BELIZE FISHING REPORT

NOVEMBER 10, 2019 THROUGH NOVEMBER 17, 2019

Weather Conditions: Partly cloudy days with a few isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly calm to light winds.

Winds: North to NE and NW, 8 - 12 mph.

Air Temperature: High and low in the mid 80's.

Sunrise: 5:54 am Sunset: 5:16 pm

Moonphase: Waning Crescent.

WHAT GUESTS WERE CATCHING:

BONEFISH (Macabi): Large numbers of bonefish were caught this week during the three day Redbone Tournament. 158 to be exact.

PERMIT (Palometta): Redbone anglers landed a total of 9 permit in three days this past week along with a few other anglers at the lodge weighing in with 2 or 3 others.

TARPON (Sabalo): Six tarpon were landed during the Redbone tournament as well as a few in the back lagoon and an estimated 75-80lb tarpon by the El Pescador fishing host on his day off (he went fishing of course!)

OTHER SPECIES: Lots of Snook, a few Jacks and Barracuda were also landed.

GRAND SLAM: Two person teams on Redbone boats landed a number of grand slams, one double slam and a super slam during the competition this past week!

FLIES THAT WORKED

FOR BONEFISH - Christmas Island Specials in orange, pearl and pink sizes 6 & 8.

FOR PERMIT - Spawning Shrimp, white crabs of various styles.

FOR TARPON - White toads and a few smaller EP-type baitfish patterns for tarpon and snook, as well as red and black toads took tarpon this week.

This Week’s Summary:

Last week, El Pescador hosted over 30 anglers for the Belize edition of the Redbone Tournament "to catch the cure for Cystic Fibrosis." During the three day event, two angler teams fanned out over the 400 square mile fishing area that El Pescador calls home base. In all, the event was a huge success from both a fishing perspective and for money raised towards finding a cure. Many thanks to the crew at Yellow Dog and the organizers at Redbone for an excellent event!

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