Pam and I had a great time bonefishing
with our friends on Long Island, Bahamas this year.
In spite of some wind and clouds we did manage to catch some nice bone fish. And the wind and clouds were better than the snow that was waiting for us on our return to Bozeman
. It was wonderful to see our good friends, Sammy and Jennie Knowles
, Wade Smith, and Frank and Jerry Cartwright. We also spent two days fishing snapper, Cuda
and sharks, with hand lines,what a blast!
To spend a day out in the ocean, on a boat with Wade Smith, is one of the best things that can happen to a person. You spend the whole day laughing and listening to Wades views on life and the world. It's like spring tonic for me, and I'll be doing it 'till God says no more.
The groups that joined us included Bozeman
fishermen Don Lister, Joe Columbo
, Jack Wiess
, Al Gadouri
and Robert Badaliance
as well as many others from around the country.
We will be booking the 2010 season starting in May, so let us know if you are interested by calling 800-886-9111 and talking to Pam or Rod.
I watched the guides from the other lodges drive their clients from flat to flat, like taxi drivers with no idea of what they were doing. I really felt sorry for their
clients as I watched them waste there time and money. Sammy Knowles, Jerry Cartwright and Frank Cartwright at the Smith & Wells Bonefish Lodge work with you every minute of every day, spotting fish, poling the boat and walking with you. They just don't drop you off on some flat and tell you to walk, while they stand by the boat or fish, like I saw the other guides do everyday.
Sammy, Jerry and Frank truly love what they do and work very hard to make sure you get into bones, see them. and catch them. I post this info not to book more trips, but to help future bone fishermen
going to Long Island from getting ripped off. If you are one of the other bone fishermen
that went to Long Island this April with one of the other lodges I would love to hear from you and discuss your trip.