One of the world’s most sought after fly fishing destinations. Cast to virgin bonefish, permit and tarpon on expansive flats.
Welcome to Grand Slam land. In Belize, you are almost guaranteed a daily shot at the three grand slam species; bonefish, permit, and tarpon (all in one day). Whether or not they eat your fly is an entirely different ballgame. The bonefishing is without a doubt some of the best in the world. Massive schools of up to 500 bones are a frequent sight here. There are also some trophy lone bonefish to stalk, up to 10 pounds in some cases. Notoriously skittish, permit are the holy grail for the saltwater fly fisherman. Permit are fast overtaking bonefish as the most pursued and esteemed fish in Belize. This makes sense though, because the waters around Belize hold more permit per capita than any other country. Finally, the tarpon fishing here is virtually unparalleled. Big tarpon hold in the creeks and estuaries around the mangroves, and are frequently jumped around the 100 pound range. We’ve heard that lodges in Belize are catching world record sized tarpon, but not reporting them in order to keep other lodges away from their waters. Somebody needs to investigate...
- 80° 70° Dec-Feb
- 85° 76° Mar-May
- 86° 78° Jun-Aug
- 84° 75° Sep-Nov
Top fish species to target in Belize
For more than three decades, Turneffe Flats has been known as one of the world's premier flats fishing destinations combining a remarkable fishery with excellent English-speaking guides, top-notch equipment and superior service. The ability to sight-fish for BONEFISH, PERMIT and TARPON on any given day makes Turneffe one of the few places where a Grand Slam is always a possibility. Turneffe Atoll is the largest of only four coral atolls in the Western Hemisphere, and is best-known for its variety of saltwater fishing. Turneffe Flats is located on a remote, picturesque point with white sand beach and coconut palms. An expansive bonefish flat is right outside the front door and the coral reef is only a stone's throw away. Bonefishing Bonefish have been a primary target of Turneffe Flats' anglers for more than 30 years. While wading the expansive flats on the seaward side of Turneffe, you will regularly see large schools of bonefish providing an unequaled opportunity for new saltwater anglers to learn the basics of the sport. There is also plenty of challenging fishing for those who enjoy stalking larger fish (some in excess of 10 pounds) in skinny water. Permit Fishing Permit are the prime objective of many saltwater anglers these days and with Turneffe Flats leading the way, Belize has gained a reputation as the permit capital of the world. As much hunting as it is fishing, permit present a unique challenge and many guests have celebrated their first ever permit with us. At Turneffe Flats you may have a better chance to land a permit than anywhere else. Tarpon Fishing Tarpon are perhaps the ultimate challenge of saltwater fly-fishing. Although there are always some resident tarpon to be found, our migratory tarpon season extends from mid-April to October. Tarpon inhabit the creeks, channels and lagoons of the Atoll and most tarpon jumped are 60-90 pounds, with some fish in the 100-150 pound range and occasional monsters approaching 200 pounds.
Hatchet Caye Resort and Fishing
Placencia, STANN CREEK
Great weather, a relaxed atmosphere, and plenty of action are all part of the Belize fishing experience. Being only minutes away from one of the most prolific blue water ecosystems in Belize makes fishing at Hatchet Caye a divine past time. The water around the island is thriving with bait fish which attracts larger fish such as permit, tarpon and bonefish. This means that it's possible for an angler to get a "Grand Slam" right from the island or on a tour! Please note that any fish caught from the island is catch & release. Alternatively, you can take a tour out to the abundant reef and enjoy great fishing in the Gladden Spit. Join us on some of the finest flats for fly fishing & deep sea fishing grounds in the country. Anglers can enjoy resort amenities along with their fishing adventure. There's no longer a need to endure cold lunches and warm beers; after an exciting morning fishing trip, simply come back to the restaurant for a full lunch.
El Pescador Resort and Belize Fly Fishing
San Pedro, AC
Our family became captivated with our dream of paradise found here in Belize over a decade ago. We continue to live that dream today at El Pescador resort on Ambergris Caye. Whether you’re dreaming of the angler’s Grand Slam, diving in and around our world famous barrier reef, or just relaxing in a tropical paradise, the experienced staff at El Pescador resort will help you plan the perfect Belize vacation. At El Pescador you can achieve the anglers' ultimate dream - a Grand Slam of bonefish, tarpon and permit. Belize's shallow water contains the only classic tarpon flats outside South Florida. Our flats are world renowned for offering the opportunity to site cast to tarpon 12 months a year. You can cast the lagoons for lady fish or snook, go outside the reef into the deep water for tuna and wahoo. Troll the reef for king fish or barracuda. Jig the bottom for snapper and grouper. The choice is yours.
Esley Usher Fishing
Caye Caulker, CC
Experience the adventure of Deep Sea Fishing or Trolling in the magnificent blue waters of the Caribbean Sea off the island of Caye Caulker. Make your visit to Belize a memorable and unforgettable one. Don’t get left behind, come and enjoy catching the biggest catch off the day such as Barracudas, Jacks, Snappers, Sharks, etc. Come and experience a full day or half day of great fishing excitement with your experienced and professional guide “Eslito" who knows all the hot spots to fish!
San Pedro, AC
Join us for an unforgettable fishing adventure on the endless crystal clear flats or beautiful barrier reef of Belize. Whether you're a novice or an expert angler, GoFish Belize offers a variety of exhilarating trips. Our intimate knowledge of the area and the fish that inhabit it, ensures your GoFish Belize charter will be a successful one! Should Lady Luck allow, your fun tour might include bumping into Permits, Bone Fish or Tarpon and even pull off the coveted and ultra -elusive Grand Slam! So, charter us for a day, bring your camera, splash on some sunscreen, catch some fish, and capture a memory that will last forever... Welcome to San Pedro, Belize!