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Old 12-29-2010, 09:27 AM
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Who wants to go to Acklins this winter?

I miss Felton's home cooking. Anyone interested in visiting our friend in Salinas Pt this winter? Let's do it!
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:20 AM
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Yes, I'm interested starting in March. I'd consider earlier dates, but I've got a work schedule that's not east to change.
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I'd be interested also. What dates did you have in mind ? Does that location fish better on a specific moon fase ?
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:12 PM
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I like incoming tide mid-day best with decent tides but not too huge. The fish get way up in the mangroves on big tides and take the fly greedily but it's not my favorite kind of fishing.

But it depends on the spot - some spots you want to head right up to where they have pushed and are feeding without any waiting. Others are good for receding tide because the fish back out. Time of day is important as they are more active early and late.

The island has a broad range of habitats and the DIY aspect makes for a very educational experience.
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Juro,
I would certainly like to visit Felton again. It was a very interesting trip last year, thanks in large part to your knowledge and experience.
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That's four.... the Taj Mahal takes 10.

Last year was a good one for intel, although we never fished a huge section of the island that was hot the year before we fished others that were mind-boggling beautiful and found everything from spooky (don't breathe or they scatter) to stupid easy (like turn and charge the fly from 15 feet away) along the way.

This year I am going to play with those giant barracuda more wow that was such a rush. I saw one at the mouth of an inlet that was over 5 feet long chasing bonefish onto the shore.
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Juro, have you come across many mutton snappers on the flats down there ?
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Not on the flats per se but they are around the docks and drop offs. The guys got some good sized ones a couple years back but they let them go - caught at the start of the day not at the end otherwise would have made a delicious dinner.
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Depending on dates etc.... I could be coerced to go back to Acklins...

Please keep me in the loop...
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For muttons, don't neglect the deeper turtle grass flats/beds along beaches. We've caught some nice fish there blind casting clousers, and every now and then they will move in shallow to feed where you can spot them.



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Nice fish Vince! We particularely target them on some flats in Abaco in Jan & Feb. They come on some flats on a good flooding tide and even tail and they pull like a freight train. They seem to prefer a mixed bottom with some vegitation and coral. Don't see them too often on bright sand flats however. They are in very good numbers in Jan. & Feb. down there. Best fly i found is a good mantis shrimp imitation.
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Nice fish / pics Vince!

I also love a big blue runner on a fly - wow what a fight.
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I'd be up for it, but only the weeks of March 6-13 or 20-27. I'm already booked for South Andros in the middle there.
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I'll be on Acklins with a gang of six anglers March 19-26. Staying at Ivels just north of the Airport. We'll mostly be fishing around airport and north of there.

If you guys are there then we should plan a rendevous at the infamous club Rolex!

We're also planning on bringing a smaller group down the following week (March 26-Apri 2) and fishing the same areas.
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Nice Mutton! The truth be told; 'they are all over the flats and channels running wild!'

Salina Point Bonefish Lodge loves our fish chowder from mutton snappers or for breakfast as a stew! Very firm & tasty!
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