Archive for July 2011

Update on the flats/next month schedule

There was a lapse in the information flow about fishing on the flats during mini-season. This annual “boater fest” keeps most flats captains at home catching up on some much needed rest or joining the crowd and trying to get their limit of lobsters before the season proper opens on 5 August. As far as…

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Flats report

Fishing on the flats remains great–now that the wind is blowing a bit the permit bite is on, and the bonefish and smaller tarpon remain. If ever there was a time for a slam, this is it! As soon as I have some photos I’ll post them here. Regards, ncl/tac

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Fishing report for EYW

After the Del Brown, I’ve enjoyed doing anything other than permit fishing. Fishing that tough, while awesome in it’s own special way, is very much like watching “There Will Be Blood”: great movie, well acted, super soundtrack, but after watching it I’m good with not watching anything serious for a while. With that in mind,…

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Del Brown Results

The Del Brown this year was challenging. Between water temperatures approaching the 90’s in the afternoon, a complete lack of wind and cloud cover that made sight fishing nearly impossible, the conditions redefined difficult. At the end of day one, not a single team of the 14 competing in the tournament had hooked a fish.…

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Bonefish/permit

The bonefishing is great at the moment, as is the permit fishing. In fact, right now would be a great time to slam, as there are still a fair number of small(er) tarpon around. Tomorrw I pre-fish for the Del Brown with Aaron, and I’m hoping to get out tonight to grease the groove with…

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Flats report

The permit are around. I had a number of shots last evening with Captain Ray Vasquez, and there have been many captures/sightings recently of some larger than average fish. We looked for some bonefish as well, but did not see any. Here is some evidence, courtesy Aaron Snell: I am gearing up for the Del…

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Weather update and some photos

The weather is fantastic today, and everyone seems to be out there enjoying the great bonefish and permit fishing. New flies are on the way from Dave Skok,just in time for the Del Brown next Monday through Wednesday. I’m fishing tomorrow evening with Captain Ray Vasquez, looking to grease the permit groove before pre-fshing for…

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Another NZ Video Link (2)

Despite the fact that the last link I put up here didn’t work right away, I’m trying it again. Click the link at the bottom of the report for more NZ trout action, courtesy of my brother and mother. While it’s not raining today, it remains overcast and the forecast is for cloud cover and…

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Rain in the Keys

It’s raining in the Keys. I wish I had more to report, but today it’s wet anglers and guides taking advantage of our tying area + materials, our company, and our large comfy leather chairs. Any and all are welcome. Last night I had dinner with Aaron, Elena and Olivia Snell, and afterwards Aaron and…

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Some Photographs

It’s raining on and off here, and the fishing has been difficult for those brave enough to sight fish with no visibility. Today’s (and, from what it looks like, the next few days’) weather notwithstanding, the fishing is great. Typical of July there are a fair number of smaller tarpon around, and bonefish and permit…

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