Fishing Report

September 17, 2023


September 24, 2023

Report Details

Some very calm mornings with a steady breeze in the afternoon. Some west winds for a change
3-13 Mph
Air Temp:
Hi: mid 80s Low: low 80s
Moon Phase:
Full Moon September 29
Sunrise / Sunset:
Sunrise 5:42 am Sunset: 5:49 pm

Week In Review

A great group came down with Mossy Creek Flyfishing in Harrisburg, VA. Nick, we are glad you broke your tarpon curse and we look forward to next year!

We also had some father/son pairings come down to try some Grand Slam fishing. The younger fishermen had many "firsts" and were excited about their next trip. We especially enjoy seeing the more youthful generation catch the addiction! I know one young man who has become a little obsessed with Tarpon and another who can recite the long list of fish species he landed on this trip.
Overall, it was a terrific week of fishing. Calmer mornings let us take a few runs to the mainland for a change of pace. We got after the permit when the sun was shining, and many good Tarpon were encountered, and some landed! We are seeing more schools of large Jack Crevalle these days, too.

We have a few boats going out this coming week, and they are all diehard permit fishermen. We are wishing them all good luck!

What Guests were Catching


180+ Bonefish landed.


Nine for the week.


Ten landed this week.

Other Species

Mangrove Snapper, Barracuda, Mutton Snapper, and Jack Crevalle

Grand Slams

Flies That Worked

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