Saltwater fishing Mexico 2014

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  1. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

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    Thank Ira! Manuel Chac, ergo Casa Chac. That's the place. Key thing is to take all the beer and tequila you might possibly want with you, as there's nothing available in Punta Allen. Really nice folks; I'd like to go again, but man, that horrid road!

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  2. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    Not so bad if you can't remember it because you stopped in Tulum on the way there and began your B-day celebration early. I don't remember that first night.
     
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    On permits: http://www.mexonline.com/boatmex.htm

    It would appear that only motor and sail boats require it.

    There used to be a fishing permit requirement, but as far as I can tell that has been removed, so inflatable kayaks should be good to go
     
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    Also, having been to the Bahamas (Long Island) I can say that the DIY there is actually quite easy if you have access to a kayak.
     
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    I did a DIY trip to Eleuthera in the Bahamas. Reaaly cool. Posted info/trip report here .

    More info also here

    Good luck!
     
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    If I was doing a DIY fishing trip to Mexico, I would go to the Xcalac area near Belize border rather than near Tulum. It's at the other end of the Sian Kaan Reserve. Would likely need a boat or inflatable kayak there also. Better yet, I'd just go to Belize. Been there several times on DIY trips and have had good success. Going back for 4th time this spring.
     
  7. benisa

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    thanks for the advise " Plus all others "

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    its trouble getting all your gear in the bag, let along a boat etc.

    so y went to Belize , found guides fro the first day or so to show y the place then DIYed from there is that it?
    Dave
     
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    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    I stayed at Journey's End on Ambergris Caye in Belize outside of San Pedro for a few days a couple of years ago and was able to self guide myself (better than the "guide") from there. There is a road you can walk along with access to the beach for miles. I found fish in a variety of places including in deep points off of docks.

    The barrier reef is really close to the shore from there and it is easily paddable from a kayak (which Journey's End had for us to use). Besides the bones, don't overlook the trunk fish, which at first look kind of boxy and slow, but they will rip you a new.
     
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    Never taken my own boat. Talked to others who have. I have rented cheap sit on top kayaks which work OK if not going too far.
    I never used a guide at all. Went out to Glovers reef in Belize and did mostly drop off fishing or used a kayak to get to closer places. Caught lots of bones but have been there 4 times and there is a learning curve.