and Mexico are the two most beautiful countries around the
Caribbean sea and at the same time have almost no
fishing pressure like many other salt water destinations for
bonefish, tarpon and freshwater for peacock bass.
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During the trip to the flats by boat, you will ride
waters on your way.
You can get lost in this beautiful ecosystem of miles of
mangrove channels, grass flats and small to medium size
lagoons along the eastern shore. The area
provides a very good number of tarpon in the range of 30
to 90 pounds. One of the most important sources of food
for these tarpons is the glass/minnows schools. This
bait-fish is locally called Camiguana, and of course we
try to match their shape with every pattern we cast to
the silver king.
Most of the tarpon fishing is done from the boat. In
this search for the “Silver King”, you have to think
about tides. Tides have a very strong influence on the
movement take out of tarpon and it is critical to understand
their migratory cycles if you want to catch one of this
Venezuela’s flats remove when we were searching for
“undiscovered” waters for bonefish and tarpon fishing.
The search was based on trying to stay away from the
increasing fishing pressure around well known salt-water
Venezuela’s continental coast and its flats have proven
to be a legitimate trophy-size bonefish fishery.
And talking about bonefish fishing, have you ever had
all your line and most of your backing torn off your
reel in the blink of an eye? If you are exclusively a
trout fisherman, you probably haven’t.
Well, if you are considering how to have that first
experience, let me suggest to you “the greyhound” of the
saltwater flats, the bonefish.