Fishing Report

October 15, 2023


October 22, 2023

Report Details

Lots of sun and our first fall cooler temps made for a very pleasant week.
7-19 Mph, mainly from the north.
Air Temp:
Hi: low 80s Low: high 70s
Moon Phase:
New Moon October 14, Full Moon October 28
Sunrise / Sunset:
Sunrise 5:43 am Sunset: 5:41 pm

Week In Review

What a great week on Ambergris Caye! We had our first cold front of the fall, and it was glorious. Winds out of the north most of the week made it feel much cooler on the island, even though the temperatures didn't change too much. It allowed us to get over to the mainland more often, and we caught some nice snook.

Keith brought a crew down from Houston for a quick trip, and we had a great time with many folks experiencing Belize and El Pescador for the first time. They had a lot of fun learning to saltwater flyfish and caught many fish in just two days of fishing. We look forward to seeing them all again soon.

Some long-term friends and clients from Virginia, Dennis Stanley, and his family and friends, came in to enjoy the great weather, also.

The eclipse was a mixed bag for us and came through while most of our guests were out fishing. The staff had fun finding different ways to look at it. Some of them turned out great, especially how the light filtered through the palm fronds in moon-like shapes. Some guests got excellent video through holes in the clouds that worked perfectly.

We had quite a bit of sun this week, which led to good permit fishing in a wide variety of sizes. The tarpon weren't biting great, but we saw many of them, hooked a good number, and landed enough! Overall, I can't complain!


What Guests were Catching


More than 186 Bonefish were landed averaging 2 to 3 lbs, several ranging 3 to 5 lbs


Eight this week.


Seven Tarpon landed, many more seen.

Other Species

Five Snook this week.

Grand Slams

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.