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Country: Belize

Dates: Year-round

Length of Stay : 6 n / 5 days of fishing - Shorter

Location: Belize

Phone Number: 800-410-1222 Ask for Gary or Paul

Price: See Rates below

Provided: Includes all taxes, transfers from and to the airport, all meals at the lodge, and daily guiding.

Species: Tarpon



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Belize River Lodge - Belize
Belize River Lodge - Belize

The Lodge

The lodge is strategically located so that you can always find fishing areas unaffected by Mother Nature. The fishing areas include the flats, the barrier reef, coastal bays and mangroves, numerous rivers and inland lagoons. Guests stay in the comfortable, well kept Mahogany Lodge, which is located in a setting of tropical greenery and colorful flowers on the bank of the Belize Olde River.

Fishing is from 23' fiberglass Panga skiffs, usually two anglers to a skiff with an experienced professional guide. The flats, cayes, reef, mangrove channels, Belize River, Sibun River, Manatee River, Black Creek, and several other creeks & lagoons in between are the areas fished from the Lodge in a normal five day fishing package. This is a very large area with a great variety of fishing conditions, fish species, and scenery. Game fish species generally found in this area include permit, tarpon, bonefish, snook, barracuda and others. Many species of birds and other wildlife such as Manatees, Howler Monkeys, Iguanas, Turtles, and occasionally Crocodiles may be seen while fishing from the Lodge. Comfortable skiffs, modern outboard engines, and English speaking, professional licensed guides help make this a memorable fishing vacation.

Great lodge, great food, unbelievable fishing and hard working guides make this trip very special.

The Fishing:

The coast of Belize is a complex system of river mouths, creeks, lagoons, flats, small cays, mangrove islands, and the Barrier Reef. The eco system that exists here supports millions of crabs, shrimp, bait fish, and other aquatic life, which is why there is an abundance of game fish; Permit, Bonefish, Tarpon, Snook, Snappers, Jacks, Groupers, Cobia, and Barracudas, to name a few.

The Belize coast is world known for its Permit fishing. From the lodge, Permit range from 5 to over 30 pounds. The best time to fish for Permit is October through July. This fish is the ultimate fisherman's trophy.

Bonefish within this ecosystem vary from 2 to 8 pounds, with the majority being 4 to 6 pounds. Bone fishing is year round. Bonefish are considered to be one of the most powerful fish, per pound for its size.

Tarpon, the silver king, is one of the most acrobatic fish sought by anglers. These fish along the coast of Belize range from 5 to over 200 pounds. The bigger Tarpon are mainly found in the months of March through July and September through November. Smaller Tarpon (5 to 60 lbs) are found year round.

The explosive Snook - saltwater bass - can be found in sizes of 5 to 25 pounds. These fish are mainly caught February through November.

Snappers, Jacks, Groupers, Cobia, Barracuda and a large variety of other saltwater game fish can be caught year round along the coast of Belize.

The months noted above are typically higher concentrations of those particular fish.

Rates:

6 nights/5 days Lodge fishing package is US$3,695 per person, based on double occupancy.

Rates Include: Round trip airport transfers in Belize - meeting & checkout services, accommodations, air conditioning in rooms, all meals - including a box lunch, soda & drinking water, guided fishing, daily housekeeping, skiff & fuel, Hotel Taxes & GST

Not included: Airfare to & from Belize, fishing equipment & tackle, alcoholic beverages, tips to guides and staff, Belize Departure Tax (approximately US$37.50 per person - included in ticket or paid at Airport)

Email owner above ask questions & request reservations or call 800-410-1222 and ask for Gary or Mike


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