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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Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 6/27/22

generally clear

Techniques & Tips as of 6/27/22

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 6/27/22

FISHING REPORT JUNE 26, 2022 The Week in Review. Improving weather conditions and less rain have increased the bite this week. Winds continue to shift regularly from the East to North East diminishing to 5 to 15 Mph and gusting to 20 as fronts move through the area. Bonefish numbers are plentiful (170), increasing numbers of Permit and Tarpon are being landed along with a single very nice snook. Weather: Sunny and partly sunny conditions persist with increasing temperatures. Wind conditions from the East have been blowing steady at 5-10 Mph and gusting to 20 Mph. Winds: E and NE 5 - 10 Mph. Gusting to 20 Mph shifting to N 15 - 20 Mph as fronts move through Air Temps: Ranging from high 70s in the evening to mid to high 80s during the day in the Water Temperature: Low 84 F / 29C Moon phase: Waxing Crescent, next phase New Moon 28 June Sunrise 5:18 am Sunset: 6:29 pm WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING Bonefish (Macabi) Good numbers of Bonefish (170+) were landed averaging 2/3 lbs larger bones 3/5 lbs in the lagoons Permit (Palometa): 9 Tarpon (Sabalo): 13 Snook 1 Highlight of the Week: We had 2 Grand Slams this week by Daniel and his father Michael courtesy of Capt. Jeo and a Boat Slam by Brent and Laura thanks to Capt. Kristian. Congratulations! Flies that worked: Bonefish – Christmas Island Specials in gold, pearl and pink sizes and Crazy Charlies in pink and orange. Sizes 4, 6 & 8, Permit – Mantis shrimp, Casa Blanca Raghead w Yellow Eyes, Bauer, Merkin, Alphlexo and Strong Arm Crabs. Sizes 4 & 6 Tarpon White Tarpon bunnies, chartreuse and black-purple Tarpon Toads in sizes 2/0 and 3/0

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