Joe and Dick signing the 1000th permit flag.
Earlier in the month… March began with a small batch of anglers including Ron Solomon (owner of Telluride Outside Fly Shop) and his buddy, Bill Leech, as well as Ms. Kelli Roach from Dallas joining as a solo angler. Ron managed his first two permit on the fly! Kelli, on her second ever saltwater fly fishing trip, also got the perm monkey off her back with her first.
Dan Shepherd and Brandon Bannigan from the Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop in Montana brought another stellar roster of folks the second week of March. The ladies kept getting on the board with Peg Misken taking a couple, as well as Jay Meizer, Tab Bannigan, Geoff Sutton, and Marty Lecholat adding their names to the tally. Looking forward to seeing you guys next season!
Jack Lassiter, Richard Klein, Chris Spratt, and David Lyon joined solo anglers Garrett Nails and Peter Raudzens for a somewhat tough weather week, but managed to do well on the flats with bones, snook and some baby tarpon.
Paul Puckett from Flood Tide Company and Low Country Fly Shop in Charleston, SC arrived on March 21st along with Bill Purmort, Ryan Griffin and David Porter. Joining them was Chris Schenking of Utah as well as Brandon Fisher on this 3rd trip of the 2014 season. Brandon made friends with three more Ascension Bay permit (#995, #996, and #1001), Chris had a banner week with four fish in the bag, David hooked a handful and landed his first ever on a bamboo rod (that’s a TPC first by the way) – and Ryan and Paul both wrapped up the week with their first ever permit as well. Check out Ryan’s well written and colorful trip report with some nice images from Paul’s Flood Tide Company Website: http://www.floodtideco.com/blog/view/9511
Of course then the magic kicked into high gear with Joe’s five fish – including #1000, and #1002. Steve Davenport and Randy St. John put a wrap on March with #1003 and #1004 – and are still banging away at them for the rest of the week.
We are more than halfway to the conclusion of the Spring 2014 campaign. Our 2nd Annual Tourney week kicks off Friday and we still have a few open rods remaining between now and our off-season close, June 13th. Thank you to all past, present, and future guests for helping create another magical season thus far!
Make sure to scroll below for what little inventory we have left for this season and some more images and hero shots from March!
There is not much remaining open on the calendar, but we do have a few holes here and there that need filling – including 4 rods open for our 3rd Annual BTT Tagging Week, May 9-16. Note the WIDE OPEN week of May 30-June 6 with al twelve spots open. The first week of June can be gangbusters with little to no boat traffic on the bay and light early summer breezes. If you were thinking of a last minute migration south – now is the time to book one of the following slots:
April 27 – May 2 (2 Spots Open) – Short Week & Hosted Trip with Brian O’Keefe
May 2-9 (2 Spots Open)
May 9-16 (4 Spots Open) – Hosted Trip & BTT Tagging Week with Aaron Adams
May 30-June 6 (12 Spots Open)
June 6-13 (4 Spots Open)