Holbox Island Fishing & Wildlife
Holbox Island Fishing & Wildlife
Holbox Island Fishing & Wildlife
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Magic on Isla Holbox
After much deliberation, our family chose magical Isla Holbox for our reunion. We...
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Holbox Island Fly Fishing & Wildlife

The Mexican Yucatan is world famous for white sugar sand beaches, gin clear water, and the sunny climate that resemble paradise. Holbox Island is all of the above with two notable exceptions-- it has very large tarpon fish and an undiscovered flavor seldom found by today’s traveler. Holbox Fly Fishing Lodge is a Mecca for Tarpon fly fishing enthusiasts and wildlife adventure is abundant for the non fishing partner. While relaxing on the beach is the customary non fishing activity, it is also possible to fill your day snorkeling with mammoth Whale Sharks, kayaking mangrove lagoons, horseback riding on the sand, visiting the famous Flamingo colonies and exploring famous Mayan Ruins.

The Fly Fishing

The fly fishing is legendary in these waters. Classical offshore species of this warm water destination are abundant but it is for the quality of the fly fishing conditions and large Tarpon that anglers gather from around the world. These large migrating Silver Kings arrive in numbers, when the April through September days are calm, and feed a few miles offshore in fairly shallow, clear water. Trophies to 200 pounds require some skill and stamina with good guides, suitable e equipment and a stout heart you might land the Tarpon of your dreams. For those that prefer more fish rather than big fish, the supporting cast of Snook and thousands of baby Tarpon, in the ten to 30 pound class, will fill you days as you ply the flats and lagoons with your "Black Death" lure.

The Non Fishing Adventures

The small Puebla known as Holbox is a fishing community of 1500 souls that live in harmony in the Yucatan sun. As they have for decades, most commercially fish the gulf for the fish, shrimp, and lobster demanded by the Cancun market while the rest cater to the few, mostly European visitors, that have discovered Isla Holbox. Many residents wait all year for the return of mammoth Whale Sharks that arrive in the summer to feast on their favorite menu---Krill. Migrating Flamingos find easy living on the small islands and lagoons and a visit to Bird Island presents excellent picture taking opportunities. Horseback rides on the beach can fill an afternoon and a kayak excursion, complete with beachfront lunch will appeal to many. And of course for those interested in the Mayan story that surrounds this area, we can guide you on a trip to the Mayan City of Chichen Itza. But make no mistake; the default position for fishing at Holbox is simply taking the sun.