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#54597 - 07/07/02 11:01 PM fishing
boudreaux Offline
I will be arriving this Friday to AC and I would really like to do some fishing. Do I need to bring my own gear? And, can someone recommend a guide? I would also love any suggestions on other excursions I may want to consider. I can't wait to get there!!!!!Thanks!!

#54598 - 07/08/02 12:57 AM Re: fishing
d-jon Offline
Usually I see fishermen bring their own gear.

As for excursion you might want to consier doing an inland trip to Altun Ha Maya temple or even cave tubing.
Hi, trina I would suggest the Orange Walk area. There is a lot to offer there. In particular there is the Lamanai Outpost lodge that offers exactly what you're looking for. You can contact me if you need more info at djones@btl.net

#54599 - 07/08/02 05:36 PM Re: fishing
Spyder Offline
It ain't specks or reds, but if u can handle a flyrod, there's nothing like a bone on a 5 wt. or a permit on an 8 wt. Piece of cake for a coonass!!

#54600 - 07/08/02 06:19 PM Re: fishing
rickcheri Offline
Check out Hillyboo, with Freedom Tours. He is one of the best and very personal!!!!
When you arrive, just ask the front desk for his number or they can call him for ya.
tell him we say HI!!! Rick and Cheri

#54601 - 07/09/02 02:31 PM Re: fishing
Marty Offline
the best fishing info is at: http://AmbergrisCaye.com/fishing/

There are prices, what to fish with, what to catch, lotsa good info there.

There there are also local folks who guide, who are not listed on the link above, and I will list a few of them...

The Guerrero brothers I've spent time with and know they have an environmental attitude. They give value while still leaving some fish for others. Everyone raves about their beach BBQ. Severo and his brother, Ramon Guerrero. Either one can give you a great day of fishing. Call Severo from the US @ 011 501 226 2324. Call Ramon @ 011 501 226 2325. They have been doing honest, reef friendly fishing for many years. They can also take you and your family on a full-day fish/snorkel trip for $150US...one of the best bargains on the island when you figure in the beach BBQ w/ your catch. You won't find a better value in San Pedro. Price is for the boat for the day, I think up to 4 people. The Guerrero brothers live next door to each other. If one is booked, ask for the other one. Good luck! Remember, take some and leave some.

Some don't advise you about catch and release. Some will let you fish all day without regard to limit (although there is none, common sense should take over). Some charge too much for too little.

Omar Arceo, does a heck of a job. Gilberto or Tomas arranged by Amigo's de Mar...

A great guide and very pleasant individual is Luis Caliz in San Pedro, phone number 011-501-226-2785. Best time to catch him by phone is after 6 PM

Nesto Gomez { a very good guide}-- one of the best tarpon and bonefish flyfisherman! He works out of El Pescador.

For flat fishing call Eloy Gonzalez at 226-2337

Pedro (Pete) Graniel. First rate equipment, including boats, and does both offshore, reef and inshore (tarpon, etc.) Keeps his boat just south of town. Ask anyone how to contact him. He's well known.

A friend went with a guy named Vince Dawson, and their bonefishing and reef fishing experience was "legendary", according to them. We saved enough for a barbecue the next day (grouper and snapper) and it was possibly the best tasting fish we had ever experienced. Apparently they made contact with him thru Rubys.

Contact Hillyboo @ Freedom Tours, he is personal, and you go by yourselves... You can reach him when you get to the islands at Freedom Tours.

Here's some links to fishing threads on this board:

report, what to use, etc: http://ambergriscaye.com/message/Forum4/HTML/002260.html

TIPS, guides perspective: http://ambergriscaye.com/message/Forum4/HTML/002292.html

LOTS of info on fishing: http://ambergriscaye.com/fishing/

#54602 - 07/09/02 09:05 PM Re: fishing
Johnboy Offline
We used Luis Caliz last Saturday... He has got to be the "BEST" in San Pedro..John

#54603 - 07/10/02 05:34 PM Re: fishing
denverdan Offline

#54604 - 07/10/02 10:33 PM Re: fishing
pagodacook Offline
Great info. Thank you!


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