Tarpon are the largest, strongest and most acrobatic of the flats lineup. Even juvenile fish will put your angling skills to the test and strain your tackle. Casa Blanca & Playa Blanca is primarily known for small to mid-sized specimens in the 20 -70 lb. range. A majority of these fish are residents that remain in the area throughout the year. Migratory fish up to 150 pounds begin to show up in the beginning of April, with numbers increasing significantly through July. On “dead calm” days in June and July, the tarpon fishing on the Caribbean side of the lodge can be excellent.
Snook are the ultimate mangrove specialist, and can be found in all of our area waters. A moody and aggressive fish that can reach the twenty-pound mark, snook spend most of their time underneath the sheltering roots of mangroves or along the fringes, and occasionally out on the flats. It can sometimes be a bit tricky to get their attention, but once done, the experience is one of explosive power. Snook can be found at any time of year, but fall is perhaps the most productive season.