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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-24-2019, 01:51 AM Thread Starter
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San Pedro, Belize

Not a spey-related location.... but has anybody ever fished bonefish in Belize and be willing to help a very green saltwater angler? Shoot me a message if you can help!

Thanks in advanced!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-24-2019, 11:32 AM
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I looked into it myself, checked out many lodges etc, but $1 k US a day is out of my league. Best of luck to you!
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-24-2019, 09:17 PM
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No, but I'm waiting with great anticipation for the responses to start rolling in. We will be down there in late March.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-24-2019, 10:38 PM
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None of this will be helpful, but I went down there once 10 years ago or so. My parents had timed their retirement perfectly with a California bay area housing boom, sold our old family house, and then bought a small townhouse in the east bay and a catamaran to cruise the Caribbean. A bunch of years later, my wife and I and our 1yo daughter went down to visit when they were docked in Guatemala, and boated down the river to the coast of Belize. I had just started out spey casting and was totally smitten, so there was no way I wasn't bringing my new-to-me switch rod even though almost nobody spey casts for bones. On Caye Caulker, I bar-hopped my way to the northern tip of the island to find a fly shop, which sold me a few shrip-lookin' flies and some tippet while trying not to laugh at my plan to double spay from a dingy. Nevertheless, I persisted. I actually found a couple spots that worked pretty well for what I knew how to do. The tides and currents move laterally in enough places that you can actually get a decent swing sometimes. And the wading is glorious. I caught a couple wigglers, and found that even the little ones can put a hurtin on you if you grab them wrong. I woke up early one morning and took the dingy to a little cove of a mangrove island we were anchored next to, intending to fish but instead spent an hour or so watching dolphins chase fish around and herding them into the shallows to feed. Ultimately, I wasn't there for fish so I was fine with my experience, but for anyone else I imagine a guide would be worth the expense.
Anyway, it's a fabulous place. Enjoy your trip.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-27-2019, 09:27 PM
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Fished six days out of the El Pescador Lodge over Christmas. Bonefish are plentiful, but on the small side due to the species that inhabits the area. Spent most of the time hunting tarpon and permit well north of Ambergris Caye, but am happy to try and help if you want to shoot me a PM.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-28-2019, 01:41 PM
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I was just there in November, happy to answer any specific questions you have.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 08:45 PM
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i fished for them at Caye Cauker last year. They are very small (biggest we got was like two lbs) but fairly easy to catch so would be great if you are new to salt. The fishing for permit is outstanding though. I landed 4 in 5 days.

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