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|Places: Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, Placencia , Belize City, Cayo & Western Belize , Corozal District|
FISHINIG IN BELIZE
Belize is a dream for fishermen;
Ambergris Caye: The area offers a great diversity of flats habitat that supports great numbers of tarpon, bonefish and permit. This is one of the great grand slam destinations of the world. The excellent quality of fishing for all three species is what makes this region so unusual and popular with fly rodders. Tarpon from 40-150 pounds can be found. Bonefish are plentiful, and can be found tailing in very shallow water and mudding in 3-5 feet.
The barrier reef that protects the entire Belizean coastline is
located much farther from the beach in Placencia than it is on Ambergris
Caye. Instead of being only ½ mile from the shoreline, the reef
stands about 14 miles out. The water between the shoreline and the reef
averages about 100 feet deep. This unusual combination of flats and
deep water are perfect permit habitat, giving the Placencia region the
deserved reputation as the permit capital of the world. Placencia also
holds large numbers of bonefish. Tarpon can also be found here in the
channels and lagoons. Tarpon can run large, well over 125 pounds, but
the average fish is 20-60.
Season: Permit, bonefish and tarpon are found here year-round. February can be windy in Belize. It is seldom bad enough to seriously hamper an accomplished fly caster, but can be tough for the less advanced. The best and most consistent fishing of the year happens in May through July, when the threat of winter cold fronts is over, and hurricane season has not yet begun.
Guides: Guides and boats are provided for each fishing day. Normally, two persons per boat. Our guides are very experienced, friendly, English speaking, and most have been guiding the area for at least a decade. Sometimes, we let our serious fishermen clients talk to the guide on the phone before you go.
What to bring: Sun block (good idea to bring Sun block for lips, too) , T-shirt, Hat, Towels, soda, fruits, beers (fishermen have an ice chest.), comfortable sneakers.
Cost: Rate varys depending on half-day, full-day, season, number of people in a group, and kind of fishing.
We accommodate all talents, from the novice to the serious, to the special needs of Fly Fishermen.