Re: Bone fishing Xcalaka in November
Posted by Peter Turnbull on 2012-03-27 12:22:41
in reply to Bone fishing Xcalaka in November posted by Phil on 2012-03-26 12:19:44
I agree with what Glenn says.
I would say the bones are somewhat larger in the Xcalak/Chetumal area than in other parts of the Mexican Caribbean, but not as large as in the Bahamas (on average).
November is a great time. It will likely be wet--which does not necessarily harm the fishing but does bring the bugs out in force. There are lots of fish.
Snook show up in the winter, but, on average, November is a little early. There are some resident snook (and small tarpon) in the lagoons around Xcalak, of which there are several.
The Mexicans and Belizeans don't necessarily see eye-to-eye on cross-border fishing: if your heart is set on the Belizean lagoon mentioned by Glenn, then you need to base yourself in Belize. A long time ago I fished that lagoon (before the current border issues)--great spot. The Belizeans are making at least a 90 minute run to get there, however. For me, it's not really worth choosing Belize over Mexico--lots of great water close by the lodges at Xcalak (most fishing within 30 mins or less).
It is getting better and better for permit. I'm going in May.
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