Exploring

Today Bahamian guide, Tommy Kee and I decided to do some exploring in the far reaches of Fresh Creek. We were basically looking for permit and tarpon. We poled around the three sisters area and found nothinng. From there we ventured into the far north channel which I have never been. Little tricky getting into it but once there good running with deep water. We were looking for a inland body of water that Tommy had heard about that could perhaps have tarpon and caberra snapper. We found that body of water and I almost wish we hadn’t. Walking to it was horrendous. It was on this lava type spiral rock with pointy spears. If you slipped and fell you would be impaled by at least a dozen of these spears. Once there, Tommy walked around to the deep side and soon hooked into a caberra which got off. He kept yelling for me to come over there and I kept looking at these death defying spires that were growing longer and higher.
With my old football days injured knees that were screaming for relief, I made it to where he was at and told him this better be good. I could see the fish in the depths but they were not cooperating.

I call this the pond from hell and if you saw the terrain around it you would agree. This is not to say I won’t go back because from what I saw in the water I most assuredly will go back.
There are those who question my sanity as of late and I also wonder about it going into these places and then plan on going back.
I’ll devise some type of snow shoe to cross this god forbidden stuff and then make life easier and pleasant with a pic of a nice tarpon on the line.

8 Comments:

  1. john bradford

    as they say- no pain, no gain.

  2. tone the bone

    right on al; keep up the good work. the three sisters area is where sean and i had 2/3rds if the grand slam caught a couple yrs ago. sean had a great shot at the tarpon at the top end by that small mangrove island but struck away to soon. crapola. although; with each of us landing a permit was a great moment for us both. more so for herman. he was going nuts. later

  3. tone the bone

    looking at your pics al and having fished alot in that area i cant imagine how bad the walk really was. for those that have never been; you all wouldnt believe the hazards that await you in the andros jungle. by no means would i consider myself an expert because you couldnt get me out of the boat up at the top of fresh creek. way to dangerous!!!! when you hear the stories that there are many places man has never stepped. believe it. figure out some kind of mars boot that will get you there al and i’m all in.

  4. I love it, fishing as hiking. Kind of like scrambling on the rocks of the Big Hole canyon. One good tarpon will make you forget all that pain (until you have to hike back). Tight lines, Al!

  5. I know how tough it is getting around the blue hole near Labowsky flat and it sounds just like that with all those jagged edges. That would be one tough hike.

    But if the risk is worth the reward just take your time!

  6. tone the bone

    question? in going into that blue hole al how is the casting go with all the mangroves? looks like a float tube would work well.

  7. A float tube would be fine if we had one. Tommy and I are looking to get a kayak or canoe. to take there. Also some type of mars boots would be great.

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