Dec 11, 2011 - Dec 17, 2011 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:
BONES: Bonefish saved us this week as we endured yet another week of tough weather conditions. Nice bones caught on fly by father and son duo Monte and Monte! Gerry landed a big one on fly as well, about 6 lbs.
PERMIT: The permit are around but it’s just been tough to see them. Also, full moon conditions kept the bite off- that or they were just being permit. Schools of 5 – 15 lb fish up north, and some bigger ones seen “on the highway” south, 20 – 30 lbs. Need that sun!
TARPON: Fish over on the west side, Savannah and Mosquito. Just tough conditions most of the week, but guests had shots and a few bites!
SNOOK: Captain Luis loves to find snook and has some secret spots. Tis the season for the snook, and big ones!
FLIES THAT WORKED
Puffs and bitters for bones in tan and orange. Some made up creations that worked as well. When the weather gets tough, we move to the fly tying table to create! Tans and light yellow, size 1/0 for Savannah – bait patterns. And always, Christmas Island Specials in pink and orange, size 4 and 6.
We really need a “Good Sport’s Award.” Fishing has been tough,and if it doesn’t get better soon, I think the guides are going to sacrifice me to the fish gods! All the old timers are talking about how no one can remember seeing a December this cold and rainy! So, we decided to party. We had our Second Annual Guides Christmas Party this week. We held it at the Lion’s Den in San Pedro and it was a rockin good time. Even Judy came out to party! Captain Gilberto hired a live band, and of course the chicken bbq was first class. As I looked around that evening, my heart was filled. I’m so lucky to work with such a great group of people. And the El Pescador Guide team is really and truly made up of some great guys. But don’t tell them I said that. We applaud our guests for putting a good attitude on the boat each day as they ventured out to see what would happen. Good times were had and special memories made no matter what the weather did. Tie those flies, and plan your fishing for the New Year! Guide of the week: Captain Gilberto for his unbelievable cooking talents in addition to his guiding that always puts a smile on his anglers faces! --Lori-Ann
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected]. Happy fishing!
- 12/11/2011 -12/17/2011
- Cold front conditions prevailed this week. We had some sun, but a lot of clouds with the occasional rainstorm.
- Air Temp:
- Highs: 26C/79F Lows: 18C/64F Winds: North to Northwest 15 - 20 knots, then moved to NE 20knots.
- Third Quarter (51% Full) on the 17th