Oct 10th, 2014
Yucatan Baby Tarpon 2015
It’s been another fantastic baby tarpon season on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula and our preferred outfitters are already getting a jump on bookings for 2015. A juvenile tarpon focused trip combines fantastic Mexican cuisine, warm hospitality. heart pounding baby tarpon action and a great cultural experience as well. We’re capable of building any length trip and combining multiple destinations on one trip. These trips remain som of our most affordable, easily customized and most rewarding trips in our entire saltwater catalog. If you’ve been considering putting a trip together, now is the time to take advantage of booking prime dates for next season.
When to go?
The season gets started in March and April when the weather begins to stabilize and the risk of cooling north fronts begins to subside. As Spring gives way to the summer, temperatures increase, water temperatures warm up and the tarpon get happy! May – August can yield some of the best fishing of the year and as water temps rise, oxygen levels decrease and the tarpon begin to roll to breath air to re-oxygenate their blood stream. This means the summer months lend themselves well to finding tarpon and provides for great, highly visual fishing scenarios.
May through September on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula is technically the “rainy season” which sounds pretty bad, but is actually very good. Afternoon rain squalls help to calm the water and keep the winds down. Calm winds provide glassy flat surfaces on the water, making rolling tarpon easily visible from great distances. Some of my best baby tarpon moments in the last three years have occurred in brief driving rain squalls, when the wind shuts down and tarpon can move freely on the flats without fear. It’s quite an experience to jump 20 or more fish in a 15 minute period while warm tropical rains are falling in sheets and drenching everything in sight! As the summer transitions in to fall, temperatures decrease and the potential for finding migratory fish increases. By late November and December, the risk of north fronts begins to increase and the season is pretty much over for the winter.
What are the destinations?
Tarpon Cay Lodge – San Felipe, Mexico
Tarpon Cay Lodge sits squarely in the middle of the world’s most prolific baby tarpon waters. Saltwater fly fishing’s top choice for baby tarpon action.
Isla del Sabalo – Isla Arena, Mexico
Isla Del Sabalo holds Yucatan Peninsula most remote and prolific baby tarpon camp. This destination is the frontier of baby tarpon fly fishing!
Pesca Mahahual – Mahahual, Mexico
This off-the-beaten path gem is for those anglers looking for a casual Mexican get-a-way complete with baby tarpon, permit and bonefish. Perfect for couples and families as well.
The beautiful city of Campeche on the Yucatan peninsula offers the perfect jumping off point for some of the world’s finest baby tarpon action. This destination doubles as a great couples destination.
Isla Holbox, Mexico
Isla Holbox offers tarpon anglers the chance to tarpon both large migratory fish and juveniles in a beautiful Mexican beach town setting.
Isla Blanca – Cancun, Mexico
Lying only 30 minutes away from downtown Cancun, the productive permit and tarpon fishery of Isla Blanca is a perfect destination for day trips out of Cancun.
We can build packages to suit any budget. From a simple $395 ala carte boat day to an all inclusive two week package that features multiple destinations. 7 night/6 day packages range from $2,750 – $3,295 for 7 nights/6 days of fishing. We’re happy to work with you on creating the ideal trip to suit your budget and fishing desires.
Hosted Trip Opportunities
Pesca Mahahual: April 15 – 22, 2015
Campeche: May 23 – 30, 2015
Tarpon Cay Lodge: June 6 – 13, 2015
Please take a look below at other media highlighting these fantastic fisheries and contact us HERE or give us a call at 800.552.2729 if you have any questions about putting together the ultimate baby tarpon adventure for next season.
Tarpon Nirvana – Click HERE to read
Pesca Mahahual, Megalogs Atlanticus – Click to watch HERE
2014 Yucatan Trip Report – Click HERE to read
2013 Tarpon Tour – Click HERE to read
2012 Yucatan Trip Report – Click HERE to read
Isla Del Sabalo, Jumping Tarpon! – Click to watch HERE