Just wanted to say hello to all, and figured i would give a report to start off with
I just found this forum, and really wished I had found it a couple of months ago before my trip to eleuthera...Here is how it went down...I really did not do much exploring, as once I found a flat that had fish i stuck with it till I fooled em!!! I went down 6-7 till 6-11...
I arrived wednesday evening to the rain, my spirits were down as the weather report was not looking good for my stay. After supper my dad i believe noticed my down spirit and told me to grab a rod. With a borrowed 8wt (mine broke a couple of days before the trip) in hand we were out the door to a nearby beach (ten bay)...low and behold there are a couple of schools of 30-40 fish all between 2-3lbs...good times, and i had enough time to sneak in 2 before the sun and mosquitos set. Here is my first bonefish ever! I was slightly stoked!!!!
and the release
clouds and rain were the forecast for the next few days...but that wasnt going to slow us down. We drove south and found a break in the weather and found a flat and we just had to wait on the tide to come in...here is my dad waiting for the bones and tide come in
here I am doing the same
ended up that day seeing probably 100 bones mostly doubles and singles...this is the place they were ultra spooky...had 2 fish take decent looks at mine and my dads presentations...guess they had seen what we were offering before :dooh:
The sunset that evening was next to none, here are a couple
I showed up one morning to one of the flats, and all I could see were tails and backs of bones!!! I could not believe it! it was the most tailing fish of any kind i have ever seen! but once again these bones were super spooky and didnt want any of the classic offerings...
It took me a couple of days but i finally caught a couple from this area. it was fun casting to bones while i was anke deep in water! The last morning I was there I decided to throw my 3wt...i got 2 to eat, missed the hook set on one and caught the other 2-3lbs on the 3wt!!!!!
Then the winds really kicked up so i grabbed the 6 wt and started looking for more tails...I got in an area where i had spooked a couple just a bit before and decided to just wait, i waited about 2 minutes and had 2 good bones coming at me with tails and fins in the air! lead the fish by probably 25' and I get another to eat! after running around a couple of conch piles i bring it in, and to my delight he was a solid 5lber...
and sweet release
that was it for me...I did find some really cool places to fish in the future that i dont think get hit as hard...I talked to a few people that were down that had limited success and had a hard time with some of the same places i fished...
cant wait to go back!!!!!
I'm in the middle of preparing sermon notes for Sunday..... I must admit this forum and these photos are real distractions.
Very, very nice.
Those are gorgeous photos and thank you for sharing those awesome shots with us, they didn't go unnoticed!
I have to say that every bonefish pic I see reminds me of Acklins and I long to return in fact I am counting the days.
I look forward to returning I hope twice this year!
Johnboy, great photos, and congratulations on the hookups. Its hard to not like the Bahamas - great people, scenery, climate, and of course, bones.
Very nice report & pics
I'm ready to go back!
And, Welcome to the Forum! :smokin:
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