Cayo Cruz / Cayo Romano demonstrates all the characteristics of a recently discovered, virgin fishing territory.
CAYO CRUZ / CAYO ROMANO - CUBA
The sportfish-only area is 366 square kilometers in size, meaning that on an average day, each skiff has over 50 square kilometers to itself. The fishing area is virtually untouched and represents one of the cleanest and most biologically diverse ecosystems we’ve ever fished. It is still pretty much untouched and has only seen anglers for three seasons! The fish are plentiful and aggressive. Most other destinations are now heavily fished and have been fished that way for over 15 years.
ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST BIG PERMIT FISHERIES
Permit, BIG Permit…These large beasts are what separate Cayo Cruz from just about every other Permit fishery around the globe. Anglers can expect to have numerous shots at large tailing Permit on a daily basis. Very few destinations in the world offer the chance to feed large tailing Permit and bonefish in the same day. Cayo Romano does.
Located on the north shore of the eastern province of Camaguey, Cayo Romano offers a variety of vast flats, lagoons and pristine estuaries.
To be clear, large Permit eat best under the protection of the wind so successful fishing for large Permit requires wind.True Permit anglers pray for that 10-20 mph wind on a daily basis for the chance to fool these fickle beasts. Bonefish in the 4-6 pound range readily swim the sandy flats of Cayo Romano.
Tailing Bonefish are common and anglers can expect to encounter bonefish in singles and doubles, all the way up to schools of several dozen. It is not uncommon to land several dozen of Cayo Romano’s Bonefish in a single day.
Jan 2 – March 6 and July 10 – Aug 28 ( Low season $3,000-4,500
November to March is considered the off-season. Anglers can target Permit, Bonefish, juvenile Tarpon, Mutton Snapper, Barracuda, and Jacks cruising its vast flats.
March 6 – July 10 (High Season Tarpon Migration $4,500-6,500
From April thru July, Anglers target Permit, Larger Tarpon, Bonefish, Mutton Snapper, Barracuda, and Jacks.
Non Angler: $1900 (all inclusive)
Group Rates: Available upon request - email us!
Guests will stay in a luxury hotel that is just a short 100-yard walk from the marina.
This three-story hotel offers 60 rooms, a swimming pool, lounge, 2 bars, a bowling alley, various restaurants, a spa, a liquor store, and a salon. The pool on the second floor provides views of the flats, and the attached bar provides anglers with the perfect cool down option after a day on the water.
This hotel offers many amenities, and it is an excellent place for anglers looking to bring along a non-angler. There are other resorts within walking distance. It provides plenty of activities and nightlife to entertain anyone’s interests for the length of your stay.
We have all of the logistics covered. That being said, logistics for travel vary per person and seasonally. We are here and happy to help with any questions you may have. Give us a call or drop us a line.
These suggestions are for the Angler looking for the basic idea of what to bring on this trip. If you would like our in-depth and concise checklist, you can request itHERE. We have good news—the largest selection of gear on the planet. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are here to help you.If this doesn’t fit your budget, we also have rental equipment for your trip.
Rod: 9’ 8wt. – (Bonefish) Speed and accuracy: G Loomis Asquith Fly Rod
Reel: Nautilus NV-G Fly Reel
Line: Scientific Anglers Amplitude Bonefish Fly Line
Rod: 9’ 10wt. – (Permit/Tarpon) Easiest loading rod in the market: Scott Sector Fly Rod
Reel: Nautilus CCF X2 Silver King
Line: Scientific Anglers Amplitude Tarpon Fly Line
• Clippers on retractor
• Polarized sunglasses (we recommend Smith’s low light ignitor lens)
• Small waterproof pack for wading
• Reusable bottle for water
• Flats wading boots
• Breathable rain gear
• International power adapter