Thursday, April 10, 2008

Back from Mexico

I just returned from a quick trip to Mexico with Christine. We spent 5 nights/4days at a cool little lodge called Costa de Cocos located in the fishing village of Xcalac near the Belizan border. The lodge consists of a main building and a dozen or so little bungalows on the beach (Caribbean). The food was great, accommodations excellent, fishing excellent, and the service was great as well.

The fishing is based in lagoons and flats in and around Chetemal Bay. This is a primarily a bonefish and permit destination, but there are s
ome Tarpon around as well. I only fished 2 days, Christine and I fished one as well, but it was windy as hell that day. I got some bones, jumped a Tarpon, and stuck a Permit. My line got wrapped around the 
reel foot on the Permit and the hook just came out after a few minutes on the Tarpon. Regardless, I got lots of shots at Permit in about a day and a half of chasing them. 

There is a ton of water and it's not fi
shed nearly as hard as the waters around Ascension Bay. All of the guides and staff spoke very good English. My guide was an Argentinian named Willy and he was as good as it gets. If you're looking for an easy flats trip, I'd really recommend this place. Give me call if you have any questions about the place.

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