Ever wanted to fish Cuba, but don’t know how to access this phenomenal fishery? Well now is the time to enjoy the expansive and relatively untouched Cuban flats. We are working with Cuba’s foremost fly fishing outfitter, Avalon, to ensure an unforgettable and smooth experience.
Located on the north shore of the eastern province of Camaguey, the Cayo Cruz fishery is an enormous system of flats, lagoons and pristine estuaries. The fishing area is virtually untouched and represents one of the cleanest and most biologically diverse ecosystems we’ve ever fished. This is one of the other reasons we have chosen this destination. It is still pretty much untouched and has only seen anglers for five seasons! The fish are plentiful and aggressive. Most other destinations are now heavily fished and have been fished that way for over 15 years.
Cayo Cruz demonstrates all the characteristics of a recently discovered, virgin fishing territory – large numbers of fish, good sizes and their evident lack of exposure to flies and leaders. Add to this the natural beauty of the cays and of the water and you have a truly memorable place to fish. There are very few places on earth where guests can fish for big bonefish each day and also get shots at tailing permit at the same time. This combination may take place in other locations but not with the consistency that is virtually guaranteed at Cayo Cruz. It is a rare day when you don’t encounter and get shots at permit. The permit will range in size between about 8 and 30 pounds. Cayo Cruz guides help land over 200 permit a year, which is the highest number in all of Cuba. Resident tarpon between 30 and 90 pounds are accessible every day of the year off of Cayo Cruz. In addition, barracuda, jacks, snapper, and sharks keep the anglers line tight and the excitement high.
Guests fishing Cayo Cruz/Cruz will stay at the Hotel Casona de Romano, which is located in the town of Brasil. The Casona is quite likely the most unusual fishing lodge we’ve ever had the good fortune of fishing from. This stately house was built in 1919 for the owner of the town’s sugar cane factory and was fully renovated 3 years ago to accommodate the needs of today’s traveling anglers. Each room is fully equipped with AC, TV, private bath, a small fridge, plenty of hot water, new beds, and two of the rooms have balconies overlooking the beautiful courtyard and church. The food is fantastic and is a mix of fish and seafood as well as traditional Cuban dishes of roast pork and chicken. A fresh breakfast is served daily in the dining room before departure to the skiffs. Upon returning after fishing in the evening guests will be greeted by a full bar and a large variety of Spanish wines and Cuban beers.
This location will only be offered for a short time longer in it’s pristine state. The Albemarle Angler has access to the lowest pricing for Cayo Cruz offered anywhere in the industry. After our December trip in 2016, prices for this location will soar, because the secret’s finally getting out about the best fishing in the Caribbean.
La Pescadora Lodge, located just south of the small fishing village of Punta Allen on the Yucatan Peninsula, is one of the best fishing focused lodges in the Caribbean and not to mention one of the best values in destination travel fly fishing. Tarpon, permit, bonefish, snook
If you want to fish for BIG fish in a river environment there is no substitute for Douglaston Salmon Run in Pulaski, NY
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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