Last year, during Spring Break, I brought my oldest son Teddy to Cuba. This year I did the same thing with our youngest son Greger. The two of us spent a few days in Havana where he got to see the city, take collectivo taxis, and have some Spanish lessons from our Cuban friends.

We then rented a car and saw a bit of the country outside of Havana. Our route took us to Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Ciego de Avila, and then finally to the small rural town of Brasil. We spent 2 days fishing from the land-based La Casona, and then transferred to Avalon's yacht the Avalon Fleet 1 for 2 more days of fishing.

We had some trouble with the weather. Strong winds and heavy rains hampered our fishing and visibility a few of the days. We saw some Tarpon in the channels, but could never get close enough to them for a good cast. That fishing will likely get much better as the weather stabilizes. We did have some excellent days wading the backcountry for Bonefish, and also had excellent Permit chances. In fact, our first day Greger had 3 chances at Permit while we were wading. The last one, he caught. We saw another 15 or so fish that day, and with a little luck could have hooked 2 or 3 more.

Greger and Rafael on some Bonefish in a massive flat in the interior flats of Cayo Cruz.

Greger and Rafael on some Bonefish in a massive flat in the interior flats of Cayo Cruz.

Some of the great habitat of the Crayo Cruz backcountry. Rafa sees a few Bonefish in this small lagoon.

Some of the great habitat of the Crayo Cruz backcountry. Rafa sees a few Bonefish in this small lagoon.

Greger and our guide Rafael with a Permit caught while wading. Greger's first of many I hope.....

Greger and our guide Rafael with a Permit caught while wading. Greger's first of many I hope.....

Big Cuda on one of the oceanside flats

Big Cuda on one of the oceanside flats

 

 

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