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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: January 8th, - January 14th, 2016

Weather: Decent weather - partly cloudy with good sun late in the day most of the week

Winds: 5-15 mph out of East, North and Northeast, different every day

Air Temps: 80 to 86 degrees with lows between 70 and 78 degrees

Water Temperature: 79 ยบ F. Barometer: 1017-1028 mbar

Moon phase: The full moon was on January 12th Sunrise 6:26 am Sunset: 5:35 pm

WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING

Bonefish (Macabi): "Bonyfish" is how many of the older guides pronounce bonefish here on Ambergris and it is pretty fitting. Having never eaten one I wouldn't know, but "boney" is what I hear. We have some of the largest schools of bonefish at times. One of those times was 2 days ago when one boat found a huge school of fish. Over 60 were hooked up, over 50 were landed. No big ones this week, the biggest reported was around 3 pounds. They used fly rods, spin rods and we're starting to think of hand lines!

Permit (Palometta): The permit King for Graham of Sport Fishing Television - he and his crew nailed 5 solid permit on the last day of their fishing - I'll let you know when it airs!

Our Montana couple (Al and Mary) both landed permit one day and Mary's ended up being part of her slam.

Tarpon (Sabalo): Only a couple tarpon this week with Mary again at the head of the pack and our Russian friend Sergey right behind her. One group found a nice concentration of adult fish in the 100-pound range in crystal clear water. Apparently, the excitement level was so high on the boat that everyone forgot how to cast. I don't know what it is about casting to a 100-pound tarpon 60 feet away that turns grown men into to incoherent mush with a tangle of line wrapped around them, while the tarpon swims peacefully by. This is what many of us live for.

Other Species: Barracudas, ladyfish, Snook, snappers, grouper

Grand Slam: We are still Celebrating Mary's grand slam - she claims she could not have done it without the step by step help and instruction of her husband Al and their guide Gordy. She was beaming all week!

Flies that worked:
Bonefish: Christmas Island Special, Crazy Charlies, Gotcha
Permit: CI Special, Avalon
Tarpon: Green toad, Cockroach, White Toad

Week Summary: Sport Fishing Television was here for an upcoming episode. It is fun to be chosen as one of their destinations for this season - they had one hell of a permit day the last day! The wind was tough but they persevered to victory.

Ed - fish@elpescador.com

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