Oct 1- Oct 8, 2016 Fishing Report
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING
As usual the bonefishing was very reliable. Everyone who set out to catch some did so, even the beginners among us. Kari and her Daughter Liz were eager to get started in saltwater and were successful with bonefish the very first day as they racked up double digits! Veterans like John, Melissa, Chris, Vanessa, Lisa, Justin, Meg, Sharon, Sean, Brendan, Keri, had no trouble with bones and went after tarpon and permit.
Newlyweds Matt and Jenn got their first bonefish ever, Lee and Ken filled in the quiet time of their tarpon and permit quests with some bonefishing here and there, while Ryan and Whitney did the same.
The biggest bonefish of the week was 4 pounds caught on the ocean side near the lodge.
I don’t know if it is true but it sure seemed like Tres got permit every day he went out. There were at least a half dozen, but he is humble enough not to want to advertise the exact number. His beau Jeri out fished him at least one day as she landed 2 permit! John got a few small permit off the dock, Bill got a few, Liz ( a first time saltwater fisher) landed one, Chris got a dream permit, Returning guests Brendon and Lee got the job done, Matt and Jenn got a shared honeymoon permit to close out their whirlwind marriage and honeymoon week.
Tarpon (Sabalo):p>Our tarpon anglers lost more tarpon than they landed, but that is true every week! Repeat guest Ken got a fish to the boat early on and it was a big one – Ken, I need a picture of that one! Vanessa proved her tarpon skills, Brendan was victorious, Bill got a couple, Lisa and I went out and jumped a few with one to the boat so in general the tarpon fishing was pretty good.
Snook, ladyfish, jacks, snappers, cudas, lookdowns, sharks, and many more
3 grand slams this week but only 2 anglers did the work! Bill got 2 grand slams in one day.. yes 2 slams, one day! I feel like such a loser!
Brendan had the best trip of his career with a grand slam mid-week! Congratulations to them both, we will get their names up on the Grand Slam Hall of Fame wall plaque soon.
Flies that worked:
Bonefish: Crazy Charlie and the Christmas Island Special lead eye version.
Permit: Merkin crab all tan, Christmas Island Special lead eye version, Avalon, Bauer Crab.
Tarpon:White Toad, black bunny, white deceiver, black death.
A good solid week of fishing here at El Pescador. With the weather so calm it felt hotter than it was. The fishing gets a little tougher as well as the fish can sense the pressure wave coming off the boat. You could see a tail or a roll a mile away but it gets harder to get close undetected at the same time.
Fish On! - Ed Blank
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at [email protected]. Happy fishing!
- Hurricane Matthew kindly went well north of our area but sucked out all the wind!. Winds: 0–6 mph Northwest to start most days finishing in the East. People were asking: is it always this calm?
- Air Temp:
- 85 to 90 degrees with lows between 77 and 80 degrees
- Temp: 81º F.
- The first quarter moon was on October 8th. Sunrise:5:41 am. Sunset: 5:35 pm. Barometric Pressure: 1008–1014 mbar