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Why We Love To Fish In Belize

By Slickrock Adventures on March 12, 2020

We are living in a stressful world. Fishing is like temporary freedom from all that stress where you can unplug and be immersed in nature. Belize is a mecca for those interested in fishing.  You can spin, fly, troll – and you can enjoy it all year long.

Our estuaries, inlets and mouths to the many rivers are known for their tarpon, snook and jacks. Our atolls, lagoons and grassy flats are known for their bonefish, permit and barracuda. The coral reef supports grouper, snapper, jacks and barracuda while the deeper waters beside us and off the wall of Glover’s Atoll are home to sailfish, marlin, bonito and pompano.

The waters surrounding our atoll certainly abound with pelagic fish and we like to boast that we have some of the best all around guides who fish, in the country.  You’ll be fishing with them on flats or in blue water hundreds of feet deep, since our private island offers the ultimate watersport playground.

Next month will be the ideal time to pack up your rods and come visit us because we’re having a Wild Sale. Bring  a few fishing friends and family too (groups must be 10 or more) and enjoy our private Adventure Island all to yourself for a week for a limited time and at a very special rate. Click here for the details on our all inclusive,  Wild Sale.

Tarpon remain the primary attraction in Belize, although there all the reef species, barracuda, snook, snapper, grouper, and of course the ever-sought after Grand Slam trio of bonefish, tarpon and permit. It’s purely catch and release here in the Marine Reserve and tarpon fishing the way everyone dreams that it should be.

With a white sandy bottom, Glover’s Atoll has patch reef and turtle grass areas that provide a spectacular  backgrounds and make fish very visible in the shallow inside waters. Schools of dozens of fish can be seen pushing water like bonefish from fifty yards.

Although the months of May through November are considered prime time for flats fishing, the fish are present during the entire year. All days that are calm are considered ideal times to be on the water in search of tarpon, permit & bonefish. Though the bonefish don’t often run large here, there certainly are lots of them and they provide plenty of entertainment.

Permit are frequently spotted in these lagoons, as well as cruising along the outside and even on the tarpon flats themselves. It is a good idea for flyrodders to have a spare rod always set up with their favorite permit pattern and an intermediate line in case they get a shot at one of fly fishing’s most prized gamefish.

Who better than Orvis, largely considered the fly-fishing authority in the USA for the best fishing trips the world to have a link to current fishing conditions here in Belize.  No, we don’t hold the prized Orvis endorsement here yet but we are avid anglers just the same and the fish are waiting!