A great week, especially for permit anglers. Three novice fly casters took permit this week, and many others were landed by more experienced anglers. A number of snook also were in this week's bag as were a large number of bonefish. Some anglers were blessed with up to 15 bones a day. One incredibly close and powerful thunderstorm drove a few fishermen off the flats temporarily, but guides have been able to dodge most rainstorms and make effective use of their time on the water in the changing light and wind conditions experienced this week.
Large numbers of bonefish caught this week. Nearly every angler caught bonefish almost every day.
Another great week for permit with a minimum of one or two fish being caught nearly every day by someone at the lodge and included some beautiful fish in the 15-20 lb. range.
A few tarpon were landed this week on the fly and large numbers of fish were seen at times, although weather conditions seemed to play a role in their willingness to eat. A few larger migratory fish are still around. Most of the fish landed on the fly were juvenile fish from 5 to 25 lbs with one bait caught tarpon landed in the 40 lb range.
Snook, Snapper, Jacks, Lady Fish, and Barracuda.
Close, but no cigar!