Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People….Las Salinas

The End of the Road The van rumbled and bounced down the marl road past flaming red flamingos sifting brine shrimp through ceramic painted beaks. The lush Zapata swamp teems with life. Ahead, at the road’s end lay our destination, the shallow clear waters of Las Salina, Cuba. Once a hub of salt mining, this Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People….Las Salinas[…]

Fish Cuba Now ! Support The Cuban People….Zapata Environmental Project

Zapata Environmental Project Filipe Rodriquez knows war. At 17, as a soldier in the Cuban army serving in Angola, he witnessed armed conflict first- hand. Today the 58 year old Cuban fishing guide is fighting another battle, one that is waged on two fronts, economic and environmental. Filipe’s front line is the pristine flats, rivers Read more about Fish Cuba Now ! Support The Cuban People….Zapata Environmental Project[…]

2018 “Year of the Mangrove School

U.S.-Cuba Ecotourism Cooperation: Escuela de Manglar (The Mangrove School) Program A Fundraising Initiative of the Dirigo Marine Learning Center, Ocean Passages LLC Portland, Maine Ocean Passages educational voyages on board the schooner Harvey Gamage along Cuba’s southern coast is the opportunity to work with resourceful Cuban entrepreneurs who are shaping their country’s future – from Read more about 2018 “Year of the Mangrove School[…]

“97 Miles South – Key West To Cuba” New Review

97 Miles South By: Captain Phil Thompson Reviewed by: Chris O’Byrne Fishing, travel, fishing, love, fishing, adventure, fishing, fighting bad guys, and fishing; 97 Miles South, by Captain Phil Thompson has all the ingredients of a great story. In this entertaining short novel, the American crew of a tournament fishing yacht cruises to Havana Harbor Read more about “97 Miles South – Key West To Cuba” New Review[…]

Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People……Havana, A Must See

A crowing rooster roused me from sleep, not unusual in Key West, Florida. But when the pig grunted, welcoming the morning and I inhaled the aroma of last night’s Cohiba cigar lingering in the air it dawned, I’m a little farther south……a tad over ninety miles south to be exact, fifteen minutes west of Havana, Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People……Havana, A Must See[…]

Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People….Cayo Cruz

    Lit by the dawn sun, flocks of shimmering red flamingos huddle on sandbars dotting mangrove lined lagoons. Some defy gravity balanced on one spindly leg while others take flight in the early morning sky, their gangly silhouettes somewhat prehistoric in shape and size. I think to myself, this is a good thing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People….Cayo Cruz[…]

Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People…Zapata, A Family Affair

    It’s a place where buses give way to horse drawn carts, where birds, fish, crocodiles and manatees swim, fly and crawl, a place where hibiscus and bougainvillea beautify the humblest shacks. Here, children run free on the beach and at night, the only glow in the sky is from the moon and stars. Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People…Zapata, A Family Affair[…]

Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cubn People…..Zapata School

One man’s War Felipe Rodriquez knows war. At 17 as a soldier in the Cuban army serving in Angola, he witnessed armed conflict first- hand. Today the 58 year old Cuban fishing guide is fighting another battle, one that is waged on two fronts, economic and environmental. Felipe’s front line is the pristine flats and Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cubn People…..Zapata School[…]

Fish Cuba Now! Support the Cuban People….La Salinas Zapate

La Salina The decades old van rumbled and bounced down the marl road past flaming red flamingos sifting brine shrimp through ceramic painted beaks. Ahead, at the road’s end lay our destination, the shallow clear waters of La Salina, Cuba. Once a hub of salt mining, this isolated point at the southern tip of the Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support the Cuban People….La Salinas Zapate[…]

FISH CUBA NOW! Support the Cuban People…..Bailing Out With Bones

Bailout – maritime in origin, it’s the act of removing water from a sinking vessel….usually with a small bucket. Bailing Out With Bonefish Every fly fisherman knows frustration when not able to find, feed or land their target species. But, to fishing guides – being compensated for their expertise – wind, clouds, murky water or Read more about FISH CUBA NOW! Support the Cuban People…..Bailing Out With Bones[…]