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On the West Coast of the Yucatan Peninsula facing the Gulf of Mexico lies the "BIOSPHERE RESERVOIR OF LOS PETENES". Nowadays known as the "Tarpon Coast", shaped by more than 80 miles of mangrove shoreline, flats, countless rivers, cuts, creeks, channels and inner lagunas which make the ideal refuge or shelter for small tarpon.

Most of the time we are sightfishing or "hunt&fish" game. Rolling or gulping tarpons are easily located following the fins or tails on their way up or down the mangroves. Depending on tide conditions, moon phases and weather, we chase them along channel mouths, inner shallows in less than 3 ft of water or in open bays where they hide in the turtle grass bottom or below hanging mangrove branches. Skillful anglers still get amazed in very and novice anglers get hooked forever.

Native guides keep polling covering a vast territory searching in every spot, fishing miles and miles without seeing other boats. Opposite to other fishing locations in the Yucatan or Ascencion Bay, this is a primarily Tarpon Destination being the most important nursery in Latin America... INCREDIBLE ISN'T IT? This outfitter is the pioneer in the area, serving anglers for 4 years formed by a native team of expert guides with the most trained eyes in the region who have been riding these areas for commercial fishing for a long time and are now part of The Catch and Release Philosophy.

"This place is unlike any other Mexican destination I have fished, the small city is very clean and very historical. The people and food are wonderful and this outfitter is one of the best, most honest guys I have had the pleasure of doing buisness with. He and his team go out of their way to accommodate any request. I will return here as often as I can." —Capt. John

"Thank you for the great trip. Your service and team’s effort were first class. Endless flats, miles of mangrove edges, tidal rivers wide and narrow, the exploratory area, class hotel and the handsome/friendly city; I loved it all, even the super intense tight casting spots (and tossing myself out of the boat). I will be back soon and will recommend you to all of my angling brothers". –Charley Wilson, Maine

Prices are based on double occupancy/ 2 anglers/boat

  • 3 days fishing/4 nights lodging = $1450/person

  • 4 days fishing/5 nights = $1850

  • 5 days fishing/6 nights = $2250

**There are also rates for 1 angler/boat plus a non-angler partner, non-angler activities include kayak ecotours, Mayan ruin tours, shopping and sight seeing. The town is very historic and quite charming.

Included: A/C Hotel accommodations, airport pick up and drop off, boats and fishing guides, fishing license, lunch and drinks while fishing. Dinner meals are not included; this leaves the opportunity for experiencing the local restaurants in town (wonderful choices at very reasonable prices).

A fishing day is typically 6am (sunrise) until 3 or 4 in the afternoon depending on what anglers want to do. This is all sight fishing, 8 and 9wt rods and light spinning tackle are the weapons of choice for fish 5 to 30 lbs. Also a nursery for snook (2-10lbs) and cuda (2-10lbs)the mini slam here is considered all three. Other species are jacks and snapper

Please inquire and as always I will take care of all your trip details and you will pay the same price and sometimes less than booking directly through the outfitter.

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