CAMPECHE FISHING

YUCATAN FISHING COMBO Campeche (day 1-3)  / Ascension Bay (day 4-6) You can make your own package.

Tour the Yucatan's best variety for fishing for bonefish, fishing for permit or snook - combining the crystal clear bonefish flats of Ascension Bay with the incredible tarpon destination in the Gulf of Mexico along the coast of Campeche, a charming colonial fishing town on the western coast of the Yucatan.

 

THE FISHING IN CAMPECHE

Campeche offers world-class angling for baby-  and juvenile Tarpon - 5 to 35 lbs.  Its unique year-round fishery offers the fly angler a variety of environments to hunt for these willy sportfish.  In addition, during the summer months pursuits for migratory adult Tarpon (40 to 100+ lbs.) are a possibility, too. With over 30 miles of coastline, there is a multitude of environments in which to pursue these acrobatic species.  From the maze of backcountry lagoons and mangroove channels  to clear turtle grass flats, Campeche is the ultimate playground for the Tarpon enthusiast.

The experience is very visual compared to the hunt-fishing game. Either rolling schools or single fish will demand your finnest casting technique to put a fly about some feet ahead and behind of the fish's path.

Like in any other saltwater shallows, ocassional  mangrove snapper, barracuda, jack or snook can be caught. The bottom is flat and mucky. NO BONES OR PERMIT STROLL THIS AREA. All the guides are encouraged to target tarpon. You can check more information on the species and tackle recommendations at this link: fishing for tarpon.

 

THE FISHING PROGRAM


The fishing takes place in the biosphere reserve of "Los Petenes" starting with the first light of the sunrise. Once the day’s fishing grounds are reached in the range of 5 minutes to 1.40 hours, the guide will cut the motor and start to spot rolling fish on the outer flats or mangroves. Then, anglers and guides start the polling and chasing game. The experience is very visual. The first sight of feeding tarpon breaking the surface will have your heart pounding.

A typical day will start at dawn and literally will show fifty to hundreds of tarpon. If twelve fish are jumped and 2 or 3, even 5 are landed it should be considered a good day. The most significant factors that will determine success in finding the fish will be the wind or the lack there of, tide and the interaction of these two. Our Records? 23 fish boated plus 20 other hookups in one day for one boat. HINT OF THE TRIP: Always be ready to make a cast

 

ACCOMODATIONS IN CAMPECHE

Our fishing packages can arrange accomodations at the following hotels in Campeche:

 

TARPON FISHING CAMPECH

OCEAN VIEW HOTEL (Waterfront)

Amenities: A/C rooms, 24 hrs coffee, pool,

free wired/wireless internet, breakfast included.


Location: Oceandrive Rd, 12 minutes walking from downtown.

 

 

 


TARPON FISHING CAMPECHEHOTEL CASTELMAR (Downtown)


Amenities: Very Mexican Architecture A/C rooms, 24hrs coffee sevice,

small pool, free wired/wireless internet, breakfast included.


Location: 3 blocks from the historic dowtown.

 

 

 

HOW TO GET TO CAMPECHE

After flying into any airport serving our destination, clearing inmigration and customs, one of our representative shuttle service will be holding a preprinted sign with your name and our logo. He will drive you back to town and assist you with hotel check in. Every morning of your fishing days, you will be picked up at the hotel entrance at a given time and dropped back after fishing.

There are several ways to get to Campeche:


Option 1: HOME-MEX-CPE-MEX-HOME

Fly from your nearest gateway into MEXICO CITY TERMINAL 2 (MEX) and connect a flight to CAMPECHE (CPE) with Aeromexico Airline. There are 3 daily arrivals which delivers a comfortable arrival time.


Option 2: HOME-IAH-CME-IAH-HOME

Fly from your nearest gateway into HOUSTON (IAH) and connect a flight with CONTINENTAL AIRLINES bound to CIUDAD DEL CARMEN (CME). The arrival time is 4:00pm three to five times a week depending on the season. The drive back to Campeche is 2:30 hours in our private shuttled van.

After your third fishing day in Campeche, you will be transferred to Pesca Maya lodge in Ascencion Bay. You will arrive around dinner time and enjoy a relaxing evening to be ready for the flats the next day. On your departure day, you will be transferred to Canun International Airport (CUN) by our Pesca Maya driver. Please book your return flight for departure no earlier than 02:00 pm.

 

Your stay at Pesca Maya lodge

Pesca Maya Fishing Lodge opened its doors on January 1996 and has quickly become one of the Yucatan's most popular fishing destinations and with good reason. The lodge is located 90 miles south of Cancun in the 1.3 million acre Sian Ka'an (Mayan for "where the sky is born") Biosphere Reserve. Situated on a long, narrow strip of barrier beach, the lodge is virtually surrounded by water. To the east lies the blue Caribbean and a few hundred yards off shore, the Palancar Barrier Reef which stretches from southern Belize to north of Cancun. On the western side lies the vast "El Rio" system of flats, channels and mangrove. 10 miles to the north is the famed inlet through the barrier beach known locally as the "Boca". And 4 miles to the south lies the incomparable Ascension Bay. The entire area boasts some of the Caribbean's greatest flats fishing for bonefish, excellent fishing for permit, fishing for snook, fishing for tarpon and other species, as well as reef and offshore fishing (in season).

Please find further information at the following links:

fishing opportunities in Ascension Bay

Pesca Maya Lodge in Ascension Bay


WHAT'S INCLUDED

- ground transportation
- accomodations
- guided fishing
- box lunch, water and sodas on the boat
- all inclusive meal plan (only Ascension Bay)



WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

- airfare
- gratuities for staff
- fishing tackle

- Fishing licence

 

Our TACKLE RECOMMENDATIONS for Campeche:

 

FLYFISHING

Flies: Classic tarpon flies, seaducers, minnows, cockroaches, gurglers in assorment of colors. Blackdeath, black/white, white/red, most of them with flashabou. Hooks 1/0 and 2/0, no longer than 2.5 inches.

Line: Floating line WF and a intermediate for deeper water, 100 yds backing at least, 6 to 9 ft leader of 20 pounds with 1 ft of 40 pounds test as shock tippet.

Rod/Line: 8-9 Wt. moderate/fast or fast action.

 

SPINNING

Reel: Line test up to 12 lbs

Rod: Medium to heavy action, wire or mono leader of 40 lb test.

Lures: 1/8 thru 1/4 Oz Offshore Angler or Spro Bucktail Jigs, lead heads with soft tailed worms/grubs in patterns white, white/red, orange/red, chartroise/white, sparkles.

Clothing for tropical weather is mandatory. Sun protection and rain jacket are two things to bring abroad.

 

 

Our TACKLE RECOMMENDATIONS for Ascension Bay:

FLYFISHING

Click here to get a complete list of recommended tackle for bonefish, permit, tarpon and snook

tackle recommendations for fly fishing

 

SPINNING

Click here to get a complete list of recommended tackle for bonefish, permit, tarpon and snook

tackle recommendations on light tackle