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Old 12-18-2007, 07:22 AM
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Just back from the Bay. Had a fantastic week down there. Really nice skinny water bonefishing. The first time I have really experienced big numbers of tailing bones in ankle deep water. They really test your casting out. The three first time bonefishermen had 30 bones between them on their first days fishing so there is something for everyone.

Spent a fair amount of time chasing Permit as well. We saw about 20 permit for the week and I had 3 good shots for 1 eat. Fish ranged between 10-30lb. Felt the weight of the fish, guide called it 18, only for the hook not to stick. Cried for the next half hour. There were plenty of guys landing Permit with Glen and Tom form the states having a double hook up. You really had to be dedicated and ignore everything else on offer. The guides love to hunt them and next time I go back I will spend the majority of the time looking for them.

Plenty of Jacks, cuda, tarpon and some sight fishing for snook and triple tail *along the beaches kept things interesting.

Will organise another trip for May/June when the Mahi Mahi and sails are about and also include a camp out at Espirto Bay where the Permit numbers are meant to be higher still. If anyone is interested prices are around $US2000 for the week. PM me for details.

Mark and a nice beach bonefish


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Old 12-18-2007, 08:29 PM
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Nice photos. Thanks for the report.
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Old 12-19-2007, 04:26 AM
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Great Mat, thanks.
Gotta love that sophisticated way of landing the bone in the lats picture

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Old 12-19-2007, 05:24 AM
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Nice pics Mat

However it sounds like Ascension Bay is still the same, small fish and permit giving you the fin.
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:16 AM
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Hi Pete,

Yeah the size of the bones average 2-3lb. A bit different to New Caledonia!! But I did really enjoy the ultra skinny water. It really tests out your casting and you had to be spot on to fool those fish.

I was surprised by the behaviour of the Permit. They would charge the fly and even follow it a long way if it was being stripped. The guys that were really dedicating their time to them were landing fish.

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Old 12-19-2007, 12:47 PM
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Hey Matt,


Did you stay at Pesca Maya? How were the accomodations? Does it seem like they have fully rebounded from the hurricanes?

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Old 12-19-2007, 01:03 PM
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Hey Tim,

Thanks for the email. My response keeps bouncing to your email address. Do you want to PM me.

The road down to PA is excellent at the moment. Just under three hours from Cancun and there were still working on some patches. There is still some damage in the area and some debris on the beach but the place was ticking along.

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Nice pictures and a great report, sounds like a spot I'd like to try some time.
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