Weather: The week started Ok but turned bad midweek – to their credit our anglers persevered and were rewarded.
Air Temp: Mid 80’s to High 80s for the High. High 70’s, for the lows. Winds: Crazy winds that were Calm – 15 mph out of the west, east, and everything in between! Some moments of calm were interrupted by 20 mph winds as a squall approached from the east!
Water: 81 degrees.
Moonphase: The full moon is on 8th October


Bonefish (Macabi):

Christina caught her first bonefish ever while wading on her own near the lodge – wow! Congratulations to our friends Dave, Chip (Aka Tito), Doug (AKA Dookie Spinner), Jay, Andy, and their fearless leader Gary as they had a great “business” trip with lots of fishing. Bonefish were no enemy by the end of the week, despite some sour weather. Bob had his first ever bonefish on his first day out and was pretty impressed with a 3 pound fish that took him to his backing twice! His second day was about 10 bonefish! Roberta and Jim, Roger and Craig, Scott and Jim all had the bonefish’s number. Belated honeymooners Chris and Breanna fit in 3 days of fishing in their busy week. Gene and Kate (first bonefish), Joe and Mark (first bonefish), Mark and Karen, Harold and BJ, all arrived late in the week to match “wits” with the silver ghost of the flats.

Permit (Palometta):

Doug caught 2 permit his first day and his boat mate Dave got 1 permit – they think Captain Emir walks on water. Jason landed his first permit that same day thanks in part to his good casting as well as great guiding by Captain Cesar and his father, Ed, who acquiesced the bow for most of the day while the grand slam was pursued. A few bites fro permit midweek for a few folks but none stayed tight. We were back in the permit game on Thursday when Rob landed his permit to start the wedding anniversary slam with Capt. Emir.

Tarpon (Sabalo):

Our friend Andy from Hatch Reels landed 2 and jumped another on Monday. Scott and Christina got their first guided day out with Captain Vince, and Scott was rewarded with 2 tarpon as well. Andy got in to a couple big ones today with Hilberto, but none were landed. Chad, and his father Brian, had a banner day with Captain Tomas out on Savannah flats. Even though the weather was stacked up against them, the tarpon were not! Scott and Capt Kechu teamed up for his first fly-caught tarpon and jumped 2 more. Jenny was not left out of the anniversary rewards as she grappled with a tarpon that made her sore for a few days (no one felt sorry for her) and got some tarpon strip setting practice on another fish that didn’t stick.

Other Species:

Roberta and Jim tried their hand at some reef fishing with some cudas, jacks and snappers coming to the plate! Other anglers happened to catch both Horse Eye Jacks, Jack Crevale more Cudas for some tight lines on the cloudy days.

Grand Slam:

Rob and Jenny were married here at EL Pescador a year ago and they returned in glory as Rob slammed on his first day out with Captain Emir…. Amazing! Jason was sooooo close when that tarpon ate hard and ripped off 30 feet of line when the heartbreak of a slack line became a reality. He is going for it again tomorrow!

Flies that worked:

Bonefish: Gotchas, Christmas Island Specials, micro crabs, (many others)
Permit: Large Christmas Island special, Avalon
Tarpon: Cockroach, tan Toad, Green and white Deceiver

Guide of the Week:

Captain Emir for a 3 permit day and a grand slam, Wow!

Week’s Summary:

A decent week despite rather average to poor weather. Permit, tarpon and bonefish were available each and every day.

– Ed Blank

El Pescador in the Community
El Pescador hosts a “learn to fly fish” day for the local San Pedro Cadet core which is run by the police department in an effort to teach our kids to be productive members of our community and keep them off the streets. THANKS for Steve, Ed and Isa for your time and hard work. Everyone had a great day – followed by swimming and lunch.

For more information on El Pescador please contact Aardvark McLeod or call +44 1980 847389.