Weeks of May 8th – May 14th, 2016
Fair weather all week. (Our last rain was in February!)
Moderate winds from the east most days between 10-15 mph
Highs were between 83º and 90º with lows in the mid to upper 70’s
Temp: 80 F. degrees
29.92 – 30.02
Sunrise: 5:18 am Sunset: 6:18 pm
The first quarter moon was on May 13th.
WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:
The bonefish totals were off the chart this week with the Orvis Saltwater Fishing School hosted by Pete Kutzer. It was a 4 night event held early in the week. The school was followed by the start of the 4 day Orvis Bonefish Bonanza with over 20 anglers participating in the exciting event.
I would like to congratulate all the school members as they all landed bonefish; and for most it was their first saltwater fish of a lifetime. So Kudos to Bob and Connie, Chou and Buoa, Joe and Priscilla, Mary and Chris, Lee and Julie, Ken, Dennis, Bill, Brot, Chuck, Charlie, John and Louise, Karen and Ryan, just to name a few of the guests who racked up the bonefish, and some went went on to tackle some permit and tarpon.
Father and son team, Ron and RJ returned to EL Pescador for their second Bonanza as did husband and wife Dick and Jean. Jason, Stuart, Jeff, Steve, Glenn, Bill, John, Aaron, Phil, David, Steve, Dijon, David, Bill, John, the list goes on. It is safe to say that the Orvis Helios 2 rods that were included in the trip were worked hard!
The permit fishing was pretty darn good as well. Chuck nabbed one early on in the week, Ryan followed suit shortly thereafter , Returning guests Ken and Dennis were dying to catch permit; and they were each rewarded for their hard work and perseverance. All the fish were between 5- 15 pounds, and they ate a variety of patterns including crabs and shrimp. Several of the permit were caught while wading which is quite a thrill.
Some more migratory fish were jumped this week, but the only man left standing was a woman! Her first tarpon of her young fishing career and it was the only tarpon to the boat all week. Way to go Buoa! Women rule!
Baracudas, a couple big snappers, Jacks
Alas, no slams were recorded this week!
FLIES THAT WORKED
FOR BONEFISH -
Christmas Island Specials, Crazy Charlies, Micro Crab, Gotcha, Foxy Clouser
FOR PERMIT -
Peterson Spawning Shrimp, Christmas Island Special, Manits shrimp, Merkin Crab
FOR TARPON -
White Deceiver, Black death, Orange cockroach
This Week’s Summary:
A very exciting week as we had a great mix of seasoned anglers and out right first timers. The weather was pretty good, the food was excellent as usual, and the company was fantastic. Another week in paradise!