April 30th – May 6th 2007
High-light of the Week: I would like to say thank you to the entire Chase Lumber group that fished with us this past week. It will be a week that we will remember for a long time.
Weather: We had excellent weather all week. We had a few mornings that were slightly on the chilly side with slightly over cast skies but with in an hour or so of the sun getting above the horizon the clouds burned off giving us sunny skies and perfect temperatures. We saw wonderful sea conditions as well with flat calm seas in the mornings followed by a slight breeze from the South in the afternoon that created perfect fishing conditions.
Air temperatures: Low 65 High 86
Water temperatures: Low 66 High 77
Beach Fishing Report: This past week the beach fishing picked up once again as we saw roosterfish along with lady fish and jacks all caught from the beach. My guide lance Peterson had Garrett Gill and his friend Clay out on the beach for a day as they were part of a group of eight from the Chase Lumber Company that visited us for their annual fishing trip. Garrett and clay had very good action all day. Clay had never caught a roosterfish and he had landed four before lunch. Garrett was not far behind as he brought a few to had as well. As the morning turned into afternoon they were able to cast to some very nice sized roosters and jacks turning a few but could not fool the bigger fish into eating their fly. The beach is starting to heat up once more and as we start to see more bait along our beaches we should start to see more fish.
Inshore Fishing Report: This past week the inshore fishing was very good. We saw some bigger roosterfish this past week that seemed to want to hang just in a little deeper water than those caught from shore. These fish have been located by the bird schools that are circling above them and swooping down as the roosters push and chase the bait to the surface. We have not only seen some nice roosters inshore but we also saw some nice jacks as well. Jim from the Chase Lumber group hooked a very nice jack on his eight weight rod with in the first hour of fishing. Jim and his friend Mike continued to catch jacks and lady fish until they said mercy from pulling on so many fish.
Offshore Fishing Report: This past week the action for the yellow fin tuna in the area has been very good. Two of the boys from the Chase lumber group went out on a panga one day during their trip and boated fifteen yellow fin tuna ranging from five to forty pounds and one stripe marlin. They were back at the hotel sitting by the pool before eleven in the morning!! We continue to see very good action for bill fish. We have stripe marlin and sail fish in the area that have been willing to come into the teasers giving us very good shots casting flies to them. We continue to see dorado in the area as well. Most of the dorado that were caught this pas week were large bulls that seemed to be swimming by themselves. This past week we did not as many of the smaller dorado that run in schools giving us a chance to cast a fly the them. With any luck they will return shortly. We also have had some nice skip jack action as well.