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Just for Rib..
the exact place was freeport grand bahama. the guide arrived at our hotel at a early 8am, which to me it was still 5am because i wasnt adjusted to the time change. we hoped in in truck, which was right hand drive and no seatbelts and we cruised down the road on the left! the boat was launched and we were on our way in the 17foot 85horse skiff. the day started out cloudy, which is bad because you cant see the fish, which is crucial because you never blind cast for bone fish, it is all done by sight. the guide will stand on a platform above the motor and push the boat along with a pole and scream at you where to cast. the bow was 12o clock and it was based on that. he would say fish 60feet at 1o clock moving left to right, and you have to present your fly perfectly in front of it...which was a challenge. also the way the fishes mouths are you cant lift your rod to set your hook, rather the tip has to be in the water, which caused me a few fish. i ended up hooking 5 for at least a few second but only landing 1. i am now officially hooked on bone fish because they are so awesome fighters. that little fish took me 100yrds into my backing in only seconds. to be honest i dont really know how i am going to fish at home anymore...it just wont be the same :'(

hope ur happy rib,
p.s. for you i just used 10minutes at 40cents a minute to right this so you better enjoy!

-fishey
 

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That's awesome fishey!!! Keep at it take lots of pics and, if the story when you come back is up to par, I'll pay you back the 4 bucks with interest... ;) Maybe you'll film a quick movie clip while you're down there...? ;)

man I'm jealous... :eek:

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here's mine. a true dolphin, aka mahimahi. caught off the coast of Kona over the xmas break. fishing was really slow 1 week before we came and 3 weeks after we left. i have plans to go back sometime in summer, at the peak season. our guide was Russ Neeta. he was really great. he worked super hard to try and put us onto some fish, even staying out almost 2 hours extra. alas, this was the only one we got.

our guide is the fellow in the background, and my grandfather is standing off to the right off the picture. i wish we would have gotten a pic right after taking the fish out of the water, as the colors were neon bright! they fade rapidly after the fish is taken out of the water.

 

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those are some nice fish :thumbup: ...the last one reminds me of a fish i seen on display while in Maui not being familiar with the islands is kona near there.
 

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Maui is an island just to the north. Kona is a city on the big island, Hawaii, which aslo happens to be the state name. Honolulu (the state capital) and Waikiki (a section of Honolulu) are on the island of Oahu, both of which are the major and most popular tourist traps. We stayed in Honolulu/Waikiki for the first week before flying over to Kona for the second week. Personallly I perferred Kona. I'm not much for the whole tourist things, and I like to get away from the crowds. Besides, the best fishing is off the coast of Kona. :thumbup:

 

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There was a good fishing show on Nice fish with Gary Cooper describing fishing for bones. You really need to be prepared when you are fly fishing for them. One piece of advice I would pass on is that if you bring your own fly gear you need different line than what you would use up here. Salt water, humidity and the temperature all play big factors. :cheers:
 

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Well I thought I would bring this thread out from the archives and add a few pictures from last week.

The purpose of the trip was my honeymoon but second in line was hooking into a big tarpon. Timing was right rod was ready but out of the three dedicated days to getting my tarpon the weather and the fish did not cooperate. On a side note if you really want a good challenge try seeing bonefish on a cloudy day. Had a blast and lost count of how many bonefish were landed. Here are some pics.



you can't see from the picture but this guy had a little trouble with a cuda before finally coming to the boat






I will see this one next year.
 

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Great pics Sarg, looks like you had a great trip. I really lik that tarpon shot, I can't wait to get back down on the flats, itchin' bad.
 
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