We opened Bairs’ Lodge for the fall season in September. We were fortunate that South Andros Island in The Bahamas was un..
Wow!! One of the finest weeks of the last few years just went down on paper with 253 hooked fish in six days. The Rio Grande and the Menedez were both in perfect shape, and our group of brilliant anglers from Scotland were here to see the angling planets align for them.
We had great moments with all our anglers, but I’ll never forget the day with Angus, when he landed a 22-pounder in the morning followed by 24- and 25-pounders at Lila’s pool the same afternoon. Randall was also a fishing machine. He hooked 43 trout. And Robert, who organized the trip, had a banner day on the Menendez, landing consecutive 16- and 19-pound hens on a single-handed rod.
Every time we arrived back at the guide house, our fleece sleeves were soaked from releasing so many sea-run browns… and the smiles were contagious. River levels were consistently high for this time of the year, the color of the water was like dark tea, and the Intruder fly under a cloudy sky was the ticket.
Mission accomplished guides. Thanks for all your hard work. And a big thanks to the Rio Grande and the Menendez.
Head Guide, Kau Tapen Lodge
Water Temp: 11 degrees C.
Biggest Fish: 25 pounds, Angus
Number of Fish Hooked: 253
Number Of Fish 15lbs+: 51
Average weight: 11.9lbs