Oct.16th – Oct. 25th, 2015 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING
First bonefish ever kudos go to Erin, Michelle and Diane! Everyone was successful to a small or large degree with a one day total as high as 20 and as low as zero. Steve caught a mammoth fish that looks like it was 7-8 pounds which is as big as we see. The guide thought the school was a group of baby tarpon at first, that is how big the bonefish were. Many thanks to those who visited us this week, especially the women, Tricia, Michelle, Molly, Jennifer, Janet, Pam, Julie, Kathy, Linda, Bev, Diane, Rita, Martha and Mathanja (all the way from Germany), these female anglers/divers/snorkelers brightened the days for everyone, especially their husbands and partners who also love to fish, dive, and snorkel Belize. The men held their own (unless you count the permit totals below) Father and sons, Tom and Austin, Sy and Darren, Leif and Tom, Bill and Hunter, had their bonefish thirst quenched. Kent, Allen. Keith, Joe, Jed. Steve, Craig, Tony, John, Tom, Martin (with his sons Elias and Liam) Mike, Hugh, Russell all enjoyed the bonefish waters once the weather settled down.
A 40th Birthday bonefish went to Nathan and his family & friends who celebrated with him all week, Martha, Blair, His wife Kimberly, friends Betsy, Mimi all joined in the fun … Nathan is still stewing about the half dozen tarpon he hooked but lost during his week here.
The only permit hunters that were successful this week were returning guest Bev’s first ever permit and Tricia duplicated the feat a day later. The permit princesses reigned!
Tarpon (Sabalo):A whole bunch of tarpon were jumped this week but only a few came to the boat! Rusty was first up with a dancing silver king followed his beau Janet! Tony got into the tarpon club, And Keith was 4 for 6 one day – a lot better than the normal ration of landing 1 tarpon for every 10 hooked! Chase landed 2 tarpon on his last day of fishing and a weight was lifted off his shoulders, he did it!
Jacks, Barracudas, Snappers, Snook, Ladyfish, triggerfish.. many more if you count the reef trips some guests enjoyed.
Bev earned a trip slam or soft slam during her visit this year. A bonefish, permit and tarpon were landed much to the delight of her husband Dave.
Flies that worked:
Bonefish: Christmas Island Special, Crazy Charlie tan , Crazy Charlie, pink,
Permit: Christmas Island Special, Funny looking brown crab!
Tarpon: White toad, Chartreuse deceiver, Orange Cockroach.
A family from Germany was here documenting Martins quest for a bonefish, tarpon and permit. What makes this remarkable is that Martin is in a wheelchair with very limited hand movement and no finger movement. With the help of some ingenious glove like devices he is able to grip the rod and strip line El Pescador is the starting point for a documentary with a working title of “30 Reasons” which makes me think Martin is looking at 27 other species after he masters a bonefish, permit and tarpon!
- Ed Blank
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected]. Happy fishing!
- Really pretty rainy to start the week with some dark and gray days. Partly cloudy for the rest of the week. Winds: Moderate winds 0-12 mph from many directions
- Air Temp:
- Highs were in high 80’s to low 90’s with lows in the mid to upper 70’s.
- Temp: 80-81 F.
- The first quarter moon was on the 20th. Sunrise: 5:43 am Sunset: 5:25 pm. Barometric Pressure: 29.75 – 29.99