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Lost Weekend in the Yucatan Photography by Brian Grossenbacher

In terms of diversity, few angling destinations can match the expansive flats of Espiritu Santo Bay on Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula. Smaller than the better-known Ascension Bay to the north, the sparkling flats and backcountry lagoons of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve represent one of the Caribbean Sea’s last unspoiled fisheries.
The variety encountered in this pristine environment is the epitome of flats fishing. If you want tailing permit, they are there. Rod-busting snook—you will see them. Acrobatic tarpon, check. Sight fishing for permit is the greatest challenge, but the smorgasbord of gamefish is what keeps anglers coming back for more.

Brian Grossenbacher traveled to Playa Blanca Lodge to document the wide variety of fly fishing available in Espiritu Santo Bay on the Yucatán peninsula. Their first-rate guides put them on permit, tarpon, snook, and bonefish by day, and they enjoyed great accommodations, food, and camaraderie at Playa Blanca Lodge by night. For more information, visit www.casablancafishing.com

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