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Fishing? Is it allowed in CSM

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Fishing? Is it allowed in CSM

My uncle wants to take his rod, I'm sure I remember seeing a trip advertised where you can get a boat. Does anyone have any suggestions? Or will this be allowed on the catamaran? I won't let him kill them lol, I'll make him put them back afterwards.

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1. Re: Fishing? Is it allowed in CSM

I see people fishing off the beach there from time to time, particularly at the point west of Sol. I've not seen anyone fishing from the HobieCat, if that is what you mean, although I wouldn't rule it out.......you could ask. Some other places I have seen this allowed. And of course there are fishing excursions, but I believe they supply equipment for those.

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Thanks eeeefarm, I don't want him to break any rules or upset natural sealife. I'll send him over to the sol :)

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Hubbie and his mate Tim fished off the first bridge in May. They caught lt, but let go.Well that is what they said as we went to collect them off the bridge and they had no fish after 4 hours.

I think you will find anything caught off the boats will be killed and taken, either back to the hotel of the boat crew and marina staff have it for dinner or sell on.

Hubby and Tim have fished off the shore as well.

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Thanks Diva :)

I'll tell him it's OK then :) I was worried in case he wasn't allowed

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You can fish off the shore but it is not very successful - it is better up by the rocks past the nudest beach.

Off the bridges on the causeway is better - you can catch quite a few fish. But it can be quite a walk in the heat. We used to take the bikes when they had them to hire at the MLD.

We have also done the fishing trip and it was very good. Caught several barracuda. They provide all the tackle and a free bar!!!

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Hi ... got back from MLD today. Lots of fishing around but you've got to be careful ... officially the fishing rights on Santa Maria are protected and there are occasional stories of tourists being asked to stop fishing on the bridges by police or the local wildlife officers, who enforce the ban. Watch out for the green jeep with the man in green uniform.

Having said that, several groups fished the bridges in the evenings while I was there and had no trouble. There are some big tarpon to be had, plus snapper and barracuda. Bridge No 9 (which is most of the way back to the main island) is a hotspot.

From the shore, the beach is clear sand from the Las Dunas to the Sol, but there are, at the moment, large shoals of sardines inshore and there are preyed on by barracuda, horse-eye jacks and barjacks. They'll take flies or small spoons (the white and silver 20g Abu Toby is a good one).

If you go past the Sol beach towards the green villa, there are rocks and turtle grass close inshore, and this place is good for jacks, snapper and possibly big tarpon - I was broken off by a beast after dark, and had jacks to 10lb, barracuda to 7lb and mutton snapper to 5lb. Livebait worked best, either sardines or the small silvery mojarras that swim close in.

The excursions offer boatfishing, either big-game (4hrs 260CUC, 8hr 360) or specialised (similar prices). The latter, which are small skiffs that run around the islands and cays, cater more for the specialised fishermen who want to target tarpon etc, with their own gear. They're hard to get hold of as most of them seem to have been pre-booked online well in advance.

Finally, you can troll for barracuda off the back of a Hobiecat - bait or Rapala lures 10-15cm - for 20CUC an hour, but last week I only managed to get out for an hour as the winds weren't right, either too fast or too slow, and caught nothing. If you go on the catamaran excursion snorkelling, the skippers usually let you troll off the back when they're moving from island to island - again, barracuda, snapper, jacks and kingfish are the main prey.

Hope that helps. Good luck. There won't be any tackle for sale or hire out there so your uncle should bring everything he needs with him.

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mld 7th/22nd July my husband caught barracuda of bridge 9,he had a car for a few days and would go off for a few hours at a time,i don't think the workers on the bridge did much work when he turned up,they would down tools and chat to him for hours,even the police would stop to see how he was doing!!!

He also fished off the back of a pedalo with a chap from Canada,one peddled as one fished,very entertaining from the beach!!!

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hey it 's Dave Yunker from Dauphin,mb. just back from memories azul in Santa maria. we where there one week. Went fishing along causeway and had no real success. we caught one lobster and a tiny blue tropical fish. i had medium spinning gear 6ft6 rods . i used everything from silver spoons- lindy rigs, white divers.

very windy every day . the wind may have something to do with the fish activity..

watch the tides.it seems that the montreal guy caught fish on bridges (puente 9 and 10 when the tide was going out to the ocean .I talked to a guy from ontario and he had luck from fishing on rented boat from the local marina by the airport just past the dolphin-arium.

montreal fella fished from one of the bridges using larger rap alas and silver hooks and had some success. we also tried fishing from the beach in front of our hotel block 5616. we walked the shoreline going east . the shore was iron coral and was a little tricky to walk. we had no luck there but recommend saving your time and stick to bridges or hire guide at marina.

i ended up giving one of the rods to the waiter D'Elvis Fernandez at the dining room. I haven't seen grown man speechless than start getting teary eyed.

we rented a car and cruised all over camabrerien , small town over the causeway. we stopped at a small school by the school and gave these kids a pile of toys and pencils, cheap dollar store jewelry. they went crazy like it was a rock concert screaming and totally surrounding us.

if you plan to go to any of the towns, bring paper, lighters, pencils, hooks, toilet paper, kids toys, dolls, no matter how old.

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