Fly fishing Mexico’s Chetumal Bay – The fishing day
When Fly fishing Mexico’s Chetumal Bay, the fishing day proceeds like this:
Generally breakfast is served from 6:00 AM to 6:30 AM and boats generally leave no later than 7:00 AM. At certain tides you may want to leave earlier, or when you are targeting permit. There are never more than two fisherpersons per boat and the guide can accommodate the departure wishes of the clients. We have over 30 productive flats and lagoons. If you desire you can fish the same flat more than once during your six days of fishing. Our guess is you will want to keep exploring new locations, with each having its own special character and beauty.
The Palancar Reef is the second largest barrier reef in the world, and is 500 yards off the beach at Tierra Maya. Snorkeling is excellent right off the beach and diving can be arranged through local dive shops. The area is famous for its quality of diving and varied and plentiful marine life.
Bird watchers can take special trips to bird island to see incredible numbers of water birds nesting, cavorting, and hunting.
Other wildlife includes manatees, small crocodiles known as caimans, and chachalacas, a large bird that looks like a cross between a pheasant and a cuckoo that will wake you up each morning. Jaguars are sometimes seen near Xcalak. Iguanas and geckos are generally on your roof.
Sea kayaks are available for the fly fishermen and are great for exploring the back-country lagoons, late evening fishing, or just exercise.
There is always revelry après fishing at the lodge. Typical beverages are provided. Special requests can be accommodated with advanced notice. The atmosphere is very casual.