4 night / 3 days of fishing
Enjoy four nights at the lodge and three days of guided fishing.
1. Full-guided fishing
2. Terminal tackle (leader, flies)
3. Lodge Fly rods / lines (free to use)
4. Paddleboards (free to use)
5. Beer / Liquor. Specialty liquor will need to be purchased by guests. We have a stocked bar but do not take requests.
6. Use of pool
7. All lodge meals (nights, where the group eats out on the town, will NOT be covered by the lodge. Guests should expect to budget $50 for a nice dinner/night out.
8. Wifi Access
9. Transportation to/from Mayaguez airport
10. A GOOD TIME
What's not included:
1. Speciality alcohol
2. Restaurant meals/drinks (please have guests budget $50 per dinner for a total of $200)
3. Staff Tips: please budget $100/day
Accommodations: Our accommodations are in Boqueron, PR, and feature 3 bedrooms with 2 queen beds in each, 4 bathrooms, 2 balconies, a tiki bar, and a nice big 40-foot dock to relax and have a nice drink on after a long day of fishing. We are located right on the water and a short 5 minutes walk away from the happening local downtown of Boqueron which features some amazing restaurants, bars, and a KILLER atmosphere. It really is a unique place!
Skiffs: We fish a fleet of 3 Maverick Skiffs and currently have a 20-foot may craft as a backup transport boat for permit fishing.
Nearest hospital: 27 minutes away
Nearest Pharmacy: 8 minutes
Nearest Clinic: 15 minutes
In terms of gear/tackle:
Permit - 8-10WT
Tarpon - 9-12 WT (definitely bring something bigger than 9WT to tackle the 100+ pound fish, the most comfortable would be a 12wt.)
Leader: We like to fish tippit of 60-80LB for the largest fish. For Permit 15-20lb.
For line type, we recommend floating and intermediary. If you have both, great; if not we will have a few rods spun up with both that we will provide. In terms of flys - start gathering some natural and black/purple baitfish and toads (1/0-4/0). For the permit we recommend a mix of flats crabs (olive), strong arms (olive), and urchins. We will also have a comprehensive selection of flies at the lodge if anyone finds their patterns insufficient. Our guides will also each have a box on the boat! Please do not go overboard on tying permit flies as they can be very selective. Guides will have 1 or two patterns that they know are working well at the moment.
Clothing/Shoes: Please bring a good waterproof jacket, long sleeve fishing shirts, protective pants (or shorts), and A SOLID PAIR OF WADING BOOTS. Many of our permit flats are very rocks/reefy, but provide great opportunities to attack permits on foot. We will encourage guests to wade on a number of our permit flats, and protective wading boots are a must to complete this safely.
Arrival Day: Safety meeting, and tour of the lodge. Afterward, guests will be invited to go to the beach or explore local bars in town. Depending on arrival time, some guests will opt to relax at the lodge and assemble gear. Dinner out on the town
Day 1: All day guided fishing
Day 2: All day guided fishing - dinner out on the town
Day 3: All day guided fishing - dinner out on the town
Departure Day: Wake up, breakfast, then typically guests will fly out pretty early. If the flights are late, we will allow everyone to explore the town, hit the beach for DIY fishing or relax at the lodge. We will not be guided on this day.
* This is a rough outline. We run a fluid program that is subject to change based on conditions.
Here is our typical program write up:
Our current rates are $4500/week (6 nights, 5 days of fishing) or $3300 (4 nights, 3 days). These rates include a completely guided experience, transportation to and from Mayaguez airport, use of camp equipment, lodge meals, and boat beers. We have a fleet of Maverick Mirage skiffs captained by trained and experienced Florida guides who will be with you on the water every day. Our accommodations are in Boqueron, PR, and feature 4 bedrooms with 2 queen beds in each, 4 bathrooms, 2 balconies, a tiki bar, and a nice big 40 foot dock to relax and have a nice drink on after a long day of fishing. We are located right on the water and a short 5 minutes walk away from the happening local downtown of Boqueron, which features some amazing restaurants, bars, and a KILLER atmosphere. It really is a unique place!
We are Puerto Rico's new and only fly fishing lodge operation. We are currently taking guests and are beyond pumped to show people what the west coast of PR has to offer. In constantly searching for new and different (and FUN) fisheries to expand our small but growing lodge operation, my business partner Matt and I settled on Puerto Rico for lodge #2. The place is absolutely magical; it's a quick, easy flight, has loads of natural beauty, and of course the fishing is insane!
Tarpon & permit are our target species. The permit fishery is amazing with anglers averaging over 15 shots per day. Permit fishing includes wading coastal flats and polling reef/sand flats for primarily tailing fish with the occasional cruiser. In terms of Tarpon, the island has a huge population of resident fish that hang around all year as there is plenty of fresh water run-off, bait, and no need to migrate like our fish in the States. The setup is similar to fishing in Florida, mangrove shorelines and turtle grass and sand flats, however, with an added dimension of fishing the beach where these tarpon also cruise. We are the only operation targeting these fish from poling skiffs on the island, so needless to say, this massive population of tarpon is very unpressured. Average fish size is from 8-100lbs, and we sight fish them in clear water, no chucking at rollers, we promise, ha!
Your average day will be waking up at the lodge for coffee and a light breakfast or grabbing something to go to eat on the skiff, jumping in the trucks to head down to the ramp with your guide. Lunch and boat beers are provided; after fishing, a dockside happy hour or dip in the pool awaits you. Dinners usually consist of group outings to local restaurants or BBQ cookouts at the lodge. We take care of all logistics, lodging, food, and fishing and all you'll have to do is get yourself there. Fly into San Juan, then catch the Cape Air puddle jumper to Mayaguez, and we'll take it from there.