This week Casa Blanca enjoyed 3 separate groups who came together through the week to make the most of tough fishing weather. The wind continued to be problematic this week, but at least the sun showed its face for the most part. Flyfishing in 20+ mph sustained winds can be tough but anglers enjoyed some refuge by bonefishing back in the Santa Rosa Lagoon System. Bonefish were the main target this week as the permit flats were just too windy for fishing. Additionally, there were several tarpon and snook caught, making for a super fun week. One of the most exciting parts of bonefishing back in the mangroves is you never know if you’ll see a big snook or tarpon cruising around too. It’s best to always have the 10-weight with a tarpon fly nearby while bonefishing at Casa Blanca.
Highlights from the week included Dene‘s first tarpon, which was one of his goals for the week. Additionally, Chris and Josh had a 4 snook day, which is a great day of snook fishing especially in these windy conditions. Another awesome thing that happened this week was Joe caught a big (5 lbs?) bonefish on a tarpon fly on a 40lb leader. How often does that happen? Although we didn’t do much permit fishing because of the wind, anglers were able to make the best of some quality bonefish, tarpon, and snook while enjoying the surf fishing for barracudas and jacks at the lodge in the evening. Oh yeah, did I mention that David caught a permit off the dock around 5 am? There were some full-contact exceptional bocci games each evening spanning the entirety of the lodge with the boys from Martha’s Vineyard. Until next time, Cheers.