Fishing Report

November 3, 2019

THROUGH

November 10, 2019

Report Details

Weather:
Partly cloudy days with a few isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly calm to light winds.
Wind:
North to NE and NW, 8 - 12 mph
Air Temp:
High and low in the mid 80's.
Moon Phase:
Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon November 12
Sunrise / Sunset:
Sunrise 5:54 am Sunset: 5:16 pm

Week In Review

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.

What Guests were Catching

Bonefish

Large numbers of bonefish caught this week. Nearly every angler caught bonefish almost every day.

Permit

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.

Tarpon

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.

Other Species

Snook, Snapper, Jacks, Lady Fish, and Barracuda.

Grand Slams

Close, but no cigar!

Flies That Worked

Bonefish:
Christmas Island Specials in orange, pearl and pink sizes 6 & 8
Permit:
Spawning Shrimp, white crabs of various styles.
Tarpon
White toads and white poppers enticed takes. Smaller tarpon were taken on red and black bucktail deceivers.
Snook:
Trip Advisor 2018 Travelers Choice Winner
Orvis 2017 Endorsed International Destination of the Year Award
Yellow Dog Recognized Destination