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Old 03-19-2009, 03:18 PM
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Default Self Guided Fishing in Tulum Mexico

I am heading down to Tulum Mexico in November and looking to do some flyfishing. I am an experienced trout fisherman and guide, with limited saltwater experience. Will I have any luck on my own shore fishing, any flats in walking distance, or should I just break down and pay for a guide?
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I've never fished there but the news media is filled with stories like this:
There were more than 6000 drug-related murders in Mexico last year, and cartels are dumping decapitated bodies in the streets every single day. Just last month, a retired general hired to dismantle the cartels running rampant in Cancun, was kidnapped and brutally tortured. His body was left on the side of the road.

With the violence out of control, some in the Mexican government feared the brazen drug runners might start singling out tourists, much like terrorists have done in Bali and Mumbai.

The State Department has issued a travel warning, urging Americans to use caution when traveling there. So as the annual migration of party- seeking students begins, parents have one more safety concern, and spring breakers have one more reason to keep vigilant.

Be careful! If it were me and I still planned to go I would hire a local guide.

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Default Re: Self Guided Fishing in Tulum Mexico

We were planning on going to Tulum and Punta Allen next year but the current political situation is not too good. Save that trip for later when it cools down.

There are a number of guide services around the area. If you're doing it by yourself, you can fish off the beaches but you will need a Mexican fishing license. All beaches in Mexico are public but be aware that in front of major resorts the beaches are somewhat less public. Another place to try is at Boca Paila. There are some wadeable flats there on the bay side and the sea side.

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here's a couple of stories about self guided fishing in that region
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