Fall Playa Blanca Mexico Fly Fishing Report:
Fall Playa Blanca Mexico Fly Fishing Report 2015: There is a reason that WorldCast Anglers clients and hosts continue to return to Playa Blanca fly fishing lodge every spring and fall, year after year. In the world of Caribbean fly fishing lodges, Playa Blanca is remote and private. It combines first class service and the tranquility of near isolation. The lodge, its guides and staff provide a unique and secluded opportunity to visit and fish a region that has otherwise been developed and immersed in tourism.
While hotels, lodges and fishing guides from Cancun to Punta Allen utilize and operate in the famous Ascension Bay, Playa Blanca Fly Fishing Lodge is located at the north end of the lightly pressured Espiritu Santo Bay. It is not uncommon to not see another flats skiff for the entire day, if not their entire week. From Playa Blanca, there is the option of either fishing the Espiritu Santo Bay or the seemingly endless waters of the Laguna Santa Rosa for a wide variety of gamefish that includes: bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook, barracuda, jacks, snapper, sharks and several different species of reef fish. Fishing variety abounds in every direction you look and can pursue.
With increased fresh water around the entire island of Isla Punta Pajaros, directly off of the Yucatan Peninsula, the beginning of the week proved to be challenging for all anglers. Rain and limited visibility created difficult conditions to search for permit but allowed some of the new anglers in the group to practice and develop their skills as saltwater anglers. By the end of the week, plenty of fish were put in the boat including numerous permit, tarpon, snook and bonefish. Plenty fish got away and our anglers came back with smiles and laughing everyday while socializing around hors d’oeuvres, appetizers and margaritas in the Playa Palapa overlooking the Carribean Sea.
Instead of telling you how many permit were caught this week, how many tarpon were put in the air or how many bonefish were brought to the boat; we are going express our thanks and gratitude to one member of the WCA family that enjoys Playa Blanca as much as we do. The 2015 Fall Classic marked the 10th trip to Playa Blanca for beloved WCA client and friend, Grant Wood a.k.a. “Santiago.” At 80 years young, Santiago (named by Michael Dawes Sr.) still stands on the bow of the skiff every day looking, casting and targeting Espiritu Santo Bay’s bonefish, permit and tarpon. He continues to inspire all anglers and guides on the trip with his easy-going attitude and attainable expectations. We are all in agreement that we hope we are able to be like “Santiago” when we approach that age in our lives. Muchos Gracias “Santiago!”
If we had to sum up the angling experience at Playa Blanca fly fishing lodge in one word, it would be “Diversity.” The lodge and its waters fished are perfect for any angler. New anglers will find plenty of opportunities to develop their saltwater fly fishing skill sets. Experienced anglers can push themselves to the limits perusing permit or the elusive grand slam. Adventurous anglers can journey into the backcountry lagoons hooking and jumping baby tarpon and snook in the mangroves. Tour and view the historic Chac Mool Mayan Ruins built in 900 A.D. 200 yards from your room. Simply stated, Playa Blanca offers you the complete angling adventure combining fishing and culture that will become the comparison benchmark for all your saltwater fly fishing adventures. If interested in any of the WorldCast Anglers Playa Blanca hosted trip offerings, please EMAIL US or call us at 800-654-0676.