Fishing in Belize
Belize is an awesome fishing mecca. It really doesn’t matter what your level of experience is if you will venture into the pristine waters that surround Belize you will surely find some action to satisfy your craving for rod bending action. Not only fishing in Belize but catching in Belize can become a reality.
One of the first questions you would need to answer is what type of fish do want to pursue? You can head to deep blue waters of the Caribbean to catch an array of deep water species. Depending upon what’s in season. You can catch groupers, snappers, kingfish, wahoo, barracuda, tuna, etc…
You have the flats that surround many of the cayes that hold tarpon, permit, bonefish, and snook. If that is what you want you need to connect with a guided trip to cover those waters. Finding an experienced guide is fairly easy, because this is a world class fishing mecca…just contact us and we can help you.
However if you do not have the ability to get a guided trip, you can still venture off the bank with an opportunity to land some of these sought after game fish. Obviously the deep sea fish cannot be reached by land. But some of these inshore species you can great a good shot at.
You can fish off various piers and points in Belize City, Caye Caulker and San Pedro. A simple spin cast rod & reel or even using local hand line set up can get you some results.
If you have the skills to use your fly rod, especially in the clear blue waters of Caye Caulker and San Pedro, you will have some great opportunities to sight cast. Using live or dead bait works well.
If you ask around or find a local fisherman cleaning his catch, and if you offer him a few $dollars he can supply you with some sprat…that is the local name for (sardine). You can ask around for hermit crab or shrimp that will work as well. Rig it up with a no 4 or 6 hook and an ½ oz egg sliding sinker tied onto 18-22 inch 20lb leader line now you are ready or some action.
If you like to throw lures, there are a variety that will work. If you are fishing the cayes any small plastic grub or a mister twister work well and the crazy charlies in chartreuse, white, or brown work good.
If you fish in Belize City the waters along Marine parade drive up to the pier at Ft. George hold good numbers of tarpon, jack, and snook. Use a spin cast rod medium-heavy with a 4 inch chartreuse sea shad or mullet imitating plug give you a great opportunity to get some big ones.