Yesterday I was invited to fish with Ted Margo and John O’Hearn. We fished from Big Pine and, despite the intermittent rain showers that plagued us early on, had a great day on the water. When we first got out to the flats, Ted had a shot at a few fish over white sand. The fly landed, the fish swam over, and was summarily dispatched with a ninja hook-set from Ted.
When the fish got boatside, I released what I would classify as a phenomenal catch: a bonefish that would be 8 to 9 pounds on a Boga-Grip and would surely have gone 10 with the mark-to-market accounting that usually accompanies the capture a fish of that size.
I would like to take a moment to congratulate Ted on some fine angling, as well as John on some great guiding. Hats off, gents.
Following that, I dropped a bonefish, Ted caught one, I caught one, etc. Typical fishing for bonefish this time of year with agreat guide, and we had a phenomenal time.
After we caught four bonefish, we left to find some permit. While we had a few shots at two tailing pairs of fish, we couldn’t get one to eat the fly.
On the way back we had one more shot at a school of smaller permit, though I over shot the school and blew them out when I was stripping into their range.
In other news, I would like to congratulate Bob Rahle on his first bonefish. Bob was fishing with Captain Lenny Leonard west of Key West and supplied this photograph for our site:
If all works out I’ll be joining Ted and John again tomorrow, and I look forward to more capturing and camaraderie on the water. I will update this page with a report and hopefully some photographs.