Fishing at St. George's Caye, Belize
The tropical waters of Belize beckon fishing enthusiasts from all across the globe on the hunt for the “Big Three” – tarpon, bonefish and permit. Whether you’re a novice angler or an avid outdoorsman, St. George’s Caye Resort guarantees an unrivaled experience on the water throughout the year. Belize’s most skilled and knowledgeable guides will lead you to the big ones, but be prepared to put up a fight!
Trips can be completely customized based upon your needs and schedule, and all equipment is provided. Many fish are caught and released, but if you want to bring your prize onto shore, the culinary team at St. George’s Caye Resort will expertly prepare your very own catch of the day.
The flats off St. George's Caye are known as one of the premier fly fishing destinations in the Caribbean, home to schools of sought-after bonefish, tarpon and permit. Bonefish are prevalent throughout the year. Tarpon are a challenging catch that can grow as large as 200 pounds in the summer months. Permit can be found year-round, though their numbers are more predominant February through May. They are typically at their largest in the fall months.
Other species to look out for include barracuda, jack crevalle and snook.
The Belizean Barrier Reef is teeming with prize catches including hogfish, snapper, cobia, mackerel and grouper (including the larger than life goliath grouper.) Experienced guides offer bait fishing in the deeper waters or trolling in the shallow reef protected areas. Tarpon, permit, snook, amberjack, jack crevalle and barracuda are also found on the reef.