Sight fishing on flats
Guadeloupe Pêche Exotique gives you the opportunity to fish bonefish and permit in my company exclusively with fly.
The bonefishes are present here all year round. Admittedly in number undoubtedly lower than certain other more known destinations, but Guadeloupe offers as for it other arguments in its favor: the average size of the catches is here around 55/60 cm, and it is not rare to regularly cross specimens that exceed 70 cm (27 inches), real trophies for this specie.
If you know the reputation of the elusive behavior of the “banana fish”, sensational fighter with explosive rushes, I let you imagine the adrenaline rush that this one is capable of making you feel …!
In an exceptional fishing environment, I will help you find the keys to succeed in this real challenge. Having the opportunity and the chance to catch a bonefish with a fly involves a whole series of gestures to master.
Here in Guadeloupe, the flats are atypical; the trade winds are also almost omnipresent and the tides (small!) cause variations in the heights of water which may or may not be suitable for feeding bones. For all these reasons, their sight fishing is not easy here. In addition, the flats are more or less garnished with turtle grass or dotted with coral potatoes, as many obstacles that the fisherman must know how to understand here.
I will make every effort and bring you all my experience to help you approach this environment in the best conditions.
Now close your eyes and imagine yourself by my side, the rod ready to launch your Crazy Charlie at the right time, our eyes scanning the surface of the water, looking for the slightest fin, the slightest reflection, the slightest shade which would indicate the presence of the bonefish. And it could even be that suddenly I exclaim … permit at 11 o’clock !?
Kayaking is probably the best, discreet and ecological approach to fish the mangrove and its channels from The Grand Cul de Sac Marin or elsewhere.
It is in this wild and difficult to access environment that we find the best populated corners of tarpons (juveniles up to 8-9 years old or about 1m20 (47 inches), called baby tarpons), magnificent snooks, trevallies and other predatory species from Guadeloupe.
It is thanks to this type of boat designed and approved for fishing that I invite you to come and discover by my side, with lure or fly, this exceptional ecological corridor. The mangrove is a habitat which also acts as a true natural filter, also conducive to the development of young fish of all species and which makes it a natural environment so precious for a good number of tropical marine and coastal ecosystems.
This shelter / nursery is protected by 29 km (18 miles) of coral reef, which preserves this immense swell bay and therefore promotes a comfortable and secure practice of kayak fishing. The terrestrial part of the lagoon is made up of the widest mangrove belt in the Lesser Antilles (around 5,000 hectares), which adds to the 10,000 hectares (25000 acres) of the bay.
I will do everything to make you taste the joys of catching one of the predatory tropical fish here, among the most combative of the Caribbean lagoons, such as the snook, the trevally and the tarpon. In addition, I will take pleasure in accompanying you in this atypical landscape: you can then only marvel at the middle of the red mangroves, in this maze of intertwined roots, overflown by the flight of pelicans or “mal-finies” (frigates) of this haven evoked by the mangrove…
Coastal shore fishing
Guadeloupe Pêche Exotique invites you to hunt down tarpons, snooks or other trevallies from the shores of the beautiful “Papillon Island”. This approach is suitable for fishermen of all levels, from beginners to occasional or experienced fishermen. We can also find in Guadeloupe many other predatory species that will be interested in our lures, such as the different varieties of snappers (red snapper, mangrove snapper…) trevallies (bigeye trevallies, moon, blue runner, courson…), the great barracuda, ladyfish (elops, cousin of tarpon) or the redfish, this fabulous sport fish recently arrived in Guadeloupe!
It is possible here to capture in the same session atypical species such as those of coral reefs or mangroves (snappers, lizard fish, trumpet fish, little grouper, needlefish…) and a few hours later having to master the jumps and the fierce fight of a tarpon of 30 kg (66 pounds) !
Shore lure fishing in Guadeloupe can sometimes prove to be fruitful, but to do this, you need to know the elements necessary for success, in terms of “strategy” for example! Only experience and precise knowledge of the spots will allow us to make your session a success. As everywhere, many local factors are to be taken into account, such as for example the periods of presence at the coast of such or such species, the orientation of the winds and the role (important!) of the tides.
The secret of shore fishing in Guadeloupe is thus partly to be found in its ability to analyze favorable climatic conditions (or not !?), and knowledge of the “movements” of fish linked to these conditions.
In addition, I will advise you on the proper use of the different lures, whether they are soft lures, swimming fish or top water lures.
I will put all my experience of these Caribbean waters at your service, and help you as best as i can in your quest!