Tip of the week 

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!


FISHING REPORT: Weeks of November 1st - November 14th, 2015

Weather: Weather over these 2 weeks was decent to start with lots of rain towards the end.

Winds: Moderate winds 0-12 mph from many directions.

Air Temps: Highs were in mid 80's with lows in the mid to upper 70's.

Water Temperature: 80ยบ F. Barometric Pressure: 29.82 - 29.95

Moon phase: The first new moon is on the 11th. Sunrise: 5:55 am Sunset: 5:15 pm


Bonefish (Macabi); Hardly a fishing day goes by without every guest catching a bonefish, usually if it happens it is because the angler decides to fish for tarpon or permit all day. This was true these 2 weeks despite some poor weather late in the last week. There were several large bonefish caught in the 4-pound range and a single report of a fish over 6 pounds.

Orvis' Bonefish School and Orvis' Bonefish Bonanza dominated the activity. The school's student took the first morning for some classroom work with knots, techniques, strip strike practice to get a little ahead of the game before they fished that afternoon. Sara & Sean, Rich and Lee, Victor and Mary, Tracy and David, gary and Debbie, Jerry and Gloria, David and Linda, Ron and Sissy, William, Steve, Robert, Julian, Cameron, Lance, Robert, Leo and Sue, Peter and Jackie, Jim and Lindsay, John and Emily, Vance and Ian, Robert and Marie, Justin and Sara, Howard and Janet, Rick, Bill, Jeff, Chris, Scott, Navid, Mickey And Becky, Randy and Brenda Daniel, Rob, Frank, Mike, Jim and Gail, Meredith and Charles, Brian and Leanna, Ron, Fred all enjoyed some great bonefishing here in Northern Belize.

Permit (Palometta): Return guest Jean landed 2 permit mid way through his trip... I believe these were his first Belizean permit. Brian, Troy and David each landed a permit during their stay at El Pescador. Oops, I almost forgot Cameron and Lance for their permit! Lots more shots, follows and a few hookups were also reported. Overall a significanrt number of permit were fooled by the fly this week.

Tarpon (Sabalo): Bill started it off with a nice tarpon, Julian and Kyle were tarpon masters, Cameron, Lance, Jeff, and Justin got their tickets to tarpon stardom as well. Congratulations to all.

Grand Slam:

Other Species: Jacks, Barracudas, Snappers, Snook, Ladyfish, triggerfish.. many more if you count the reef trips some guests enjoyed.

Flies that worked:
Bonefish: Christmas Island Special, Crazy Charlie tan , Crazy Charlie pink,
Permit: Christmas Island Special, Funny looking brown crab!
Tarpon: White toad, Chartreuse deceiver, Orange Cockroach

Week Summary: Many thanks to Pete for his leadership as the Orvis host for the 2 events, A mixed bag of weather didn't help the results but overall it was very successful.

Fish On!

Ed -

Must Have Flies 
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