Certainly, for the ComeKiteWithUs team, we have also fallen in love with the amazing fishing conditions that El Cuyo offers. Whether fishing from the El Cuyo fishing pier, fishing with a friend on a pair of SUP boards (stand-up paddle boards), or chartering a local boat for some larger game fish found a bit further out to sea, the waters of the Yucatan constantly provide a plethora of fish to hook up with.
Offshore fishing from a boat provides lots of options for hooking up with other species of fish, which are typically much larger in size than the fish near shore. Live bait, chunks of large sardines, and a variety of lures and jigs are effective fishing methods.
Below are drawings and pictures of the prevalent fish species found in and around the waters of El Cuyo, and tips on how and where you should expect to catch them. Click a picture of a fish to read more about that particular species on the International Game Fish Association website.
The Speckled Sea Trout (on the left), Corvina in Spanish, is one of the first fish to arrive with the season as the ocean waters warm up, showing up in schools sometime around late January or early February . It is not uncommon to see a single person catch 5-15 in a single sitting. Early in the season they average around 2 lbs, but by April and May, it is not uncommon to see a 6-8 lb corvina caught. They have excellent firm, white meat for fish tacos.
The Jack Crevalle (on the right), Curel in Spanish, is a voracious eater and a decent fighter when hooked. They make decent ceviche, or even sashimi, and can be BBQ'd for fish tacos. We think the meat is better fresh, and we also think it tastes better if the Curel is bled out after being caught. Near the shore they range anywhere from 1/4 lb to 10 lbs. Offshore from a boat, massive schools of Curel numbering in hundreds to thousands of fish, filled with nothing but 40+ lb fish are not uncommon. Moments like those often result in 3 or more fish hooked at once.
These species include the following.
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