Playa Blanca Permit Fly Fishing Trip Report Spring 2016:
Playa Blanca Permit Fly Fishing Trip Report Spring 2016: The most recent WorldCast Anglers hosted trip to Playa Blanca Mexico took place April 9th – 16th. It was our sixth trip there in the last twelve months, and was once again blessed with pleasantly consistent weather in a year that had been turbulent throughout the entire Caribbean region.
Co-hosted by myself and WCA President Mike Dawes, this trip proved to be the most legendary permit fishing – not only in WCA’s eight year history of hosting trips there – but in the entire 19 years of Playa Blanca’s existence. Eleven anglers combined to break the lodge’s all time permit record and by a significant margin.
The guides at Playa Blanca attributed the remarkable fishing to the good weather that had moved into the region the week before we arrived, and had continued throughout our stay. This made the permit both noticeably more predictable to find, and far more aggressive toward the fly than I had ever seen to date.
There were a total of three “doubles” during our week, a concept that I had honestly never even heard of in the permit world, which is telling of both the sheer numbers of permit we encountered and their willingness to eat.
Those that have been to Playa Blanca before are aware of the fact that the exclusive access to Espiritu Santo Bay offers what many consider to be some of the finest permit fishing anywhere in the world. I certainly do.
Still though, permit are easily among the most difficult fish to target on the fly and simply being in a region where they are common offers no guarantee of a hook up – or even seeing one – on a daily basis. That is the very nature of permit fishing and why fishing for them requires an almost questionable dedication and, well, love.
But on this last trip, see them we did, and our respect for the fishery at Playa Blanca reached an entirely new height that we all found humbling. Each client on the trip told us numerous times that this was easily the best fishing trip of their life. Which is considerable thing to say.
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