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October 2014 Fishing Report / Fall Season Report

October 21, 2014
Ok, ok, ok, I know it has been since May since I posted a fishing report. Forgive me, been really busy and not much of a writer. The fishing since the spring here in Ria has been for the most part awesome as it always is. Don't get me wrong, because of tidal, weather and water clarity, the fishing sometimes is more like fishing instead of catching. I would step out and say that 90% of the times we have had clients out or just myself, the fishing is AWESOME.

Top water is still the lure of choice for the trout and snook, the occasional mackerel or barracuda. The tarpon have been liking soft green plastics and shrimp. Speaking of the tarpon, as you can see on the home page here I caught this one in early October. They have been in abundance all summer and then, after the king tide and full moon combo, they left. I mean just gone! I have searched for them throughout the area and am baffled to where they moved off to, maybe back to sea. From past notes tho, throughout the winter months they will hang out in an area we always go to first that holds millions of fry and smaller sardines. We have caught them, the tarpon, on top water as well and what a fight these guys put up. I fished this past Sunday and put 8 good trout in the boat. 

In short, this fishing is always fun here and the area as well is so beautiful and peaceful. 
 

May 2014 Progreso Yucatan Fishing Report

May 7, 2014
Here in the Yucatan of Mexico, the fishing has turned to freekin awesome!! With the winter Nortes behind us, the water back in the Ria has cleared up and the big fish have returned. We had clients a few weeks ago and caught 17 sea trout, with myself catching the largest I have ever caught back there, a 6 pound lunker. The coolest part of it, it is with all top water hard plastic lures. The explosions when these fish hit is so exciting!! 



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January 2014 Fishing Report

January 4, 2014
January here in the Yucatan can be tricky for catching a good calm day to actually go fishing. Norte's as they are called here, or a cold front, always seems to come from the northeast and can blow up to 20 km an hour, making ocean fishing out of the question. If it is not raining, then Ria fishing can still be possible on the down side of the mangroves. The bite is tough, snook and tarpon seem to stop, you can see them in the shallows, but they are a tough bite when a Norte is over head. The...
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This is the Beautiful Yucatan

December 4, 2010
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San Felipe Ready for Tourism!

August 18, 2010

By Randy Miller


San Felipe has thrown its hat into the ring of major tourist destinations. While other beaches are saturated with tourists, little San Felipe still remains a place where people can relax and enjoy what has come to be known as eco-tourism. Only 189 km from Merida, San Felipe offers 11 different tourist attractions, including birdwatching, the archaeological remains on...


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The key to tarpon fishing is.......

February 13, 2010
The key to tarpon fishing is keeping your presentation as natural as possible. Tarpon are fish with a very keen awareness of their surroundings. I learned much about tarpon a long time ago in Florida. I was staying in a place off a saltwater lake that was teaming with tarpon in the twenty to fifty pound range. It was my first time fishing for tarpon. You could see them swimming in the water but whenever I place bait near them they would not grab it. I noticed they would swim by areas that I w...
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Snook Fishing Secrets

December 23, 2009


Light Tackle Tactics for Big Fish

Today everybody uses light tackle for snook. Yet there are still many misconceptions about snook gear.

The most important piece of equipment for catching big snook on light tackle is the rod. Scott uses long stiff rods for several reasons.

First of all the whitebait that is so important to a successful snook trip between March and October can be easily thrown off when casting. Also ...


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SKIPPIN' AND POPPIN' AND MANGROVE MIGRAINES

December 23, 2009


  SKIPPIN' AND POPPIN' AND MANGROVE MIGRAINES

SCIENTISTS REMAIN AMBIGUOUS on whether it's possible for a mangrove to reach out and grab a snook plug. But personally, I'm convinced. I've seen them do it many times.

In fact, I suspect that the mangrove was genetically engineered by a crazed snook-plug manufacturer, for the express purpose of maximizing his sales. That's the only explanation of a tree that grows with its twisti...


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