Belize Fly Fishing
Only a saltwater fly fisherman can understand the logic of the low-odds game of pursuing hard to catch, nearly invisible, inedible Bonefish by waving a stick in the air. The difference at Hatchet Caye is that the Bonefish pursuit is no longer low-odds. Hatchet Caye is surrounded by a coral reef with grassy flats on the south and west, making it an ideal location for Belize flats fishing. And, you don’t have to travel hours over rough water to reach great fishing grounds. At Hatchet Caye, you can practically see Bones and Permit, tarpon tailing from your sofa.
It’s impossible to be this close to the reef and not enjoy an amazing Belize fly fishing trip. Schools of squid and flying fish congregate just offshore to feed on the tidal currents in the cuts and become baitfish for ocean roaming predators such as Yellow Fin and Black Fin Tuna, Wahoo, Dorado, Sailfish, and Blue and White Marlin. We troll for billfish in our Tournament Sport Fountain and have yet to return empty handed.
These extensive flats are an ideal spot for Bonefish, Tarpon, Jacks, and Barracuda. Schools of twenty to thirty Bonefish live around the island and are constantly feeding on these flats. These Bones typically weigh between three and six pounds and, pound for pound, are the strongest fighting fish in the world. Those equipped with a 9-weight rod and a handful of Clousers, Gotchas and Charlies will enjoy days of angling excitement searching for fins and clouds along the shores of paradise. It’s not all that exceptional to hook a dozen Bonefish before lunch.
Full day Belize fly fishing adventures are available, on your schedule, weather permitting. Note that all fish caught from the island are catch-and-release but other species from the reef can be on your dinner table that same evening! Fly fishing instruction is also available.
Anyone wishing to participate in sport fishing in Belize is now required to purchase a valid license. To find out more about getting your Belizean Sport Fishing License click here.