José Enrique Ucan Briceño

Years Fishing?


Years Guiding?


Can you tell us a little about your home waters and the fish you pursue there?

I pass the Fall, Winter, and Spring months as a flyfishing guide specializing in the elusive permit in Punta Allen and the blue-green waters of Ascension Bay.

What's the height of the season for you? What time of year is your personal favorite?

February-May and July-October

What are your favorite travel destinations? What's on the bucket list?

Bay of Pigs/Salinas de Zapata, Cuba. Bucket list- Brasil

What do you like most about Thomas and Thomas rods? Which rods do you fish?

They're not too flexible. I use 5-12wts

What's your current go-to fly?

Spawning shrimp

Other than fly tackle, what piece of gear do you find indispensable?

Spin rod

My favorite thing about guiding is:

Meeting new people

From the angler’s point of view, what do you see as the main value of going on a guided trip?

The learning experience, the guide can teach you a lot about fishing 

What can new fisherman expect to get out of a guided trip? My favorite thing to teach a client is ...

That fishing isn’t just about catching, but about having a good time and establishing a relationship

What's your ideal lunch when on the water? What do you actually pack?

Fresh fish ceviche. Actually, end up packing club sandwiches fresh mango or apple

When I'm not fishing you'll find me:

With my friends talking about fishing. Or napping in my hammock.