Howdy everyone....Where do I start...ok, August here in the Yucatan of Mexico is always HOT. Progreso is our location as you know and even tho is it always hot and humid here, the weather is unbeatable....365 days of awesome backwater fishing...August has been an unusual month tho....First, earlier this month I personally, while with guest from the Carnival Cruise Ship porting here, caught the record Ria fish for the area at 5.2 pounds... Previous record was held by a dear friend Gary Draper of Port Charlotte Florida for two years at 4.6 pounds.
 


Then our Ria Pro Guide Bob Thomas out on a practice day with Gary and I hooked up a 7 pound Tarpon, the first of the year!!! As well proudly Bob´s first Ria Tarpon! We have seen the tarpon since they moved in the first week of July and we have throw and thrown at them but to no avail...they are a tough fish to catch in the clear shallow water we fish...BUT, when you do it is SO rewarding.....



But strangely this month and the last of July as well we have had some very OFF days....I mean a few days with 5 trout, 10 trout. With the changing climate and the storms that come thru, usually late in the day, but, this time of the year it does affect the fishing... I mean honestly we have still great fishing days, but not the 50 and 60 fish per outing as we do during the spawning season..winter thru late spring....We are finding tho more quality size fish with an average of 15 to 20 fish per outing.

We have had some amazing catches tho in the past month from youngsters to experienced fisherman...A large number of 4 pounders and lots of 3 plus pounders....

 

This 11 year old who visited with his family from the Carnival Cruise Ship totally got to have bragging rights over the entire boat when he caught this beautiful 4 pound speckled sea trout on a Rapala Top Water lure...



Another solid four pound fish from our friend Ruth...a non experienced fisher-person, but still with the top water lure attracted this fish into her hands... 

If you are wanting to have the best shore excursion while visiting Progreso Mexico, then by all means give us a shout....You are on our website, so, contact us and book your date today....With well over 250 tours a year we provide, our dates fill very fast....We love to fish....No More No Less....Contact YucatanSnook.com or email us at YucatanSnook@gmail.com