Blue Horizon Lodge
Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge in Belize
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Year- round fishing.
Permit: Great year-round—influenced by tide and weather. The most productive fishing is from March to November.
Tarpon: Year-round opportunities are possible. The best tarpon fishing is from April through September. There is a lesser migration November to March.
Bonefish: available daily.
Other species are available throughout the calendar year.
Rates start from: $350
You can find all pricing information at: bluehorizonbelize.com/daily-rates
Permit: We target fish feeding and tailing in shallow water.
Tarpon: Mid-depth and deep channels, targeting rolling fish or fish crashing bait. we use mostly sink-tip techniques. Some juvenile tarpon are available in the rivers and inner lagoons.
Bonefish: Some singles, doubles and small schools. More commonly we'll be fishing to big schools in deeper water. Sizes range from less than 1 lb. to 5+ lbs.
Other Species: There are daily opportunities to catch barracuda, jacks, snapper, triggerfish, snook, and more.
Most the of the fishing will be done from the bow of the boat for permit, tarpon, and bonefish. Deep water is interrupted by shallow "pancake" style flats. This creates the ideal habitat for permit and bonefish. They also create opportunity to wade fish for permit.
Island lagoons and channels are fished for tarpon.
The average daily temperature on the flats in Belize in the mid 80s F, even during the summer months. The best fishing is had during consistent weather patterns; calm winds with clear and sunny skies.
The most likely period of good weather is from March through November.
Summer is the rainy season, however, the rain mostly comes during the late evening/early morning hours, and does not effect the fishing.
Travel Insurance is recommended year round, and is most important during hurricane season, from June through September.
What is Provided:
Daily Guided Fly Fishing Tours
Full Day: $525/boat USD
Half Day: $350/boat USD
Maximum 2 anglers: 1 guide per boat
Flies, terminal gear, lunch, and beverages
Top-of-the-line rods and reels are available at no additional charge
Gratuity or 12.5% sales tax.
Pick up and drop off are available in multiple locations and in some cases, at your hotel.
Full-day trips include: Professional fly-fishing guides, outfitted flats boats, rods, and reels and all terminal equipment (leaders and tippet). Lunch, refreshments, and snacks. Maximum 2 guests per boat. Does not include gratuity or tax.
Half-day trips include: Professional fly-fishing guides, outfitted flats boats, rods, and reels and all terminal equipment (leaders and tippet). Refreshments and snacks. Maximum 2 guests per boat. Does not include gratuity or tax.
Bonefish: 9 ft., 7 or 8 wt. rod, with reel to match. Floating saltwater fly line. 9-12 ft. leaders tapered to 10-12 lbs.
Permit: 9 ft., 9 or 10 wt. rod with reel to match. Floating saltwater fly line. 9-12 ft. leaders tapered to 15-20 lbs.
Tarpon: 9 ft., 11 or 12 wt. rod with reel to match. Full sinking, intermediate saltwater fly line and/or 450-550 grain sinking tip. 5-7 ft. leaders tapered to 20 pounds, and including a shock tippet, 30-100 lbs., depending on the location.
What to Bring:
Lightweight rain gear for tropical showers
Light jacket or sweater for cool mornings/evenings
Light quick-dry shirts, shorts, and pants for protection from the sun
Polarized sunglasses for spotting fish (amber, copper, or green mirror work best on the flats)
Wide-brimmed hat for protection from the sun
Small waterproof bag for carrying extra gear
Camera, batteries, plenty of memory/film, and lens cleaner
Sunscreen, lip balm, and moisturizers (SPF 30+)
Insect repellent (we recommend OFF brand spray with the orange cap)
Hand towel/rag for fishing use
Wading shoes or boots for stalking flats fish, if desired; we recommend HARD-SOLED BOOTS
Fisherman’s pliers, clipper, and line cleaner
Optional: Binoculars and snorkeling gear
Lodging packages are available in Hopkins, Placencia, and at Thatch Caye.
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