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Trip Report: Cuba’s Cayo Cruz Serves Up Another Great Week. Picture Heavy Post

May 03, 23
Yellow Dog anglers Dave and Drew J. returned from a week fly fishing Cuba’s Cayo Cruz area. For many anglers, a fly fishing trip to Cuba is a bucket list accomplishment.

For Dave and Drew, their trip supported all the reasons to make a trip to Cuba. “Our guide was top-notch,” said the anglers. “We were also impressed by the size of the average bonefish and multiple shots a permit during the week.” 

Because travel to Cuba is unique—there are some specific sanctions in place for US travelers—booking with Yellow Dog proved important. Plus, they were able to enjoy a lot of what Cuba has to offer. “Pre-trip planning was everything we have come to expect as a long time Yellow Dog traveler. Kristen kept us up to date!” Dave and Drew said. Despite there even being an earthquake in Cuba, Yellow Dog’s expertise ensured the trip went off without any hitches.

“Through Yellow Dog’s contacts in Cuba, Kristen was able to inform us that the Cayo Cruz area had no effects from the earthquake, making us feel good about a going for our trip.” Collectively referred to as Cayo Romano and Cayo Cruz, this is our preferred destination in Cuba for those who like to wade or those who are focused on permit and bonefish, though tarpon and snook can also be found along with other target species.

These waters demonstrate all the characteristics of a recently-discovered, virgin fishing territory – large numbers of fish, good size and an evident lack of exposure to flies and leaders. Add to this the natural beauty of the cays and water and you have a truly memorable place to fish with accommodations that are a five-minute walk to the skiffs. Contact Yellow Dog’s Cuba expert, Kristen Tripp to book your trip.