World-class baby tarpon fishing
Tarpon Town Anglers - Campeche, Mexico
Host Brad Staples with Campeche tarpon
Don Arthur's Recap: "You could not ask for a better host that Raul. He's very attentive to all your needs. He always kept us up-to-date on what was happening and what was planned.
He met us on our late arrival and explained what we would be doing in the morning. He met us every morning for breakfast and explained what the day would be like.
His restaurant recommendations (within walking distance) were excellent, and we enjoyed all our meals. The hotel in Campeche was very good, and the breakfast buffet was very good.
The hotel in Merida was something out of the Colonial days of Mexico. It was a pleasure to have stayed there. The town of Campeche was a delight. Very clean, very lively, very pretty and the “old walled city”
is not to be missed. The guides were very friendly and very knowledgeable. Their knowledge of the area and techniques to catch tarpon is excellent. There are a lot of juvenile tarpon in the area.
We had some weather problems, but overall the fishing was good. When the weather cooperated, the fishing was excellent. As you can see, I really enjoyed myself. My thanks to Raul for such an enjoyable experience."
Ocean View Hotel
This hotel, about a 15-minute drive from the airport, has 87 air-conditioned rooms, a swimming pool, tennis court, spa, gym, free Wi-Fi, an excellent continental breakfast, and 24-hour coffee.
Take the free hotel shuttle to nearby restaurants or enjoy a 15 to 20-minute walk to the downtown area on an oceanfront walkway (malecon). The walkway is located 150 feet from the hotel.
Guides and Boats
Guides: Their guide team is comprised of three native fishermen with an outstanding ability to read the water and pole the boats. Some of them have fished the area for more than twenty years.
Some of the guides speak English while others don’t, yet you can expect them to give you their best effort in finding you lots of action. Each guide carries an assortment of flies to use in case you do not bring enough for your trip,
and they also carry spools of monofilament of 20 and 40-pound test to build last minute leaders.
Boats: They have three 21’pangas with newer 50-h.p. Yamaha motors. Two anglers per guide and panga-style boat. They can handle larger groups, but it is best to keep the group size to six people.
All of the pangas are fixed with a casting deck, two poles, cooler, first aid kit, two chairs, life vests, fire extinguisher, cell phone, VHF marine portable radio,
limited insurance coverage and all federal and tourism licenses.
Our Campeche Hosted Fishing Weeks
Brad Staples hosted our first group to Campeche for baby tarpon back in 2011.
2018 Hosted Fishing Weeks
7-nights and 5-days guided fishing is $3,065.00
Non-angler companion $750.00
Jim Mills and Host Brad Staples Campeche hosted week.
Two anglers per guide and boat. Native guides read the water and pole the boats. 23’ panga-style boats with new 60 h.p. and 75 h.p. Yamaha motors
Campeche, a quaint town with Mayan and Spanish history, receives as many tourists in one year as Cancun gets in a day.
Baby tarpon action
Due to their acrobatics, baby tarpon are considered the ultimate species for fly fishing and light tackle. They're found here in outstanding numbers from five to 30-pounds.
Scott Ankenbrand's baby tarpon
Los Petenes Biosphere Reserve is one of Mexico's largest and most productive mangrove shore and wetlands area, 180,000 protected acres.