This week at Playa we had a full house from Stonefly Inn in Twin Bridges, MT. Mostly return clients searched for permit throughout the week. Wind and clouds were a major factor and made for tricky permit conditions. Jimmy got hands on a permit early in the week and many others had opportunities that didn’t pan out. Friday was capped off with a fun lobster feast with a couple cervezas.
This week brought, once again, our friend the wind. The wind blew roughly 20 mph daily, making the permit flats difficult to fish. Anglers mostly targeted bonefish, tarpon, and snook but managed to catch a few permit through the week. In fact, the 3 permit that were caught were all first permit so the anglers got to enjoy in the time-honored tradition at Casa Blanca (if you know, you know!) Anglers enjoyed their evenings by bonefishing around the lodge. One evening, there were roughly 20 bonefish caught right next to the lodge! It’s awesome how the bonefishing has been so consistent this year thanks to conservation efforts from the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust and local outfitters. There were a few tarpon hooked through the week, but most all of them seemed to come unbuttoned, which is pretty normal as the tarpon seem to have pretty stout mouths around here. There was a great crew here at Casa Blanca this week that was able to cope with the mostly high winds. We’re still waiting for that great weather window to come around!