Fishing Season: Year-Around

Belize - BZ

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El Pescador's Tip 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."

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5-Day Outlook as of 10/31/22

generally clear

Techniques & Tips as of 10/31/22

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

Current Conditions as of 10/31/22

FISHING REPORT : Week Ending October 30, 2022 The Week in Review - Sunny days with light winds sunny throughout the week made for some beautiful and productive fishing days for our anglers. By the end of the week there were three grand slams and about 215 bonefish were landed!! Congratulations to Ed K. with Capt Jeo, John B. with Capt Michael, and Jerry S. with Captain Kristian on their grand slams!!!! Weather: Mostly clear skies, light winds, and some rain. Winds: E 5-15mph. Air Temps: Hi 80s to Low 70s Water Temperature: Low 80 F / 27C. Moon phase: Waxing Crescent Sunrise 5:49 am Sunset: 5:21 pm WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING Bonefish (Macabi): 215 Permit (Palometa): 11 Snook (Robalo): 0 Tarpon (Sabalo): 12 Grand slams: 3 Flies that worked: Bonefish – Christmas Island Specials in gold, pearl and pink sizes 6, and Crazy Charlies in pink. Permit – Mantis shrimp sizes 4. Rag Head crabs, Strong arm crabs, Bauer crabs and Flexo crabs in 4 and 6. Tarpon- 2/0 and 3/0 White Bunnies, Chartreuse and Black-purple toads, Puglisi peanut butter, Puglisi tarpon streamer purple/black.

Local Species Available Year-Around

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    Primary: Permit

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    Bonefish; Secondary: Barracuda

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El Pescador's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Popper for barracuda chartreuse, green 1 or 1/0
Streamer for barracuda chartreuse, green 1 or 1/0
Deceiver-style for jacks fish imitation 1 or 2
Baitfish imitation for jacks dark green, olive 1 or 2

Popper for barracuda

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El Pescador's Recommended Gear

Description: About Belize

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 water for tuna and wahoo. Troll the reef for king fish or barracuda. Jig the bottom for snapper and grouper. The choice is yours. Belize Bonefish The bonefish grounds are only minutes from the lodge. Most of the bone fishing is done from the bow of the boat, but there are flats that can be waded as well. The bones run from 2 - 5 lbs and are plentiful. Tarpon in Belize The El Pescador fishery has year round resident tarpon over 100 lbs. The fish are spread out over our 250 square mile fishery. In the late summer (July, August, September), we have the added bonus of a large migratory population, which doubles our tarpon numbers. Moon phases tend to effect tarpon more than other species. The guideline is to fish around the new moon. Remember, this is only a guideline, not a hard and fast rule. We land fish during full moon weeks all the time! Belize Permit Permit are found on the bonefish flats, and on many of the tarpon flats as well. Our permit are found in large schools and range from 4 - 30 lbs, with the majority running about 8 - 10 lbs. Jack crevalle, barracuda, cobia and snook are also found on the flats and in the surrounding mangrove lagoons. Permit, bonefish and tarpon are always released; some snook, snapper, barracuda, & grouper are kept for the table. Approaching four decades of serving avid anglers, El Pescador offers world class diving, snorkeling, majestic Maya ruins, cave tubing, zip lines, and eco-adventures galore. So bring the whole family or group and explore the mystic beauty of the Caribbean and Central America.

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Belize City