Why is Cozumel Bonefishing so good?

Cozumel is home to some lagoons, which are prominent with various wildlife and fish. If you are on the lookout for a particular fish in the area, the lakes are the most likely place you will want to visit to find anything worth fighting.

There are in particular three lagoons in the northern part of Cozumel that provide the best opportunity for fly fishing in cozumel. They are the Monte Cristo Lagoon, the Paso Belem Lagoon, and the Rio de la Plata Lagoon.

Where are the best Lagoons for Bonefishing in Cozumel Island?

Jimmy showing his bonefish in Cozumel.

All three lagoons are easily accessed via a boat and do not take a very long time to reach. Access by car is possible but not recommended because it is difficult to make your way through the lagoons without a proper boat.

Due to their shallow wading nature of these lagoons, you will need a wading boat to successfully navigate through them and find the best locations to catch your intended target.

Each is also situated relatively close to beaches, so you may take a break in the midst of your search.

Bonefishing, while quite popular, is not without its setbacks. The wading waters of the lagoons can be somewhat tricky to maneuver, so we suggest to use appropriate tools and equipment to ensure your moments spent on the rod did not waste.

What other types of fish besides Bonefish can you catch?

If you’re eager to catch more than bonefish, you may also have a chance at landing a Permit fish, Snook fish or even fishing a Tarpon. Unlike Bonefish, which are in excellent supply all year round, these fish are much harder to find during some months in the year.

Cozumel Bonefishing is popular due to the nature of the bonefish and its status as a game fish in the area. Bonefish sizes can reach up to 19 pounds (8.6 kilograms), in some cases getting to around 21 pounds (9.5 kilograms) if you are particularly lucky. For the most part, their length measures up to 35 inches (90 centimeters), making for a significant opponent for any angler.

Joshua happy for his great day of bonefishing.

What are the requirements of Bonefishing in Cozumel?

As always with Cozumel Bonefishing or fishing in Cozumel in general, you cannot do so without a valid cozumel fishing license. These licenses are unfortunately not valid to tourists, therefore requiring other avenues.

If you are on holiday in the area to fish your only option is to hire a licensed guide to accommodate you on your tour of the oceans. Most guides will offer all the equipment you need as well as various tips and tricks to ensure that your fishing trip is a successful one.

Regardless of whether or not you are a first-time angler or a seasoned veteran, the abundance of bonefish ensures that everyone can enjoy and tackle a favorite game fish in the area.