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Old 07-13-2006, 04:46 PM
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Hello all!
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!!!!!


swimming away


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!!!!!
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Old 07-13-2006, 10:51 PM
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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.
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Old 07-14-2006, 06:06 AM
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Johnboy -

Those are gorgeous photos and thank you for sharing those awesome shots with us, they didn't go unnoticed!

Felton,

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!
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Old 07-14-2006, 07:26 AM
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Johnboy, great photos, and congratulations on the hookups. Its hard to not like the Bahamas - great people, scenery, climate, and of course, bones.
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Old 07-14-2006, 07:50 AM
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Very nice report & pics
I'm ready to go back!
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Great report.

And, Welcome to the Forum!
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