Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Belize in April....Wanna Come?


April 16th to April 23rd, 2011
April Vokey & Josh Nugent
San Pedro is situated 30 miles north east of Belize City and about 22 miles south of the Belize/Mexico border. The town of San Pedro is located on Ambergris Caye, which is the largest island off the islands of the coast of Belize
Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Barracuda, Snapper, and Jack Crevelle.
We use the Sun Breeze Hotel as our principal location in San Pedro. The Sun Breeze Hotel is located right in the heart of San Pedro and we feel that it makes the ideal base from which to fish the San Pedro area.
The hotel is located right on the beach and is close to a wide variety of bars and restaurants to meet all tastes.  The rooms are very large and bright, with 2 double beds, private bath with hot and cold water, television and small fridge. The pool overlooks the warm Caribbean Sea and the pier where guests are picked up and dropped is right in front of the hotel.
The San Pedro fishing area is made up of large mangrove islands and bays, semi soft marl, healthy turtle grass flats and hard packed sand flats which are excellent for wading.
The reef side, north of San Pedro, heading all the way up to the Mexican border, is also a great bonefish habitat.  If the weather is calm, a day up at Rocky Point, where the reef angles into the island, is extremely productive and makes a fabulous day trip.
Because many of the flats consist of a marl based bottom, the majority of the bonefishing is done from the skiff. There are some hard packed areas that are excellent for wading that are very productive so guests just have to let their guide know that this is something you'd like to do.
The tarpon fishing to the west of San Pedro is consistently some of the best found anywhere. The Savannah Flats are world famous for their ability to produce tarpon year round.
Juvenile fish in the 25 to 60 pound range can frequently be found throughout the year, with much larger tarpon showing up in the late spring and summer.
The spring also means permit when fishing San Pedro.  Though not common knowledge, excellent numbers of permit show up around Ambergris Caye from late April until the fall.
Virtually all of the 25 pound+ permit have been caught during this time frame.
Permit will usually be found in about 6 to 12 feet of water so all shots will be from the bow of the boat as opposed to wading.
The coastline has a vast array of creeks, lagoons and brackish estuaries that hold every imaginable species of fish that lives in these environments. Inside the reef, the cayes, sandbars and tidal flats are a dynamic fish producing habitats. If you're serious about chasing a "Slam", there are few places better.
The flats skiffs at San Pedro are 23 foot Mexican Skiffs powered by 60 horse powered engines. The boats have rod holders and poling platforms and a generous casting area at the front of the skiff. Fly fishing and spin casting.
Guests will fly into Belize City, where they will be met by our assistant Lilly.  Lilly will escort you over to our domestic air carrier for the 20 minute flight to San Pedro. She will ensure that luggage is properly tagged to the correct destination and will help with lost luggage should assistance be necessary. Upon arrival in San Pedro, our staff will meet and escort you to the hotel for check in.
  • Being met as soon as you clear customs at Belize International Airport
  • Round trip airfare from Belize International Airport to San Pedro
  • 7 night, 6 days accommodations.
  • All lunches.
  • 6 days guided fishing (April 17-22).
  • Fly fishing equipment
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Breakfasts and Dinners
  • Gratuities
  • Flight to Belize City (Arrive April 16th, Depart April 23rd)
  • US Belize Departure Tax
For American, Canadian, and E.U. citizens, all that is required for entrance to Belize is a valid passport. If you plan to spend more than a month in Belize, you will have to request an extension from the Immigration Office. Guests from China, Columbia, Cuba, India, South Africa, and Taiwan require a visa for entrance to Belize. Visa information can be obtained from the Belize Immigration and Nationality Department, Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize, Central America. (telephone 011-501-8-22423 or fax 011-501-8-22662)