The fishing area in Cayo Cruz is about three hundred and sisty-six square kilometres in size, meaning that on the average day, each skiff has over fifty square kilometres to itself. The fishing area is virtually untouched and represents one of the cleanest and most biologically diverse ecosystems we’ve ever fished. It is still pretty much untouched and has only seen anglers for a few seasons. The fish are plentiful and aggressive.
January to March
There is the risk of cold fronts from the north-east. However, Cayo Cruz is well protected by the string of cays on its northern border which protects it from all but the most violent of weather patterns and shelters most of the fishing spots. The fishing at this time is good; particularly for good-sized Bonefish, small and medium Tarpon (twenty to thirty pounds in weight), and from mid-January the Permit begin to appear.
April to June
This is perhaps the best time both for weather and for the appearance of large quantities of huge Tarponin addition to the Bonefish and Permit.
July and August
The fishing is the same as in the previous months but the weather is hotter.
September to December
This is a good period for Bonefish and for smaller quantities of large and medium Tarpon.
A typical day starts after breakfast at 7.30am, leaving the hotel at 8:00am, with a forty-minute drive to the marina from the hotel where you meet with your guide and skiff. A packed lunch is provided for your day out on the water. Returning back around 5:00pm. This can vary, depending on guides' advice.
We would advise all anglers to bring along their own equipment rods, reels, lines, flies, wading boots, polarized glasses etc and any spares that you might need. There are some spare rods but if possible bring all your own gear.