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Old 06-17-2019, 05:46 PM
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Headed to the Viceroy in Rivera Maya in a month. I plan to take a surf rod for the beach but would really like to charter a guide for bill fish. Digging through old archives I found some folks recommending Roberto, but not sure if he is still in operation. Any advice would be much appreciated. Willing to make adjustments on my target species as well.
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Old 06-17-2019, 06:29 PM
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If you really want to get into sails , fish out of Cancun/Isla Mujeres a day or two if possible , there should still be some around then . Fish with Anthony on the Keen M . Roberto Navarro is still fishing , but you aren't really going to get into sails around PDC .
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:47 AM
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Roberto if you want to jig fish. He will have you arms throbbing in a few hours. The tequila takes away the pain.
Isla for sails.
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:31 AM
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Sargasso REAL bad most days in PDC and all along the Rivera Maya these days, no end in sight. East side of Cozumel bad as well. Shore fishing may be a bust. Agree for best fishing head to Isla, although random marlin and sails are being caught on Cozumel.
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:50 AM
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If I change species to focus on Bone fish and include more of the family are there options closer to PDC?
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Old 06-18-2019, 02:06 PM
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If I change species to focus on Bone fish and include more of the family are there options closer to PDC?
Northern lagoons on Cozumel are awesome for smaller bones. Chance at juvie tarpon and maybe permit as well. South of you Punta Allen is supposed to be excellent as well. Cozumel is a 30 minute ferry. Just drove around the island to get a swim in. The east side is a real mess. The lagoons won't be affected by the Sargasso. PM me if I can be of anymore help.
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Old 06-18-2019, 02:16 PM
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I'll 3rd Roberto Navarro for jigging and popping out of Puerto Aventuras -- big jacks, blackfins, grouper, sailfish -- also does deep drop trips for queens and swords

also Jeremias Luna of JLC fishing for a similar experience
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Old 06-19-2019, 03:55 AM
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Punta Allen south of Tulum is excellent for the grand slam.......Bone, tarpon, snook and permit.From PDC, Its an hour drive on highway to tulum and then another 45 to an hour on dirt road to Punta Allen. If you go, check to see what the road condition is south of Tulum bc it can pretty bad with pot holes if they haven't redone it recently.
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Check on the seaweed too...it was terrible last year when I was there. It was piled up 8' in places and those workers were digging holes with shovels and burying it as fast as they could from sun up to sun down.
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Old 06-22-2019, 06:04 AM
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Roberto is the man....multiple sails per week along with wahoo blackfin,amberjacks and many others
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Old 06-23-2019, 09:16 AM
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Thanks for all of the responses. My only remaining question is how to contact Roberto.
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Old 06-23-2019, 12:36 PM
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https://www.facebook.com/roberto.navarroquiroz.9

PMs through facebook worked well for me, basically i paid an uber from my resort $20 to drop me off at a gated resort area of Puerto Aventuras to fish with Roberto for ~$400
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Old 06-24-2019, 07:28 AM
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https://www.facebook.com/RedSargazo/
An important accumulation of sargassum has been concentrated during the last two weeks west of the Caribbean Island of Jamaica, this great "stain of sargassum" measures more than 550 kilometers in diameter and is located almost 1000 km away From the shores of Quintana Roo. Due to the dominant currents and the direction of the South-East winds, it is expected to reach our shores during the next week, so they are expected to medium to high intensity in virtually the entire coast of Quintana Roo, affecting mainly To the central and south region of the state, being the coastline with more impact the 260 kilometers of coastline between tulum and xcalak in the southern border with Belize.

Sources of consultation: meteored, windfinder, ool, Simar, Simar, conagua, semarnat, Lansat-8, copernicus that, CNA, Hycom-Ncoda, goes-16, NASA, data sio, NOAA, us Navy, nga, gebco, yes (IGF-Unam), Google Earth Pro.

Just a heads up.
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:12 AM
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Yeah I've been watching this. If I cancel I'm out half of the the resort cost. I was looking for other spots Southwest flew. It looks like sargassum is everywhere in the gulf/Caribbean. I see my options as:
1. Go to Playa Del Carmen. Deal with potentially heavy grass at the beach in front. Take the ferry to the back side of Cozumel or find other things non beach related to do. 2. Head some place else entirely to reduce the risk of sargassum. Risk having grass there any way and be out a grand worth of resort $$. There is also the unknown with the new resort quality.
3. Find a hell of a deal in the Dominican Republic but be sober the whole time.
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:25 AM
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Does it have to be a resort ? DR might be weeded up as well . You could go to Costa Rica and catch roosters , sails , and marlin . Stay at the Mariposa and fish with John's guys . Not sure if you are taking family with you , but there are cheaper accommodations in Quepos .

https://lamariposa.com/

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Old 06-24-2019, 06:11 PM
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The west side of Cozumel is good, but truly visibility is down some.
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