Re: Bone fishing Xcalaka in November
Posted by Nassim Joaquin on 2012-03-28 21:17:05
in reply to Bone fishing Xcalaka in November posted by Phil on 2012-03-26 12:19:44
|I started flyfishing Xcalak about 12 years ago with my Flyfishing Club...we used to go there every year. November, december, april, may,etc,. Always visiting in a diferent month.|
Spring is windy (southwinds) but a great time to fish.
The numbers of fish in my experience have been down from my first fishing years. My guess is from fishing pressure. More anglers, fish gets wiser...you catch less... But still it is a very good place for bonefishing. I had days were we caught over 30 fish (not muds). And someothers were I caught 1. The fish are regular size bones from the Yucatan Peninsula. Size is not bad, I would say about 3 pounds average. There is bigger fish and smaller fish around of course.
I found that the beach bonefish was bigger "average" than the ones inside the Chetumal Bay. But this could be only my personal perception.
There is a good permit fishing too. From the beach areas and also inside the Bay. I have caught several permit there.
As for the weather. November is cold fronts time or "Nortes". North winds (this is usually good for fishing the beach areas). That means it can get cloudy, cold and windy for a couple of days. But you can fish dont worry about that.They usualy blow for 2 to 4 days.
There are several guides there. My favorite is Jesus "Chucho" Hernandez. But there are several more: Victor, Nemesio or Mencho (not sure if he is still guiding), Young, Alejandro, etc,. All of them are very good.
Bring good waiding boots. Most of the area is sandy bottom but there are some others areas that are terrible for wading! Tricky loose rocks under the sand.