Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About FishermanJim

  • Rank
    Cool Cruiser
  1. FishermanJim


    Margaritaville in Cozumel is a frachise owned by a Mexican from Cancun, but he employs Mexicans living in Cozumel. I´m sure Jimmy Buffet gets his share, but this one is not ¨foreign owned¨.
  2. FishermanJim

    Fishermen Jim ?

    I would think yes, 6 hours is about all you can get in if your ship is at port only eight hours. Great thing about fishing in Cozumel is there is zero travel time before you are fishing. Typically lines are in the water 15 minutes outside the marina and you can fish right up to where you off-board the boat. On a six hour charter, you should be able to fish at least 5 1/2 hours. Good luck!
  3. FishermanJim

    Cheap things to do in Cozumel?

    Bring snorkel gear. Paradise Reef sits immediately at the edge of Marina Caleta. It is one of the better shallow reefs in the marine park. The marina is an easy walk from Puerta Maya (Carnival’s Terminal) and only about 1/4 mile further from SSA-Mexico Terminal. If you aren’t traveling on Disney Magic, you will probably dock at one of these terminals. No beach - it’s an iron shore waterfront but good snorkel. If you want to have a cheap lunch, there are two sandwich shop (tents or mobile units) inside the marina where local crews eat, so it’s inexpensive, authentic and you are certain to meet some locals - they are typically friendly and easy to strike up a conversation with... many speak good English since their business is tourism. Without the sandwiches, it’s completely free. With the sandwiches it might cost you $5 for two persons including either beer or soft drink. I know what its like to travel under these circumstances and this is as cheap as it gets unless you opt for staying on the ship.
  4. FishermanJim

    Beach fishing

    I was responding strictly about Cozumel, Mexico. I have no knowledge of Gran Cayman fishing laws nor what locals like or dislike. In Cozumel, this is not a problem and perfectly legal if you follow the information I submitted above.
  5. FishermanJim

    Beach fishing

    [quote name='computerguytl']I want to go fishing when I'm here but don't have time to charter a boat. Is there a place close to the beach to rent a fishing pole? I read somewhere else a while back that it was frowned upon from the locals but it is perfectly legal to do. Let me know some details. I'm a good ole boy from KY that likes his fishing.[/quote] [COLOR=blue][FONT=Verdana]Locals do it all the time and I don’t know of anyone who would be upset. The only problem is renting a pole. Bring a light tackle spinning rod & reel combo with some shinny spoons (about size you would use for black bass). There are two places close to town: Playa Caletita (south) and Playa Las Casitas (north). These are rocky shoreline, but not in the marine park and no piers close by, so you won’t have any problems. No fishing license is required to fish from shore anywhere in Mexico, only on boats. Do NOT fish south of Puerta Maya Cruise Terminal; from there around the south end of the island is inside the protected marine park and there it is illegal.[/FONT][/COLOR]
  6. FishermanJim

    Carnival Returning to Original Itineraries

    Do you know who won first second and third place on the tournament? thanks :D The second and final day of the tournament began with strong rainfall, which concerned the fishermen and the public alike thinking that there would be a small turn-out at the weigh-in, typically a big island event. In the end, the rains abated and the downtown ferry pier was crowded with Cozumeleños to participate in the final celebrations of the state´s biggest fishing tournament. 1st place goes to ¨Kenya¨, a boat owned by Kenny Flowers gaining him handsome ¨cash purses¨ as well as a new 2009 Hummer. Flowers team presented the only blue marlin caught in the two day tournament. 2nd place goes to ¨Lucero¨ which obtained, in the two days of the tournament, the capture of a white marlin, a wahoo, a dorado and a barracuda. The 3rd place was obtained by the Playense Gabriel Quiam, with the capture of a white marlin and a dorado. In 4th place remained the (ladies) Cozumeleñas commanded by Lourdes Villanueva, who presented in the scale a white marlin and a dorado. To finalize the event the mayor Juan Carlos González Hernández, directed some words of gratitude to the 175 participants of this twenty-eighth edition RODEO DE LANCHAS MEXICANAS, mentioning that it has been an honor to have the fishermen visit and that he expects to see them for the following edition.
  7. FishermanJim

    Carnival Returning to Original Itineraries

    The Disney being first to return is a good thing for Cozumel. Disney Magic is considered a ship with passengers of high purchasing power, probably a bit more expensive than some others, so maybe it´s a good first day back for Cozumel´s commercial sector. We are already starting to see an increase in activity as people are beginning to book with some confidence. That is a good sign.
  8. FishermanJim

    Carnival Returning to Original Itineraries

    It could be Carnival (the news was not specific) returning quickly because the Mayor of Cozumel being interviewed during the ongoing XXVIII Rodeo de Lanchas Mexicanas (annual fishing tournament) yesterday said that Cozumel may have a cruise ship at port this Wednesday. At any rate, they have not received any notification that the ship has diverted her scheduled port of calls. If this happens, it will be the first ship since the April 27 (about). BTW, a boat named ¨Kenya¨ weighed-in with a 185 lb. Blue Marlin holding the first place position heading into the tournaments final day, Sunday (today). The ¨Mercenario¨ crewed by fisherWOMEN is in second place with a 72 lb. White Marlin and 25 lb. mahi-mahi. Lourdes Villanueva is head of the all women fishing team By 6pm this afternoon we will know which of the 150+ boats entered takes home the big prizes.
  9. FishermanJim

    Carnival Corp. back as soon as CDC allows!!

    That is great news. I encourage everyone to send the CDC an e-mail asking them to justify damaging and inaccurate travel advisories to remain in effect while America has more cases of flu than Mexico - indeed the USA may have more cases than any other country, yet they allow cruise ships to leave Florida, Texas and Louisiana at will bound for anywhere but Mexican ports. Mexican cruise destinations are virtually free of this flu infection but every state from which the cruise lines originate has hundreds of cases. It defies reason. Write to them, please - on behalf of Cozumel. [EMAIL="cdcinfo@cdc.gov"]cdcinfo@cdc.gov[/EMAIL]
  10. FishermanJim

    Petition to CDC on Behalf of Cozumel. -

    OK I'm all riled up, I want to get a zillion signatures and send the petition to the CDC!! Will you help me? [URL="http://www.petitiononline.com/freecoz/petition.html"][COLOR=#336699]http://www.petitiononline.com/freecoz/petition.html[/COLOR][/URL] Thanks! Viva Cozumel!!! [B]This was posted on another forum, a creation of Antonio Madrazo who deserves congratulations for a fantastic idea![/B]
  11. FishermanJim

    July fishing

    [quote name='DustFSU']Has anyone had luck deep sea fishing in July? Thinking about doing it when I am there. I have read some post, but nothing about July. I will be on Carnival, but might go with a private charter.[/quote] Excellent typically! Billfish are in the Mexican Caribbean usually through August and often into September, but begin to drop off for the winter - other species are here year-around.
  12. FishermanJim

    World Health Organization- May1st. -

    OK I'm all riled up, I want to get a zillion signatures and send the petition to the CDC!! Will you help me? [URL="http://www.petitiononline.com/freecoz/petition.html"][COLOR=#336699]http://www.petitiononline.com/freecoz/petition.html[/COLOR][/URL] Thanks! Viva Cozumel!!! [B]This was posted on Trip Advisor, a creation of Antonio Madrazo who deserves congratulations for a fantastic idea![/B]
  13. FishermanJim

    World Health Organization- May1st. -

    [COLOR=blue][FONT=Verdana]The US Center for Disease Control holds all the keys to Mexico Ports. According to press releases by Carnival, they are obligated to follow the CDC recommendations or their passenger insurance becomes void, understandably a risk they cannot take. This is the reason they do not even enter Mexican territorial waters, but travel to Cayman and Jamaica via International waters, a costly and long journey for the lines. Additionally it causes the lines to increase the meal offerings and entertainment aboard ship, so it’s quite expensive for them.[/FONT][/COLOR] [COLOR=blue][FONT=Verdana] [/FONT][/COLOR] [COLOR=blue][FONT=Verdana]Over 2000 cases in the USA and it’s on the rise; a few hundred cases in Mexico and on a decline, but the CDC allows Americans to travel anywhere not knowing when and who they can infect, but restricts Americans from traveling to Mexico. They make no restrictions of this nature on other countries experiencing increased cases either, so there seems to be lopsided politics involved... at least from the outside looking in.[/FONT][/COLOR]
  14. FishermanJim

    Mayan Ruins closed!!

    [COLOR=blue][FONT=Verdana]Mexico[/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=blue][FONT=Verdana] has a strong central government in Mexico City and when they make a call like this it reaches into all the corners of the nation. Most of those sites are under federal protection and administered by federal & state institutions, so the closure was part of the previous flu scare. They will almost immediately begin to open probably today and tomorrow as they begin to get organized again.[/FONT][/COLOR]
  15. FishermanJim

    Mexico Plans to Lift Swine Flu Shutdown

    [quote name='killian25']I think the MEDIA totally blew this out of line...... I am still angry that we aren't going to Cozumel in 2 weeks..... 4 days on the boat is not what I wanted to do.......[/quote] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Cruise passengers with Carnival reservations should contact the lines and ask them for sensible reasoning. Canceling Baja California in favor of USA California ports where Governor Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency and canceling México’s Caribbean Ports where there is no swine flu illness but continuing to sail from Florida where there is just does not make sense and the idea they make this decision for the safety of the clients is preposterous. [B]Demand reasonable explanations![/B][/SIZE][/FONT]