Permit on the brain? Belize is the solution and Permit is the prize.
Belize is located on the north eastern coast of Central America just south of the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula is bordered to the north by Mexico, south and west by Guatemala, and to the east by the Caribbean Sea.
What to Expect:
The pristine flats have an abundance of Pemit, from small schools to lone or small groups of 3-4 larger species. The average permit in Belize has been estimated from 12-18 pounds but most commonly 6-15 pounds.
There are big permit there and on you will get anywhere from 2-6 quality chances to throw your fly at a permit with a better than average chance at actually catching one.
Landing a Permit:
Your best chance, of course is encountering a small school of small to mid-sized fish. These fish are more aggressive in a school as there is competition for food.
You will see tailing fish, they for some reason do quite a bit of tailing in Belize while the ones we see in Florida only rarely tail. Other Local Species:
- Snook are everywhere in Belize
- Dorado (Mahi-mahi)
- And many other species are within reach in Belize. There is great inshore and offshore fishing including big Barracuda and Spanish Mackerel.
An Official, FlyFishBoneHead tip for selecting a destination – When booking your fishing trip, be sure to consider destinations that are suited to both fly fishing and non fly fishing guests.
Here is a list of resorts and fly fishing lodges we recommend that offer enough amenities to interest both the fly fishing and non fly fishing members of your group or family.
- Remote Islands
- Mainland Coast
- El Pescador
- Turneffe Flats Lodge*
- The Inn at Robert’s Grove
- Journeys End
- Blackbird Caye *
- Machaca Hill Lodge
- Coco Plum Resort*
- Jaguar Reef
*these lodges and resorts have good on your own, unguided, flats, fly fishing available in addition to the guided fishing.
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