Re: 8 tough days in Xcalak . . . with one shining highlight!

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Posted by Guy on 2018-07-03 11:14:01 in reply to Re: 8 tough days in Xcalak . . . with one shining highlight! posted by Peter Turnbull on 2018-07-03 08:35:58

Thanks Peter,

Wow, that kind of weather is certainly going to mess up fishing for awhile.

That is good to know about the migratory tarpon timing,,, makes sense though as those have to be the same tarpon that they fish for at Ambergris Caye.

Good to hear that Nato, the dean of the Xcalak guides, is still going strong! I have also enjoyed fishing with Jose and Chucho as well. Victor is the fourth main guide we have used over the years.

I first fished Xcalak in 2006. I have caught permit with all 4 of these guides averaging 2-4 permit per trip on 6 different trips and going permitless on two other trips where weather nailed us hard on one trip,,, and on the other there just wasn't many permit at all despite good conditions at the time.

On that bad weather permitless trip, a 10 day strong el norte emptied the bay flats of water which sent the permit away. Many bonefish were stranded in isolated lagoons back in the fingers which made for some of the best bonefishing I ever had in Mexico. We caught numerous bones in the 3 - 5 lb range,,, literally like fishing in a barrel!!!

Thanks for the reply and tight lines!!!


PS. The Leaky Palapa really is a unique experience,,, fine dining and ambience in the middle of the Caribbean Jungle !!! That's right, I guess they do close for the summer when Linda And Marla come back to Canada and cook at a northern fishing lodge!!!

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