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Cuba is a dynamic, unusual and fascinating island seemingly trapped in a 1950´s time warp. The people are vibrant and friendly and their music is all around you. This beautiful island has much to offer both the destination angler and the accompanying non – angler.
For anglers, Cuban waters are a barely explored fantasy playground where you can catch huge bonefish, permit and tarpon. You also have the option of catching barracuda, crevalle jack, snappers and groupers and other reef dwelling fish.
A good friend –Richard– who works with us and has operated in Cuba for the last ten years, manages six major fishing destinations from which we have chosen two on the basis of quality and variety of quarry: Cayo Largo and Zapata. Both destinations are either sited in National Parks, or just on their outskirts. Selected hotels next to the fishing areas provide accommodation.
Zapata features a wide variety of waters for fly fishing: white sandy flats, mangrove inlets, feeder streams, coves and off shore islands.
About 80% of the 100,000 acres of fishable waters of fishing waters are shallow enough – from 6 to 18 inches deep to facilitate easy wading. Such a vast stretch of shallow water means the guides pole their anglers for the entire day from start to finish. It is the only way to access most of the flats. Deeper water flats further provide an opportunity to fish for permit
The river – about an hour´s drive away is an excellent juvenile tarpon fishery. The fish caught weigh in from 5 to 25 pounds. Tarpon from 60 to 80 pounds are not uncommon and there is a healthy stock of snook as well.
The “bocas” are the outer islands and channels that protect the inner flats of Salinas. The water is from 4 to 10 feet deep and crystal clear and holds trophy bonefish.
Cayo Largo is the classic ocean flats eco system featuring hard packed sand flats which are just perfect for wading. It is considered to be ideal destination in Cuba for fly fishing bonefish and permit
Only six recreational fishing boats per day are allowed in the entire National Park. Each boat fishes a different area so anglers are fishing vast stretches of water on their own. Every season sees from 25 to 30 Grand Slams making Cayo Largo one of the world´s top Grand Slam fishing destinations.
Bonefish out here - along with those found in the Seychelles – are among the biggest in the world. Anglers can reasonably hope - in a week´s fishing - to catch bonefish from 8 to 12 pounds juvenile tarpon tipping the scales at between 20 to 50 pounds are not uncommon in these waters
11 Nov. Fishing in Zapata
12 Nov. Fishing in Zapata
13 Nov. Fishing in Zapata
14 Nov. Transfer from Zapata to Havana (3 hour car ride)
15 Nov. Depart for Cayo Largo
16 Nov. Fishing in Cayo Largo
17 Nov. Fishing in Cayo Largo
18 Nov. Fishing in Cayo Largo
19 Nov. Fishing in Cayo Largo
20 Nov. Fishing in Cayo Largo
21 Nov. Fishing in Cayo Largo
22 Nov. Transfer from Cayo Largo to Havana
23 Nov. Departure from Havana airport