SportFishing and Charters Forum - Isla Mujeres Panga Recommendations?

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Mac_Meadows
04-14-2011, 02:13 PM
I'm going to be in Isla for 4 days in the middle of May. I don't want to spend the money on a sportfisher at that time of the year and want to just go on a panga for billfish as I have had pretty good luck in other mexico destinations out of pangas. I realize it is the tail end of the season for sails there but still want to give it a shot and don't care at all about barracuda, bonita, etc.

Can anyone recommend a specific panga operation there to charter and contact information, or should I just walk the dock the morning of and find one? I saw that there are 2 marinas there...is 1 better than the other for panga selection?

Thanks


2ntow
04-15-2011, 05:55 PM
I was down there in March. We ended up chartering with one of the waiters that works at Argentina Steak House on Hidalgo Street. I cannot think of his name, but if you ask the maitre'de there, he will know who you are looking for. The guy is fantastic and makes a sincere effort to put you on fish. A full day was $250. BTW, he is a licensed charter operation.

Mac_Meadows
04-19-2011, 10:06 AM
Thanks for the info 2ntow.


jdm61
04-20-2011, 01:18 PM
"tail end"of the sail season means that you might only catch 15 or so instead of 40, the seas are calmer and you don't have to run out as far. You are getting into the "high" season down there for monster dolphin and blackfin and the occasional white marlin and wahoo. Unless you are a numbers freak, I think that May is actually better fishing than January. The only downside is that you get into late May/early June, it is hot as hell down there.

jdm61
04-20-2011, 01:19 PM
The "tail end"of the sailfish season means that you might only catch 15 or so instead of 40, the seas are calmer and you don't have to run out as far. You will be in the "high" season down there for monster dolphin and blackfin tuna and the occasional white marlin and wahoo. Unless you are a sailfish numbers freak, I think that May is actually better fishing than January. The only downside is that you get into late May/early June, it is hot as hell down there.



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