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.
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  • 101 Xcalak Cover
  • 102Tierra Maya sign
  • 103 Hotel front
  • 104 Hotel From Beach
  • 105 The Pier
  • 106 Hotel from the Pier
  • 107 Fishing from Pier
  • 108 Wading along Beach
  • 109  Sunrise
  • 110 Sorting out Guides Day 1
  • 111 Henri Looking for fish
  • 112 Dianne & Everisto
  • 113 Craig and Jose
  • 114 Ken Fish On
  • 115Anne & Henri
  • 116 Beach time
  • 117 Rudy Relaxes
  • 118 Sitting down for Dinner
  • 119 Moon thru Palms
  • 120 Another Sunrise
  • 121 The Flies
  • 122 Windy Day
  • 123 Nauto & Ken
  • 124 Ken with Fish
  • 125 11 oclock 40 feet
  • 126 Sandy fsih
  • 127 Strip Strip
  • 128 Rewarded
  • 129 Diannes Big One
  • 130 Relaxing after a hard day
  • 131 View from Balcony
  • 132 Moon over the palms
  • 133 orchids
  • 134 Group in Bar
  • 135 Full Moon over Pier
  • 136 Another morning
  • 137 The Mangroves
  • 138  Sandy with Fish
  • 139  Henri Large Bone
  • 140 No Rewards
  • 141 Anne Two Bones
  • 142 Nauto Anne Dianne Sandy
  • 143 Craig
  • 144 Bruce & Cuda
  • 144aSandy Bone
  • 145 Through Channel
  • 146 Roseate Spoonbill
  • 147 Chacalaca
  • 148 Yellow-crowned night heron
  • 149 Yucatan woodpecker
  • 150 Pygmy owl
  • 151 Largest Fish
  • 152 Doug Anne Dianne
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  • 154 Moonrise
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