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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Barceló Maya Colonial

hello,

My family and friends are going to Barceló Maya Colonial for my brothers wedding.

Just inquiring to see if anyone has any experience bonefishing in or around this area? I spent an hour online looking for information , kinda hit and miss since we dont want to pay 1000$ + a day, and mostly found deep sea fishing.

any info is greatly appreceated.

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been there every year for the past 3 years. never seen a soul fly fishing though it could be done i have heard ...
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I've been there and did two things. Firstly I fly fished on the property early morning and in the adjacent property as at the time it was vacant. Lots of small fish that were fun. Secondly I spent mucho $$$ and went one day to Pesca Maya lodge for a day of guided bonefishing in Ascension Bay. They picked me up right from the resort and drove me 3 hours. First class outfit. With two people the cost is a little more reasonable. It was windy that day so fishing was tough. I only landed 2 fish. You have a chance at a Grand Slam there.

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I'll be staying at the Maya Tropical the second/third week of April.

Just curious as to what kind of fish were caught from the beach of the resort.

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I honestly can't really remember. It was over 6 years ago. All stuff less than 15" long. They hit hard though and fought well. I think the only think I really remember is catching a Moonfish (super silver bright and super deep but almost paper thin width) and a local asking if he could keep it.

I do remember someone telling me at certain times of the morning snook roam the beaches. I did see some some schooling fish splashing around but I'm not sure what they were.

Take a 8 or 9 wt single hand rod and some clousers and you'll have fun.

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I'll be staying at the Maya Tropical the second/third week of April.

Just curious as to what kind of fish were caught from the beach of the resort.

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We stayed twenty miles south of Playa del Carmen in November. We fished with Pesca Maya 1 day, fished on Cozumel 1 day, and fished in Cancun 1 day. All were great and very different experiences.
Pesca Maya picks you up at your hotel, which is nice, however, they are also the most expensive of the three. The drive can be absolutely hellacious, but is worth it in my opinion...just don't drink too much the night before. April should be the best conditions for Permit, and this is the place to get one. Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, Snook, and Barracuda. Excellent guides.
On Cozumel we fished with Aquarius flats fishing (aquariusflatsfishing.com). The owner Carlos will pick you up at the Ferry dock and drive you to the marina. The flats are much smaller than where you fish with Pesca Maya, but the fishing is quite good. Caught bigger bones here than Pesca Maya, and saw a lot more big bones on average. No Permit, no Tarpon, but great bonefishing. Guide was very nice but spoke very little English.
In Cancun we fished with cancuntarponfishing.com for baby tarpon. This was an absolute blast and I would highly recommend for anyone traveling to the area. We literally fished within view of the airport at one point. The owner Martin was very good about arranging all the details, and our guide Mauricio was a lot of fun, very competent, and a good English speaker. We hooked a bunch of baby Tarpon, and even caught a few. November was not the time of year to be there for other flats species, but my understanding is that bonefishing and permit fishing should be good in the Spring.
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thanks for the info nate! will deffenitly check the outfitters mentioned.

one question for you, on or near this resort, am i able to fish the beach with chance of bonefish? or any other species at that?

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I would be doubtful for bonefish...though I am not a bonefish expert. We did see some bonefish snorkeling in Akumel, so I would think anywhere that is protected there would be the possibility. You can probably target Barracuda, snapper, Jacks etc.... but probably not the traditional flats species. Definitely wake up early and get out there before the wind picks up.
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Gotchya! Thanks for the info nate, much appreceated!!

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