This week we had 5 boats out of Casa Blanca and 7 out of Playa Blanca. Overall conditions were typical for this time of year with wind E/SE 10-20mph. Tuesday we were lucky and the wind calmed down and anglers saw fish in good numbers throughout both Ascension and Espiritu Santo bays. Wednesday the wind came out of the North and brought some heavy rain. This northern front seemed put the fish down for Wednesday and Thursday.
Two anglers at Casa successfully landed their first permit, Sean from North Carolina and Giacomo from Milan, Italy. Steve and Stephen a father son duo from Ohio made the most of Santa Rosa bone fishing and both had double-digit days for bonefish with Steve Jr landing his personal best bonefish of 6.5lbs! A couple from Scotland joined us and spent some time chasing tarpon and snook as well as bonefish. At Playa Blanca, we hosted the folks from TroutHunter in Island Park, Idaho. Thirteen-year-old Ella Paini was able to land her first permit on her first day of saltwater fly-fishing! She reluctantly ate her scorpion with the assistance of her amiga Hollie Brown. Despite Wednesday’s difficult conditions, Hollie Brown was able to take advantage of a short window of sun and catch her first permit. Needless to say she was ecstatic and the celebration continued through Mexican night.
Overall the fishing conditions were good throughout the week despite Wednesday’s cloudy and rainy weather. Weather is beginning to get hot and humid and will continue that trend for the rest of the season.
It was another fantastic trip filled with wonderful memories! As always the staff, the food and the fishing were on point! We hope to be back again next year!
Scott Dean & Nikki Upah