Snook, tarpon, bonefish and laughs were all in great abundance during the 2013 Fall Classic at PlayaBlanca Mexico with WorldCast Anglers. Mike Dawes and Jim Hickey of WorldCast Anglers hosted 10 anglers for a week of flats fishing in this idyllic setting. Each day 7 boats sped into the pristine waters of Espiritu Santu Bay south of Cancun for some of the finest flats fishing for bonefish, tarpon, snook, and permit in the world. The guests of Playa Blanca had the whole bay almost to themselves.
On this year’s edition of the Fall Classic the fishing for baby tarpon, snook and bonefish was exceptionally productive. Heavy rains in the previous weeks had given the bay a large infusion of freshwater. As a result, the backcountry flats species were very happy and hungry. Anglers jumped dozens of tarpon and snook and landed even more bonefish. Ben Cart completed the Slam, landing permit (21 pounds!), bonefish, and tarpon all in one day, and Whitney McDowell and Kay Jones both completed the Super Slam, landing permit, bonefish, tarpon and snook all in one day. The group celebrated all of the angling accomplishments during the week over cocktails in the beach-side tiki bar and during gourmet dinners each night.
The charter flight off the Island at the end of the week was bittersweet – memories of exciting fishing and day dreams of the next trip back to the flats of Mexico.
Be sure to contact WorldCast Anglers if you have any questions about this trip or any other Fly Fishing Travel opportunities.