Cayo Largo is one of the most pristine natural environments in the world and offers outstanding fishing for tarpon, permit, bonefish, jacks and snook. The permit fishing in particular is consistently excellent, regularly producing fish to 25lb.
As of April 1st 2008 the incredible Cayo Largo (Long Key) fishery came under the management of Avalon Fishing Center, one of the few companies in the world that can offer its guests the unique ability to fish in a completely exclusive marine park, free of commercial fishermen, nets or any skiffs or yachts from other companies.
Cayo Largo is an outstanding location for producing ‘Grand Slams’, in large part because the permit fishing is consistently so good, regularly producing 25lb plus fish. Numerous ‘Grand Slams’ are achieved each season as well as a few ‘Super Grand Slams’ (tarpon, bonefish, permit and snook).
The peak fishing season is from March to June when all species are present in the area and tarpon, bones, permit and jacks are all likely to be encountered. The migratory tarpon, averaging 15 to 30lb but up to 100lb, are regularly spotted and shots at permit are very frequent.