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juro
12-04-2006, 09:32 PM
Optional dates:

February 2nd thru 10th (fri thru Sat)
February 6th thru 14th (Tues-to-Wed)

February 4th thru 12th (Sunday to Monday)
otherwise March

These are the dates I am thinking of at this point.

Fly to Nassau, overnight
Fly to Acklins next AM, fishing by noon
Return flights available on Monday, Wednesday or Saturdays (no overnight stay needed)

BobBergquist
12-04-2006, 10:37 PM
Juro,

I'll be there on the first for a couple days of Feb without anglers, Would be great chance to get you and your guys out to the cays and beyond!

Bob

FredA
12-05-2006, 04:35 AM
I return from a cruise on the fourth, so I need some seperation between vacations. I'm thinking March.

bonefishmon
12-05-2006, 04:42 AM
Juro. I can't commit just yet but please keep me in the loop.

Phil

n1gdo
12-05-2006, 06:52 AM
I should be able to get the time off from work.... it would be great to meet up with BobB also...

Thanks for moving this forward Juro...

FredA
12-05-2006, 08:06 AM
So, there is now a flight to Acklins on Monday's???

Lets see, depart the boat in San Juan on the 4th, give the missus a peck on the cheek and say good bye. Catch a flight to Nassua, watch the super bowl, then on the flatz the next day... It would be a hard sell but it would save some airfare.

jfbasser
12-05-2006, 01:19 PM
So, there is now a flight to Acklins on Monday's???

Lets see, depart the boat in San Juan on the 4th, give the missus a peck on the cheek and say good bye. Catch a flight to Nassua, watch the super bowl, then on the flatz the next day... It would be a hard sell but it would save some airfare.


Fred, Simple solution is at hand. We take both the missusses from San Juan to Freeport GB drop them off at the resort and then make it to the East end for the bones:biggrin:

FredA
12-05-2006, 02:16 PM
It'd be cheaper to send the wife home and go to Acklins.

jfbasser
12-05-2006, 07:02 PM
But she may win big at the casino:devil:

Adam
12-05-2006, 08:23 PM
I can make it on the first two dates in Feb (2/2 or 2/6). The last date is pretty iffy as we'd be getting back on Valentine's Day. BTW, although I know that the trip, overall, should be quite a bit less than one usually pays for guided fishing, could you give me some ball park figure as to what the overall cost (overnight at Nassau, food/lodging/car rental at Acklins), aside from airfare, may be? Not that a few bucks here or there makes any difference to me, just interested.

juro
12-06-2006, 07:17 AM
see PM for details

Nute
12-06-2006, 07:24 PM
I can go in April....My Feb and March are all screwed up...

I would love to see the south side of Acklins after spending so much time up north.

josko
12-08-2006, 07:03 PM
Optional dates:


Fly to Acklins next AM, fishing by noon

Whoa... maybe you A-types could learn to slow down a bit, no? Take the afternoon 'off', wonder around a bit...

juro
12-09-2006, 12:18 AM
:hihi:

First year, first cast I landed a 4# bone. It was 2pm though. We didn't know anything.

Now we know where we want to be a year in advance. Besides we really have the relaxing part down pat... 7pm to dawn. ;)

Seriously, I spend a lot of time just looking at crabs, gobies, mangrove roots, sunsets and the countless marvels of the Bahamian ecology. Probably 20 to 40 fish's worth over the course of the week.

josko
12-09-2006, 06:53 AM
I see a lot of A-types with 'shakes' at Andros airport, counting seconds until they can get a flyline on the water. It's funny, but also a bit sad, to see this singlemindedness. It's a caricature of American lifestyle, and I've worked hard to, if not avoid it, at least suppress it to a point where I can appreciate the much broader experience such an island visit offers.
At the same time, I realiuze I spend a bit more time down there than most, so taking some extra time to appreciate the surroundings is muych easier than on a brief flats fishing trip.
Relax a bit while down there, guys. You'll like it.

juro
12-09-2006, 07:32 AM
Come to think of it, I've only met folks in happy anticipation heading down and sun-tanned satisfaction heading back.

I think you may have read more into the simple quote 'fishing by noon' than was intended, the point was (a) the one hour flight leaves Nassau at 8am and (b) don't forget we'd been relaxing in Nassau for almost 24 hours before the early flight to the out-islands - that's a lot of grouper fingers and kaliks.

"Make your own sunshine" as they say on Acklins/Crooked Is.

Dave17
12-09-2006, 04:49 PM
Jumping off the plane, there is nothing I want to do more than get on a flat. That's the beauty of a week out there. Once that first fish is taken it allows you to slow down and take in the scenery......

petevicar
12-12-2006, 08:41 AM
Hi Juro
I am trying to plan a trip somewhere in February. I would like 5 or 6 days fishing as I would be coming from Europe.
I would also be interested in some guided fishing if that's possible.
May I join your group or should a grumpy English guy look for something else?

Pete

juro
12-12-2006, 02:05 PM
Pete -

Will get right back to you, some new options popped up and I need to sort it out before I can commit to dates...

but I think we have a crew together and it looks good for a trip. I will get right back to you guys.

sradin
12-13-2006, 09:05 AM
Juro,

I have to be in Florida on Feb 7 through the morning of the 9th. I then have to return to Florida on the afternoon of the 15th. I could go to Acklins in between. Let me know if that works.

BTW, there are still stripers in NY and big herring in the water.

Best wishes for the holidays. Sam