Derry Ryan catches BIG Bone on Crooked Island
By Scott Heywood
I recently received some photos from my friend in Ireland, Derry Ryan. The photos are from his trip to Crooked Island. Derry has been bonefishing with us for many years and his group of Irishmen is well received everywhere they go. I'm always told by guides and lodge owners how much fun his group is... and how much they enjoy a good beer!
I thought the readers of this blog might be interested in seeing the photo of a fish that Derry caught. I think it's imporatnt to note that although Crooked and Acklins Islands have many bonefish in the 3-5 lb. range, there are a few monsters roaming around too! Nice job Derry!
Here is the initial e-mail from Derry:
Hi Scott, I’ve attached a few photos from our trip of Nov 19. The bonefish was estimated at just over 9lbs based on its length. It was late afternoon and quite windy and this fish was tailing happily with a few others which makes life exciting! I saw some fish during the 10 days that were double digit + but didn’t make a connection. I caught my first trigger out at the Fish Cay and will spend more time next trip on Trigger Flats!
That is a very nice bone. For my own info, what was his length? He not only is long, but pretty stout too! I too am seeing more and more big bones on Crooked/Acklins… and more permit!
THANKS Derry for the photos! I love to see photos from our clients trips... In this instance, it gave me a chance to live vicariously while enduriung a Wyoming winter!