|Date:||Wednesday, March 7th|
|Time||Open - 6:45 PM|
|Meeting - 7:00 PM|
|Place:||Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista Dr., Aptos|
"Baby" Tarpon in the Yucatan
Guest Speaker: Lee Haskin
This presentation features two of the best fly fishing areas, for "baby" Tarpon, anywhere! Don't let "baby" fool you. These Tarpon can be larger than any other species even at this stage in their growth. Come find out why Lee Haskin, and anyone else, would be infected with a need to enjoy this stunningly beautiful area and "baby" Tarpon on flyrod!
Tarpon Cay Lodge:
Located at the top of the Yucatan, about four hours north of Cancun, TCL is perhaps the very best baby tarpon fishery, featuring 27 rivers that flow north, into the Gulf of Mexico. These rivers are home to hundreds of "baby" tarpon running 5 to 20 pounds. An 8 weight rod and a tropical floating line, is really the only fly fishing gear necessary to have a great time. If you have never fished in saltwater, this is the place to start! Tarpon are legendary and some of the most acrobatic water dancing species of fish on the planet. Their bright silvery scales, silver dollar eyes and steel jaws, make this species the bucket list of every angler. Combine that with a flyrod and you have yourself the time of your life.
Isla del Sabelo
This lodge is located on the west side of the Yucatan, between Merida and Campeche. IDS features rivers with towering mangroves, and larger "baby" tarpon. Most of these tarpon run 15 to 25 lbs., however, when not found in the rivers, these tarpon congregate in specific locations off shore, and the guides know exactly where to find them. Along with the tarpon, IDS features big jacks that run up to 20 lbs. plus, so you will need to bring your 10 weight rod for these tough, fast, hard fighting fish.
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