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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-12-2012, 03:55 AM Thread Starter
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Playa Del Carmen

I realize this is a bit of a departure from the normal 2 handed destinations...

I am going to be in Playa Del Carmen in June and would like to try my hand at a little salt water fly fishing. Has anyone had the opportunity to fish down there in late June, and if so;

1. Best species to fish for at that time?
2. Recommendations for outfitters?
3. If you don't have gear, and don't really plan on doing this type of fishing much if ever again, is it possible to use gear the outfitter provides?

Any advice will be greatly appreciated, thanks!

"Something to think about: If you fish the wrong fly long and hard enough, it will sooner or later become the right fly." -- John Gierach
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There is really good fishing, outfitter required, a short distance north of Cancun. It would be a good day trip. I know the guys at flywater travel book these guides and will give you good recommendations. If you call flywater ask for Brian.
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Mudman,

I haven't fished in Playa, but stayed in a hotel there and enjoyed the European style sun-bathing on one of its beaches. In Cancun, or north of there, there is convenient access to fishing that should be excellent in June for bonefish, permit, tarpon, and snook. I have the phone number of an outfitter and guide that I fished with there and would be happy to send to you after I return from Belize. I'm packing this afternoon and evening, so won't be able to reply until after the 22nd.

South of Playa, from Tulum out to Boca Paila or Punta Allen is Ascension Bay and more excellent fishing for the same species as above. Punta Allen is at the end of a very bad road, so making a connection with a guide to fish from Boca Paila is preferred if you just want to fish for a day or two. Punta Allen is only worth experiencing the road if you're going to stay there a week, IMO, which I did last year, and the fishing was excellent.

Some guides have gear, and some don't. Enrique out of Cancun can supply fishing tackle, but I had my own so haven't seen what he has.

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