Fishing in Belize
You too can find bliss and tarpon, bonefish, permit and jack —at El Pescador Lodge on Ambergris Caye, Belize. For over 25 years, El Pescador Lodge has been the choice of the world’s top anglers. Our Spanish name “El Pescador” means “the fisherman” and we cater to all types of angler, specializing in light tackle, salt water, and fly-fishing with all our activities concentrated on the sea, both on the reef and on the flats.
El Pescador Fishing Resort
El Pescador also offers you a choice of accommodations. But whether you opt for rooms in our gracious, mahogany colonial lodge, or the privacy and comfort of the El Pescador luxury Villas, you’ll be right on the beach, facing the sea, surrounded by the fragrance of tropical flowering plants and the whisper of shady palms. Not only will find the serenity and seclusion you are looking for, you’ll have the convenience of being within walking distance of San Pedro Town and its gift shops, restaurants, bars and night spots.
Our Belizean staff will help you make the most of your fishing and select from a wide range of adventures available in Belize, from scuba diving and snorkeling our world famous Barrier reef to exploring caves and Maya archaeological sites inland, to visiting a natural habitat zoo or ecological park.
Belize Fishing Vacations
Your hosts live on the premises to ensure warm, personal service around the clock. El Pescador’s courteous, English-speaking guides are trained to assist every type of angler at every skill level. We’re proud to introduce El Pescador's Fly Shop, the only Scientific Anglers, Mastery Series Fly Shop in Belize. Sounds like your kind of holiday? Then join us for fantastic fishing, and a relaxing stay at our seaside fishing lodge nestled on the Bahia del Punta Arena, Ambergris Caye. Sounds like your kind of holiday? Then join us for fantastic fishing, and a relaxing stay at our seaside fishing lodge nestled on the Bahia del Punta Arena, Ambergris Caye.
The bonefish grounds are only minutes from the lodge. Most of the bone fishing is done from the bow of the boat, but there are flats that can be waded as well. The bones run from 2 - 5 lbs and are plentiful. The El Pescador fishery has year round resident tarpon over 100 lbs. The fish are spread out over our 250 square mile fishery. In the late summer (July, August, September)we have the added bonus of a large migratory population, which doubles our tarpon numbers. Moon phases tend to effect tarpon more than other species. The guideline is to fish around the new moon. Remember, this is only a guideline, not a hard and fast rule. We land fish during full moon weeks all the time! Permit are found on the bonefish flats, and on many of the tarpon flats as well. Our permit are found in large schools and range from 4 - 30 lbs, with the majority running about 8 - 10 lbs. Jack crevalle, barracuda, cobia and snook are also found on the flats and in the surrounding mangrove lagoons.
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