During our recent time in Cuba, my son Teddy and I were able to find a few days to fish. It was quite an adventure, as we had to rent a car and drive half way across the country. Our last two hours to the lodge was on country roads, in the dark, with no street lights or signs, and every kind of vehicle and animal on the road. WIth our Spanish a little more understandable, we had to stop and ask many locals directions, and with them being so helpful finally found our way to La Casona in the little town of Brasil.

We fished in the Eastern end of the Gardens of the King Archipeligo, around the area known as Cayo Cruz. This was Teddy's first time fishing in warm salt water. Wouldn't you know, he jumped and fought a 100 pound Tarpon in his first ten minutes, landed a bunch of bones including one around 7 pounds, and then landed a nice Tarpon to end the day? Luck of the beginner. Many thanks to Boris at La Casona, and Matias at Avalon in helping us to arrange this.