Fishing Outlook & Conditions
El Pescador's Tip of the Week
Whether heading for El Pescador or any other bonefish/permit/tarpon destination, practice casting for a week or 10 days prior to your trip. Work out any winter-induced kinks and be ready when your guide says, "50-feet mon, 11 o'clock."
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5-Day Outlook as of 9/26/23
Techniques & Tips as of 9/26/23
Efficient casting. Everything in the salt happens fast, so it's about being ready! Teamwork with your guide - be sure to clearly communicate expectations.
Current Conditions as of 9/26/23FISHING REPORT WEEK ENDING: September 24, 2023 We had a great group that came down with Mossy Creek Flyfishing in Harrisburg, VA. Nick, we are glad you broke your tarpon curse and we look forward to next year! We also had some father/son pairings come down to try some Grand Slam fishing. The younger fishermen had lots of “firsts” and are excited about their next trip. We especially enjoy seeing the younger generation catch the addiction! I know one young man that has become a little obsessed with tarpon, and another that can recite the long list of fish species that he caught on this trip. Overall, it was a very good week of fishing. Calmer mornings let us take a few runs to the mainland for a change of pace. We got after the permit when the sun was shining, and a lot of good tarpon were encountered, and some landed! We are seeing more schools of large Jack Crevalle these days, too. We just have a few boats going out this coming week and they are all diehard permit fishermen. Wishing them all good luck! Winds: 3-13 Mph. Some very calm mornings with a steady breeze in the afternoon. Some west winds for a change Air Temps: Hi: mid 80s Low: low 80s Water Temperature: 83.5 F Moon phase: Full Moon September 29 Sunrise 5:42 am Sunset: 5:49 pm WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING Bonefish (Macabi) More than 186 Bonefish were landed averaging 2 to 3 lbs, several ranging 3 to 5 lbs Permit (Palometa): 9 Tarpon (Sabalo): 10 Snook (Robalo): 1 Grand Slam: 0 Other Species: Mangrove Snapper, Barracuda, Mutton Snapper, Jack Crevalle Flies that worked: Bonefish – Christmas Island Specials in gold, pearl, root beer and pink sizes 4 & 6. Permit – Mantis shrimp, Rag Head crabs, Casa Blanca crabs and Alflexo crabs in sizes 4 & 6. Tarpon- White Chartreuse Bunnies, Chartreuse and Black-purple toads in sizes 1/0 to 3/0.
Local Species Available Year-Around
Bonefish; Secondary: Barracuda
|Popper for barracuda||chartreuse, green||1 or 1/0|
|Streamer for barracuda||chartreuse, green||1 or 1/0|
|Deceiver-style for jacks||fish imitation||1 or 2|
|Baitfish imitation for jacks||dark green, olive||1 or 2|
Popper for barracuda
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