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Re: Fishing Report [Re: Marty] #503829
04/30/15 05:45 AM
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FISHING REPORT

April 19 - April 25, 2015

Weather Conditions: The wind is our enemy this week. Morning clouds giving way to clear skies all week. Winds: E 10 – 20, occasional gusts to 24 mph

Air Temperature: Mid to high 80s for the highs and mid 70’s for the low.

Water Temperature: 78 - 80 F degrees

Barometric Pressure: 29.69 - 29.95

Moonphase: The first quarter moon is on April 25th

WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:

BONEFISH (Macabi): Lots of bonefish! John, Marty, Mark, Todd, Sally Kathy, Dan, Robert 1,2,3, Craig 1, Craig 2, Greg, John 1, John 2, Aldon, Susan, Bart, Stephen, Elizabeth, Dru, Jason, Jonathan, Christian and many more landed bonefish all week. A few boats exceeded 30 fish in a day! There was no shortage of bonefish during this windy week.

PERMIT (Palometta): All Hail - Permit Queen Elizabeth from the UK, our lovely guest Elizabeth caught her permit on the proper queen’s birthday! Hover, this put some pressure on her husband Stephen who has hooked 2 but has not landed any yet. Rob 1 and Rob 2 both got a good permit, then it happened again – Women and permit, and I mean lots of permit… 19 in one day, yes 19, half of them on a fly, half on bait, a tremendous day for Sally and Kathy. They showed great patience and focus during their stay at El Pescador and it paid off big time. There was a school of hundreds of small but hungry permit that just stayed in one area and kept on eating! Congratulations to both of them. Friday - Stephen landed his coveted permit in the 11th hour. This is also fantastic news for Stephen and Elizabeth’s relationship! After several days of celebrating Elizabeth's beautiful permit, it was clear Stephen was on a mission to even the score. It took some hard wading and perseverance to track down, hook and land this pretty fish. Saturday - Jim and son Jay got a couple permit each, Jonathan and Dru got 8 between them, Kerry and his son Ritchie had 3 between them! That is a lot of permit in one week!

TARPON (Sabalo): The all women boat of Sally and Kathy landed a couple of 25 pounders midweek, which inspired Dan to get one of his own the following day. It was his first ever tarpon! A great achievement for a great guy. Overall the tarpon fishing was not up to par because of the wind. Our normal tarpon flats west of the island were just too windy to fish. Once that wind starts to churn up the bottom the flats get off color and tough to fish. I can't wait for the migratory tarpon to start flooding our southern tarpon waters.

OTHER SPECIES: Barracuda, jacks, snapper and snook.

Grand Slam: Just soft slams (Bonefish tarpon, permit in one week) were recorded this week, If the winds had cooperated I bet there would have been several slams this week.

FLIES THAT WORKED

FOR BONEFISH - Beck Silly legs Chartreuse size 8, Gotcha, CI Specials, lots more!!

FOR PERMIT - Christmas Island Specials, Mantis Shrimp, small AvalonPeterson’s Spawning Shrimp in size 4, Beck Silly legs Chartreuse size 4, Christmas Island Specials in size 4, 6, Mantis shrimp size 4, and a Bauer Crab

FOR TARPON - Black Death, White toads, size 2/0 and 3/0.

This Week’s Summary:

Despite the wind the permit fishing was on fire! More permit this week than I have seen in a long time. Saltwater anglers have a love - hate relationship with wind. They hate casting in it, but they love the way it camouflages their presence. With lots of wave action and wave noise it is easier to get closer to a permit than the calm day we all hope for. An ideal wind here is 8-10 mph out of the east, it is a perfect compromise of having enough wind to hide your approach and not so much wind that you can't cast or the guide can't handle the boat

Fish On!
Ed Blank fish@elpescador.com.


Re: Fishing Report [Re: Marty] #503978
05/05/15 06:00 AM
05/05/15 06:00 AM
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FISHING REPORT

April 26 - May 2, 2015

Weather Conditions: Hot and hazy to start the week with unsettled weather late in the week, some rain on Thursday.

Air Temperature: Highs in upper 80s and lows in the mid 70’s. Barometric Pressure: 29.67 - 29.95 Winds: All over the place from calm to 20 mph, the wind direction was all over the place as well shifting from West to East sometimes on the same day.

Water Temperature: 78 - 80 F degrees

Moonphase: The full moon is on May 3rd Sunrise: 5:25 AM Sunset: 6:23 PM

WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:

BONEFISH (Macabi): Ben, Jenn, Julien, Victoria, Zumi, Bob, Jana, Dave, John, Bob1, Cinda, Bob 2, Peter, Sonia, Ken, Kerry, Ritchie, Mark, Tim, Ross, Ron, Tom and many more guests had their rods bent with numerous bonefish over the week. Ambergris Caye is blessed with more bonefish per square mile than anywhere I have been. Maybe not the biggest in the world but they are among the most cooperative! A few 3-4 pound fish were the biggest of the week. The bonefish are returning to our home flats after months of being absent when some not often seen Sargasso seaweed, which has plagued the entire Caribbean this year, flooded our shallow high tide flats and smothered our local grass.

PERMIT (Palometta): Returning guest Jim from Texas hit it big with 8 permit in one day… big state, a good friend and lots of permit! Young Victoria from Switzerland is enjoying a 10 day holiday with her parents Julien and Kim. While spin fishing on her 3rd day she also landed 8 permit in one day! Wow! Gip teamed up with our most veteran guide Erlindo for a couple of permit to the hand on Tuesday (Erlindo went on to land the 8 with Jim) , Tom landed a huge permit, Ben just missed a grand slam after landing his permit, Scott got his first permit, Kim got 2, Victoria got 2 more, Ross used his skills to get into some permit successfully landing one, and Robert wrapped up his long trip with another permit. And guess what? Victoria got another one – a bigger one -18 pounds? Tim landed his first permit of his career much to the delight of his friend Mark ( well delight with a slight tinge of jealousy)

TARPON (Sabalo): Tarpon fishing is looking better and better when the weather and wind have calmed down, Silas hooked some, landed one and his father Robert followed suit with a 25 pound fish to the boat and brother Silas got a beauty and hooked several other tarpon during his weeks adventure here at El Pescador

OTHER SPECIES: Barracuda, jacks, snapper, triggerfish, snook.

Grand Slam: Ross worked hard and it paid off the last day for him big time heading out early and getting the tarpon to hand by 7 am, the permit was tougher but a nice dinner plate size permit struck a 70 foot shot across the wind while wading. The bonefish got a little scary as they spent an hour without seeing one, but it happened! All 3 species in one day! A soft grand slam was achieved for Ben, catching a tarpon, permit and bonefish during his week here at El Pescador

FLIES THAT WORKED

FOR BONEFISH - Christmas Island specials in orange, pearl and pink – size 4-8.

FOR PERMIT - SimRam, Mantis Shrimp, Merkin crab, Puglisi crab (Olive)

FOR TARPON - Black Death, Peanut Butter, Orange Cockroach.

This Week’s Summary:

yes, love... 3 years ago Jana met Dave here at El Pescador when they were on separate trips. They both thought the “fishing” was great and they fell in love. They returned to El Pescador this week and were married on the dock with bonefish tailing in the background! Killer permit fishing continued into this week, with a grand slam, a wedding, and some happy anglers! Tarpon weather seems to be coming so let's see what happens next week!

Fish On!
Ed Blank fish@elpescador.com.


Re: Fishing Report [Re: Marty] #504227
05/14/15 06:05 AM
05/14/15 06:05 AM
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FISHING REPORT

May 3rd – May 9th, 2015

Weather Conditions: Hot and hazy to start the week with unsettled weather late in the week, some rain on Thursday

Air Temperature: Highs are in the upper 80’s, lows in the mid 70’s. Winds: 5-10 mph from the east early in the week increasing to 10-15 later in the week maybe up to 20 mph for Friday and Saturday.

Water Temperature: 79-81 F. degrees

Barometric Pressure: 29.87 - 29.96

Moonphase: The full moon was on May 3rd, Sunrise: 5:21 am Sunset: 6:16 pm

WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:

BONEFISH (Macabi): Sam, Volanni, Kate, Jack racked up some bonefish on their first day, Kate went from zero to double hauling in 2 days between the casting lessons and her 2 days on the water! A special student indeed! Brendon and his fish prolific wife Kristen, Ron, RJ, David from the UK, Jon and Amy, Julien, Kim, Victoria, Peter, Ron, Chuck, Wade, Jeff, Norm, Colonel, Mike, Thomas and his lovely wife Lori got Belize bonefish fever on their first day out. Roger & his son Dave charmed their way to bonefish despite the winds, John from the UK got a few days out and chased everything that swims (including bonefish) and was spooled by something unknown to this day! The big bonefish of the week went to Kristen who landed a 6 pounder while wading in the back lagoon! Husband Brendon was both thrilled and a little jealous at the same time.

PERMIT (Palometta): Sam got into a permit on his first of 2 days on the water. Peter got a really nice permit, Jeff had first ever permit as did Colonel, Chuck & Kim, Congratulations to all that tangled with these elusive flats dwellers! Jim landed his first permit on the fly late in the week despite the heavy winds.

TARPON (Sabalo): Tarpon fishing is heating up – jumping fish is now daily - landing fish is daily. Hungarian/Canadian Beatrix (Trixie) trixed a tarpon into eating and after 5 solid jumps the guide had to start the boat to chase the fish down as it was half way to Mexico within seconds, After some frantic reeling she was able to tire the fish and bring it to hand, A solid 30 pound hunk of tarpon. The Colonel and his second in command Chuck both got a tarpon with a nice olive toad (and added a couple more later in the week) Sam landed a tarpon, Volanni is the reining queen of the Sliver King, Lori got right to work with a tarpon on her first day on the flats! Kim landed a 70 pound sliver beauty while trolling on the reef! That’s a new one on my watch. John who is visiting from the UK Jumped two big fish (like 80 pounds) but lost one near the boat after 5 spectacular jumps. Julien landed a tarpon in 5.5 seconds!!! How is this possible? The third jump landed in the boat!! Luckily it was small and didn’t hurt anyone or itself. The rule is if a big tarpon jumps in your boat you are best to jump out!

OTHER SPECIES: Ladyfish, Snapper, Jacks, Barracudas.

Grand Slam: Although no one slammed in a single day we had an incredible run of “soft” grand slams (a bonefish, tarpon and permit during your stay here at El Pescador. This week we had 6 people do it this week! Congratulations to Kim , Norm, Jeff, Peter, Colonel, and Chuck for completing a very difficult hat trick! A soft grand slam was achieved for Ben, catching a tarpon, permit and bonefish during his week here at El Pescador.

FLIES THAT WORKED

FOR BONEFISH - Christmas Island Special, Crazy Charlies, Beck’s Sili Legs (chartreuse).

FOR PERMIT - Bauer crab, Raghead crab in olive/brown, Peterson spawning shrimp, CI Special

FOR TARPON - White toad,, Olive Toad, Black death, White deceiver, Puglisi’s pinfish.

This Week’s Summary:

Tarpon are back in the mix this week with some spectacular results, Permit slowed down a little but this could be due to the fact more people were fishing for tarpon since the weather was so good.

Fish On!
Ed Blank fish@elpescador.com.


Re: Fishing Report [Re: Marty] #504366
05/19/15 03:03 PM
05/19/15 03:03 PM
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FISHING REPORT

May 10th – May 16th, 2015

Weather Conditions: Partly cloudy to clear weather all week

Winds: Winds: Most of the week winds were 18-25 mph out of the east – Yikes! Where are our normal 10 mph trade winds?

Air Temperature: Highs are in the upper 80’s, lows in the mid 70’s .

Water Temperature: 79-81 F. degrees

Barometric Pressure: 29.92 – 30.00

Sunrise: 5:19 am Sunset: 6:18 pm

Moonphase: The 3rd quarter moon is May 11th.

WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:

BONEFISH (Macabi): Geoff, Dan, Eric, Lee. Tom, Bernie, Bob, Lloyd, Jane, Bill, Sheryl, Mike, Dick, Alex, the 2 Johns, Ted, Margaret, and Alex # 2 had good luck in the wind with bonefish on their first day out with the Orvis Bonefish Bonanza! Mike, Gregg, Christie, Tim, Reed, Deed, Chad and Kevin had tight lines with some decent bonefish pulling hard. Biggest fish of the week was about 4 pounds!

PERMIT (Palometta): 3 on Monday and he was trying for a little sympathy that he lost a fourth, no one was feeling bad for him! Alex was able to get a permit to the boat on Monday as well! Never say it is too windy! It may cut down our available terrain but there is usually fish to be had somewhere in our 400 square mile fishery! Geoff’s first day on his Orvis Bonanza trip was really successful – a nice 7-8 pound permit, his first ever!! John didn’t know what a permit was until after he booked the trip with Orvis and started reading about it… well second day he caught one! Lloyd had a secret desire for a permit and low and behold he did it!! Mike had some good shots and hooked one up but it just came unbuttoned! Jay squeezed out his first ever permit late in the week and is extremely proud!

TARPON (Sabalo): Returning guest Dick (along with his wife Jean) played with some tarpon but no hookups that day. Alex was able to get the tarpon catch going with the first tarpon of the week. Dan got a beauty to the boat. John got his next to the boat and leadered the fish but the fish had different plans and took off breaking off on the motor. Several more fish were jumped, even more ate the fly but didn’t hook-up, even more followed and even more ignored our anglers offerings altogether. Returning guest Dick got more than he expected this trip with the second tarpon of his storied lifetime. The first was a big one on bait in the Florida keys, many years ago and the second was today, on a fly, just the right size. Well done Senor Dick! Here is our perfect leader formula for our resident tarpon: 6 feet of 60 pound butt section, 18” of 30 pound class tippet and 18” of 60 pound bite tippet. We use the slim beauty knots to join the 30 to the 60! This leader is super strong but stay under the breaking strength of most fly lines.

OTHER SPECIES: Snapper, Jacks, Barracudas, tripletail, snook

FLIES THAT WORKED

FOR BONEFISH - Christmas Island Special, Crazy Charlies,

FOR PERMIT - Peterson spawning shrimp, CI Special, Large Gotcha, various crabs

FOR TARPON - Black Death, tan bunny, white bunny

This Week’s Summary:

A great group from Orvis visited the lodge this week with lots of first time anglers earned their bonefish pins awards with ease. Even with the windy weather a few intrepid anglers went on to permit and tarpon.

Fish On!
Ed Blank fish@elpescador.com.

Fishing photo of the week:


El Pescador Geoff and his permit

Re: Fishing Report [Re: Marty] #504827
06/02/15 12:03 PM
06/02/15 12:03 PM
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FISHING REPORT

May 17th – May 25th, 2015

Weather Conditions: Marginal weather to start the week clearing midweek for a beautiful finish!

Winds: Winds were 10-15 mph out of the east with some calmer days late in the week.

Air Temperature: Highs are in the upper 80’s, lows in the mid 70’s.

Water Temperature: 79-81 F. degrees

Barometric Pressure: 29.89 – 29.99

Sunrise: 5:17 am Sunset: 6:20 pm

Moonphase: The first quarter moon was on May 25th.

WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:

BONEFISH (Macabi): “Bony fish” is the local slang with the older folks here on the island signifying how unpleasant they are to eat. Fortunately they are not so hard to catch (except for the one day for the one angler who needed it the most: our grand slam contender this week – Levi) Samuel and Richard’s boat landed a huge bonefish that measured 30” and looked to be 7 pounds. Everyone else here at the lodge all landed bonefish. Michael and Mick got some big numbers on the board.

PERMIT (Palometta): Robert traveled a long way to El Pescador and was rewarded with a permit early on this week. Lucas was unaware that permit fishing was difficult and landed 4 on his first permit day. Mick and Michael’s boat were pretty lucky (they claim it was all skill) as they landed a solid permit at the end of the last day of their vacation here at El Pescador. Levi got a permit as part 2 of his grand slam effort (the first was a tarpon) Lucas proved it was not a fluke and landed 4 more later in the week! Tucker got into his first permit midweek adding 3 more fish by the end of his stay for a total of 4 permit. Steve was thrilled with his first ever permit on a fly and was able to get 3 over his 5 days of fishing here at El Pescador.

TARPON (Sabalo): ):. Levi and Alina went fishing for tarpon one morning and after making short work of that by 8 am and then it was off to bone fish for a while, then permit fishing. Now landing 2 out of 3 is not bad but which 2?

OTHER SPECIES: Snapper, Jacks, Barracudas, Shad, ladyfish, snook (including a 15 pounder).

Grand Slam: The good news is that Levi landed a tarpon and a permit fairly easily to start the day, the bad news is that he hooked several bonefish but did not land one – I know it is hard to believe but true. Soooooo Close! How to you reconcile that the normally easy to catch bonefish was the hardest to catch on this particular day on this particular boat?

FLIES THAT WORKED

FOR BONEFISH - Christmas Island Special, Gotcha

FOR PERMIT - Small Avalon, CI Special, Large Gotcha, various crabs.

FOR TARPON - White bunny, Black Death

This Week’s Summary:

A nice quiet week at the lodge with some great guests, good weather and awesome fishing. Permit fishing was off the charts perfect this week far exceeding the normal rates. Perhaps this is the year of the permit in some obscure Mayan calendar?

Fish On!
Ed Blank fish@elpescador.com.


Re: Fishing Report [Re: Marty] #505036
06/09/15 06:15 AM
06/09/15 06:15 AM
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FISHING REPORT

May 31st – June 6th, 2015

Weather Conditions: Most of the week was perfect with a few days of unsettled weather thrown in to make us appreciate the good days.

Winds: Winds were 0-10 mph out of the east early in the week with ever-shifting winds (staying light) later in the week.

Air Temperature: Highs are in the upper 80’s, lows in the mid 70’s.

Water Temperature: Temp: 80-81 F. degrees

Barometric Pressure: 29.85 – 29.95

Sunrise: 5:17 am Sunset: 6:24 pm

Moonphase: The full moon was on June 2nd.

WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:

BONEFISH (Macabi): Michael was the bonefish king to start the week with 25 bones right off the bat! Oksana thought this would be a great time to learn to fly fish, and with some help of the daily casting clinics and her trusty guide, she was able to cast, set the hook and land 4 bonefish on her own! Brandon put some big bonefish numbers on the board as well. These were the highlights but everyone at the lodge caught some of the tourist- friendly bonefish surrounding Ambergris Caye.

PERMIT (Palometta): Brandon will never use a rusty fly on a permit again! He got a great eat from a permit early in the week,but the hook broke (how painful is that?). Nabel landed a beautiful permit (actually, I haven’t seen an ugly one yet). Howard (as part of his slam) & Jason landed a 25 pounder – what a solid fish! Max, John & Seth got one as part of their slams as well.

TARPON (Sabalo): Michael showed us early n that he has a way with both bonefish and tarpon as he landed the first tarpon of the week. David and John landed 4 poons in a single day! Marcus and Paul’s boat had a couple big migratory tarpon on, but they were not able to get them close to the boat for a leader touch. The process of counting a fish as landed when the leader is touched came about when we discontinued the use of lip gaffs for tarpon. To help land a fish aggressively, the guide grabs the leader to bring the fish along side the boat and then goes for grab on the tarpons lower jaw. If the leader happens to break or pull out after this initial touch it is an official catch. Many of the famous tarpon tournaments in Florida use the leader touch as their definition of a caught fish. Max , John and David all got tarpon! Jason hooked 3, landed zero near the end of the week. Don got a nice fish, Max, Howard and Zeth got fish as part of their grand slam efforts. This should debunk the full moon is bad for tarpon myth?

OTHER SPECIES: Snapper, Jacks, Barracudas, Shad, ladyfish, a couple big snook.

Grand Slam: 4 slams this week! Kudos go to all! Howard, Max had a grand slam… Seth and John got the job done as well! Hip, Hip Hooray! Bruce hooked up all three one day but didn’t land them all!

FLIES THAT WORKED

FOR BONEFISH - Christmas Island Special, crazy Charlie, Gotcha, bunny gotcha

FOR PERMIT - CI Special, Large Gotcha, Bauer crabs.

FOR TARPON - Orange cockroach, Cockroach, Deceivers

This Week’s Summary:

4 grand slams in one week – I believe it is a lodge record. Greta weather, great anglers and fantastic luck!

Fish On!
Ed Blank fish@elpescador.com.


Re: Fishing Report [Re: Marty] #505359
06/19/15 12:45 PM
06/19/15 12:45 PM
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FISHING REPORT

May 31st – June 6th, 2015

Weather Conditions: Overcast and windy was the reality most of the week with a few well-deserved breaks here and there.

Winds: Winds were gusty and too high most of the week in the 15-20mpjhh range mostly out of the east but a few days out of the north. We tend not to like those north winds as it draws all the water out of the bay and flats between the reef and the island and gives us less leeward shores to fish.

Air Temperature: Highs are in the mid to upper 80’s, lows in the mid 70’s.

Water Temperature: Temp: 80-81 F. degrees

Sunrise: 5:17 am Sunset: 6:24 pm

Moonphase: The last quarter moon was on June 9th

WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:

BONEFISH (Macabi): Bonefishing always seems to be good here at El Pescador. Brian, Truel, Jimmy , Ray, Dan, Jim. Jeff, Ken, Lew, Jerry, Steve Pat, proved this to be true. These were but a few of the successful bonefishers who visited the lodge this week. Coleen was most improved of the week and tried out her newly learned skills on the bonefish. (Successfully I might add!)

PERMIT (Palometta): Glenn (landed 2) and Truel (landed 1) were the permit masters this week, Steve hooked one but alas it wasn’t to be.

TARPON (Sabalo): Michael showed us early n that he has a way with both bonefish and tarpon as he landed the first tarpon of the week. David and John landed 4 poons in a single day! Marcus and Paul’s boat had a couple big migratory tarpon on, but they were not able to get them close to the boat for a leader touch. Kea was the first in the week to crack the tarpon’s secret code and landed a nice tarpon, Jack got a beauty on his first day of fishing. Kelli got in on the action with another tarpon added to the list, William hooked the biggest of the week but lost her after 30 minutes. Boddy, Jay. Dan, Jeff hooked a few poons that also escaped at the last second. Kea and Jack ended up with 3 tarpon between them, all in the migratory classes of 70-100 pounds.

OTHER SPECIES: Snapper, Jacks, Barracudas, Shad, ladyfish, some snook for Lew and Pat

Grand Slam: 4 slams this week! Kudos go to all! Howard, Max had a grand slam… Seth and John got the job done as well! Hip, Hip Hooray! Bruce hooked up all three one day but didn’t land them all!

FLIES THAT WORKED

FOR BONEFISH - Christmas Island Special, spawning gotcha, simram.

FOR PERMIT - CI Special

FOR TARPON - Black Death, Olive toad, black bunny, Whistler

This Week’s Summary:

Another great Orvis group trip led by Joe from Orvis Travel with everyone getting some good fishing time in despite some windy and overcast conditions. Tarpon fishing was pretty darn good for those who didn’t mind doing some blind casting.

Fish On!
Ed Blank fish@elpescador.com.


Re: Fishing Report [Re: Marty] #505570
06/30/15 05:34 AM
06/30/15 05:34 AM
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FISHING REPORT

June 14th – June 20th, 2015

Weather Conditions: Mostly cloudy most of the week with some passing showers, especially in the afternoon.

Winds: Winds were too high most of the week between 15-25 mph from the East most of the week (Sunday had some changing wind directions.)

Air Temperature: Highs are in the mid to upper 80’s, lows in the mid 70’s.

Water Temperature: Temp: 80-81 F. degrees

Barometric Pressure: 29.82 – 30.05

Sunrise: 5:18 am Sunset: 6:28 pm

Moonphase: The new moon was on June 16th.

WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:

BONEFISH (Macabi): Paul and MIchelle joined forces this week to give some of our Belizean bonefish some good exercise! Dubber and Don were able to wade for many of their bonefish. Wading can be a fun alternative on a cloudy day when visibility is poor. Going shallow can expose some fish as they tail or make some surface disturbances (nervous water). It does slow the day down a bit as you can not cover as much water as you can from the boat, but I find it a very enjoyable way to bonefish. Sandra learned how to fly fish while here at the lodge and her hard work was rewarded with a total of 8 bonefish! Chris got some bonefish, Karen and Jeff got some bonefish and Mike and Cindy enjoyed all that Ambergris has to offer (as well as some bonefish)

PERMIT (Palometta): No permit this week – this is the first no permit week in a long time!

TARPON (Sabalo): Chris landed the lone tarpon of the week. (Our favorite tarpon areas were weathered out this week)

OTHER SPECIES: Snappers, Cudas, Jacks

Grand Slam: No Grand Slams (very sad).

FLIES THAT WORKED

FOR BONEFISH - Christmas Island Special, bonecrusher, gotcha.

FOR PERMIT -

FOR TARPON - Green Toad

This Week’s Summary:

This week was fairly quiet here on the island with just a few anglers heading out each day into less than perfect conditions. Even on the worst days bonefish were found and caught even though the permit and tarpon fishing was a bit tough.

Fish On!
Ed Blank fish@elpescador.com.


Re: Fishing Report [Re: Marty] #505844
07/13/15 10:12 AM
07/13/15 10:12 AM
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FISHING REPORT

June 28th – July 4th, 2015

Weather Conditions: You name it we had it! Full sun, full rain, calm winds, big winds and everything in between.

Winds: Winds were too high most of the week between 15-25 mph from the east most of the week with a slightly calmer day on Saturday. By calmer I mean a more normal 12-18 which seemed great after all casting in 22 mph !

Air Temperature: Highs are in the mid to upper 80’s- 90 with lows in the mid 70’s.

Water Temperature: Temp: 80-82 F. degrees

Barometric Pressure: 29.47 – 30.01

Sunrise: 5:20 am Sunset: 6:30 pm

Moonphase: The full moon was on July 1st.

WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:

BONEFISH (Macabi): A big thanks to everyone at the lodge this week, it was very busy and hundreds of bonefish were landed... here are a few highlights: Bonefish were the main target for many people and a backup for others. Gerard, John, Katy, Robert, Richard, Paul, Garrison, Dave, Tom, Greg, Josh, Calvin, Brent, just to name a few of our successful bonefish anglers. Couples like Brett and Joni, Davis and Allison, Ethan and Stephanie, Erin and Travis, MIcah and Kelly, Laura and Will (although Laura did not fish), Scott and Jenny, Carl and Ashley all had fun with the bonefish as well. Father son and Father daughter teams did well Steve and daughter Ashley, Carl and sons Garrrison and Richard, Dave and daughter Melissa got to enjoy our bonefish fishery!

PERMIT (Palometta): WOW! Another fantastic, unbelievable permit week! Allison started it out with the biggest smile when she reported her permit – her beau Davis did even better with 7 permit on his week. Ethan got 7, yes 7, on Sunday! Greg and Mark and David combined with 8 to the boat. Their buddies in another boat were really depressed that they were so out fished! My advice was not to doubt your guide, not to doubt your skills, just keep doing it. The next day Tom and Gregg landed over 15 permit – most in the dinner plate size but one beauty was 10 pounds. Jenny out-fished her husband Scott and finished up her day with a permit much to the enjoyment of all on board!

TARPON (Sabalo): Yippee for Stephanie with an 80 pound tarpon to the boat... while her favorite fellow (Ethan) was not left out and landed an even bigger tarpon ( although there is still some debate over which one was really bigger!) Erin hooked one up that jumped with the bait flying overhead... Travis was a little luckier and landed a nice 50 pound fish that same day.

OTHER SPECIES: Calvin ( 11 years old) got a big old snook, lots of Snappers, Cudas, Jacks

Grand Slam: Almost! Mark had a tarpon on after landing several permit!

FLIES THAT WORKED

FOR BONEFISH - Christmas Island Special, gotcha with lead eyes, crazy charlie

FOR PERMIT - Mantis shrimp, Bauer Crab Olive/Tan, Merkin Crab, SImram, Peterson Spawning shrimp.

FOR TARPON - Olive Green toad, Black death, Cockroach, Chartreuse bunny

This Week’s Summary:

Lots of people enjoying Belize during of first week of summer 2 for 1 pricing. Even though he fishing peaks in the summer with the addition of Migratory tarpon to the mix, our attendance levels tend to be lower. Come enjoy the summer and fall with us. Even though it was windy we continue to light up the permit boards.

Fish On!
Ed Blank fish@elpescador.com.

Fishing photo of the week:


El Pescador guest Erin’s Tarpon

El Pescador guest Steve and his Permit

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FISHING REPORT

July 6th – July 12th, 2015

Weather Conditions: Mostly fair weather all week with partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skys some days, 1 day with scattered but heavy squalls.

Winds: 15-25 from the east all week, with the calmer time being early afternoon.

Air Temperature: Highs are in the mid to upper 80’s to low 90’s lows in the mid 70’s.

Water Temperature: Temp: 80-82 F. degrees

Barometric Pressure: 29.6 – 30.01

Sunrise: 5:23 am Sunset: 6:30 pm

Moonphase: The last quarter moon was on July 8th.

WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:

BONEFISH (Macabi): Our 87 year old friend Tom was hunting for permit and tarpon but was cruelly denied. He did land a few bonefish. Justin and Shawn had a blast hooking up the bones, Shelly, Clay, Kim, Dale, Jody, Michelle, Chris, Ed, Connie, Tom, Calvin, Lucinda, Seth, Brittny, Bob, Jim, Carter, Jeff, Graham, John, Tom, with Jon and Pat rounding out the bonefish field!

PERMIT (Palometta): Permit for father son team Mike and Michael, Jody got a beautiful 18 pounder, Cory got three permit , the beautiful Shelly landed a nice one on her second cast on first and only day on the water, Clay landed a few, The crew from Missisippi tore up some permit ( Jeff, Graham, Tom, John) I know there are a few more winners for permit this week so email me and I will fix the report, I just can’t think at the moment.

TARPON (Sabalo): Mark started off the tarpon week with a solid 40 pounder and Dave jumped one just as big. Ed got 2 big tarpon early on with a great one late in the week. Seth got a nice tarpon, hooked a few more. Josh and Ricki returned for their 6th trip and normally Josh is a tarpon whisperer, but not so this week. The wind was the biggest factor in keeping Josh from his beloved Savannah flats that were just too windy to fish. He jumped a few but did not get one to the boat.

OTHER SPECIES: Ladyfish were a favorite, Jacks were very cooperative, several species of snappers, Young Calvin landed a few snook. Some Spanish Mackerel and many other species were landed on the reef trips that went out... Triple tail, trigger fish, groupers, barracudas all came to the boat.

Grand Slam: Almost but no winners this week.

FLIES THAT WORKED

FOR BONEFISH - Pretty much if it was in front of a bonefish it worked, but our guides seem to like the simple lead eye CI special

FOR PERMIT - Mantis shrimp, Christmas Island Special, Peterson Shrimp, small avalons

FOR TARPON - Olive Green toad, Black death, Chartreuse Toad, Purple/Black bunny

This Week’s Summary:

Although it was windy it was very productive with lots of tarpon hooked but just a few landed. Permit continued to be the surprise of the year with exceptional results

Fish On!
Ed Blank fish@elpescador.com.

Fishing photo of the week:


El Pescador guest Ed and his Tarpon

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