Great Last Two Days

The weather today was great and it’s going to be even better tomorrow. Speedo and Lulu went along again today and we kind of leap frogged flats. I had them drop me off on a certain flat while they went on to another. I would work the flat to the point where they had anchored the boat and then jump in the skiff and take it down to the end of the flat they had fished. It worked out great as Iwas into fish almost immediately at the point they dropped me. I caught one big one that made a fatal mistake. It started to head out in deep water in the channel which they rarely do. I couldn’t turn him and when I finally did and started to horse him back as much as I could there was a big swirl and splash and he was gone. It must have been a shark as a cuda will usually leave the head. There was nothing left but my frayed tippet. Speedo and Lulu ran into two schools with some big fish on the flat they had worked. Lulu came very close to catching a huge bone I spotted tailing on the lee shore. This was a big fish as his tail and dorsel were sticking way out of the water and this did not help as I told her to just stay calm and take your time.

Right now the sea is almost dead calm and it promises to be a banner bone fish day tomorrow with lots of sun, light wind and a high temp. of 82. I haven’t checked the conditions in Montana and I don’t want to. I want to enjoy the last day here and not think about it.


  1. Hey Al, not to distract you from your last day on the water, but does Western Air actualy exist? I’ve been trying to set up flights to Andros from Nassau for the first of March and can’t get any replies. Maybe Delta bought them….

    Thanks for the updates. You have really whetted the appetite for dem bones.

  2. I have an email address of someone you can contact directly if you want. Good luck trying their internet request line or the phone. Email me at if you want it. I’ll also be there the first part of March.

  3. Forget the e-mail for Western Air. It does you no good. Call them directly in Nassau and reserve your flight. Their service here in Andros is ok but terrible in Nassau.

  4. All depends who you get. Sometimes you call and it does nothing. I think it comes down to luck of the draw in getting someone at least remotely motivated or responsible to take your reservations for you. I have an email of a particular person in the Nassau office that worked for me last year and so far this year I’ve had no problems with (knock knock). But that still won’t stop me from confirming with them AGAIN 30 days out and then the day before. It’s amazing in this day and age they run an airline and still don’t have a computerized reservation system.

    Then there’s the story of last year nobody can find the key for the lock on the conveyor belts. So there’s our luggage all packed outside waiting to come in, but they can’t open the doors on the conveyor belt. A half hour later someone figures out they could just load it all on a cart and wheel it inside so everybody doesn’t have to wait any longer.

    You just gotta love the Bahamas.

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