For anglers looking for some of the highest tarpon densities in the Caribbean, look no further than Campeche. The productive flats and mangrove creeks of the Ria Celeston bioreserve harbor a year round resident population of tarpon. Fish in the 5-20lb size class are common with some larger fish in the 30-40lb class possible. Anglers can expect to see good numbers of tarpon most days with many more opportunities than other regions in Mexico, Belize or Florida. Fishing is conducted out of traditional flats fishing skiffs that depart from a marina in the town of Campeche. We package trips that include lodging, breakfast and a hosted experience each evening to enjoy the local restaurants Campeche. The town itself is rich in history with an old colonial town, a pirate sea wall, 500 year old cathedral and many great restaurants.
Rates are per person based on double occupancy and shared guide
Please contact us for pricing. Package pricing varies depending on the lodging selection.
3-7 night lodging and fishing packages are available
Lodging, breakfasts, hosted transfers and dinner reservations to local restaurants, professional guiding, taxes and transportation between the lodge and either Merida or Campeche airport.
Flies and other fishing equipment (rod rental and fly purchase available at lodge), dinners and bar tab, gratuities
Campeche Tarpon focus exclusively on the productive tarpon fisheries in the region. This is a year round fishery but tide patterns are very important so check with us for good dates. Fishing times will vary based on the tides. The fishing is in a pristine and expansive marine bio reserve to the east of Campeche. Fishing time is spent between the expansive flats and poling up "creeks". Fishing is generally done by site casting with anglers taking turns from the front casting deck.
Rods and tackle
8 and 9 weight rods are ideal for the 5-30lb tarpon that are commonly encountered. Floating lines are preferred and are used more than 90 percent of the time. If you have an intermediate sink tip it might occasionally come in handy. Traditional tarpon patterns all work well for Campeche tarpon with 1/0 and 2/0 hooks preferred. Patterns such as tarpon toads, gurglers and tarpon divers among others producing good results. Generally 40lb straight hard mono or flour carbon is all that is needed for a leader. We prefer hard mono for surface patterns like gurglers and flouro for traditional streamer patterns.
There are several different lodging options for anglers to chose from including a nice vacation home in a quite neighborhood, a hotel within walking distance of the marina, or a hotel in the historic old town of Campeche. Your trip will be hosted and each morning you will be transferred a short 5 minute drive to the docks to meet the guides. Breakfast is provided at your hotel, but in the evenings your host will make dinner reservations and you will be transferred each evening to a variety of great restaurants in the Campeche area.