Belize

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 September 13th - September 20th, 2014

Weather: Mainly sunny with scatter thunderstorms. We had some wind earlier in the week, but then it calmed down to E @ 5.

Winds: East 10 - 15 mph, ESE 5 - 10, E 5 - 10.

Air Temps: Mid 80's to 90, for the High. High 70's, for the lows.

Water Temperature: 81-83 degrees

Moon phase: Last Quarter on the 15th.

WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING

Bonefish (Macabi): We love it when guests come here to El Pescador and turn into anglers! Todd is getting married! And all his buddies were here for his bachelor party. Party they did, but they also fished! Some learned their double haul, some learned to cast for the first time. And...they all caught bonefish on the fly. Bragging rights go out to: Todd, Charlie, Jordan, Tyler, John Garrett, John, Paxton, Riley, George, Clark, Ed, Ryan, Kacey, Avery and Cheever! Amy and her husband Jay were here to celebrate "their" time after their daughter's wedding! Jay is fanatical about his fly fishing, and Amy showed up as a "good sport." Congratulation to Amy for her first bonefish on fly! Mike was here for Bonefish Tarpon Trust. We had a guide meeting to look at areas we want to protect in the future. His wife Barbara has caught bonefish on fly before, but this time she just wanted to throw a jig with shrimp and call it good. She was thrilled with her fun fishing and spending time out on the flats with her husband. Albert was here with his fabulous wife Dorothy - and their son Jason. Albert and Jason were the fishing team and they both landed bonefish on light spin. They came back smiling everyday! And let's not forget long time fishing buddies Jeff and Mike. They both caught bonefish. Mike was a very good sport as he had to listen to Jeff's bragging...because his bonefish went toward his slam!

Permit (Palometta): Wow. It's been really tough to listen to all the permit stories and not go out. That will change this week. But for you permit lovers, the guides are reporting things like...."They just sat there," "A big slow moving school," "We changed flies and then they attacked the mantas shrimp," "the fish ate twice," "do they know it's not usually this easy?" For the initiated, of course we know it's about permit personality problems. One guide told me while I was permit fishing, "You desire the fish too much!" That's what happened with Mike. He melted. Cesar said he wanted to jump start him with his boat battery! Mike did recover with two big tarpon, but that's the next paragraph. Cheever landed two permit on fly with Captain Cinoeh! And that's the final score for the week. Nice going Cheever!

Tarpon (Sabalo): Oscar has been accepted to Oxford. His grandfather Marrku told him if he got in - he would take him on the fly fishing trip of his dreams. Oscar has a few more days to fish, but so far - he has several bones to the fly in addition to his tarpon on fly with Captain Luis. Yay! I hope your luck continues Oscar. Avery landed his tarpon on fly with Captain Cinoeh. Awesome. And Edward is clearly addicted. He landed a really nice tarpon with Captain Vince on fly. And yes, he is talking about his next trip here and he would love to bring his wife! Mike was able to recover his personality when Captain Cesar told him to cast to the sighted 60 lb tarpon. Done. But then the party continued. Mike landed two tarpon, 50 and 60 lbs - on fly, with Captain Cesar. Nice. And then let's not forget Albert! Albert showed up and said he wanted "big fish." Well, a nice 80 lb tarpon on spin with Captain Hilberto did the trick! So, 5 tarpon on fly this week, and one on spin. Congratulations!

Other Species: Nice schools of jacks. Some shots at snook, but the ignored the fly.

Grand Slam: Not this week. Darn close.

Flies that worked:

Bonefish: Christmas Island specials, Spawning Gotcha, Cray Charlie
Permit: Spawning shrimp, Merkin
Tarpon: Chartreuse bunny, Black Death, Tan bunny

Week Summary: It's Independence Day here in Belize on September 21st! Another fantastic reason to party - which San Pedro does well. Celebration is in the air. And El Pescador is celebrating! On September 19th, Ali lead the ribbon cutting ceremony thanking the staff and crew that all assisted in the timely lodge renovation. The rooms are flat out gorgeous. As I write this, our first guest will stay in a newly remodeled room tonight! The bachelor party is floating around in the pool telling lies about their fishing and everything else. The staff is all planning on watching the fireworks at midnight, and I'm sure there will be some sleepy eyes in the morning. Luckily, it's not a busy day tomorrow. We do look forward to some big fun times coming up. In the meantime, share in our celebration. Check out our El Pescador facebook page. Thank you to everyone for a great week. Plan your fishing and practice your cast!

Guide of the week: Captain Cinoeh. 2 permit on fly for Cheever and one tarpon on fly for his fishing buddy Avery!
And this was during a bachelor party! Thank you Cinoeh.

Lori-Ann Murphy
fish@elpescador.com

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