We are putting together a group trip to go to Silver King Lodge in Costa Rica for 4 days of Tarpon and back country fishing. SKL has offered special pricing to the club to help promote the lodge, help the local guides and staff. We have 8 cabins reserved for up to 16 anglers.
Information about the lodge:
Silver King Lodge is the finest giant tarpon fishing lodge in the world. The area has year-round resident tarpon and is one of the best tarpon fisheries in the world. The Lodge is located on the Caribbean coast at the mouth of the Rio Colorado. You will fish from 23-foot boats custom made on site. SKL provides equipment for bait, plug and fly fishermen. Fishing the nearby lagoons for a day or half day is also an option, giving your arms a respite from the 100lb + tarpon, and getting a chance to see more of the Costa Rican wildlife. Your stay will include all meals, beer, wine, and liquor (except call brands). Meals are served buffet style with cooked to order dishes for breakfast. Guestrooms are spacious and air conditioned. The lodge has a pool and Jacuzzi free for use. This is open to all members and friends of members who are willing to join the club for the $30. Membership.
The cost of the trip is $2595 for 4 full days fishing and 5 nights lodging. The normal rate is over $3700 (double occupancy)
Back to Damon 7 Lakes (2021-12-11-0700) Trip Description: Come fish for LMB and bluegills with fall weather fully in place at Damon 7 Lakes. When: December 11th, 2021 (2021-12-11-0700) date is confirmedWhere: Damon 7 Lakes, Damon, TxStart 0700End Time: TDTF (Too Dark to Fish)Trip Leader: Leader needed (need to confirm)Phone: TBDe-mail: … Continue reading Damon in December
We plan to have decaf coffee and hot chocolate, along with a cookie assortment, handy while we visit and talk about 2021 and 2022. We plan to have a round-table discussion with 3 or more club members. The topics are still under discussion. There was a question as to whether or not others could bring … Continue reading TFF Coffee and Cookies, Tuesday, December 14⋅6:30 – 9:00pm
Friday a small group made it to past the 20 mm. Nothing seen. Nothing caught. Rough road back.
Checking into a nice, large, AirBNB, the over to dinner at Snoopy's discussing tactics for the next day.
Saturday morning the plan was to get to MM 20 before sunrise. Easy travel and we made it with no issues, with time to spare.
Nothing seen as we slowly made our way to the jetties. Flounder (CPR) and something that looked like a juvenile grouper came to hand.
On the way back, an odd pelican maneuver got our attention so a stop was in order. This is where we finally started catching fish on the fly in the surf. Redfish, Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, whiting, and speckled trout all came to hand at this spot. Then as quickly as it popped up, the action was over.
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We had a donation, during the time of the lockdowns, and there was just so many materials that the expedient way to show what was in each box was to video them getting filled. Once they were full, we sip tied them shut and put them into storage. They are still there, ready for new their new owners.
I was asked by a few people, "What is in those boxes?" So I've posted the links to each box in this thread. There are 8 boxes, filled, with top-grade materials. See below for details.
My take aways from this past weekend is: Be very patient and try not to hurry shots. I found that if I had a fish that was fairly close and not spooked, toss the fly out leading by 5-8 feet at the distance needed and wait, stripping only once the fish is in range. This saved me many blown shots.
There be many trips for redfish before I ever have another experience as these 2 days (if ever). The redfish fishery on the middle Texas coast is strong ( there has been some great trips this summer for myself and friends). Practice catch and release, you don’t always have to keep the limit but please enjoy some of your catch if you wish.
Friday the wind was gusting up to 30 mph, making the attempt at fishing futile. 30 minutes of paddling against the wind, Ken and I gave up and packed the kayaks onto the trailers and went back to camp.
Saturday morning we were able to get on the water about 30 minutes after sunrise, and immediately worked our way up to the rocks. On small Kentucky came to hand, so we went downstream a mile, fishing as we went. Some of the log jams yielded bites, and a couple of fish, but nothing earthshattering.
Total landed, 8 white bass, 6 Kentucky, and 4 sunfish. Not the best catch ration, but the weather was perfect, and the kayaking was easy. At camp the cabins were clean, comfortable, affordable, and complete.
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