We had two anglers and their spouses join us last week. Glenn and his wife Velma were visiting from Atlanta, and David and his wife Kim were down from New York City. This was Glenn and Velma’s first trip to Mango Creek Lodge as well as Glenn’s first time fly fishing in the salt. David and Kim had returned for their third visit to MCL.
The tides during late August and September are high on the flats which makes seeing bonefish challenging. But even with tough conditions, Glenn scored several bonefish on the flats to 3 lbs with guide Perry. Both Glenn and David reported having shots at permit with David and guide, Miguel, feeling he had surely hooked his first permit to realize a small mutton snapper had charged the crab fly right from under the permit’s nose. When the flats were not producing, mudding bonefish were cooperative throughout the week with both anglers landing several fish most days. David managed to jump one tarpon and finally land another, much smaller tarpon, later in the week. Both were firsts for him.