Belize is a mecca for those interested in fishing. Many kinds of fishing spin, fly, trolling can be experienced all year long, and the abundance of game guarantees an excellent sport. The estuaries, inlets and mouths to the many rivers are known for their tarpon, snook and jacks. The coral reefs support grouper, snapper, jacks and barracuda while the deeper waters of the drop off are home to sailfish, marlin, bonito and pompano.
Fishing is great all along the coast of Belize, from the Port Honduras and Punta Icacos lagoon of Toledo to Rocky Point on Ambergris Caye. Any of the many rivers which empty into the Caribbean along Belize’s coasts can guarantee a daily catch. Most of your guides and boatmen speak English, so learning where and what to fish will be no problem.
The waters surrounding Ambergris Caye abound with a great variety of saltwater fish and the island boasts some of the best fishing guides in the country. Most types of fish, including bone fish and tarpon, can be caught all year-round. Within fifteen minutes from the dock, you can be fishing in blue water hundreds of feet deep.
Fishing on Ambergris Caye has remained one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets until recently. The extensive flats, a twenty minute boat ride from the lodge, are picture perfect; these tarpon feeding grounds stretch for over fifty miles and provide the dining room for almost unbelievable numbers of tarpon.
Peak periods on the local flats are the months of May through November, though there are fish around 355 days a year; the Winter/Spring months (February, March and April) also provide excellent opportunities when the weather cooperates. More importantly, it is uncommon to encounter other anglers once you have left the harbor area.