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: a taste of Ragged Island


Vince
03-02-2009, 08:07 AM
still preparing the report--here are a few pics


28"bone
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/1107/ragged2008vjtbigboneinw.jpg

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/6523/ragged2008starfishflat2.jpg

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/9906/ragged2008underwatercud.jpg

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/5341/ragged2008vjt1stnicebon.jpg

http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/8701/ragged2008beachflatawes.jpg

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/8508/ragged2008conchboat2.jpg

158 Haitians aboard this boat--maybe 30' long
http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/626/ragged2008haitianship.jpg

acklinsboy
03-02-2009, 10:39 AM
Thanks Vince, lovely shots!

Felton

juro
03-02-2009, 10:59 AM
exactly the right prescription for this snow stormy day! thanks for sharing

Eric
03-02-2009, 11:35 AM
Great photos. Beautiful and fishy spots. We saw careened "escape" boats at Great Exuma, too.

Jim Miller
03-02-2009, 11:35 AM
WOW
just Gorgous water! Nice bones too! Thanks for sharing Vince.
Eleuthera and Tropical Impulse this year?

Vince
03-02-2009, 11:55 AM
yes, Eleuthera in April. How about you?

Jim Miller
03-02-2009, 04:54 PM
Nope
unfortunately, with one kid in college and one more going in the Fall... it doesn't look promising.
I will have to live vicariously thru the exploits of you and others on the board. :D
But.... I will be steelheading and fishing the salt ....staying closer to home. ;)

bowbonehead
03-02-2009, 10:00 PM
Great pics-can't wait to escape the far north and chase bones on Columbus Isle in May although it still seems a long way off.

Swalt
03-04-2009, 02:41 PM
Vince,
Great pictures, looking forward to your report.
Whats your opinion of Ragged as a DIY destination? I was thinking about taking the mail boat there about a year ago but was told it would not be a safe place to travel to on your own. I wanted to get there before another lodge opened but looks like its too late now. Are there rental cars available? Can you drive to the northeast flats?
Thanks,
Walt

Vince
03-05-2009, 07:09 AM
I doubt it would be feasible. I don't believe there there is any place to stay aside from the lodge, or vehicles to rent. There are only 3-4 working vehicles on the island. Flats are not really walkng distance from the town either.

Vince
03-10-2009, 11:22 AM
Most of our trip photos are up now

http://www.cattarauguscreekoutfitters.com/Raggedisland2009.html

LeeG
03-11-2009, 12:36 PM
Awesome report!

cc charlie
03-11-2009, 12:51 PM
Great pics Vince........ How were the numbers of fish compared to Acklins or Crooked?

Lee when are you heading down ?............CC Charlie

Vince
03-11-2009, 02:45 PM
I would say the numbers are better, but I believe this is mainy due to the fact that many of the flats on Ragged are smaller than on Acklins or Crooked, and this makes the fish easier to find. Some flats on Acklins and Crooked are huge, and the fish can spread out a bit more because of this. There are also many more mangrove areas on Acklins/Crooked where fish can get lost during higher tides, thus spreading them out more, and making them more difficult to locate.

LeeG
03-15-2009, 09:48 AM
HI Charlie,
My son and I leave on Tuesday. I think it's going to be a lot more snorkeling and beaching than bonefishing but we'll see. I promised him we'd catch a shark and a barracuda. I spoke with my friend today and it's been windy down there this week but they got 13 fish between them for the day in lousy conditions.