Fishing Reports

Belize Fishing Reports - Ambergris Caye

April 10, 2021

Fishing was good this week, and thankfully the wind subsided. One of the two big highlights as a 110 Lb. Tarpon taken by Thomas S. fishing with Capt. Cesar. This was a wonderful birthday gift ! The Permit were on fire with a huge fish of 40 Lbs. taken by Steve C with Capt. Gordy.

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April 3, 2021

Fishing was super this week, and thankfully the wind subsided. The highlight of the week was young Wilkes H, who caught a beautiful 20 lb. Permit on the fly with Capt. Cesar. He is the youngest angler to have landed a Permit on the fly at El Pescador. He and his family also qualified as open water scuba divers.

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March 27, 2021

Fishing was good this week despite some big wind. The Permit are still very willing, and we look forward to the wind easing.

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March 20, 2021

Fishing was excellent this week with 1 Grand slam. Capt. Ketchu had a slam with Katie W. On the same day they had three Permit ! Without a doubt, the week was all about Permit. They were really feeding well, and our anglers enjoyed a true "purple patch". Dick R caught 5 permit on one day with Capt. Cesar.

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March 13, 2021

Fishing was excellent this week with 1 Grand slam in Capt. Gordy's boat with Kip V. Kip also took a beautiful Permit with Capt.Gordy. Very good bonefishing was enjoyed by our Orvis Group.

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March 7, 2021

Fishing was excellent this week with 4 Grand slams!!! Capt. Kristian had two slams with Nick E and Josh L. Cesar with Rodger H. had one, and Capt. Geo had one with 13 year old Jack W. Capt Kristian also caught two other permit and was on fire this week ! All species were very willing to take flies, and the spring/summer season is starting off with a bang !

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February 28, 2021

Fishing was very slow this week as we had few fishermen in the lodge. We had a mixed group of spin and fly fishermen.

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February 14, 2021

Fishing was good this week with the focus on Bonefish as we hosted the Orvis Bonefish Bonanza. The group caught excellent numbers of Bones, with the Permit being a bit tougher.

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January 17, 2021

Fishing was very slow this week due to a small number of guests in the lodge and some unfavorable weather. Most of our guests were spin fishermen with 1 large group visiting us on a team building exercise.

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January 2, 2021

This was a relatively slow week, with the weather playing a big part. Cloudy days made it difficult to spot fish, and the wind added to our woes. Permit were seen everywhere but refused flies and were extremely difficult to hook. Young Marshall S landed a beautiful Permit of 20 lbs using a live crab, and his Dad Josh broke one off. The Snook bite is on.

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December 20, 2020

This was a good week. Bonefish as always, are around in big numbers all over the flats. Permit were seen everywhere, but refused flies and were extremely difficult to hook. The Snook bite is on, but the Tarpon are going off the boil.

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December 13, 2020

This was a good week despite the sometimes inclement weather. Fish are all over the flats, and the Snook bite is starting very well.

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December 6, 2020

This was a slow week, with the weather playing a big part. Due to the heavy cloud and rain, sight fishing was very difficult. We are looking forward to vastly improved weather conditions next week.

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November 29, 2020

This was a much better weather week at the lodge with us finally shaking off the effects of the two Hurricanes which battered our southern neighbors. Fortunately, we only experienced huge rain. The Tarpon are very active, and really big numbers of Permit are being seen all over. We look forward to another bumper week ahead.

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November 1, 2020

This was a much quieter week in the lodge with fewer anglers, but nevertheless, good results were enjoyed. We had 3 "trip slams" with John C, Dan C, and Bob B catching all three species. The highlight of the week was a magnificent 100 Lb. Tarpon was landed by John C fishing with Capt Cesar.

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October 25, 2020

This week was excellent again, with large numbers of Permit being seen. Tarpon were the story of the week, with Capt. Gordy shooting the lights out with 14 Tarpon landed by his guests. We honestly lost count of the numbers of fish that were jumped. The fishing has been incredible. Four grad slams recorded as well.

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October 18, 2020

The highlight of the week was a double grand slam for Hunter R fishing with Cesar. His wife Kelsey, narrowly missed her slam with the Permit breaking the leader at the boat! Not to be outdone, she then went on to boat three good Tarpon that day! Josh fishing with Gordy also had a grand slam and took other Tarpon as well.

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October 11, 2020

This week was truly incredible with huge numbers of Permit being seen. They were very difficult to hook, and made the anglers work very hard ! Bonefish were around in big numbers and so many were caught daily that we do not have an accurate tally. One boat accounted for over 20 fish in a day ! The big story of the week was definitely the Tarpon. Fish were spotted everywhere, and our guests enjoyed a true bonanza. JC and Jeo hooked 10 Tarpon in one day and boated 4. The biggest fish was a good 60 lbs.

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October 4, 2020

We are truly delighted that yesterday was our grand re-opening! Our first angler, Ken Z went out and caught a beauty of a permit. He used a light brown Mantis Shrimp pattern. The fish were everywhere, and large numbers of Tarpon were seen rolling. They were reluctant to take flies as yesterday we had had a significant weather system pass by Belize, and with the sudden drop in Barometric pressure, the fish lost interest. Thankfully it is rising again, and we anticipate a bumper week ahead! We are so looking forward to seeing our extended El Pescador family back here in Belize ~ so do come see us soon!

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April 12, 2020

The flats are super quiet. No boats. No engines. One canhear the sound of a Tarpon rolling at 100 paces! The fish have been resting for around amonth, and by the time this is all over, probably two months. Thousands of hungry fish that have forgotten what a fly looks like!! We are convinced that the first returning visitors to El Pescador are going to enjoy the most incredible fishing. Make sure you are on the list. Don’t miss out on this virtually virgin fishing experience. Sincerely, Your El Pescador Family.‍

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