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Giant Tarpon

Fly Fishing Yucatan

Diego Nuñez

 &

 Diego Nuñez Jr.

Giant Tarpon

Fishing Giant Tarpon In Rio Lagartos,Yucatan

Giant Tarpon in Rio Lagartos Yucatan with Diego Nuñez

All of the Giant Tarpon Photos were made before the change of catch

and release rules. Now no Tarpon over 40lbs can be removed from the water

All of the Tarpon were caught and released from fly fishing with Diego Nuñez in Rio Lagartos, Yucatan.

The season for the big Tarpon here is the end of May through September.

The Tarpon return here every year in mid May to the warm food rich waters.

We have seen pods of up to 50 giant tarpon.There is an abundant year round population of small tarpon here. The area of the best giant tarpon fishing is only 30 minutes from our pier and great baby tarpon fishing only minutes.

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Søren og Diego er klar til at genudsætte tarpon
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Jack Crevalle, Cobia, etc: rod #10 with saltwater reel and 30-pound test backing. Intermediate line for tropical waters and sinking line (300/350 grains).
Jack flies: Clouser Minnow, Seaducer, Toad Tarpon, Decivers tied on hook #2/0. Red and white, red and yellow, brown


Giant Tarpon in Rio Lagartos Yucatan with Diego Nuñez

One of the major Tarpon spawning areas is in Rio Lagartos,Yucatan. Every year the giant tarpon return around the end of May and stay as late as the of end September.
Tackle and Equipment:

Giant tarpon: rod #12 with saltwater reel and 30-pound test backing with no less than 250 Intermediate and Sinking Line ( 400 to 450 grains).
Giant Tarpon Flies: Toad Tarpon, Seaducer and Decivers tied on hook #2/0 or #3/0. Red and black, olive and brown, violet and black, red and white.

Giant Tarpon in Rio Lagartos Yucatan with Diego Nuñez

We suggest a 4-night and 3 fishing day package minimum. However, as giant tarpon fishing depends on the weather (the wind) to a great extent, the best would be to stay for a week.
The fishing program begins very early in the morning (5.00 or 5.30 am) to make the most of the early hours of the day, when the sea is calm. When the wind starts blowing a bit more strongly, we continue fishing baby tarpon near the shore. If the wind is not very strong, we look for Jack and/or Cobia schools. At 13.00/ 13.30 hrs. we return to the harbor for a lunch. We continue fishing later in the afternoon.

Jack Crevalle, Cobia, etc: rod #10 with saltwater reel and 30-pound test backing. Intermediate line for tropical waters and sinking line (300/350 grains).
Jack flies: Clouser Minnow, Seaducer, Toad Tarpon, Decivers tied on hook #2/0. Red and white, red and yellow, brown