Playa Blanca Fly Fishing Lodge – Mexico Fly Fishing: In the world of Caribbean fly fishing lodges, Playa Blanca is synonymous with two adjectives in particular: remote and private. Combining first class service and the tranquility of near isolation, Playa Blanca provides the unique, secluded opportunity to visit and fish a region that has otherwise been developed and immersed in tourism.
Isla Punta Pajaros
Playa Blanca is located 30 minutes south of Casa Blanca on Isla Punta Pajaros, directly off of the Yucatan Peninsula. What distinguishes Playa Blanca and Casa Blanca is the isolation of the lodge and the privacy of the fishing opportunities. Although Casa Blanca caters most of its fishing to the world famous Ascension Bay, it shares this fishery with a multitude of other lodges and outfitters. Playa Blanca, on the other hand, primarily fishes the Espiritu Santo Bay which is due south from the lodge. The fishing is not only directly comparable to Ascension Bay but it is far less pressured and delivers a more personal, intimate environment.
Espiritu Santo Bay and Laguna Santa Rosa
Playa Blanca utilizes the same private air strip and chartered flight arrangement as Casa Blanca from Cancun to Isla Punta Pajaros. A thirty minute truck ride southward eventually brings you to the lodge and its tranquil atmosphere. Travel to this remote location is made as easy and efficient as possible. 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.
Private Espiritu Santo Bay
Espiritu Santo Bay lies off the southern tip of Punta Pájaros. Often referred to as the last frontier of Yucatan flats fishing, Espiritu Santo is difficult to reach. At approximately half the width of Ascension Bay, Espiritu Santo is a smaller but equally impressive fishery. Multiple river systems pour into the bay over limestone bottoms, depositing an area of rich sediment that bonefish and permit are often found tailing in. The mangroves that line these rivers provide perfect habitat for tarpon and snook and an ideal situation for a super grand slam. The bay itself is edged by vast sand flats, perfect for wading, while the deeper water can be a great place to find cruising permit schools. Due to the remoteness of Espiritu Santo Bay, fishing pressure remains light.
2022 Trip Dates:
October 1st – 8th, 2022
Host: WCA Vice President Chris Littauer
November 5th – 12th, 2022
Host: WCA Guide Vance Freed
November 12th – 19th, 2022
(Limited Spaces Available)
Host: WCA Guides Vance Freed and Joe Harris
November 26th – December 3rd, 2022
Host: WCA Head Guide Brian Johnson