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    Quote Originally Posted by petevicar View Post
    Interesting comment.
    What size fish have you caught there?
    Punta Allen typically 3lbs plus earlier this year, previous visit almost 20 years ago typically 2lbs minus.
    The lodge attributed this to giving the guides a bigger fuel allowance so they weren't inhibited by being able to travel further and/or being able to explore. Not very green, but neither is the air travel to get there.

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    I have been to the Ascension Bay area several times (all to mainstream lodges) and the average sized bonefish is smaller than anywhere else I have fished. But there are plenty of them and it is a good place to learn how to catch them.

    If you are going there then makes sure you take some gear and flies suitable for permit - you will almost certainly get shots.

    It is interesting how things vary - in Cuba we tend to catch bigger bones when the water is colder (early spring and autumn).

    In certain Seychelles locations the average size of the bonefish has fallen significantly over the past 20 years - no idea why...…..

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    Quote Originally Posted by original cormorant View Post
    Punta Allen typically 3lbs plus earlier this year, previous visit almost 20 years ago typically 2lbs minus.
    The lodge attributed this to giving the guides a bigger fuel allowance so they weren't inhibited by being able to travel further and/or being able to explore. Not very green, but neither is the air travel to get there.
    Those are still pretty small bonefish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricthered View Post
    Were going at the being of May for 2 weeks, tying schrimps, gotchas, and a mixture of flies for Tarpon.
    Ric
    If the weather is right you should be at the start of the tarpon migration.

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    I've done DIY out of Tulum and going again in January. My advice would be to alternate between guided and DIY fishing depending on your budget. Certainly book a guide/boat for your first day to get your eye in.
    The flats behind Boca Palia bridge are good for bones and the occasional permit and are accessible without a boat. The beach and inlet on the ocean side good for jacks and snook plus bigger bones... keep an eye out for crocs though. The bones on the flats average about 1.5lbs but can be plentiful, you can get some bigger bones on the ocean side (they'll take a clouser), I've seen them up to around 5lb. Lot's of stingrays in the surf on the ocean side so take care when wading. You also get tarpon running through the channel early morning, early evening. If you book a guided day from Punta Allen you'll get into Acension Bay proper which holds huge numbers of small bones and 20+ fish a day isn't out of the question and plenty of baby tarpon. The road from Tulum to Punta Allen can be 'variable' depending on if it's been graded and how much rain they've had so if you're going to self-drive then get a 4x4 and prepare for a potential slow and bumpy journey.
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