Saturday Grab Bag

First, I thought the blog post by Fishing Jones about his most recent foray into the land of bonefish.  As Michael Gracie says in the comments… this is the standard by which future fishing reports will be judged.

We’re the People’s Front of Bud’s Lounge.

It is a great report and I like the Life of Brian reference.  I had an indoor soccer team at one point named The People’s Front of Judea.

On another front, I’ve been sitting down to tie again with Belize on my mind… 55 days, I believe at this point.  I got some advice to tie up some Legless Merkins… I like the look of these guys… wish my Un-Legless Merkins looked as good.

Sans Legs, the Merk looks yummy.

I dug the most recent Deneki post about Andros South that highlighted some local color of a Junkanoo band.  When I was in Grand Bahama last, someone mentioned that the traffic was for a Junkanoo festival and they nearly fell down when I told them I didn’t know what that was.

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  1. We fished Belize in May. It was our third trip there and we had much fun even though the wind was relentless at times. There is some good DIY fishing nearby to where you are staying both in the lagoon and north of El Pescador Lodge. They’ll set you up with a kayak or canoe for the lagoon. Make sure you go to Google Earth and study the lagoon area. You will launch from a courtesy dock then enter a small winding mangrove lined tunnel approx 50′-75′ long. Once you’ve exitted this tunnel you will be in an open bay. I found the best fishing to be straight across along a soft sand-mud bank. You’ll see it. Look for tailers on a rising tide. If no fish, follow the shore NE and there you will find a channel that leads you to an open area that is worth exploring. All the usual flies work with accuracy more important than anything else.

    If you decide to fish the ocean side on foot, there is good fishing north of El Pescador. These fish are of course HIGHLY pressured so think small. Most of my fish in May came on tiny brown bonefish bitters in size #8 and 10# fluoro. Think finesse. Others were using #10’s! There is wonderful flat past Journey’s End tnat is very popular. Be there at dawn on a rising tide and you wil have shots. You will see them surf in with the tide and once you figure out where they seem to be coming from squat down and let them come to you. Again, let them come to you. They seem to have that 100′ radar that allows them to feed comfortably just out of casting range. Here was my report:

    Best of luck and post a report for us!


  2. Fantastic. Thanks for the 411. I will certainly be putting up a lot from that trip… I already am and I haven’t even done it yet!

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