Joined: 24 Mar 2006 Posts: 109 Location: Denmark, Lithuania, USA
Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:54 am Post subject: Trinidad and Tobago
I was in Trinidad and Tobago back in 1991 and again in 1994 with the military but managed to cart along my fly rod.
The amount of choice is overwhelming and I took no end of lovely bonefish and tarpon at night fishing from some local piers. The rascals would cruise by in the light of the pier and gave some hair tingling fighting!
You best bet is to arm yourself with a good average rod weight 9, floating line / shooting head for saltwater.
Take a mixture of fly patterns for bonefish and tarpon.
There are nice small quality streams and creeks too so take a long a 5 / 6 weight.
There are numerous flats to target with tarpon, permit, bonefish and other wierd and wonderful species. Tarpon are the prize with 50 to 90lb'ers a common goal.
Charlotteville, man 'o war, kings and bloody bay are worth a crack and if you can, get out to marble island or Little Tobago Island located in the NE section of the island. The latter is a good bird-watching paradise.
A variety of accomodations are available, from international resorts to local hotels and villas. For more information, contact the Tourism and Inudustrial Development Company Ltd. of Trinidad and Tobago at 888-595-4TNT or 868-623-1932, or visit WWW.VisitTNT.Com.
If you want to hire a guide then try these sites...
Hard Play Charters (868-639-7788, fax 868-639-7108) offers two charter boats, the 39-foot pirogue Hard Play ($475/day) or the 31-foot Bertram Pegasus ($550/day).
An outfitter specializing in fly fishing and traveling to both islands can help plan sport-fishing packages to meet any needs. Island Style Enterprises (407-696-6744) knows the islands - accommodations, restaurants, rental car companies and charters - and is experienced in all types of sport fishing. There is no additional charge for its services.
Have a great time, don't forget your hat, sun block and avoid hurricane season!
Rip _________________ Ripley Davenport
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Joined: 13 Jun 2006 Posts: 4 Location: Connecticut
Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:26 pm Post subject:
Thank you for the reply! My Inlaws have an apartment on Castara Bay on the NorthWest shore of Tabago. From Google Earth it all looks like deep drop offs and not to many flats, but its not clear. Any other places on the web I may find better maps of the island?
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