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I am going on vacation to the Myan Riviera in a couple weeks. Thinking about packing a rod & reel and maybe try wading out from the resort area. Beats sitting looking at open water and wondering. Have any of you tried this? If so any suggestions? Do you think I can't wait for spring?

Thanks in advance

 

B) Ray

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Ray, it will depend on where you are going to stay. It will be a lot better if you hire a guide!!!!

 

Just ask the local Tourist Dept. to help you out.

 

Do not take your tackle with you. Local guides are knowledgeable have everything you'll need.

 

The current rates are around $500.00 per six hour fishing day plus a 15% tip (depending on results).

 

Another option would be hiking on shore till you find a "mud flat" where you could find feeding bonefish or permit. For that kind of fishing you will need lots of time and a 9 - 10 ft. 8wt rod with a good saltwater reel and plenty of backing (bones and permit are hard runners).

 

 

Hope this will help.

 

Good fishing and have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Ascension Bay is about 150 Km south of Cancun, but I'm not sure if you can drive down for a day or two to go fishing. I went there and stayed in a lodge that provided guides in the daily package. It is very expensive in the lodges down there and the drive down is a killer. The roads are not very good, you'd have to rent a 4wd SUV to make it safely.

 

I heard that there are bonefish flats north of Cancun, that may be your best bet. Bring lots of Gotchas in size 6 and 8 with you. The bones loved that fly when I was there. Tan Merkins in size 1 will do for the Permit.

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I took a rod when I went to Cozumel and the Mayan Rivera as well. I only waded the shallows - on the south side of Cozumel and near Tulum. There were coral heads and all sorts of fish. I broke off everything I had with me eventually as the first thing the fish did was head for the coral. It was fun and I caught small cuda, bones and all sorts of tropical looking fish I couldn't identify.

In short, take everything you'll need - there isn't a local fly shop to be seen. And lots of it, including bite leaders. If you can, I'm sure there are guides to be had. Ascension Bay is a local hotspot and I know the Bonefish Club (Palometa Club) there has guides. http://www.palometaclub.com/

 

Also, there is a guide that covers the Cozumel area but I personally don't know anything about him - http://www.cozumel.net/fun/fly-fishing/

 

Also: http://costadecocos.com/

http://www.xcalak-flyfishing.com/

 

Hope this helps or gets you started.

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