Saltwater Grand Slam Trips
Max Salzburg
December 9, 2020
In saltwater fly fishing, the Grand Slam is defined as catching a bonefish, tarpon, and permit in one calendar day. It is one of the greatest achievements in our sport. It takes luck and skill to pull off a Grand Slam, and many anglers get close but cannot seal the deal. For traveling anglers looking to test themselves with the challenges and rewards of targeting these three species in the same day, certain tropical destinations offer a leg up in this regard. Below you will find a selection of our favorite destinations for anglers looking to attain the saltwater Grand Slam.

For more information on any of these destinations, contact Fly Water Travel at (800) 552-2729.


 

Belize River Lodge, Belize

Having operated in the region for more than twenty years, Belize River Lodge has a vast and varied saltwater fly fishing program that can target all of the region’s species, including bonefish, tarpon, permit, snapper and snook. The habitats surrounding Belize River Lodge are equally as diverse, with rivers harboring large and rolling tarpon to jungle creek fisheries that are home to juvenile tarpon and snook, to a vast array of outlying cays and flats where permit and bonefish may prowl.

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El Pescador Lodge, Belize

The shallow waters and endless flats around El Pescador Lodge makes it one of the top lodges in the world to target a Grand Slam. All El Pescador guides were born and raised on the island, and the lodge prides itself on having some of the most experienced saltwater fly fishing guides in Belize. Many of their guides have been at this Belize fly fishing lodge for over 20 years, and now the second generation of El Pescador guides is in full swing. Most of them have been trained by their fathers and uncles with whom they typically spend several years learning the craft before captaining their own flats boat.

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Long Caye Island Resort, Belize

Long Caye Island Resort offers groups of 2 to 6 anglers an incredible experience in a very unique and remote setting. This private camp sits on an island called Long Caye which lays about 45 minutes northeast of Belize City and is reachable only by boat. The caye is surrounded by a plethora of flats, deep channels, lagoons and mangrove edges. The resort itself is a beautifully crafted three bedroom, one bathroom house with a large deck and a surrounding palm tree lined beach area.

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Turneffe Flats Lodge, Belize

Turneffe Flats has long been recognized as a premier saltwater fly fishing, scuba diving and marine ecotourism destination. Located on Belize’s Turneffe Atoll, the largest and most biologically diverse atoll in the Caribbean, Turneffe Flats Lodge specializes in superior service for a limited number of guests. They are ideally located to enjoy all of Turneffe's 250 square miles of expansive saltwater flats, healthy coral reef and remarkably rich marine habitat.

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Jardines de la Riena, Cuba

Jardines de la Reina is a remote archipelago of islands lying some 50 miles off the southern coast of the Cuban mainland. This is a protected marine area with a limited number of catch and release anglers, divers and eco-tourists allowed to visit annually. The habitat here is pristine and untouched, enabling bonefish, permit, tarpon, barracuda, jacks and snapper to flourish.

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Casa Blanca Lodge, Mexico

Located at the southern end of Ascension Bay in the heart of the 1.3 million acre Sian Ka’an biosphere preserve, Casa Blanca has established itself as Mexico’s premier saltwater fly fishing destination. For nearly fifteen years Casa Blanca has mesmerized anglers with its endless expanses of turquoise flats and its exceptional service. The fly fishing guides here are among the most experienced anywhere, and many have dedicated the majority of their lives to learning the subtle intricacies of this prolific fishery. In addition to bonefish, tarpon and permit, anglers can fly fish for numerous other species, including snook, barracuda, snapper and jacks, making this the ultimate destination for anglers keen on variety.

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Grand Slam Fly Fishing Lodge, Mexico

Located 90 miles south of Cancun, Mexico near the small lobstering town of Punta Allen, Grand Slam Fly Fishing Lodge is a first class, boutique style resort created by fly anglers for fly anglers. Bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook and barracuda cruise an endless array of crystal clear flats, mangrove lagoons, channels and reefs within the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Preserve. Top notch guided fly fishing, luxurious modern accommodations and warm Mexican hospitality make Grand Slam Fly Fishing Lodge a Fly Water Travel favorite for seasoned saltwater junkies, first time saltwater anglers, as well as any guests keen on experiencing the Yucatan.

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La Pescadora, Mexico

La Pescadora is a small, family run operation located in Punta Allen on the Yucatan’s famed Ascension Bay. With a maximum capacity of only 8 anglers, La Pescadora is the perfect option for those seeking a casual, affordable and family-run home base for accessing the vast populations of bonefish, permit and tarpon of Ascension Bay.

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