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Old 05-15-2007, 10:01 AM
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Headin down for 8 days in the beginning of June on a family vacation. I know the fishing is good there but is it the right time of the year to fish? Can anyone recomend a reliable fair priced charter? Any insight will be helpful. Thanks.
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:53 AM
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Man I have tried and tried to find some information on fishing there. I too am heading down in June for my honeymoon and some fishing. I am looking for a reputable guide to take us bonefishing.

The fishing kicks ass. Sundays episode of the Spanish Fly was filmed in Turks and Caicos. Jose fished with a private outfit called Turks & Caicos Sporting Club at Ambergris Cay. I contacted them about fishing and they at least called me back. It seems as if they are some type of private community with full time guides, but unless your interested in buying some property (I'm sure at a premium) their not taking you fishing. So my only lead and I struck out. I also sent Jose an email kinda of as a joke but in the off chance he might email me back.

When are you heading down? I'll be there June 25th-July 2nd.










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Old 05-15-2007, 11:29 AM
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PM gringo...on THT...he lives there...just posted pix of 2 nice phins...
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:04 PM
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:15 PM
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:38 PM
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I went for my honeymoon in March. You will love Turks and Caicos. Be sure to eat at the Mango Reef in Provo if you have a chance. It was the best meal we had, and reasonably priced compared to some others.

We fished with Capt. LAN of Barr Gardiner's outfit. 946.231.0133 ([email protected])
The day we fished it was REALLY WINDY. Impossible to catch bones. We ended up catching a bunch of snapper, which was fun because it was every cast. Cost was $750 for a whole day plus tip. Make sure you tell them what kind of gear you want them to bring...Fly or Spin tackle or both. Lan is an old salt, and took a while to warm up, but we had fun. Was a little pricey.

If you want to dive, use Flamingo dive charter. Jane and Mickey are top notch. Very nice and made it fun.
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Was very reasonably priced, and we dove with a small group.

We stayed at Ocean Club West on Provo. Was perfect. Our room had a kitchen and washer and dryer. We went to the grocery store the first morning and bought a case of beer and a bottle of rum for the room. Nice screened porch, and a grill by the pool. We grilled some of the snapper we caught in the afternoon.

Restaurants...
Mango Reef, Excellent, good prices, GO TWICE, or 3 times while you are there.
Coyaba, almost excellent, but really pricey. Wouldn't go back.
Magnolia Cafe, heard good things.
Tiki Hut in turtle cove was pretty cool. Food was good and we walked around the marinas checking out the boats.
Geko, skip it, not worth the $$$.

You have to call and get reservations early in Provo. You may even want to look some places up and book before you go. They are not big restaurants, and book up pretty fast.

Go visit the Conch Farm, was a neat little deal. Only takes about an hour or so.

T&C was awesome. You will enjoy. I've been to Abaco, St. Barths, Cabo, Cayman, Cozumel, Cancun, St. Marteen...Turks and Caicos was my favorite.


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Old 05-15-2007, 12:52 PM
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Hey, I been living here for two years now, and coming down here for five. I know most of the local charter guys pretty well. Where are you staying, and what kind of fishing are you looking for? Just bone fishing? How many people? I can steer you to some good people and I also know a couple to avoid.

Ambergris Cay is a private community/development. Its not a commercial fishing charter operation at all. Neither is West Caicos. Neither is Pine Cay ( where we spend about half our time).

Glad to help if you want.

talked to Mickey and Jane Sunday. They are having a new engine put in their boat at the moment.

We can steer you to restaurants, etc. as well.

If you are just interested in bonefishing, and dont want to do the charter thing, check out the Harbor Club Villas, Barry and Marta run it. You can bonefish across the road from the hotel. Its a bit off the beaten path, so you would need to rent a vehicle if you stayed there.

Best all around fishing group on Provo would probably be Catch the Wave, run by Ed an Erin Misick. Ed's got a broken foot at the moment, but his captains are great.
This is one of his boat captains, her name is Trish:


His other two captains are Joel and Christian. Good people.

There are others, if they are booked up.

Best restaurant for the money here that we have found is the Caicos Cafe. Absolutely excellent food. Its not cheap, but neither is it the most expensive. Tiki Hut, and Sharkbite on Turtle Cove are fun outdoorsy places, good atmosphere, not too fancy.

Lots more info if you need it, just ask. Or PM.
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:11 PM
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Staying at Beaches. Would like to troll or bottom fish with my 10yr old son. We plan on renting a car one day to check out the Island. Thanks for the info, do you have an idea of what a 1/2 and or a full day approximately costs?
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do you mean a car rental, or boat charter?
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:48 PM
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Boat charter.
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:31 PM
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Gringo - 5/15/2007 11:52 AM

Hey, I been living here for two years now, and coming down here for five. I know most of the local charter guys pretty well. Where are you staying, and what kind of fishing are you looking for? Just bone fishing? How many people? I can steer you to some good people and I also know a couple to avoid.

Ambergris Cay is a private community/development. Its not a commercial fishing charter operation at all. Neither is West Caicos. Neither is Pine Cay ( where we spend about half our time).

Glad to help if you want.

talked to Mickey and Jane Sunday. They are having a new engine put in their boat at the moment.

We can steer you to restaurants, etc. as well.

If you are just interested in bonefishing, and dont want to do the charter thing, check out the Harbor Club Villas, Barry and Marta run it. You can bonefish across the road from the hotel. Its a bit off the beaten path, so you would need to rent a vehicle if you stayed there.

Best all around fishing group on Provo would probably be Catch the Wave, run by Ed an Erin Misick. Ed's got a broken foot at the moment, but his captains are great.

There are others, if they are booked up.

Best restaurant for the money here that we have found is the Caicos Cafe. Absolutely excellent food. Its not cheap, but neither is it the most expensive. Tiki Hut, and Sharkbite on Turtle Cove are fun outdoorsy places, good atmosphere, not too fancy.

Lots more info if you need it, just ask. Or PM.


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