Fishing Report

July 30, 2023


August 6, 2023

Report Details

We had some rain early in the week with a lot of clouds, but we are now enjoying lots of sunshine and calmer breezes.
E/SE 10-18 Mph.
Air Temp:
Hi: mid-80s Low: low 80s
Moon Phase:
Full Moon August 1
Sunrise / Sunset:
Sunrise 5:31 am Sunset: 6:30 pm

Week In Review

Some large tarpon were caught early in the week, and the sun has fired the permit fishing. We didn't focus on bonefish much this week, but it was excellent fishing when we did. The cloud cover had a lot of big bonefish up tailing in the lagoons, and fishing them from a canoe was super. Some snook were caught this week in the lagoons, the flats, and from nearby docks. Gary caught a tarpon well over a hundred pounds – his biggest tarpon to date.

The real story this week was slams. Phil R had a spin slam, way to go!! John F had a Grand Slam. Then John got another Grand Slam! That is a great trip, John! Gary and Brent both got Grand Slams on the same day! With extra permit for good measure. So indeed a special week for the Grand Slams!

What Guests were Catching


More than 233 Bonefish were landed, averaging 2 to 3 lbs, several ranging from 3 to 6 lbs.


Eight for the week.


15 Tarpon landed.

Other Species

Grand Slams

Five for the week!

Flies That Worked

Christmas Island Specials in gold, pearl, root beer and pink sizes 4 & 6.
Mantis shrimp, Rag Head crabs, Bauer crabs and Alflexocrabs in sizes 4 & 6.
White Chartreuse Bunnies, Chartreuse, and Black-purple toads in sizes 1/0 to 3/0.

Photo of the Week

Junior and Jamie caught some remarkable fish on their trip with us ...
More Fish of the Week Photos