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Subscriber Charles C. Barr is very enthusiastic about the bonefishing at Los Roques, Venezuala, with Pez Raton Lodge. “My wife and I have bonefished at Boca Paila, Casa Blanca, Playa Blanca and Belize,” Barr writes. “But this was our best trip ever.” Barr booked his trip through Frontiers and fished this past January. “The accommodations were very good, with air conditioning, TV and hot showers,” he writes, going on to note that the meals (mostly seafood) were excellent. The only problem he reports is “…spotty wireless internet service.”
Though he notes that tarpon and permit were available in only average numbers, Barr makes it clear that bonefish were abundant. “The bonefish at Los Roques are the biggest and most numerous I have ever encountered. We hooked bonefish all day, and often had doubles. Five- to seven-pounders were common.”
Barr tells us that the guiding was excellent and the equipment good. “We fished about half the time by wading and half from a flats skiff. The type of fly we used did not seem to matter much. We took fish on Clouser minnows, gummy minnows, Gotchas, Puffs. . .” Not surprisingly, Barr found the trip entirely recommendable and says he’s planning on returning next year. He gives the cost of his five-day trip as $6,390 for two people.