Sept. 25 – Oct 1, 2016 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING
Lots and lots of bonefish were landed this week with many first bonefish kudos being flung about the lodge. Bethany, Carleigh, Ashley, Debbie all joined the Woodlands, TX Orvis group and headed out for at least one day and all were successful in landing their first bonefish ever. They were all great casting students and deserve the rewards. Upwards of 20 bonefish in a day were recorded by some boats who concentrated on bonefish with the biggest coming in around 3 pounds.
Permit fishing continued to be strong, with the usual frustration of casting to dozens and dozens of fish without a single look or bite, then comes cast number 26… the permit eats, your line goes tight and the game is on! A lifetime dream comes beside the boat and there is a picture and high fives all around. This was the case for Bob and Ray, Mason, Noble, Jose and Terry. The biggest was around 18 pounds and the smallest at one pound!
Some big fish were found this week! Our good friend and returning guest Joe was rewarded by extending his Orvis trip by a day and what a day it was! He landed a beautiful 25-pound Tarpon after many tries earlier in his career. Mike landed a very nice 80 pounder, David got into the tarpon action and Darren lost a hundred pound fish early in the day, then proceeded to land a 60 and a 40 pound silver king later that day. Shawn got a few, his new bride Katie jumped one, got his first tarpon ever and his wife Jean landed her first tarpon ever! Taylor got a 50 pounder to end the week. Kathy got her dream tarpon this week, as did Bryan.
Snook, ladyfish, cobia, snappers, cudas, tripletail, shad, lookdowns, sharks, and many more
Not just a Grand Slam, a Super Grand Slam goes to Terry! A Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit and Snook all in a single calendar day! Wow!
Jose from the Woodlands, Texas Orvis store was victorious! His first Grand Slam of his young career!
Flies that worked:
Bonefish: Gotcha, Crazy Charlie and the Christmas Island Special lead eye version.
Permit: Christmas Island Special lead eye version, Spawning shrimp, Bauer Crab.
Tarpon:White Toad, Black Death, Chartreuse bunny, black bunny.
Fish On! - Ed Blank>
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected]. Happy fishing!
- Pretty good weather all week, a few less clouds would have been nice. 0-15 mph mostly from the east early in the week, switching to NW towards the end of the week
- Air Temp:
- 85 to 90 degrees with lows between 77 and 80 degrees
- Temp: 81º F.
- The new moon was on September 30th. Sunrise:5:41 am. Sunset: 5:39 pm. Barometric Pressure: 1011-1015 mbar