Well it’s started again. That is the competition between Hank and I. The wind has been blowing like crazy the last couple days. I finally got my boat sea worthy and I talked Hank in joining me for a little outing. That was a mistake.
Wouldn’t you know he hooks up with this big gray snapper. All I heard from that point was what was I going to have to eat for dinner. He says I’m having this fresh snapper. So I replied, just how are you going to get back to the dock there wise ass? My boat, my idea, my location to fish. He finally conceded I was having fresh fish also when I threatened to kick his ass off the boat and leave him stranded on this little island miles from the dock.
No pictures due to my camera seems to have disappeared.
So the … Continue reading
I have heard from several people that they have cancelled their trip to the Bahamas believing that proposal by Prescott and friends would go through.
I even had a guy stop by the house today telling me that he and his friends have cancelled their fishing trip to the Bahamas and are going to Belize instead.
I can tell you from a very reliable source in the Bahamas that proposal is dead and gone.
That is good news but the damage has been done. These guys have no idea how much they have hurt the tourist business in the Bahamas.
I will be leaving for Andros Island very soon and am looking forward to wading some of the endless flats there.
All though I have sold my business and have not been doing many posts, due to popular demand I will do some fishing reports and posting pics … Continue reading
I have just been notified of a proposed law concerning flats fishing in the Bahamas. There is a proposed law which would eliminate all non Bahamians from fishing without a Bahamian guide. Several of my contacts hire a guide for a couple days and then rent a boat to go out on their own as they cannot afford to hire a guide every day.
I found out the dead line for commenting on this law is tomorrow, June 26th. I also just found out about this from my friends in Norway. It seems like they are trying to push it through quickly.
Please comment to email@example.com and cc to firstname.lastname@example.org
There she is again, cuda woman Sandy with a whopper caught on a fly. That’s Morten taking a close up shot. It was caught out near the reef. As you can see the ocean is really calm. It has been very calm the past four days. Just the opposite when Erik and friends were here. It blew like crazy every day. Being the pro’s they are they still caught several bonefish and were able to do a trip to the Joulters.
I see where Erik said I was turning into a Bahamian. He thought it was kinda funny when he saw me taping up a broken plug. I told him it was still good for a couple more fish. Actually I caught three more on it, so there.
Yesterday was super calm so we ventured … Continue reading
Caught all four
I had a very successful day out at Somerset Beach. Not only did I hit the tide just right and caught some big bonefish on the incoming tide but look what else I caught.
After wading the flat for some time I headed back to the truck and came upon this catch of the day. And yes, I reluctantly released all four.
So I spent the next couple hours on the beach with this catch enjoying their hospitality along with ice cold beer and snacks. I almost felt guilty with all their offerings—like I said, almost.
You will notice I did have my fly rod in my left hand so this was a legal catch.
There were a couple more pictures but I was asked not to post them in case the wrong people … Continue reading
Yesterday was my birthday and as much as I tried to keep it quiet it didn’t work. I tell people I don’t have birthdays any more, I had enough. Well Hank and Eva conjured up a surprise party for me.
The cake actually came from a bakery in Nassau. Hank carried it on the plane without dropping or damaging it a bit. I thought that was really nice of him. Of course he said it would go on my final bill along with the air fare, taxi fare and the KFC chicken he brought along.
Among the gifts were the finest rum out of Cuba, and cigars from the same place and just when I was trying to clean up my a act.
All in all it was a great party with some good friends here.
… Continue reading
Dry rage is what the locals call this huge surge. This is about the closest I wanted to get with my boat. This is a very dangerous condition. Wind was absolutely calm and it was a bright clear day.
One local said this happens when the wind is under water???? Not too sure about that but the water is so stirred up it is a milky color.
Not really sure what causes it but I heard it started around Bermuda. One local fisherman said he nearly lost his 20 foot boat in one of these waves. It is still going on today which makes for 3 days which is very rare.
Got into several schools of bonefish yesterday with many hookups.
Going on our excursion to the remote west side as soon as we get … Continue reading
Joel and a fish longer than him
Lots of tasty fillets on that wahoo.
All is well here on Andros with not much new to report.
No recent salvage operations or rescues.
Hank is getting his freezer filled up with fish as he and Walter have been out bottom fishing almost every other day.
John just came in the dock from a trip to the south buoy. They caught 4 wahoo and 2 dolphin.
Fifty foot sailboat being pulled off the reef.
We got a report last night that a big sailboat had run aground on the reef as it had lost it’s rudder. Hank and I went out this morning to check it out with my boat. We judged to get there right at high tide. We had no idea we could pull it off.
After surveying the situation and all the coral heads around, Hank said he thought we could get it. We plotted a path between the coral heads, hooked on and began pulling. At first it wouldn’t budge and we kept pulling side to side. I was watching the bottom and suddenly told Hank it’s moving. We kept towing until it was in deep water. The … Continue reading
Another Bull Shark
And this guy was not too happy to be dragged up on the beach. Again we hooked him off the dock and again had to get into the boat and chase, pull tug all the way out to sea. It was close to an hour before he got tired enough to land. A couple pictures and put back into the sea so he can go and bite somebody cuz he is really pissed,
Sorry to report the weather here on Andros has been super. I see that back in Montana it was like -20 or something like that.
The reports I get from back there is that the snowpack is well above average. That means another good water year for the river.
Oh and I did get cussed at for the super glue article. … Continue reading