For many, a fishing trip to Cuba is very high on the “angling bucket list” for life – especially now that things are opening up to US anglers. The fishing is amazing, and by and large the areas are untapped and still relatively new. No one knows exactly how much or how fast relations with Cuba will continue to change over the months ahead, but experts predict that radical transformations are indeed coming. For those who want to fish Cuba before that country is forever changed, now is the time to begin planning for opening of Cuba to more U.S. visitors. For those interested in setting up a trip for the near future, we can now help secure the necessary paperwork to make travel from the U.S. possible and fully legal.
Cuba is not an easy place to organize detailed travel and fishing, as the current infrastructure of the country is still what can best be described as a total mess. To do Cuba right, an agent needs to truly know Cuba from the ground up – on every level and in every location. Here at Yellow Dog, we made our very first trip to Cuba in the late 1990s, and since that time, more than nine of our team members have collectively made dozens of trips to every major fishing area throughout the country. We’ve built a great on-line resource with current, up-to-date details and information for each and every offering inside of Cuba, and we encourage you to read through our on-line information, view our hundreds of original photos, and then talk one-on-one with someone from our team who really understands and intricacies of fishing in Cuba. The fishing areas that we offer in Cuba – the Jardines de la Reina, Cayo Lago, Isla de la Juventud, Cayo Cruz, Cayo Romano and Cayo Santa Maria – are hands-down the finest, most pristine and most-protected flats ecosystems found anywhere in the Caribbean. The fishing can be fantastic. That said, a trip to Cuba is also about visiting the country and seeing a destination that in many ways has not really changed much since the late 1950’s. The fishing can be exciting and productive, but a visit to Havana and the some of the more rural areas of the island to experience the sights, the sounds, the people, the great old cars, the music, and the overall culture that Cuba has to offer is what makes these trips special.