on fly! Yahooo. He came back to the dock with Captain Kechu his second day out and never stopped smiling. Charles had one on and the knot came undone! Yikes. 5 permit hooked on fly and one landed. #Avalon/Christmas Island Special size 4 – orange. And the big news….Kelly landed a 25+ permit on live crab with Captain Kechu. The fish was huge! And a big congratulations to Mark for landing a beauty on fly with Captain Cesar. Way to go! And Jim – well, he landed 4 permit on fly with Captain Emir! Hello! Jim#The Catcher and the Fly.
Barry, Susan and Captain Luis were on fire this week! They hooked 8 tarpon on fly and Susan landed 3. All on black death 3/0. Then Scott went out with Captain Luis his first day and landed a 25 lb tarpon and jumped another. Yep, black death. Jeff and Charles chased tarpon with Captain Emir, they jumped 4 and Jeff landed one. 12 tarpon jumped, a total of 5 landed. And let’s not forget George and Captain Alex. George has been fishing El Pescador for 28 years – chasing silver. He jumped 3 and it still “ain’t over.” George brought his son Tim and his grandson Micheal. Three generations of fly fishermen from Alaska chasing silver. Love it!
No slams this week, the fish won. A few reported “almost” slams. When it’s yours it’s yours.
Jacks, barracuda, an Amber Jack and some snook sighted but not hooked.
Flies that worked:
Bonefish: Crazy Charlie, Gotcha, CI Special.
Permit: Turneffe Crab, Avalon, Big Squimps!
Tarpon: Black Death, Chartreuse toad, White toads and bait fish patterns.
It was great to see our friends, the brothers – Kevin and Kelly. They always have a great time and I’m thrilled Kelly landed that giant permit! Jeremy, thank you for your outstanding leadership with the Orvis group this week – all very much appreciated! We had some tough weather, but the anglers all kept a positive attitude as they approached the day. Every angler left El Pescador a better fisherman. Some learned more about their casting, some learned more about fish behavior, and some learned about breathing when they see fish. I’m thrilled to see my nephew Paul out there today trying fly casting for the first time. I just left the dock and he and his girlfriend were laughing and casting. That just warms my heart! Patty didn’t know she was going to try to fly casting, and now I’m afraid she is addicted. Thank you to Jeff and Sheila, Charles and Allison for returning for your third year. The gals were on “pool duty,” and had a blast. Potomic Flyrodders – be proud. Jim and Will rocked it. Thanks everyone for a great week! Cast to your dreams!
Guide of the week:
Captain JR! They may not have caught the most fish, but Hunter and Leonard had the most fun. Hands down. They will return to fish with JR. Apparently, there is no going back.
Cast to your dreams! - Lori-Ann
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- Mostly cloudy with thunder storms. Some sunny days earlier in the week.
- Air Temp:
- Upper 80’s, low 90’s - Winds: NW 5, NE 5 – 10, ESE 5, N 5 - 10
- Temps ranged from 75-82 F
- Full moon was on the 17th.