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Old 03-16-2007, 04:24 PM
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My wife and I had a wonderful time on the island of Vieques. Most of the beaches we were the only beach goers and only once I saw another person fly fishing (more on that later). We weren't even off the island, when my wife asked me when we can return - this time with our kids; the beaches were super kid safe. My wife mentioned maybe we can go during Christmas vacation - Sounds good to me.

This is where I caught and lost a bonefish. And, it probably the most crowded beach we encountered outside of the town of Esperanza. I am on a turtle grass flat to the back/right of the photo. The flat drops down onto some boat flats halfway between me and where my wife took the photo. Anyway, I saw the fish, fifiteen inches or so come up off the sand onto the grass. The flat has a horseshoe shape to it. The bonefish was hugging the edge of it and took something about half way round. I quickly rolled cast in front of it about twenty feet and it went after it. It is remarkable how fast they are - it almost disapeared. There was a flash of fish where I cast and I stripped striked and we were off. The reel went around about a couple of dozen times and came back to me empty. Oh, well...

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The next day we were at the totally opposite end of the island at Punta Arenas. And, we were in even more seclusion. Half through the morning, a couple of U.S. girls joined us on the beach. I was casting my Pepe Prawn when I got picked up.



When I was working on the fish, I saw a guide poling a client coming up the beach. I had made contact with him via email so we exchanged greetings.



The guide asked me if I was going to kill the Barjack and my answer was "Not today.".



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This is the Malecón in Esperanza. The town will be to our left. Behind the plams sticking over the water is a strip of land that I would walk out to before dinner and catch snappers.



I heard that the island had a beach called La Peña so I just had to try it.



Here I am with a small snapper at La Peña. Here I had a sea turtle come up and look at me when I was fishing. Neat.

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Trucha -

Thanks for bringing me back... although I was on Culebra and Porta Del Sol area of the main island it definitely makes me think of my recent visit.

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Damn it. You better have a glass for me and the others on here. That stuff is good.
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