Temp. 74, light wind SE at 8, blue skies.
These all add up to an almost perfect bonefishing day here. It was cold again last night so I was not in a big rush to get going this morning.
Went up the creek and when I first stepped in the water on that first flat, that water was darn cold. With the water this cold I figured I might not see any fish as they tend to stay in deeper, warmer water in these conditions. I was pleasantly surprised within just a few minutes when I spotted a big one at about 40 feet coming right at me. Well I did one too many false casts and the fly landed about 10 feet behind him and the fly line right on his head. I don’t need to tell you what he did then. Hey give me a break, it was my first cast in almost a year at a bonefish.
Next couple I nailed. On this one I dropped the fly in front him and was waiting for a sec or two as it was in deeper water and suddenly he nailed it before I even stripped.
I saw fish on just about every flat I was on. Not very many but big ones. Mostly singles and pairs. The smaller fish do tend to stay in deeper warmer water. I was using Art’s tan #6 gotcha and never got one refusal. If I got the fly in front of them, they ate it.
There should be a few pics of some bones and the osprey. You can see by the blue sky why it was a great day. I had competition on the Labowski flat. This osprey kept circling me and jabberin like crazy, There were fish in the area but every time I was close to getting a shot, he would swoop down and chase them away. It was obvious I was invading his space and he wanted me out of there. When I walked back to the boat he went back to his perch and shut up.