Fishing Report

September 3, 2023


September 10, 2023

Report Details

The ideal mix of overcast mornings and sunny afternoons provided the perfect conditions for targeting tarpon early and permit later in the day.
3-13 Mph.
Air Temp:
Hi: Mid-80s Low: Low 80's
Moon Phase:
Waning crescent September 6
Sunrise / Sunset:
Sunrise 5:39 am Sunset: 5:59 pm

Week In Review

A great week with some of our favorite regular customers at the lodge with us!

Belize has settled into a regular cycle of good weather and the fishing was excellent. Our overcast days produced good early morning tarpon fishing, including the big migratory fish. The early morning calm winds allowed us to fish some mainland spots for tarpon, also, even getting up some of the river systems. A couple of snook were caught over there also, and many more spotted and stalked. Our sunny days were all about the permit. Dan and Sandy both caught their first permit. Dan caught a big one while his guide was cooking a shore lunch. Dan was the first to say that it was only because of everything Michael taught him, though.

Paul has fished with us and Captain Junior many times, but Junior showed him a lot of new water this week as they explored several new areas. Paul wore himself out early catching some big tarpon, but rested one day while fishng a few hours with Mariano in the lagoons. He has a few days left to find some more permit!

Our good friend Bob finally got all of his Grand Slam fish caught in one day and he will be enshrined in our Grand Slam Wall of Fame! He has been very successful while fishing with us but this one accomplishment has been very elusive for him. Congratulations Bob!

Forrest has returned to host an Orvis trip and we look forward to the fish tales from the group in our next fishing report. Good luck to everyone out there chasing the dream!

What Guests were Catching


More than 220 Bonefish were landed averaging 2 to 3 lbs, several ranging 3 to 5 lbs


Seven for the week.


Nine tarpon landed.

Other Species

Two snook plus some Mangrove Snapper, Barracuda, Mutton Snapper, and Jack Crevalle.

Grand Slams

Bob, A regular angler who has had many successful trips with us, finally added a Grand Slam to his list of accomplishments. Congratulations Bob!

Flies That Worked

Christmas Island Specials in gold, pearl, root beer and pink sizes 4 & 6.
Mantis shrimp, Rag Head crabs, Bauer crabs and Alflexocrabs in sizes 4 & 6.
White Chartreuse Bunnies, Chartreuse and Black-purple toads in sizes 1/0 to 3/0.

Photo of the Week

A personal best Belize tarpon! Our very own Will Stephens with an exceptional fish that weighed an estimated 140-150 pounds.
More Fish of the Week Photos