San Lucas Cove

San Lucas, Mexico

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Caleta is Spanish meaning “little cove.” The well-known San Lucas Cove has a very productive 1 mile wide by 2 mile long shoreline for fly anglers. The shore is complete with mangrove lined flats and gravel and sandy beaches. The shoreline, both inside and outside the cove, offers ample fly rod opportunities for cabrilla, grouper, spotted bay bass, roosterfish, pompano and a variety of other species. The entrance to the cove is also a popular fishing area outside. Depths reach 1,000' (305 meters) and nutrient-rich currents attract a noteworthy variety of gamefish to the area. Types of Fish: Shore: Rock areas - cabrilla, grouper, triggerfish, spotted bay bass, pompano, croaker. Sandy areas - cabrilla, jacks, roosterfish, pompano, ladyfish, giant needlefish, sierra, pargo, halibut. Inshore: Dorado, yellowtail, rooster, spotted bay bass, grouper, bonito, sierra, jacks, barracuda, triggerfish, lizardfish. Offshore: Dorado, sailfish, skipjack, yellowtail and yellowfin tuna. This eTrail covers the "where, when, and how" to fish in this region. You'll get a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to bring, and the best flies to use.

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"Caleta is Spanish meaning “little cove.” The well-known San Lucas Cove has a very productive 1 mile wide by 2 mile long shoreline for fly anglers. The shore is complete with mangrove lined flats and gravel and sandy beaches. The shoreline, both inside and outside the cove, offers ample fly rod opportunities for cabrilla, grouper, spotted bay bass, roosterfish, pompano and a variety of other species. The entrance to the cove is also a popular fishing area outside. Depths reach 1,000' (305 meters) and nutrient-rich currents attract a noteworthy variety of gamefish to the area.

Types of Fish: Shore: Rock areas - cabrilla, grouper, triggerfish, spotted bay bass, pompano, croaker. Sandy areas - cabrilla, jacks, roosterfish, pompano, ladyfish, giant needlefish, sierra, pargo, halibut. Inshore: Dorado, yellowtail, rooster, spotted bay bass, grouper, bonito, sierra, jacks, barracuda, triggerfish, lizardfish. Offshore: Dorado, sailfish, skipjack, yellowtail and yellowfin tuna. This eTrail covers the "where, when, and how" to fish in this region. You'll get a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to bring, and the best flies to use."

Activity Type: Fly-Fishing
Nearby City: San Lucas
Trail Type: Several options
Season & Limits: Good year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to San Lucas Cove

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May 2018