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Hello everyone! Thank you for all of the wonderful info I have gained while reading this message board! My husband and I are headed down in May. Staying at Playa Blanca Island Villa. I am so excited! Has anyone stayed there recently?

We are planning on spending most of our time fishing and snorkeling with one trip to Lamanai.
We have booked a day with Capt Bicho. If anyone has stayed there, how was fishing with Alberto?

Again, thanks to you all! Can't wait!!

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You will enjoy your time with Capt. Bicho. If you want to fish he is the one! Don't hesitate to use him for all your fishing. I booked him for 4 days and can not wait! Get him to do the Beach BBQ for you as he is a fantastic cook!!

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mwilli,
My son and I will be there from May 17 to 27. We plan to do lots of fishing. Perhaps we could share sometimes so we can get a lot more fishing in. We are really eager to catch tarpon and if lucky maybe a marlin.

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mwilli,
My son and I will be there from May 17 to 27. We plan to do lots of fishing. Perhaps we could share sometimes so we can get a lot more fishing in. We are really eager to catch tarpon and if lucky maybe a marlin.
Are you guys going to be fly fishing for Tarpon? Just curious, as I'm heading down in April for Tarpon, Permit, and Bones on fly.


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My son does fly fishing but I do not. He will probably fly fish for bones. I feel sure that the both of us will use the recommended tackle for tarpon and hopefully marlin.

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If your son wants to try fly fishing on his own up and down the caye when you're not with a guide(like early morning or sunset), there are some spots that you can walk to and cast a fly for bones or cuda. This is a good article about a brit that recorded his findings of spots to fish on the caye. http://globalflyfisher.com/reports/belize2002/


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hey Angelo--
i'm headed down in early april for my honeymoon, so I get one, count 'em one day for fishing. Which makes me wonder why I've tied about 100 bonefish flies.
If you only had half a dozen tarpon flies, what would you bring?

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100 Bonefish flies? I hope you tied some blind or with mono eyes. I hear they're really spooky in thin water in Belize. I'm bringing about 20 Charlies and Gotchas(wht, tan, olive, brn, orange) - half blind, half mono. I've also got some shrimp and Bonefish Bitters as well as small Clousers all in sizes 6 and 8 only, with most of them being 6. For Tarpon I'm bringing Black Death, Cockroach, Burnt Orange Grizzly, Stu Apte Red and Yellow, and Lefty's Red and White. I've got 'em in 1/0, 2/0, and 3/0. These sizes allow me to get into the resident babies and if all goes well the migratory Tarpon will start to move in and I can make use of the 3/0. I didn't even consider 4/0, but I would if I were going in the late summer. If I absolutely had to pick only a few, then I'd take the Cockroach and Orange Grizzly in 2/0. That covers dark and light and 2/0 is apparently the best choice if you're limited in tackle.

Don't forget the tandem cuda flies(2/0 green/wht, blue/wht). I'm going up to the cut to use these from the bank.

What dates are you going to be there in April? I'm heading down 4/10 - 4/18.

~ May you lines be tight ~


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Angelo,
Thanks for the tip.

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Thanks Angelo.
Pretty much confirms what I thought. Long, cold Alaskan nights make you do crazy things like tie a hundred bonefish flies. I tied 'em blind, mono and small beadchain. I can always use the extras for grayling and char this summer. I tied a egg sucking gotcha I can't wait to try.
I leave on the 10th, I'll try to leave a few bones for 'ya!!

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