Come explore the big world of great fly fishing adventures with us and eliminate much of the guesswork and risk from your travel planning. Trout Stalkers is proud to be an official representative of Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures and can help you put together the fly fishing trip of a lifetime to many destinations around the globe. Alaska, Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Mexico, Florida Keys and many more.
Upcoming Hosted Trips
Join Joe Dilschneider on what is sure to be a trip of a lifetime to fish the flats of Jardina de la Reina.
Trip Dates: June 3-9, 2017 (travel days on June 2nd and 10th)
Avalon II Yacht in Jardines de la Reina (Gardens of the Queen)
Total capacity: 12 people
Price: $8,895.00 per person - Booked through Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures
Full yacht in exclusivity (6 skiffs) double occupancy
All-inclusive bar tab
Avalon II : Jardines de la Reina – June 3-9, 2017
- Six (6) nights aboard Avalon Fleet II; full board
- Two (2) nights’ accommodation in double occupancy Havana 5 – star hotel
- All ground transfers between Havana and Jucaro Port
- Six (6) full days of guided fishing (two people per skiff)
- Beverages while fishing on skiff each fishing day
- Taxes and GST's on fishing package
- All-inclusive bar tab while aboard Avalon II ($200 per person)
PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- International airfare to Havana
- Gratuities for guides and lodging staff
- Tours, activities and meals while in Havana on front and back end of trip
- Fishing tackle, equipment and flies
- Cuban entrance visa ($25.00 payable in Mexico City when flying to Havana)
- Taxi transfers on arrival and departure days from Havana airport to hotel in Havana
- Bonefish Tarpon Trust (BTT) Licenses - $250 per person (if required by US law at time of travel)
FLY FISHING IN CUBA:
For many, a fishing trip to Cuba is very high on the “angling bucket list” for life. The fishing is amazing, and by and large the areas are untapped and still relatively new. These are fishing areas that are hands-down some of the most pristine and protected ecosystems found anywhere in the Caribbean. That said, a trip to Cuba is also about visiting the country and seeing a destination that in many ways has not really changed much since the late 1950’s. The fishing can be great, but a visit to Havana and the some of the more rural areas of the island to experience the sights, the sounds, the people, the great old cars, the music, and the overall culture that Cuba has to offer is unlike anything or any place else in the world. At the present time, Yellow Dog is very familiar with the full line-up of Avalon Fishing Centers’ multiple Cuban fishing destinations. These options and locations include the Jardines de la Reina, Cayo Largo, Cayo Cruz, Cayo Romano and Isla de Juventad. We have both live-aboard fishing operations as well as land-based hotel and “lodge” options, and we can facilitate all information, bookings and details for our Yellow Dog clients.
The biggest challenge with booking a trip to Cuba (especially during the peak winter and spring months) has always been availability. (This is even more of a factor as relations between the U.S. and Cuba continue to thaw.) Prime Cuba spots do book up fairly quickly and usually very early, so it is best to secure your desired dates (or dates in a general timeframe) as soon as possible. As for a general guide to seasons inCuba, January through March is popular for those looking to escape the cold of the North and focus on bonefish and permit, with some possibilities for tarpon. March and April are considered peak permit months, and May, June and July are great for tarpon. That said, all of the areas in Cuba always have the potential for producing all three of these species and numerous other species at any given time.
Jardines de la Reina
This is perhaps the most popular and most well-known fishing destination in Cuba – the archipelago that goes by the name “Gardens of the Queen” (the Jardines de la Reina). This is an area that is basically the size of the entire Florida Keys, and the entire fishery is exclusively leased by our outfitter in the area. There are several live-aboard options that can be utilized to fish the area, including several mobile motherships (great for groups of 6 to 14) and the well-known “Tortuga” houseboat - a 110-foot, double decked base of operations that is basically a permanently moored, floating hotel with seven guest cabins that can accommodate two anglers each. This area is very popular for tarpon fishing in the April, May and June timeframe, and for large bonefish, permit and medium-sized resident tarpon that can be found on a year-round basis. To reach the Jardines, guests travel by bus from Havana (approx. 6 hours) and then by boat to the islands (approx. 4 hours). It is a bit of a trip, but well worth it once you arrive. If you were to do one big trip to Cuba, this is the option to put at the top of the list.
Call me today to discuss the details and reserve your spot! Joe's Cell (406) 581-5150
Slough Creek August 14 -17, 2017 - Up to 8 anglers will enjoy this 4 day, 3 night horse-pack trip into the 2nd meadow of Slough Creek in Yellowstone National Park with good friend and fellow Outfitter Tim Beardsley.
Tim is a licensed and permitted Outfitter with Yellowstone National Park and Montana. He brings 30 years of guiding and packing experience with his business Adventures Outfitting. This is sure to be a memorable adventure.
Slough Creek is a gently meandering stream in the North-Eastern part of Yellowstone infested with Rainbow and Cutthroat trout who rise readily to well-presented dry flies. August is terrestrial season on Slough Creek which is always a blast.
All packing, fishing, camping gear and food is provided. Just bring your personal gear and your sense of adventure for this awesome Yellowstone wilderness expedition.
Day 1 (Aug. 13) - Fly, drive, walk or ride to Bozeman, MT (BZN). Overnight in Ennis, MT. Call for lodging options/ideas
Day 2 (Aug. 14) - 6 a.m. departure from Ennis to the Slough Creek Trailhead in Yellowstone Nat'l Park
- 9 a.m. - arrive at Slough Creek trailhead in Yellowstone National Park. Saddle, pack, and ride about 4 hours to 2nd meadow campsite
- 2 p.m. - fishing, hiking, relaxing
Day 3 (Aug. 15) - fish, fish, fish, relax
Day 4 (Aug. 16) - fish, fish, fish, relax
Day 5 (Aug. 17) - morning fishing if desired
- 12 p.m. - saddle, pack and ride out to trailhead.
- 5 p.m. - arrive back in Ennis for the evening. Dinner at Banditos in Ennis
Day 6 (Aug. 18) - Departure for home or your next adventure!
Not Included in this package:
- Yellowstone Nat'l Park fishing license
- R/T airfare to Bozeman (BZN)
- Lodging the nights of the 24th and 29th
$2,200/per person with an 8 angler maximum. Please call Joe to discuss details. 406-581-5150
Bristol Bay Alaska August 2018 – Join Joe on the return to Tikchik Narrows and this wonderful land of enchantment in search of Large Rainbows and Silver Salmon. Bud Hodson and his crew run a first-class fly out operation from his remote camp in Alaska’s Wood-Tikchik State Park. Words cannot describe just how cool this place is. 12 spaces still available. Call for a brochure and complete information.
Contact us for more information about our upcoming trips!