CAYO LARGO: THE QUICK FACTS

This short video covers the basic aspects of a trip to Cayo Largo, Cuba. Discussed is travel to the island, the accommodations and activities for non-anglers, and of course all the different fish and fishing options throughout the year.


CAYO LARGO: ALL THE DETAILS

In this video I discuss a trip to Cayo Largo in great detail. Cayo Largo is an amazing destination that both anglers and non-anglers alike will enjoy. I outline travel to the island, accommodations, activities, and food. Of course, I cover all the fish that live here, and the situations that you would encounter with them throughout the year.


CAYO CRUZ: THE QUICK FACTS

In this short video I discuss the most important aspects of a trip to Cayo Cruz, Cuba. It quickly covers travel, accommodations, and the fishing opportunities.


CAYO CRUZ: ALL THE DETAILS

This detailed video covers all aspects of a trip to Cayo Cruz. This island is located at the eastern end of the Gardens of the King archipelago off the north-central coast of Cuba. Especially famous for its incredible Permit fishery, Cayo Cruz also offers excellent Bonefishing, as well Tarpon during their annual migration.


GARDENS OF THE KING: THE QUICK FACTS

This short video covers the details surround one of the best Tarpon destinations in all of Cuba, and a paradise for non-anglers as well.


GARDENS OF THE KING: ALL THE DETAILS

This longer video covers all aspects of a fishing trip to Gardens of the King, Cuba. On Cuba’s north shore, GOK has some of the best Tarpon fishing in Cuba. This video explains the area's history, the travel, accommodations, daily schedule, and of course the great fishing.


GEORGIANA & ZAPATA: THE QUICK FACTS

This short video below, is a quick overview of the most important aspects of a trip to the Zapata Peninsula, staying aboard the yacht Georgiana. For a more detail video, skip below.


GEORGIANA & ZAPATA: ALL THE DETAILS

The video below is for people wanting all the details on a fishing trip to Zapata aboard the yacht Georgiana. It covers travel to and from, the details of lodging on the boat and the amenities it offers, and all aspects of the fishing.


GARDENS OF THE QUEEN: THE QUICK FACTS

This short video below, is a quick overview of the most important aspects of a trip to Gardens of the Queen, Cuba. For a more detailed video, skip to the next one which covers this trip from start to finish


GARDENS OF THE QUEEN: ALL THE DETAILS

My newest video is an explanation of everyone you need to know about Gardens of the Queen. If you prefer more detail than what is on my webpage, this video covers travel to and from the archipelago, the accommodations, and all of the fishing options.


CHOOSING A CUBA FISHING DESTINATION

This is the first in a series of videos I will be putting together about the fishing destinations in Cuba. This particular video talks about questions you should ask yourself in order to choose the best destination for you.


TIPS FOR FISHING FROM A FLATS SKIFF

During my past few saltwater trips, I have been thinking about some very simple things I think are useful in being prepared for success on the flats. On a whim, I made this short video at lunchtime with my guide in Cuba last month. I have a couple of warnings! First, it is as I said, done off the cuff. Secondly, these are very basic items and could be obvious for people who are expert at this kind of angling. That said, I think these two or three minutes point out some quick tips useful to beginning and intermediate flats anglers.



Tarpon fishing in Cayo cruz, cuba

In this video, my 15 year old son fights one of his first Cuban Tarpon. He had jumped and lost a nearly 100 pound fish earlier in the day. This 40 pounder was not so lucky, and stayed on the hook until the end.

Bonefishing, Cayo Cruz, Cuba

Sometimes you run in to skittish fish. In the following video, I was fishing a back bay near the boat launch at Cayo Cruz nearing the end of our day. As you can see, the weather was a bit tough. The fish we were seeing were big, and they were nervous. The tide was on its way out, and I think these fish felt vulnerable and trapped. Love my body language in this video!

BICITAXI, HAVANA CUBA

You can get around Havana in a lot of different ways. Walking is great. Collective taxis are inexpensive and a great experience. Regular taxis are good, but can get expensive if you use them several times a day. Bicitaxis are used all over Cuba, by tourists and locals alike.

 

BONEFISHING, ZAPATA, CUBA

The channel that accesses the ocean at Zapata Cuba is famous. Think about the fact that this small waterway was cut through the mangroves by hand, and you start to see why. When fishing Zapata aboard the yacht Georgiana, your flats skiffs meet you at a small launch at the inland end of this channel. Once you are loaded up, the skiffs zip out the channel until they meet the salt.

permit release, gardens of the king, cuba

This Permit was landed the first morning of an exploratory trip to Gardens of the King last year. I was really lucky to be fishing with Cristian, owner of the outfitting company Fly Fishing the Run, and Coki the famous Avalon guide when we spotted 3 Permit sunning themselves on a calm, white sand flat. And, one ate........

BONEFISHING, CAYO CRUZ, CUBA

Sometimes Bonefish don't realize that they are hooked. They swim with the school, going one direction and the next, until they finally feel the hook dig deep. Then off to the races. Here, 15 year old Teddy Covich experiences just this while at Cayo Cruz, Cuba.

MARINE HABITAT IN CUBA, JARDINES DE LA REINA

If you want to know more about the quality of environment, watch this. Anderson Cooper and 60 Minutes explore and dive at Jardines de la Reina, Cuba, noted from marine biologists as one of the most preserved marine habitats on the planet.

THE FLY FISHING THE RUN TARPON TOAD

There are some flies you just have to have for certain locations.  I love the Tarpon Toad for Tarpon fishing in many places, including Cuba. On a recent trip to Gardens of the King I fished with Cristian, owner of Fly Fishing the Run who outfits two different locations in Cuba. He turned me on to his variant of the Toad, and it has been a favorite of mine ever since.

THE "HOT CORNER" IN HAVANA

One of the famous places in Havana is Parque Centrale in old Havana. When you go there, it is likely that you will see a group of men crowded together, talking and waving their arms, and generally seeming passionate about something. And passionate they are. This is the famous "Esquina Caliente" or "hot corner" which is baseball slang for third base. The tradition for these men is to meet here to discuss everything baseball.....best teams, who will win what, best players, arguments over an umpire's call.......you name it. In a recent visit, I was accosted by one of the fans who talked my ear off.

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