I had the pleasure of fishing with first time customer Juan Balloveras and our goal was to get Juan his first Biscayne Bay Bonefish on fly. Juan has been trying to get a bonefish on fly in Miami for two year and has hooked several, but has never been able to land one. Well I’m here to say that the monkey is off is back.
Juan and I fished on Monday and it was a really slow day as far as bonefishing goes. The fish were just not swimming that day. At the last spot of the day I spotted a school of about 30 bonefish and I tell Juan to make a cast at eleven o’clock thirty feet. He let the fly sink stripped twice and he was hooked up! After a few short runs Juan brings the fish to the side of my skiff and I landed his first Biscayne Bay Bonefish. After a couple of hoot and hollering and a few quick pictures we released the fish. The bonefish wasn’t the biggest fish, but none the less it was a bonefish and our goal was reached.
I am very happy for Juan and I respect him for never giving up and reaching his goal, even if it took two years to in the making. Now the rest are easy Juan and I look forward to catching many more bonefish with you on my skiff.