Puerto Aventuras has a lot to offer the modern fisherman. Half an hour's drive from Playa del Carmen, which of course is well known to the tourists, lies this beautiful modern port complex. Close to the harbour there are many restaurants, shops, bars, a golf course and even a dolphin tank.
There are also extensive white sandy beaches within walking distance of the port. The weather is generally excellent even in winter. July and August are the warmest months, but because of the fresh breeze at sea it is almost always comfortable.
Trolling, jigging and popping are all fishing methods that are used here. The number of fish species and therefore also the fishing is very diverse here. In autumn until early spring (October - February) this is an absolute hotspot when you want to go jigging for amberjack, snappers, groupers and other more bottom oriented species.
At a short distance from the harbour is already the first drop-off where the depth goes from 100 metres to more than 600m. It is on exactly these kind of drop offs that these fish like to roam.
From March to July you can also regularly encounter sailfish, which is often the focus of the local fishermen, but don't forget the marlin, dorado, and blackfin tuna that also have their peak moment in this period. This can be trolling with lures or natural bait but sometimes even on poppers or stickbaits.
For the fishing here you use a 100 - 300 gram short boat rod of 1.8 meters with a reel from the 5 to 6000 series that retrieves very fast. At least 1 meter per turn but more is better. That in combination with a 30 kilo braided line and 80 - 100 lbs fluo carbon leader.
For trolling you use a 20-30 lbs boat rod with matching reel as well as for jigging and for popping a 2.4 to 2.7 metre long popper rod from 100 to 150 grams. You can also rent your fishing equipment here and it costs 30 euros per person per day and lost lures etc has to be compensated.
Jack Crevelle, shark (especially reef sharks and bullshark) and very large barracuda are present all year round so you can always expect action here. In the summer months there are also tarpons up to 80 kilos, which are not easy to catch here. And even a Cubera snapper can grab your popper explosively from the surface.
All you have to do is get your fish mates crazy enough to join you on this trip!
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