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Cuba Fishing Holidays:Remarkable Saltwater fly-fishing for Bonefish, Tarpon & Permit
The saltwater fly-fishing surrounding Cuba can rightly claim to be amongst the best available and when it comes to sighted fishing for migratory Tarpon it has few equals. Similar in nature to the Florida Keys in the USA the pristine inshore flats and surrounding chain of islands benefit from a strictly enforced protectionist policy. Adopted by the Cuban authorities many years ago and gradually been expanded to cover the best saltwater fly-fishing areas the benefits are only too obvious for any avid fisherman to see. Areas which were once over-fished have seen populations of Bonefish and other species quickly recover. Migratory Tarpon cruise with relative impunity and as a rule are both abundant and will hungrily chase a fly, more so than the good but more fly shy neighbours in the Florida Keys.
Justin will be a hosting a WhereWiseMenFish week on the luxury Live aboard yacht Avalon II over one of the prime periods for Migratory Tarpon in the Jardines de la Reina. This is an amazing opportunity to experience some of the very best saltwater fishing available, anywhere in the caribbean, from the comfort of the latest, most spacious yacht available to anglers in Cuban waters.
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The location of much of the best flats fishing in Cuba means that live aboard boats provide the best access to the fishing areas with minimal wasted travel time. The yachts available have capacity for 4-10 anglers in single berths with available locations including the Jardines de la Reina, Isla de la Juventud and Jardines del Rey. They offer some of the best options for groups as well as those who want to maximise their fishing time. Single room accommodation is standard on most with all the rooms being fully air-conditioned.MORE ABOUT LIVE ABOARD BOAT OPTIONS IN CUBA >>>
Cayo Romano and the fishing from Cayo Cruz is the latest exclusive saltwater fishing destination in Cuba. A huge area stretching from Cayo Paredon in the North to Cayo Guanaja in the South it has already picked up a reputation as having some, if not the best Permit fishing in Cuba. Alongside this are some truly huge migratory Tarpon that visit this area as well as expansive Bonefish flats, a good portion of which can be easily waded. Accommodation is at Hotel Casona de Romano, a old colonial style sugar-plantation house.MORE ABOUT FISHING AT CAYO ROMANO >>>
If you are looking for a chance to experience some outstanding and relatively unexplored saltwater fishing, on a tight budget, or as a single angler whilst keeping away from the crowds at Varadero, Las Salinas ' San Lazaro should be your destination! Within 2 hrs drive of Havana it is the most accessible of all the saltwater fishing locations in Cuba.MORE ABOUT FISHING AT LAS SALINAS >>>
Cayo Largo is the original saltwater fishing location in Cuba. Based on the island of Cayo Largo with anglers staying at the resort Hotel Sol Club. It combines the simply excellent and varied fishing surrounding Cayo Largo for Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon with the comforts of a land based fishing lodge. Cayo Largo rightly retains its place as one of the very best mixed saltwater fishing locations in the world.MORE ABOUT FISHING AT CAYO LARGO >>>
If you want to experience the full might of the most powerful fish on the flats, live in total comfort at the 5 star Hotel Sol Melia Santa Maria and travel knowing that the lodge will have a complete range of the latest saltwater fly fishing gear for you to borrow free of charge then look no further than the Casa Batida Fishing Club. Outstanding Tarpon fishing, superb flats for bonefish & Barracuda, reef fishing for jacks, blue water for Dorado, Tuna & Wahoo and all within the confines of an environment with excellent accommodation suitable for both anglers and non-fishing partners.MORE ABOUT FISHING AT CASA BATIDA >>>
In the Jardines de la Reina you will find some of the finest mixed saltwater fly fishing anywhere in the world. The Jardines de la Reina is a true paradise where you will find exceptional bonefishing, Tarpon & large Permit as well as at least 15 other species of fish which you may catch on fly during your week. There is also excellent spin fishing along the reef. Accommodation is either on the floating lodge La Tortuga or one of the exclusive private yachts, AVALON I, AVALON II, Halcon & Caballones- excellent for individuals and private groups.MORE ABOUT FISHING AT JARDINES DE LA REINA>>>
The Isla de la Juventud has recently been established as a sister operation to the Jardines de la Reina. Renown initially for its superb and large Bonefish it has quickly become a mecca for Tarpon fly fishing due to the large numbers of mature 80lb+ Tarpon that migrate to the fishing area each summer. A location for trophy Tarpon & BonefishMORE ABOUT FISHING AT ISLA DE LA JUVENTUD>>>
Cuba Fishing Reports
publication date: May 2014
May offers some of the best Tarpon fishing in Cuba. Based out of Hotel Rancho on Isla de la Juventud (|sla of Youth) a WhereWiseMenFish hosted trip went to see if the fishing matched expectations as well as enjoy the very best of Cuban hospitality. Lost bags and a few storms aside the Tarpon were there in numbers, Cuba Libre’s free flowing and the local inhabitants of Nueva Gerona more than willing to partake in some late night salsa lessons.
publication date: April 2012
For the last decade almost all saltwater fishing in Cuba has been focused along the south coast, the fabulous Jardines de la Reina, Cayo Largo and Isla de la Juventud. This is not to say that fishing has not been conducted elsewhere or indeed that there is not considerable potential outside of these areas but rather there simply have not been any focused operations dedicated to the demands of fly-fishermen. WhereWiseMenFish went to investigate the newly established fly-fishing at Cayo Paredon on the North Coast & Las Salinas in teh Zapata National Park.
publication date: Apr 24, 2007 by WhereWiseMenFish.com
Prior to a recent trip to Cuba one of my close friends mentioned in passing that despite a fishing experience par excellence he had been somewhat taken aback by the brusque manner of his fishing guide. Now, as he was of an artistic persuasion, I mused that maybe this was on account of his occupational outlook on life; however I determined to reserve judgement until I had experienced the situation firsthand.