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90% "walking and stalking" of bonefish - fly fishing in its purest form
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Venezuela Fishing - Los Roques Archipelago, which lies 80 miles off Venezuela's mainland on the Caribbean Sea, is considered the most exciting bonefishing discovery since Christmas Island.
No matter how one may fish for bonefish, perhaps the most challenging way is to wade the flats, spot tailing fish, creep slowly within casting distance and then make a presentation. If the fish is not startled, it will most likely swallow a jig or fly, and within seconds, the angler is hooked to a miniature express train. Regardless of their size, bonefish can strip more line, faster than any other fish of comparable size. Most bonefish will weigh 3 to 5 pounds, but anglers often hook bones considerably larger; several ten pounders have been landed.
The Archipelago consists of 350 cays and small islands. Besides bonefish, barracuda, mackerel, pompano, permit, tarpon, snapper, and other species will tempt anglers. Good fishing is only part of the excitement at Los Roques. Non-angling guests will enjoy the Caribbean's casual atmosphere, plus take part in activities such as swimming and snorkeling.
Guides: 1 guide and 1 captain per boat.
Boats: 28ft Fiber glass center console boat equipped with 75 hp Yamaha new engines. The boats are outfitted with canopies to protect anglers from sun.
Equipment: Limited fishing equipment and tackle is available on the island. Anglers must bring their own gear. See recommended tackle list.
Operation managed by Chris Yrazabal, one of the most well known guides in Los Roques with more than 10 years of experience.
All the guides have plenty of experience fly fishing for bonefish and other species.
Lodging at Los Roques:
Acuarela Lodge has 11 spacious rooms. VIP attention and service are specially designed for anglers. All rooms have a/c and hot water. This is arguably the finest lodge at Los Roques and it is manage directly by the owner.
Breakfast is buffet style at an open restaurant at Macanao. Usually eggs, "arepas", pancakes, bread, jelly, cheese, cornflakes and cereal, fruits, coffee, orange juice and other kinds of juices like pineapple, etc.
For dinner, they offer a large variety of food such as: fish, chicken, meat, pasta, vegetables, salads, potatoes, rice, plantains, etc. Juices, coffee, and dessert are served in a personal beachfront atmosphere every night. 2 glasses of wine are included with every dinner at Los Roques. You can also enjoy a variety of drinks at the lodge bar.
Lunch will vary, it usually consist of a sandwich (turkey, roast beef, chicken, etc.), or chicken, salads, pasta, with coke or juice and desert. Lunch is served between 12:00 and 1:30 p.m. close to the fishing area for that day.
During the fishing routine a cooler is always available on the boat with sodas, beers, water, etc.
Other Activities in Los Roques:
You may enjoy the beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters and white sand, birding, and the flora and fauna are fascinating. Los Roques is famous for its scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, and sea kayaking. You may also visit the sea turtle research center. All these activities can be arranged at the request of anglers.
We can also provide off shore fishing at Los Roques on a 26 ft. center console boat for anglers who request it (please inquire about additional charge for off-shore fishing).
To check availability or for more information call us at 1-800-638-7405. Or feel free to send an email: Contact Us
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