Aquarius Grand Slam, Mexico

Day flats fishing in mexico from Cancun and Playa Del Carmen

Aquarius Grand Slam lodge has been offering a fantastic flats fishing experience for over 30 years. Known for their knowledge and passion, the guides of the Aquarius Grand Slam strive to provide fisherman with the best fly fishing experience in Mexico.

The Best Flats Fishing in Mexico

Carlos Vega, the owner of Aquarius Grand Slam, began the company in 1975 as a deep sea fishing outfitter, but his real passion was for flats fishing the mangrove lagoons for bonefish, permit, tarpon and snook, and from there evolved his flats fishing business.

On the northern part of Cozumel Island, about eight to ten miles from town, are three large lagoons filled with mangrove coves and shallow waters. The three lagoons are so big that you could not wade around one on a single fishing day. Two boats with two anglers on each boat can easily fish in one of these lagoons without seeing each other for the entire day. The lagoons – Monte Cristo, Paso de Balem and Rio de la Plata – are full of bonefish, baby tarpon, baby snook and other hard fighters (barracuda, snapper, trigger fish, etc). Permit also frequent these rich flats, often up to 25lb or more.

Aquarius Grand Slam operates three panga style flats boats (from 16 to 23′ feet) powered with 40 and 60 H.P. Yamaha outboard motors. The guides provide drinks, purified drinking water, plenty of purified ice and a lunch box on a full nine hour day trip. They also provide excellent humour and good companionship. The fishing is primarily wading for tailing bonefish, sometimes in and amongst ancient Mayan ruins that have been submerged, providing an exciting and slightly surreal experience.

Enjoy your stay in Cozumel or Cancun

Accommodation is chosen from the wide selection of hotels on Cozumel or in Cancun making this the perfect add on for those looking to combine fishing with a family holiday or with non–fishers. It is totally flexible, and the guides will meet you in you hotel lobby.

“I had a couple of days free in Cancun while there on business and spent them fishing. Best way in the world to unwind between meetings!” Aardvark McLeod Angler 

a dream destination

As one of the pioneers of modern flats fishing in the Yucatan, there is little that Carlos or his guides do not know about the area. Aquarius Grand Slam specialises in fishing the flats on the north of Cozumel and the flats to the north of Cancun.

Today Cozumel has become a dream destination for nature lovers and divers all around the world. Only one town, San Miguel, is on the west side of the island. On the east side you will find the turquoise blue waters and white sands beaches of the Caribbean Sea.

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