Bonefishing Average Rating: 9.0 - Total Votes: 6
They know Los Roques supremely well
The real difference are the guides - besides the accommodations, the meals, the handling of the transfers, and the pro-staff + the team have a complete command of english. They know Los Roques supremely well having pioneered the fishing there from the late 80's and they have that rare ability to just add a little flavour and variety to a day. Los Roques is famous for its small wadeable flats that offer wonderful fishing for very decent sized tailing fish and for the beach fishing where the bonefish hang off the beaches and raid the baitfish. With the flexibility to operate either the traditional penero boats or their more modern key type skiffs, stalking schools, pods, or singles.
In one day you can enjoy some fine, productive bonefishing to tailing fish, you can hook big-eye jack, land flag yellow-tail snappers and jump baby tarpon in the 10-30 lb. class as well as cast to fish in the 100 lbs calls rolling in deeper water but perfectly catchable or chase permit in the deep white sand flats. On top of this they have a small blue water boat to take guests out to fish for wahoo or tunas.
On the the Fly for a week
I found the stay in Los Roques very enjoyable.
I can strongly recommend Macanao as a very friendly posada with great atmosphere, comfortable lodgings, helpful staff and wholesome food.
I would definitely return to Macanao given the opportunity. The bonefishing was great. There were many fish and the conditions were forgiving enough for someone inexperienced with bonefish to be able to experience the thrill. I would definitely recommend Los Roques as a bone fishing destination.
On the boat - Elisabeth and Ronald were great, comfortable and accommodating.
Elisabeth worked hard to please us and Ronald was a wealth of knowledge about fishing and ready to take us at any moment. Pedro (our guide) and Louis (botero) were also first class.
Pedro knew where the bonefish were, had great eyes and had a nice gentle style about him. That's all you can ask in a guide. The local Penero was first class and after a brief problem with a cable ran great and fast! Best regards John..