Me and 6 other buddies headed down to the Quintana Roo region of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico on a shoestring budget. This area is known for its extreme biodiversity and we were able to catch 10 different species on the fly rod.
We fished with Nick Denbow who is an extremely knowledgeable guide and knows a magnitude of different ways to catch fish down there.
We wade fished the oceanside for bonefish, permit, tarpon, jack crevalle, triggerfish, barracuda, and cobia. The permit here are much less pressured than other areas and my buddy was able to complete a grand slam with a fly rod one of the days.
We also fished inland lagoons fed by underground cave systems called cenotes. Tarpon and other fish swim from the oceanside through these underground cave systems and get inside of these inland lakes. We pulled Jon boats and SUPs through deep mangrove tunnels to reach these hidden cenotes. We were able to sight fish 10 – 30 lb. juvenile tarpon on the fly rod and got some spectacular topwater eats out of these little guys.