Brian Oakland shares the experience that is fly fishing the Yucatan and La Pescadora in Mexico. Brian is the founder of Got Fishing and takes you to the water today on the podcast. This area of Ascension Bay is known for the opportunity to catch the big 4 – tarpon, permit, bonefish and snook.
We talk about all of the juicy details and adventures that come with putting together an amazing trip like this one to one of the amazing locations on the planet. This lodge is a special place and is obvious when you hear Brian describe the family atmosphere a trip of a lifetime.
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Yucatan Fly Fishing Show Notes
21:00 – Rag head crabs and Spawning Shrimp are the two goto’s for Permit. Also the Snook Deceiver is a great goto pattern to have in the box.
31:15 – I noted the amazing Olympic Peninsula hosted trip we had up in Washington this year and how cool it was to bring together 5 complete strangers and listeners to the podcast. Shoutout to Penny, Will, Carlo, Steve and Sean.
33:15 – Bruce Chard was on in episode 124 and talked about catching giant tarpon. Bruce made the analogy between expert pro athletes and giant tarpon fishing.
36:45 – Here is a video on Ascension bay permit fishing.
38:10 – I noted the Gorge Fly Shop podcast on choosing a fly rod. Travis breaks down the steps to choosing a great fly rod. The Gorge Fly Shop is our local fly shop and if you click through this link and purchase anything this podcast gets a small commission at no extra cost to you.
39:05 – Rent a Rod was on the podcast here and is a great resource if you want to rent a rod for your next trip.
You can get more information on Got Fishing here.
Resources Noted in the Show
The Podcast with Jack Mitchell below:
Jack was out host for the Olympic Peninsula trip and describes how to catch steelhead in this episode of the podcast.
Videos Noted in the Show
Yucatan Fly Fishing Conclusion
Brian Oakland from Got Fishing shares the experience of Yucatan and La Pescadora. We hear why the two guide system is killer, what the home cooked meals are like and why you need to contact me and the crews to head south to Mexico.