Cayo Cruz / Cayo Romano Cuba Flats Fishing Package and fishing for Permit, Bonefish, Tarpon, Mutton Snapper

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Cayo Cruz Cuba Flats Fishing

The skiffs depart from Cayo Cruz each morning and depending on the guide rotation that day, you may be heading to any number of areas to spend the day. From Cayo Paredon Grande in the north to Cayo Guanaja in the south, there are countless islands, lagoons and bays that will keep anglers happy and into fish.

Much of the fishing takes place back towards the mainland, in and around the massive island of Cayo Romano. The average boat run to the fishing areas is about 20 minutes in length and you can be into fish within 5 minutes of leaving the boat docks. It just depends on where your guide wants to take you that day and what you are interested in targeting. With 50 square kilometers per boat, the options are just about limitless. There are so many great aspects to this fishery that it can truly be a sensory overload at times. The first thing that guests need to know about when considering this location, aside from the exceptional flats fishing that is found here, is that this is a new fishery still very much in its infancy.

Cuba Flats Fishing Package

Cayo Romano demonstrates all the characteristics of a recently discovered, virgin fishing territory - large numbers of fish, good sizes and their evident lack of exposure to flies and leaders. Add to this the natural beauty of the cays and of the water and you have a truly memorable place to fish.

Cuba FishingThe average sized bonefish is a healthy 4 pounds and during the course of the week it is not unheard of for guests to land a fish or two in the 10 pound range. Tailing bonefish are common and guests can expect to see bonefish in singles and doubles, all the way up to schools of several hundred fish. What really sets this location apart from so many other fisheries is that guests can expect to encounter and get shots at good numbers of permit each day. There are very few places on earth where guests can fish for big bonefish each day and get shots at tailing permit. This combination may take place in other locations but not with the consistency that is virtually guaranteed at Cayo Romano. It is a rare day when you don't encounter and get shots a permit. The permit will range in size between about 8 and 30 pounds.

Cuba FishingThe flats at Cayo Romano/Cruz are a little deeper than those found in other areas of Cuba, which means that the bonefish and permit are still found in excellent numbers throughout the year.

There are two locations within the Cayo Romano that offer very good tarpon fishing. Guides tend to save these areas for when an angler has already boated a permit and is looking for a Grand Slam. These fish will range from 30 to 90 pounds. Besides the fishing for permit, bonefish and tarpon, you will also cast for other challenging species as mutton snapper, snook, cubera snapper, jack crevalle, barracudas, etc.

Cayo Romano Cuba Flats Fishing

Cuba FishingCayo Romano / Cayo Cruz has only been in operation for three years and has not seen many clients, particularly when compared to other locations in the Caribbean that offer this quality of fishing. Guides did not work under Avalon standards in past years. One of the challenges when starting management on this fantastic location, is to improve guides language and skills, and our goal is to mix them up with Cayo Largo guides, to arrive on same standards. In addition, Avalon veteran guides, with decades of experience, are constantly helping new ones to improve. If you are prepared to be patient while the guides develop, what you will find is a virtually untouched flats oasis, absolutely teaming with fish and wildlife. We believe this strongly outweighs the fact the guides are fairly new.

Hotel Casona de Romano

Guests fishing Cayo Romano/Cruz will stay at the Hotel Casona de Romano, which is located in the town of Brasil. The Casona is quite likely the most unusual fishing lodge we've ever had the good fortune of fishing from. The house has 8 double (twin bed) rooms. Two of these rooms have balconies overlooking the courtyard and church.

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  • Private Bath
  • Small fridge for cold drinks
  • A/C Unit
  • TV

The dining room is located on the first floor and it typically produces a variety of traditional Cuban food, with dinners ranging from fish and seafood to roast pork and chicken.

Join us for the best Cayo Romano Cuba flats fishing adventure!