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.
Cuba Fly Fishing
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 experience fly fishing in Cuba before that country is forever changed, now is the time to begin planning! For those interested in setting up a Cuba fly fishing trip for the near future, we can now help secure the necessary paperwork to make travel from the U.S. possible and fully legal.
Remaining availability for each date and location is listed and pricing is based on double occupancy lodging and fishing.
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.
A fishery that has become known as the permit capital of Cuba! Situated in the south-central region of the Cuban Archipelago, Cayo Largo ("Long Key") is one of the finest permit fishing destinations that we have found anywhere in the Caribbean.
Most anglers head to Isla de la Juventud for the world-class tarpon fishing, which is without a doubt some of the finest found anywhere in the Caribbean.
The Jardines de la Reina ("Gardens of the Queen") is a vast marine park and archipelago in the southern part of Cuba. Collectively, it is an area and a fishery that is larger in size than the Florida Keys. This
While there are several live-aboard options that can be utilized to fish the area (including several mobile motherships and yachts that are great for groups of four to 12), the well-known “La Tortuga” houseboat has for 18 years been a favorite for anglers from around the world.
Located on the north shore in the eastern province of Camaguey, the Cayo Cruz and Cayo Romano fisheries collectively form an enormous system of flats, lagoons and pristine estuaries. Commercial fishing within this designated area is strictly forbidden and rigorously enforced - one of the reasons why the flats fishing is so good.
With new Beavertail skiffs for saltwater flats fishing and Bass Tracker boats to access tarpon and snook fishing in the nearby Rio Hatiguanico River, this option allows for a completely customizable trip that offers the best of both salt and freshwater fishing in Cuba.