I've seen some older posts on this fishing topic, but I wanted to post a new one in hopes of seeing if any of the active PdC fishermen are around the forums these days.
I'll be arriving to Playa del Carmen this Monday (for a family reunion vacation), and my son and I love to fish. We're used to upstate New York freshwater lake/river fishing (walleye, bass, etc.). We really do prefer active casting/reeling vs sitting on a charter boat looking to get a huge fish, that I personally don't have the strength (or interest) to fight.
We're staying at Sandos Playacar, and if I read correctly, it sounded like Sandos was the last big resort, and therefore it's pretty "deserted" south of there - i.e. good for fishing.
My son and I are NOT early morning risers (I work night shift), so the later afternoon fishing interests us most.
We're going out today to look at some new equipment, because I am a little worried we don't have the proper gear to land a potentially big fish (heck, I'd probably just cut the line and be freaking out :)
I'm planning on making nice with the food staff at Sandos and asking them to save raw seafood scraps, shrimps, etc. for us to use as bait.
But, if any of you are local and are looking to meet up with some (non-tourist type) traveler fishermen, hit me up. We'd love to make some new friends! I do speak Spanish (if that matters)
Thanks in advance for any advice/info you may have!