Belize, Belize Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Belize, Belize Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Whether heading for El Pescador or any other bonefish/permit/tarpon destination, practice casting for a week or 10 days prior to your trip. Work out any winter-induced kinks and be ready when your guide says, "50-feet mon, 11 o'clock."
Fishing Report Last Updated:
10 / 20 / 2020
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Belize is currently Excellent

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Fishing conditions: FISHING REPORT : WEEK ENDING October 18th 2020 Weather: Mostly sunny with light winds from the North and North East. Occasional rain showers and isolated thunderstorms. Winds: North and North East at 10 to 15 mph . Air Temps: Mid to upper 90's and humid. Water Temperature: 80-90 Deg F. Moon phase: Waxing crescent Crescent ( 4 %) Sunrise 5:46am Sunset: 5:27pm WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING Bonefish (Macabi) Big numbers of bonefish were caught this week with fish ranging between 1 Lb and 3 Lbs. A few fish of 5 Lbs were also taken. Permit (Palometa): 6 permit were taken ranging between 5 and 15 Lbs. Tarpon (Sabalo): 10 Tarpon were caught ! The fish ranged between 20 Lbs with a few in the 60 Lb range. One fish of 80 Lbs was landed. Grand Slam- Three Grand Slams were recorded!!!!!!. A fourth was narrowly missed with the Permit breaking the leader at the boat. Other Species: A few Barracuda and Snapper were caught. One Snook and large Jacks were around. Flies that worked: Bonefish - Christmas Island Specials in gold, pearl and pink sizes 4 & 6, and Crazy Charlies in pink and orange. Permit - Big Christmas island specials in Size 2 Orange with gold eye and Tan Squimp in size 4. Tarpon- Black/ Purple bunny and White/ Chartreuse bunnies worked well. The week in review: This week was excellent again, with large numbers of Permit being seen. Tarpon were around in good numbers and quite aggressive. 10 fish were landed with several in the 60-80 Lb class. Bonefish were once again around in big numbers. Most anglers this week caught a few bones, and then went on to target Tarpon and Permit. The highlight of the week was a double grand slam for Hunter R fishing with Cesar. His wife Kelsey narrowly missed her own slam with the Permit breaking the leader at the boat ! Not to be outdone, she then went on to boat 3 good Tarpon that day ! Josh fishing with Gordy also had a grand slam, and took other Tarpon as well. Congratulations to all !!

Inshore temperature: 82 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 82 Degrees F

Type of bait fish are feeding on:

Fish species: Primary: Permit, Tarpon, Bonefish; Secondary: Barracuda, Jacks, Ladyfish

Fishing season: Year-Around

Nearest airport: Belize City

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Belize Description

At El Pescador, located on Ambergris Caye, you can achieve the anglers' ultimate dream - a Grand Slam of bonefish, tarpon and permit. Belize's shallow water contains the only classic tarpon flats outside South Florida. Our flats are world renowned for offering the opportunity to site cast to tarpon 12 months a year.

You can cast the lagoons for lady fish or snook, go outside the reef into the deep ...

Techniques & Tips

Efficient casting. Everything in the salt happens fast, so it's about being ready! Teamwork with your guide - be sure to clearly communicate expectations.

7-Day Forecast

Had some rain today but the East winds are coming and clearing for the coming week. Twelve boats went out today and Tarpon on the fly, Bone fish on the fly and snook! were caught. Sun tomorrow and the boats will head back out. plenty of fish! bring your camera! Thanks

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