Fishing Report

March 1, 2020

THROUGH

March 8, 2020

Report Details

Weather:
We have had some cold fronts with rain and significant winds in the last week.
Wind:
Winds have been from every direction depending on the day but primarily out of the North East from 15-30 MPH
Air Temp:
With the current cold fronts we have been seeing highs in the 80's some days and mid 70's for the other day.
Moon Phase:
Full Moon this past week.
Sunrise / Sunset:
Sunrise 6:11 am Sunset: 5:58 pm

Week In Review

Last week was tougher than normal here at El Pescador as the weather and wind were not friendly.  The guides are doing a great job keeping guests into fish in the protective coves mainly on the west side of the island.  Bonefishing has been the stock and trade and guests are reporting good numbers. Several guests coming back each day with double digit numbers of bones and several trophy fish.  Permit fishing has been tough with the wind.  Tarpon are being caught tight to the mangroves along with snook.   Good weather on the horizon and we are all excited to put these last few cold fronts behind us.

What Guests were Catching

Bonefish

Bonefish are still being caught in good numbers mostly in the protective coves on the west side of the island. Some large bones reported this week with several over the 5 lb mark.

Permit

Permit fishing has been tough this past week with the wind and cold fronts.

Tarpon

Three Tarpon landed this week.  Two were the smaller baby tarpon that frequent the mangroves and one larger tarpon in the 30lb class.

Other Species

Several large snook caught this week along with lady fish.

Grand Slams

Flies That Worked

Bonefish:
Christmas Island Specials in orange, pearl and pink sizes 6 & 8
Permit:
Squibs, flex crabs and Manta shrimps.
Tarpon
Red and Black bunnies have been the ticket for tarpon.
Snook:
Trip Advisor 2019 Travelers Choice Winner
Orvis 2017 Endorsed International Destination of the Year Award
Yellow Dog Recognized Destination