Fishing the Tropics

Xcalak, Meixco ~ March 26 - April 3, 2018

This has become an annual trip for the Ospreys. Every year, Rudy and Henri make the arrangements - an all-inclusive arrangement that includes tranfers to and from Cancun, hotel, meals and six days of guided fishing. Attendees are responsible for travel to and from Cancun, alcoholic beverages and tips.

Ten people attended this years trip - eight Ospreys and two guests. Upon arrival in Cancun, the group is picked up at the airport in a small 15 seat tour bus. Xcalak is a small fishing village, located in the south eastern tip of Mexico - only a few miles north of the Belize border. A six hour drive - the trip is split in two - we stop for dinner in Tulum for some authentic Mexican fare. Typically, arrival at the Terra Maya hotel is around mid-night, so it is a full day of travel to get to our destination. Because of the late arrival, the first day in Xcalak is dedicated to relaxation - no fishing is planned, other than casting to fish off the pier. Although no one did it on this trip, short tours can be arranged ... bird watching or snorkelling along the reef. The second largest reef in the world is about a half mile offshore.

The next six days are dedicated to fishing, primarily in Chetumal Bay ... a large bay located between Belize and south eastern Mexico. Species being targetted are bonefish, permit, jacks, snook, baby tarpon and baracuda. Bonefish and permit are plentiful in the bay. Permit are also targetted on the "outside" between the reef and the coast. Permit are difficult to catch and unfortunately, none were taken on this trip. In previous years, usually two or three permit are landed.

If interested in participating in this trip in the future, contact Rudy or Henri. The next trip will be in April 2019 - one group for sure, possibly two.