Weeks of April 24th – April 30th, 2016
Fair weather all week.
Moderate to begin the week rising to 10-15 late in the week mostly from the east
Highs were between 85º and 90º with lows in the mid 70’s
Temp: 80 F. degrees
29.72 – 29.95
Sunrise: 5:26 am Sunset: 6:11 pm
The last quarter moon was on April 29th.
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:
“Oh, it is another bonefish” with a slightly disappointed tone. Some permit had just been seen, and although the cast was good the bonefish snuck in front and ate his fly first. It brings to mind how many bonefish are in our waters that an angler whose primary goal of the trip was to catch his first bonefish, now is looking at them like they are nuisance now that he sees a permit! I guess it is a great problem to have, and I constantly remind myself how precious these bonefish are. Our furthest flung guests were Jacqui and Barry. They came all the way from the UK for 2 weeks specifically fish our bonefish and they were not disappointed.
Everyone who went out regardless of ability got some bonefish with the biggest reporting in at 6 pounds! Double digit days were common before the wind set in later in the week.
Samuel, who handles most of the in and out luggage here at El Pescador, landed a permit off the dock on a hand line this week! The fish was released in good shape and Samuel is still grinning.
RD (Dr. RD really) was able to land a permit in his short stay with us, Phil got a big one as part of his slam day, Keith,our multi repeat guest from Texas,landed his first permit ever, a snook shortly after that, and then jumped the tarpon but watched in awe as it threw the hook… super slam was just a moment away!
The self proclaimed luckiest angler at the resort was Jo Ellen who landed a nice tarpon beside her happy son Thomas. RD hooked into a huge tarpon, one of the first migratory fish we have seen this year. Apparently the fish ate about 10 feet from the boat! What a thrill. Lars jumped 7 one day ( only landed one), Marek got 2 tarpon on his 2nd and 3rd day out, John worked the tarpon daily and landed 2 this week and he is fishing into next week so I expect more in his near future.
Sharks, Jacks, ladyfish, snappers, cudas, shad.
Phil’s Grand Slam this week was remarkable, one because it was a slam and two, because Phil is 89 years old. I was very proud to award him a grand slam pin as believe he is the oldest angler here at EL Pescador to have done so! Wow!
FLIES THAT WORKED
FOR BONEFISH -
you name it and it seems to work!
FOR PERMIT -
Christmas Island Special, bunny gotcha, some Bauer like crab patterns
FOR TARPON -
White Toad, black death, Green toad, olive toad,
This Week’s Summary:
Phil’s grand slam is the moment of the week just before the wind turned it up!
Fishing photo of the week:
El Pescador guest Marek and his Tarpon