Guide Crew

Many of the guides at Grand Slam Lodge are Mayan.  They knew their stuff.

Jungle

It took three hours of jungle-hacking to get here.

Atop Punta Tupac

According to Miguel (pictured), this was a lighthouse structure.  

Punta Tupac

This is a Mayan ruin deep in the Sian Ka’an mangrove swamps on the south side of Ascension Bay.  It took a …

They Pull

Ironically on the one day I caught a permit, I left my serious camera at the lodge.  We were left using the …

Glassy

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I’m in a Boat!

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Askew

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Pinkie

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Seven Pound Red

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Glen Cormier

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Dawn on the Marsh

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All this in a Canoe?

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The Path, Senor

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Dawn on the Path

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Mueller, Mueller

Camera: Film Speed: ISO Lens: 18-70mm Nikkor f/3.5-5.6 G Aperture: Speed: Focal Length: Flash: none Geoff Mueller is the Associate Editor at …

Camouflage

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Tarpon Bog

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Steps from the Beach

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Sandy Beaches

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Lodge Rack

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Boatside Release

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Reels and Boots

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Oakleys

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SuperDink

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Into the Lagoon

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Eatin Yo Flies

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Crocodile!

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Breakfast

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Crossing the Flat

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Panga Deck

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Bonefish Flies!

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First Bonefish

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Bonefish, Senor

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Beer Thirty

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The Guide Board

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Coconuts

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Geoff Mueller

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Out on the Flat

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Breakfast at the Lodge

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Pesca Maya Lodge

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Welcome to the Caribbean, Mate

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Fun the Hard Way

Camera: Film Speed: ISO Lens: 12-24mm Nikkor f/4 Aperture: Speed: Focal Length: Flash:none Shortly after this, the mako began leaping eight feet …