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Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Efficient casting. Everything in the salt happens fast, so it's about being ready!
Teamwork with your guide - be sure to clearly communicate expectations.

Seven-day forecast 

Had some rain today but the East winds are coming and clearing for the coming week.
Twelve boats went out today and Tarpon on the fly, Bone fish on the fly and snook!
were caught.
Sun tomorrow and the boats will head back out. plenty of fish! bring your camera!
Thanks

Conditions 

FISHING REPORT: Week of January 17th -23rd, 2016

Weather: Mostly fair weather all week with a mix of clouds and sun.

Winds: Again this week, 5-15 mph moderate winds from full west, swinging to the north and all the way east and everything in between

Air Temps: Highs are in the mid to low 80's, lows were in the mid to low 70's.

Water Temperature: 78 F. Barometric Pressure: 29.85 - 30.18

Moon phase: The full moon was on January 23rd and the last quarter moon was on the 31st !

Sunrise: 6:25 am Sunset: 5:45 pm

Bonefish (Macabi): A nice quiet week at the lodge with just 5-6 boats going out on a daily basis. Our bonefish did not disappoint and their cooperation was greatly appreciated by all of those who went out this week. The Orvis Saltwater School dominated the fishing and the students and guests got bonefish daily. The theory is easy to understand, but not so easy to execute. Once you spot a school of bonefish, simply throw the fly just past the fish's perceived path far enough in front of the fish that you don't spook it, but not so far that he has too much time to change paths. When the fish is in visual range of the fly, a couple short strips and fish on!! Now here is the hard truth... seeing these bright silver fish is not easy, the wind is blowing, the fish are spooky and you have just a few seconds to deliver the fly on target to moving fish about 40 feet away! When it all goes as planed it is simple, right? Congratulations to all who succeeded this week!

Permit (Palometta): Tom G. had a trip of a lifetime as he was able to land 2 permit this week. For many people this is a lifetime total! Berth matched the feat with his matched set pf permit and John, Tom and Josh had a permit apiece during their stay here at El Pescador.

Tarpon (Sabalo): Dick was the tarpon guru to start the week and in an unusual event, Junior landed a tarpon right in front of the lodge! A few other bites, a bunch of follows and who knows how many shots were made. Keeping your cool while face to face with a tarpon takes some practice!

Grand Slam: No slams this week.

Other Species: Jacks, Cudas, snapper!

Flies that worked:

Bonefish: Christmas Island Special - lead eyes

Permit: custom crab patterns, CI Special size 4, Gotcha

Tarpon: cockroach in olive, black bunny, Olive toad

Week Summary: The Orvis Saltwater fly fishing school was hosted by Peter Kutzer. The school has 4 days of fishing, and a half day of classroom/practical sessions on shore. When you combine Peter, with our staff of certified casting instructors and guides and millions of bonefish, you can imagine the results... PURE FUN!!
Fish On!

Ed
fish@elpescador.com

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