Greetings from The Bonefish School: April 6, 2006: Today Steve McManus and Tom Singleton fished with Captain Martin Clark and had a good day of catching Bonefish. Tom Managed to catch and release 3 Bonefish on flies which he had tied the day before while Steve released 5 including a nice 5 pound Bonefish.
Randy fished with Captain Drexel Rolle who guided him to 4 including several large fish, he cast to a real big fish over 10 pounds.
The Guys will be fishing for 2 more days however I am on my way back to the Keys. I caught 2 Bonefish off of the dock here at the beautiful Peace & Plenty Bonefish Lodge today, wish you were here. Tarpon season starts for me on Saturday, More Reports to follow:
Bonefish School Fishing Report
April 5, 2006
Greetings from The Peace & Plenty Bonefish Lodge:
April 3, & 4, 2006:
I arrived at The Peace & Plenty bonefish Lodge, on Great Exuma Cay in the Bahamas on April 2, with Bonefish School Students, Randy Kwasnicia, from Calgary Canada, along with Steve McManus, Tom Singleton from Charleston South Carolina. On Monday and Tuesday I personally instructed the trio of eager fly fishing students and all became proficient at catching Bonefish on a fly. April 5, 2006: Today Steve McManus and Tom Singleton fished with Captain Willy Rolle and had a good day of catching Bonefish. Tom Managed to catch and release 3 Bonefish on flies which he had tied the day before while Steve released 5 including a nice 8 pound Bonefish. Randy and I fished with Martin Clark in the Channel Cays part of the Exuma’s where Imanaged to release 9 nice Bones while Randy caught 5 and lost a real big fish. At one point we saw 2 Bonefish coming down a flat together, Randy and I each cast to one of the fish and we caught a double header of Bonefish on fly. The Guys are out fishing now as I write this report, I just caught 2 Bonefish off of the dock here at the beautiful Peace & Plenty Bonefish Lodge, wish you were here. Tarpon season starts for me on Saturday, More Reports to follow: Regards:
Bonefish School Class of December 2005
Bonefish School Fishing Report
November 27, Through December 4, 2005
Greetings from the Peace & Plenty Bonefish Lodge: This fishing report comes to you from The Bonefish School which is located at the Peace & Plenty Bonefish Lodge on Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas. Each year I operate several fly fishing schools at this location and this school was sponsored by Malcolm and Caroline Rhodes fly shop, The Charleston Angler. Students attending the Bonefish school were: Dan Whelan, from British Columbia, Dawn Johnson from Raleigh NC, hosts, Caroline and Malcolm Rhodes, Catherine and Gordon Rhea, Mike and Sandy Albenesius, Tami Reed and Alben Neighbors, and Caroline Hasseell, all from the Charleston, SC area.
Instructors for the classroom curriculum were Bruce Chard, Florida Keys fly fishing guide, FFF master certified casting instructor and world class fly tier, Alston Rolle, head guide at the Peace and Plenty Bonefish Lodge, and myself. We were assisted in the fly tying and casting instruction by Malcolm Rhodes who is the owner of the Charleston angler.
After the first two days of classroom instruction at the Bonefish Lodge our students were ready to be turned over to our Bahamian guides for the next four days of fly fishing for Bonefish. All but one student used their newly acquired skills to stalk and catch several to lots of Bonefish on flies which they had tied the day before. The one student who did not land a fish after several hook ups on the first day did catch and release six Bonefish on the second day of fishing. During the evening while relaxing and dining at the fabulous Bonefish Lodge I overheard comments from several female students such as, “We caught so many Bonefish that I lost count and had to stop and rest” or “This was the best fishing trip that we ever experienced.” Having happy clients like these folks is the reason that we keep operating these fly fishing schools. I look forward to our next Bonefish School In early April of 2006. I do still have a few spots available for students who would line to experience the most fun fishing on white sand flats for Bonefish with a fly rod available. Thanks to all of the students who attended The Bonefish School you are great. More reports to follow!
Several times each year have the pleasure of instructing anglers in the fine art of catching Bonefish on fly. For more than fifteen years I have been operating my “Bonefish School” on the Island of Exuma in the Bahamas. Ten years ago we moved the Bonefish School to the “Peace and Plenty Bonefish Lodge” which in my opinion is one of the finest Destination Lodges anywhere in the tropics.
I chose the Peace and Plenty Bonefish lodge for its location in the middle of some of the finest white sand, wading, Bonefish flats which I have ever seen. The staff and guides are world class, the food is great, and the atmosphere is relaxed.
This Bonefish school wound up as a personal vacation for me after 6 students canceled at the last minute. This left me with three students to teach and fish with for a whole week in Bonefish paradise.
Steve Wells and Nikki Andolsek from Canada joined Troy Letherman (Editor and chief of Fish Alaska Magazine) from Palmer Alaska as my three Students. After the first two days of instruction at the Lodge, Steve and Nikki fished their first day with Martin while Troy and I fished our first day with guide Willie Rolle.
Nikki and Steve caught more than a dozen Bonefish each during that first day. They where using flies and leaders which they tied the day before. Troy and I each caught good numbers of Bonefish and had a great day trying to keep those powerful Bonefish from getting deep into the mangroves. The weather was great and each day of fishing got better and better as the week moved on. By the end of the week we where all running on Bahamas time with that happy glazed over look on our face. Troy is off to Alaska for a cold winter while Steve and Nikki decided to stay on in the Bahamas for another week. All in all this was a great week of Bonefishing in Paradise. Every one caught all of the fish we wanted and my students are now officially hooked on Bonefish and The Bahamas.
Thank you to My Good Friend and Lodge owner Bob Hyde, Lodge manager Magnolia, Guides: Alston, Martin, and Willie, along with Miss Reta and the whole staff at the Peace and Plenty Bonefish Lodge. More Keys fishing reports to follow!
Contact: Captain Jake Jordan Jake Jordan's Fishing Adventures P O Box 309 Havelock, NC 28532 305-872-6060