Yucatan Snook
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Progreso Mexico Fishing Tours. We fish the safe, calm, backwaters of the area here in Progreso Mexico. Speckled Sea trout, Tarpon, Snook, plus other species we target with top water and jig lures. We cater to the cruise ship community, families and sportsman alike. Join us for a super fun fishing day in a beautiful setting and let us help you create life long memories!!
Chuburna, Yucatan, Mexico
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2022

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Amanda R
11 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Highly recommend fishing with Randy and his team. He's very professional but at the same time he makes you feel like he's a fishing buddy. He emailed me the directions for how to get to him. $10 and maybe 10 min taxi ride. He was there waiting for us. We spent several hours fishing. At one point, I'm pretty sure the fish were standing in line waiting on my son to drop his hook. Fish on every cast. If the bites slowed down Randy would move us to another spot. He had two other boats working that day and one of those lady's caught a sheepshead fish. Randy had a cooler full of waters and Gatorade for us. After fishing for several hours, Gary ( co- captain/ deckhand) cleaned our fish for us then Randy took us to a restaurant that cooked our fish for us. The restaurant was right across the street from the bus stop that takes ya back to the ship. At the restaurant we had Carne Asada tacos, our fish, all the fixing and salsa and dips and four cokes..more food than the two of us could eat and our total was only $23 and the food was amazing. We walked across the street afterwards and shopped the street market area and went to see about the bus ( it was full) but our same taxi driver was there in his car and as soon as he saw us he got out and opened his door for us. Im sure he knew about what time we'd be coming through and he waited for us. It was truly a perfect day. Whether you all want to fish or not, I highly recommend going with Randy and Gary. They took care of us perfectly. Everything was exactly what he said it would be and while he doesn't "guarantee" fish, there will be plenty of fish. He knows what he's doing. That day was the most relaxing and exciting day ever! I was a 51 yr old woman, with my son in a foreign country and not once did I feel unsafe. My son loved the day so much that once back in the US he googled hotels in Progreso. He's ready to fly out and fish with Randy some more.

Thank you Randy and Gary for your excellent hospitality
Written May 12, 2022
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Tchawg B
Newport Beach, CA1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Friends
Incredible sport fishing with a lot of action! Our guide Martin was a great conversationalist and had us laughing, and landing fish the entire time. Kit and gear is top notch, boats are well equipped and we had three great days on the water over the course of the month we were in Progreso. Highly recommend!
Written February 9, 2022
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Tammy J
1 contribution
Sep 2022
We had an excellent experience fishing with Randy! Tarpon was on our bucket list and it didn't take long to mark that one off although I must say it was an epic battle. Everything was very professional, pick up/drop off went smoothly, provided cold drinks & snacks for a hot day. We are most definitely planning to come back & bring friends. Highly recommend this experience to everyone as it is a great way to get outside and enjoy the sport of fishing.
Written September 7, 2022
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I totally look forward to fishing with ya'll again. But damn, how do I top this past trip? Totally epic Tarpon battles!!!
Written September 7, 2022
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Lupe Ayala
Fort Worth, TX1 contribution
Apr 2022
Well, today I had the pleasure of sharing one of those magical days that are very rare but that will fill the memory bank for years to come. I have fished with Randy for a number of years now and have always enjoyed my trips. I find Randy to be knowledgeable, God knows, patient and a wonderful host. Fishing is by nature an unpredictable sport, but having a guide that can adjust and make changes on the fly to make sure you will have a good time is invaluable. Well, today we were rewarded with one of those magical days, one that saw us hook no less than sixty combined tarpons, landing close to forty. I will cherish this day for a long time. Thank you Randy for a great day!
Written April 29, 2022
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Danny M
1 contribution
Aug 2021
If you want to go fishing. I mean really go fishing. And your on the Yucatan peninsula. You should get hold of Yucatan Snook. The whole experience is top notch. A friend and I recently went to Progresso to see what the hub bub was all about and we’re blown away by the ease and skill of the operator who took us to where the fish were and talked us through the process of actually bringing the fish to the boat. We were catching Tarpon and having a blast all day. I would recommend Yucatan Snook and Randy Bowser the next time you get the urge to go catching.
Written September 2, 2021
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Gary R
1 contribution
Jan 2022
Randy is a true professional and worked hard to keep us on the fish. When one downwind run petered out we moved and things started up almost immediately. Ask Randy to do the "show the customers how to cast and hook a fish on the demonstration cast" number. Quite impressive.

Randy's boat was clean and he offered water and Gatorade to drink. I have been fishing for over 60 years and this is one of the best guided experiences I have ever had.

Rods and reels were state of the art Eagle Claw, and line was high quality braid, not mono. Less stretch means more hookups with braid. Lures consistently produced fish. I landed 13 and my wife got 7-8 and her friend at least 6 in a 4 hour. We released one large, breeder female to keep this fun going, so Randy is eco-conscious as well. This fishery is his living and he's serious about maintaining it. See if Randy's "pet" pelican comes for a visit.

Overall a very enjoyable time, hosted by a professional and friendly guide.
Written January 28, 2022
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Account Y
Magnolia Springs, AL1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
Fish On!, we kept yelling while fishing the gulf and “Ria” with the guys at Yucatán Snook. Owner Randy is a lot of fun to fish with. A former professional bass fisherman, Randy knows where the fish are biting. We caught enough sea trout, grunts, and other delicious fish to feed a hungry group of 8 people, Twice! If you are visiting Merida or surrounding areas, don’t miss a morning of fun, productive fishing with Randy and his crew!
Written August 14, 2022
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Danica M
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Family
We had such a great time! Randy is a great fisherman and teacher. My dad was visiting from Canada and loves to fish. We wanted to take him fishing here for Christmas. It was such a great day and let my sons make memories of fishing with papa like I do with my dad and papa 🎣🐡🐟 And of course, I caught the most *and* biggest fish! So this girl showed those boys how its done 💪💅

All in all, a great experience, a variety of delicious fresh fish expertly fileted on shore, and plans for more fishing trips!
Written November 22, 2022
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jim d
Ruskin, FL4 contributions
Aug 2022
How did you spend your Summer vacation?
Weather a student, senior or a vacationer will not make any difference. Summers in the Yucatan can be outstanding! I came in search of catching a Tarpon and to have necessary dentistry!
I called Dr Javier Camara of Quality Dental to set my appointment at the Altabrisa office (he has three offices and 11 dentists). I then contacted Captain Randy from Yucatan Snook to set some fishing dates. In my 70 years I have never landed a tarpon (until this charter)! Captain Randy is THE Man and he needs another website for Yucatan Tarpon! A few months previous he put us on Snook but this excursion we were loaded for tarpon. He delivered in spades! I caught a juvenile Tarpon that was quite the experience. The kicker is that when I returned to Tampa I used the lessons I learned from Captain Randy and landed a 5 and ½ foot 90 pound tarpon in upper Tampa Bay!
As an added bonus, everywhere we went for meals had pulpo on their menu. Oh My Gosh, this is the season for pulpo! Outstanding!
Written October 12, 2022
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Delana C
4 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
I highly recommend Randy and his crew at Yucatán Snook. They are all very passionate and highly knowledgeable about fishing in the Yucatán. I really can’t say enough good things about these guys. If your looking for a fishing guide look no further!
Today marked our second fishing excursion with Randy. My daughters and I had a wonderful time from the moment we stepped on the boat. From casting nets for minnows near Pig Beach and naming each one to catching tarpon, barracuda and saltwater catfish. (I bet we’ve been the only group he’s had to name their bait, haha!) It was definitely a day we will all remember. We’ll definitely be back, I just hope it doesn’t take us four more years.
Written June 19, 2022
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