Author: Will Rice
Simply put, when your wife asks you to plan a fly fishing trip to a flats fishing lodge, your response should be simple and concise: 'yes, when and where?' In my case, the when was the first week of February, and the where was The Grand Slam Lodge.
Here's the quick break down: we spent days one and two getting our feet wet with some bonefish and snook. Days three and four I was given the opportunity to chase permit while Whitney worked on her tan, and day five concluded our trip with an effort to catch anything that would chase a fly.
The island of Guanaja lies roughly 40 miles north of mainland Honduras and is situated 7 miles of east of Roatan, its’ nearest Caribbean island neighbor. I’m hopeful that I will get a shot or two at permit. I haven’t had a lot of luck with permit in the past. As it stands right now, the scoreboard reads:
Not that I keep score or anything…
Hot off the press - this just in.
We were able to catch up with Tucker Ladd, Owner of Trout’s Fly Fishing, right before he walked out the door and hopped onto a plane with his wife Whitney bound for Ascension Bay, Mexico. This area of Mexico is known as one of the most prolific “Grand Slam” fisheries on the planet - where anglers get a shot at bonefish, permit, and tarpon all in a single day. Tucker has spent time fishing saltwater flats before - but for Whitney, sight casting to bonefish, tarpon and permit is a whole new game.