Cozumel is a well-known scuba destination which we have visited a number of times. The diving is as good as it gets, it’s relatively easy to get there, and not terribly expensive. On our first visit we discovered that fishing for bonefish and tarpon was available there as well. The usual bonefishing destination is to the north of the island, in a lagoon system called Rio La Plata, found near the lighthouse. Groups of bonefish prowl around in the calf-deep water, nosing into the sand, in the search for bottom-dwelling critters like shrimp and crabs. Coral rocks in these lagoons are a wading and fishing hazard, with fish often running around these rocks, cutting the leader. In the uppermost lagoon is a small island with a Mayan ruin on it. Quarried limestone blocks form a path to it from both sides of the lagoon. On an early foray to this lagoon I made the mistake of trying to step up on one of these blocks, which turned out to be slippery with algae. I fell and cut my knee, which was followed by a leg swollen by cellulitis. This required a visit to the ER immediately on our return to the USA. We also made one trip to the south end of the island, where we caught a few fish. In 1995, tarpon were fed bread under the lights in a pool directly adjacent to the hotel’s restaurant. I hooked and lost a couple of these, and others that were found off the rocks to the side. One large tarpon took a small spinning lure and came completely out of the water, shaking and throwing spray, ten feet from where the waiters were counting up their tips, and much to their surprise. Our favorite guide in Cozumel is Adolfo, with whom we’ve fished from 1996 to 2009 (and will again, if and when we go back). Now one or more of his sons work with him.