This is flat’s fishing far beyond your wildest dreams! The Isle of Youth lays 100km off the coast of mainland Cuba, nearly straight south of Havana. If Tarpon are on your hit list, this is definitely the destination for you. There are both resident and monster migratory Tarpon just waiting for you.
We have two accommodation options. First, there is fishing out of Gerona, where anglers board the skiffs at our private dock. Second, anglers lucky enough to be fishing aboard our French luxury yacht, the Perola, will be treated to fishing the remote flats in the chain of keys that run from the Isle of Youth seventy-five miles east to the end Key called Cayo Largo. An Isle of youth Cuba hotel would be no match for the luxury and experience on offer aboard the Perola.
Permit are also found on selected flats both on the “inside” and on the “outside” flats, most fish are in the 15-25 lb class. Mutton Snapper and Cubera Snapper are very common in all of the larger channels that run through the island system. Many Mutton Snapper over ten pounds gets caught on the fly, right up to 15 pounds –world record size! Nearly everyone catches a big Mutton or two when fishing for Tarpon in the channels.Whichever option you choose, the oceanside flats to the south offer wonderful wade fishing opportunities on hard sand bottom. The Bonefish seem to average 3-5 pounds, but occasionally larger fish are seen and taken, right up to 10 pounds.
Jack Crevalle is also common, both in the channels and out on the flats. The island system to the North has many larger channels where there is a resident population of good-sized Tarpon, with many fish in the 50-80 pound class. Later in the spring and summer Tarpon up to 150 lb have been caught.
If you have any questions on any of the saltwater fly fishing holidays we offer then contact us in the office, our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.