Fishing days begin with breakfast at 6:30 and then a short walk back to the creek to meet your boat captain that you will be fishing with for the day at 7:00am. Fishing days will be a total of 8hrs per day depending on the available light and are broken up into two fishing periods. (Changing to 8 straight hours starting in 2020)
The boat ride to the fishing grounds of the Sixoala River takes 20-30min depending where the fish are at. We ask that you do your best to be on time as these guys will have the boat already in the water and will be waiting your arrival. Our staff can assist you with your tackle if needed for the walk, just let us know. You will be provided with water, sodas and snacks for your day of fishing (1 water bottle per person, 1 soda and fruit)(lunch included starting 2020).
If you decode not fish for the day or the following day, please let the staff know so that we can notify your guide prior to him getting the boat ready and waiting for you.
Our captains work on a rotating schedule throughout the year. If there is a certain captain that you would like to fish with please let us know ahead of time and we will do our best to put you with him. You will be fishing with the same captain for all of your fishing days that you are here. All of our captains are English speaking and are from the local village here.
Although tarpon are our main event, we do have other fisheries available and some may be better than others depending on the weather and tides. Our guides are going to show up ready to fish Tarpon, so if there is another species or style of fishing you would like to fish please let the lodge manager or owner know prior to that day of fishing so we can make sure they are prepared for the change.
Fishing notes and rules:
Tarpon fishing can be a lot of work and we ask that you do not over exert yourself. Please stay hydrated and help each other reel in big fish if needed.
We are very protective of our fishery and our Tarpon. We ask that each group use their best judgment when landing these big fish and try to land the fish as fast as possible. We ask that the Tarpon remain along the side of the boat when landed and NOT brought in the boat for pictures. Bringing fish into the boat can be very dangerous for the captains and the angler, not to mention the fish. It is the captains discretion whether or not to allow a fish in the boat.
Our captains do work for gratuities and we ask that a tip of $25- $50 per day be provided. This can be paid daily or at the end of your trip on the last day of fishing.
Note: Our captains do not work more than eight hours and please respect their time as they have things they need to get done that evening to be ready to fish the following day.
Fishing the river mouth can be a dangerous fishery at times and we ask that you respect the guide's decision on how close to the river mouth we can fish. As the end of the day comes, we do not allow any of our captains to stay after dark and will not leave one boat at the fishery alone. This may mean breaking a fish off in order to make back and through the reef safely, or waiting in your boat until the other boat is done landing a fish.