Deneki guest, William Haynes, with the ‘grip,’ and guide Ellie Rahming with the ‘grin’ on one heck of a South Andros bonefish. Wow.
Nice work guys!
Every fishery has its benchmark fish. The trophy fish. The size fish that everyone’s after. On South Andros, such fish is the ten pound bonefish, and we’re lucky to see quite a few of them over the course of a season.
A double digit bonefish is certainly a milestone for any serious flats angler, but when the fish comes to hand the question becomes; just how big is a ten pound bonefish anyway? Duh.. Ten pounds, right?
We prefer not to weigh fish if we can help it. We’d rather keep them in the water as much as possible. Plus, some believe that devices used to measure fish out of the water can cause significant damage to the fish as well. We’re not sure if they do or not, but as always we like to give the well being of the fish the benefit of the doubt.
Instead, we prefer to take a simple length measurement. If the fish is 30 inches or longer, it’s probably safe to say it’s a double digit bonefish.
30 inches equals 10 pounds. Simple as that!
Deneki pal, Kevin Riley, hoisting one heck of a silver salmon at Alaska West.
We could tell you all about why we love fly fishing for silvers, but we think Kevin did a fine job illustrating it for us.
We still have a few prime silver spots open for our 2016 season, drop us a line for more information!
After a brief holiday break, tomorrow we return to kick off our first day of bonefishing at Andros South for 2016.
So, in light of the new year, today we present you with nothing more than a cool underwater picture of a bonefish, courtesy of Andros South guest, Sean Monahan.
In case you weren’t aware, yesterday was National Underdog Day. Seriously folks, we couldn’t make this stuff up.
So, in light of this major holiday (insert sarcastic tone), we’re coming at you with a photo of one of the biggest underdogs of them all, the chum salmon.
During the first half of our season at Alaska West, our river is teeming with bright, aggressive chums that are a super fun to target with both single and double handed rods.
How much fun you might ask? While chums don’t seem to always get the respect they deserve, take the photo above as an example. Both anglers pictured above are veteran guides at Alaska West. They’ve caught their share of what some would consider more ‘Gucci’ species, but as you can see they’re having a pretty good time.. We think that says a lot!
We don’t have to pitch how cool chums are to all of you who have fished for them before, but if you’ve never fished for them, take our word for it.. They’re one heck of a gamefish. Or, drop us a line to come see for yourself!
One thing that’s really nice about our fishery on South Andros is that throughout our entire season (that’s mid October through May in case you were wondering) the fishing is very consistent.
Weather permitting of course, we’re confident that our guests will have the opportunity to not only catch a lot of bonefish, but have a good chance at seeing big fish as well, regardless of the time of season. That’s a really good thing.
However, we’re happy to report that last week at Andros South was a bit over the top. We saw some of the best bonefishing we’ve seen with not one, not two, but several of our guests landing double digit bonefish, and several more landing fish in the 8-9 pound range. Wow.
One of those fish is pictured above, caught by our good friend Steve Kessler. That’s a really, really, big bonefish, but Steve (and two other witnesses) was quick to point out that just the day before, they spotted a fish nearly twice that size.. Yeah, we’re still in shock.
Regardless, nice fish Steve!