Next February my friend and fellow guide Brownie Liles and I are hosting a trip to Ambergris Caye, Belize for some of the world’s best flats fishing, and we want you to come with us. We will be staying at El Pescador, a stately, mahogany, beach front fly fishing lodge that has been hosting fishermen for almost 40 years. You may have recently seen the lodge, and its guides, featured on OLN’s Buccaneers and Bones series with Tom Brokaw and the Tarpon and Bonefish Trust. Brownie and I both have experience fishing and traveling to Belize. I led a trip from Jackson Hole to El Pescador in 2009, and Brownie used to own land just up the beach from the lodge in the early nineties. We are both excited about the opportunity to show you this special place.
I have booked spots in the lodge for 4 days of fishing and 5 nights arriving Sunday February 19, 2012 and returning on Friday February 24th. Extra days and nights of fishing or relaxing are easily added to either end of our stay if you are inclined. The base cost assuming a shared boat and double room occupancy is $2,585 per angler. You can upgrade to a single room for an additional $75 per night. Non angler packages start at $1705 and the countless non angler activities such as diving, snorkeling, jungle zip lines and other eco adventures can be arranged as desired. All packages include flights from BZE toand back to Belize International Airport, hotel and sales tax, 3 meals a day, heavy hors d’oeuvres, local beverages(beer, rum, soda) consumed at the bar, and complimentary use of lodge amenities(pool, gym, WIFI, bikes, kayaks, etc.).
Belize has flats diversity to rival anything in the world. The west side of Ambergris has sand flats, grass flats, hidden mangrove lagoons, and vast tarpon flats. The East side of the island has the second largest barrier reef in the world. On my trip in 2009 we landed bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook, snapper, jacks, barracudas, and ladyfish on the fly! That variation in fish and their habitat lets you see the flats in a way that is unique to Belize.
The dates for this trip have been strategically placed on the New Moon to maximize our fishing opportunities for all species. February in Belize has average day time temperatures of 80 degrees. Belize was a colony of Great Britain until 1981 and because of that all of the El Pescador fishing guides speak English, a huge advantage to the angler. This is an incredible time to leave an American winter and arrive in Central America for an unparalleled tropical fishing experience.
Brownie and I hope you will be able to share this week with us, and look forward to discussing further details with you.
Please call me if you would like to discuss the trip details further. 803-431-9437