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Tarpon Fishing Help Needed.... #42776
08/07/01 03:19 PM
08/07/01 03:19 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 2
Beaufort, SC USA
gamecocks Offline OP
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I will be staying at Matachica in early October. I'm an avid fisherman and am really looking forward to doing some Tarpon fishing while on AC. I have spoken to the folks at Matachica and they tell me that they will be glad to set up a guide for me while I am there- I plan to fish 2 or 3 days. If past experiences are any indication, guides provided by hotels/resorts are not always the best or most economical guides available. In a nutshell-who are the best Tarpon guides and how do I get in touch with them prior to leaving? Thanks in advance.

Re: Tarpon Fishing Help Needed.... #42777
08/08/01 12:58 PM
08/08/01 12:58 PM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 507
Ohio USA
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Don't Tarpon Fish - just reef fish but if you do a search on this board for Tarpon fishing you will get many personal stories and guides names.
Belize it!

Re: Tarpon Fishing Help Needed.... #42778
08/08/01 10:47 PM
08/08/01 10:47 PM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 4,262
St Louis, Mo., USA/San Pedro
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I can attest that mr Pete Graniel and Mr Carlos Marin are both great guides. Their names are in the book. Good luck!!

Gone fishing!!
Re: Tarpon Fishing Help Needed.... #42779
08/09/01 01:46 AM
08/09/01 01:46 AM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 381
BC, Canada
Wendy Offline
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Nesto Gomez is an incredible fly fisherman! He works out of El Pescador.
[email protected] Reef fishing does not compare to bone or tarpon!!

Re: Tarpon Fishing Help Needed.... #42780
08/09/01 09:27 PM
08/09/01 09:27 PM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 2
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Nesto Gomez is an excellent guide. He just did a grand slam. You can contact him at 011-501-26-2674.

Re: Tarpon Fishing Help Needed.... #42781
08/10/01 07:08 AM
08/10/01 07:08 AM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 2
Beaufort, SC USA
gamecocks Offline OP
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Thanks for the help. In the area of coastal South Carolina where I live we are primarilly conventional tackle fishermen. I can throw a fly rod if I must, but would prefer to use spinning gear. Will these guides be willing to do this-and do I need to bring my own rods, tackle etc? Thanks in advance.

Re: Tarpon Fishing Help Needed.... #42782
08/13/01 11:44 AM
08/13/01 11:44 AM
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 17
Portland Maine USA
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Hey Gamec....
I just returned from AC on AUg 9th and did some wondeful Tarpon/Bonefish/Permit fishing. My friend had a grand slam the first day. Many hook ups on Tarpon but few landed, thats the way sometimes. We stayed at El Pescador(Northern AC) and the service was incredible. It was their off season but still the hospitality was great.
All of the guides there are incredible. Carlos(our guide) is a very patient man to deal with us learning "how to" in such a short time.
Some days are hot with fish, others are not so good.
Fly fishing is your greatest bet for hooking up. Hope you can "double haul" a 12 weight rod cuz thats all that can handle the big ones. . I hooked up to one in spinning gear but it was a a mishap.
All in all, try for Tarpon but if the weather is uncooperative, then Bones(8 wt. gear) are the next best thing.

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