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Belize Fishing with El Pescador Resort

“Belize offers the fly fisherman an exciting variety of opportunities for flats species and El Pescador has been a great host/lodge for decades. They know how to serve fly fishermen. Belize is easy to get to and best of all everyone speaks English.”
Lefty Kreh — October 29, 2009

At El Pescador 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.

Belize Bonefish

The bonefish grounds are only minutes from the lodge. Most of the fly fishing for bonefish is done from the bow of the boat, but there are flats that can be waded as well. The bonefish 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.

Non-guided Fishing

El Pescador maintains kayaks and canoes which provide access to an extensive system of lagoons behind our property, where you can fish for bones for a couple of hours in spectacular solitude. These boats are available at no charge to El Pescador guests. We will give you some basic guidance and directions, and then you are off for your own bonefish and nature adventure!

Catch and Release Fly Fishing

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.

Bonefish in Belize

Bonefish are plentiful in Belize.

Belize Tarpon

Tarpon are caught year round.

Permit caught in Belize

Belize is known as the Permit Capital.

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