While staying at El Pescador, you will have numerous fishing options available. You can fish for bones along the many tidal flats and mangroves, or fish the barrier reef for larger species. You can target large permit on deep water flats or chase schools of smaller permit that cruise between many of the mangrove islands and – at certain times of the year – readily take a fly. Perhaps the most popular fishing at El Pescador, however, is the sight-fishing for tarpon. Offering the largest “classic” tarpon flats in the world outside of South Florida, Ambergris is one of the few spots in the Caribbean where tarpon can be sight-fished year-round. Resident schools of tarpon (20 to 80 pounds) roam the broad flats of the area and can be enticed to take a fly any time of the year. Larger migratory tarpon –fish in the 100 to 200 pound range – arrive in the late spring and early summer months. While all of the tarpon fishing in this part of Belize is done from 23-foot skiffs (called pangas,) there are some places where an angler can wade a hard sand bottom while stalking either bonefish or permit. With regards to the diversity of the fishery, it is also not uncommon to see cobia on the flats, snook in the mangroves, schools of ladyfish, large jacks cruising the flats, and cubera snapper in the channels.
You can chose between clean, comfortable rooms in the main lodge, or opt for accommodations in the newer El Pescador Villas. The rooms at the lodge are clean and quiet and all have individual bathrooms and showers, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, and even rod racks mounted on the wall. For guests who would like more luxury or are interested in slightly newer, more private accommodations, El Pescador now offers packages in one, two, and three-bedroom villas. These villas are perfect for couples, families or small groups.
Guides fish from 23-foot Mexican super-pangas. The lodge offers top of the line rental gear and equipment from Scott, Sage, Ross, Tibor, and Scientific Anglers.
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