August 14th – 20th, 2016 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING
Bonefish were hooked and caught this week but this week was all about tarpon. Adam Marton has fielded an incredible array of anglers that gather each summer to help catch and tag migratory tarpon in the waters of Belize. So even though the bonefishing remained great, very few people chose to target them.
Young Ryan was the first on the board with a permit. The young man got after it on his first day! We had a school of small permit near the dock one day, and a handful of anglers were successful right out front… who needs a guide? I know Kevin got one, Brando got one, Eric and Amy both landed one as well. Dylan and his grandfather both caught permit, Jared (from Silver Kings Television) caught a few, Mike was a permit expert for a day and our fearless leader Adam got a permit with David closing the deal as well.
Our tarpon fishing seems a little odd since the hurricane, and with some tarpon experts on hand the conclusion could be water temperature, perhaps the hurricane as left some colder water than what we are used to in August. On some flats the temperature was a full 10 degrees cooler than the week before. Still Anglers succeeded, with longtime friend Kevin getting one early on in his trip, Bou (from Silver Kings Television) landed some tarpon and fed a bunch more, Greg was victorious, Dylan and grandfather Tracey each got one on their family trip.
Three kinds of jacks, 4 kinds of snappers, barracudas, and snook
No single day slams but three week long slams which is no easy task. Congratulations to Kevin, Tracey, and Dylan for thier angling success with all three species this week.
Flies that worked:
Bonefish: Christmas Island Specials, Crazy Charlies, Gotcha
Permit: Christmas Island Specials, Mantis shrimp, Avalon, Squimp
Tarpon:Black death, white toad, black bunny, and chartreuse toad.
Adam Marton and this tarpon tagging expedition has become an annual event here at El Pescador. Adam brings a skilled group of Anglers to Belize each summer to satellite tag adult migratory tarpon (fish that are 80 pounds or more are sure to be sexually mature) This is in an effort to save tarpon throughout the world and especially Belize. We do not have any idea where our migratory tarpon are migrating to or from! Tarpon are in decline worldwide and Adam has taken on the cause full force. I personally thank him for this efforts and I am humbled by the time and energy he donates to this cause. The Silver Kings TV show also took up residence here for a few days of permit and tarpon fishing. Look for a couple episodes coming your way soon!
Fish On! - Ed Blank>
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected]. Happy fishing!
- The weather was all over the map this week, with some days with too much wind, some with too much rain and a couple that were really nice. Winds: 5-20 mph mostly from the east, and occasional squall sent the wind speeds high a couple days.
- Air Temp:
- Highs from 85 to 90 degrees with lows between 76 and 80 degrees
- Temp: 78º F.
- The first quarter moon was on August 10th . Sunrise: 5:33 am Sunset: 6:10 pm. Barometric Pressure: 29.81 – 30.