Dennis Seider: Permit
its abundance of marine life the Belize’s Southern
Reef is an angler's paradise! From reef trolling to river
fishing to trying your luck on the flats you'll have a fishing
experience you'll never forget! The Belize coastline offers
the ideal ecosystem for a wide variety of marine life. There
are many rivers, mangrove lagoons and islands that serve
as nurseries to aquatic species. With the addition of abundant
flats and the barrier reef game fish thrive!
To start off your trip your experienced guide will show
off his skill catching bait in round cast nets near the
mangroves. Let him know what you would like to catch for
the day and he will do his best to help you accomplish your
goals. Trolling is popular along Belize’s Great Barrier
Reef drop-offs where you often can catch king mackerel,
barracuda, grouper, jacks and snapper. Would you like to
try for Grand Slam of saltwater fly-fishing – permit,
bonefish and tarpon? Belize is renown for hundreds of flats
and cayes, many within an one-hour boat ride of Hamanasi,
that will challenge even the best angler’s skill.
About one mile south of Hamanasi is the mouth of Sittee
River. This tranquil river is good for tarpon and snook
fishing. As an added bonus you may spot a host of birds
and elusive crocodiles on the riverbanks!
has a catch and release policy. All permit, bonefish and
tarpon are always released. Some fish like snapper, grouper
and barracuda may be kept for the table.
A typical fishing trip will leave at 7:00 AM and return
back to the resort at about 4:00 PM, but a half-day fishing
can be arranged. Snacks, lunch and juice are provided on
all day trips and snacks and juice on the half-day trips.
The not-so-serious fisherman may decide to take mask snorkel
and fins along to explore some of the beautiful reefs in
the area. Trolling, spinning rods and fly fishing gear are
available. Fishing is done with experienced local guides from 23-foot skiffs.
Guy Marrese: Barracuda |
local guide catching bait
David Blitz: King Mackerals |
Jacob Gregg: Bonefish
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