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.
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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
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
Hank and Al boating a big bull shark
Well it was another day with the competition again fierce. The results were about even—–until.
We were at the dock cleaning our catch of the day when these three big bull sharks showed up. Hank said he was going to get his big rod. I knew they would hang around with the smell of blood in the water. These things are so aggressive it’s unreal. He put a piece of fish on his hook, threw it out in the water and in a second one of them ate it. The fight was on as it headed out to the channel . I untied my boat, Hank jumped in and we gave chase out to sea, or I should say it towed us out to sea. After a long time … Continue reading
I arrived on the island 4 days ago and have still not gone fishing. Just kind of hanging around enjoying the climate. Kind of doing the same thing as my friend in the picture. Enjoying a Cuban cigar, Bahamian Kalik beer and waiting for Speedy to finish making a conch salad while relaxing in his yard down at Bering Point. Actually I was quite content in that chair for some time and made the mistake of getting up for a sec and she took right over.
Speedy was pointing out some flats just across the road from his place on the North Bight. Big bonefish , up to a 15 pounder his son caught recently. That is a huge bonefish. I didn’t have my fly rod with as this was just a leisurely Saturday afternoon trip mainly … Continue reading
If you zoom in you can definitely see the tarpon and fly rod. More pics will be coming from the video on Tommy’s camera.
This is some of the action from yesterday on the west side with Tommy Kee, Morten and myself. First tarpon for Morten and as soon as he hooked up the fish did basically nothing. Morten looked at me and shrugged his shoulders and then all hell broke loose. This thing commenced to do at least six jumps. We figured it weigh at least 70 lbs. A short time later I hooked up briefly with a smaller tarpon. Then the action picked up even more as we spotted three really big permit. Morten had a good shot and placed the fly almost perfectly. The permit charged the fly and either missed or it was pulled away or what ever. This was our best chance to … Continue reading
Cross that channel on that flat and there is endless white sand bottom to wade to your hearts content. Just be sure to head back before the tide gets too high or just figure on swimming back across.
Yesterday Hank and I went on an adventure back in the bush that was quite an experience. We talked to this fella in Red Bays and he said he knew of this secret spot on this creek we could drive to and catch monster snapper, tarpon and more. At first this fella said it ( I won’t mention any names) would be about 7 miles. After driving for almost an hour he said it might be about 12 miles. How about 30 miles back in the bush and still no creek. When asked last time he was there he said about 6 years ago. A few minutes later that turned to maybe … Continue reading