September 11, 2009

August 29th-September 5th 2009

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.

Glenn with a Roatan flats bonefish.

An octopus Velma, Glenn, and Perry saw while walking a flat near Helene.

David enjoying the success of catching his first Tarpon on the fly.

January 20, 2009

New Mango Creek Lodge Web Site

Mango Creek Lodge is proud to announce the release of its new Web site. This iteration has been redesigned and reorganized to better meet our guests’ needs.

The fishing section has been updated to provide easily-accessible information specific to fishing Roatan’s waters. The Web site also includes two new features to help you stay abreast of our latest news. This blog, Mango Creek Lodge Fishing Reports, provides the latest information about our fishing conditions and catches. A companion blog, Mango Creek Lodge Lodge News, contains information about the daily happenings around our grounds. We invite you to check out the new site and blog and tell us what you think.

January 18, 2009

Fishing Report: Jan. 10-17, 2008

Guest David Stocker was amazed upon his arrival to find that he was the only guest for his week with Mango Creek Lodge. This advantageous situation meant he was the only fisherman out on the flats each day and he had his pick of sites.

With a strong background of angling for red fish on the Texas coast, David was excited to try his luck hooking up a bonefish. He worked hard throughout the week with guide Tie-Tie to learn the new techniques required for spotting and catching bones. After a number of break-offs and several missed opportunities, David succeeded by catching two in one day. He was thrilled by the power of these deceivingly small fish and eager to return to catch even more.

Photo of David holding a bonefish
Photo of David holding a bonefish