With U.S. commercial flights to Havana on the horizon, travel to Cuba will never have been easier. That doesn’t mean that Americans can simply purchase tourist visas. Your trip still must fall within 12 categories approved by the U.S. Treasury Department, and fishing isn’t one of them. But getting the required affidavit for travel is not difficult with a little creativity. Many tourists flout regulations, traveling by way of Canada or Mexico and relying on Cuban immigration officials to honor their requests to not have their passports stamped, so that upon return to the U.S., no one is the wiser. Our fishing trip in Ciénaga de Zapata Park, and our stays in Playa Larga and Havana, were arranged through Havana Unique (havanaunique.com).