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Any flats accessible from the beach on the east?

Posted By: skippy

Any flats accessible from the beach on the east? - 05/06/08 11:19 PM

Hi, first post, but I've enjoyed lurking for a while. Coming to AC in a couple weeks to look at Las Terrazas and Belize Legacy Resort properties. Any info about those places would be helpful (pm if you prefer), but mostly I'm curious about a statement in the Fishing section of the site: "Almost nobody fishes from the beach on AC, but then almost nobody fishes, period, out of AC."

I was going to bring my saltwater fly rod and bonefish flies and just walk the beach in those areas I mentioned, but is the statement above true? I don't have time to hire a guide this first trip, and don't care if I catch anything or even see anything, but I find it hard to believe that no one fishes from the beach in AC. I realize that the best flats are only boat accessible, but surely there are some areas around those two resorts that have wadeable flats? Thanks in advance.

skippy
Posted By: Don Greife

Re: Any flats accessible from the beach on the east? - 05/07/08 04:59 AM

Skippy, If the info you received from Las Terrazas was ""almost nobody fishes, period, out of AC". I'd look elsewhere for advise. There are beaches far north that have good fly fishing. However, most is done with a guide south, west and north of San pedro. Fly fishing is great for bones, permit and tarpon. I plan to arrive with my fly fishing partner Thursday PM.
Posted By: trigas

Re: Any flats accessible from the beach on the east? - 05/07/08 01:50 PM

Skippy I would suggest that you look at The Phoenix as well. I looked at Las Terrazas and it is a beautiful property. But I bought at the Phoenix because the location is excellent and the property equally as nice. Being in town is a huge plus to my wife and I. The reason we fell in love with ambergris caye is the town of San Pedro. Good luck in your hunting.
Posted By: Amanda Syme

Re: Any flats accessible from the beach on the east? - 05/07/08 03:53 PM

One of the largest fishing flats on the east side of the island a located about a mile north of Las Terrazas in the area known as Flying Fisherman!

Bone and flats fishing are very, very popular activities here. El Pescador Hotel is practically dedicated to these sports/hobbies.

Posted By: skippy

Re: Any flats accessible from the beach on the east? - 05/07/08 05:28 PM

Thanks for all the info! Actually, that comment about nobody fishes from shore in AC is by the author of the Fishing section of this site. Maybe it's an old article?

I will indeed check out the area north of Las Terrazas, and try to book a showing at Phoenix. Thanks, everyone.
Posted By: Loansum-Al K

Re: Any flats accessible from the beach on the east? - 05/07/08 05:45 PM

I've seen bone fish caught right in front of Coco Locos and in the Boca del Rio area. They may not be as abundant as in the south end but they are there.
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Any flats accessible from the beach on the east? - 05/07/08 06:13 PM

Journey's End Hotel, walk north along the beach and there's a stretch a few miles long with plenty of Bones.
Posted By: ibbrian

Re: Any flats accessible from the beach on the east? - 05/09/08 02:09 AM

Caught bones in February wading the shoreline, mostly just north of Captn Shark's bait shop. Was using a 6 wt fresh water fly rig. Stayed at Banana Beach. Also saw bones cruising the cut and had a couple of good ones on just off the park.
Fished the edges of sea grass & sand patches in waist deep water.
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Any flats accessible from the beach on the east? - 05/09/08 02:41 AM

FYI, Captain Shark's bait shop is no more. Use Wet Willy's if you're asking around for a reference point.
Posted By: budah

Re: Any flats accessible from the beach on the east? - 05/10/08 01:02 AM

anyone know if you can purchase local flys there or buy/tie in states
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Any flats accessible from the beach on the east? - 05/10/08 03:34 AM

Down by BC's at Henry's shop (just ask at the bar) or up at El Pescador.
Posted By: 2MILESNORTHOFCUT

Re: Any flats accessible from the beach on the east? - 05/10/08 02:03 PM

Skippy, Our place is a little south of El Pescador and there are tons of bonefish swimming around our pier and in the sea grass.
I find them all over Ambergris Caye. I'm sure if you look around you will find some up at the Las Terrazas area.
Posted By: skippy

Re: Any flats accessible from the beach on the east? - 05/11/08 01:07 AM

Thanks everyone, you folks are great. I'm psyched now. I'll hire a guide next trip and try to catch a tarpon on the lagoon side, but this time I just want to wander down the beach and look for bones. Now, as long as American will let me carry-on my 2 piece fly rod, I'm set.
Posted By: budah

Re: Any flats accessible from the beach on the east? - 05/11/08 03:51 AM

Simon.your a wealth of knowlege thanx.
2mile when I grow up I wanna be like Capt Jeff but i'll settle for being 2MILESNORTHOFCUT
skippy can ya say 4pc. good luck, when are you there?
Posted By: Diane Campbell

Re: Any flats accessible from the beach on the east? - 05/11/08 04:42 PM

My goodness -- the bone fish used to be right in front of Las Terrazaas too -------- !
Anyway, we live a bit north of LT and see big bonies all the time ...... in fact I used to have dogs who herded them and one dog who acutally caught some. The fishermen were jealous. Dogs have passed to doggie heaven, so they will no longer compete.

Posted By: skippy

Re: Any flats accessible from the beach on the east? - 05/11/08 06:40 PM

Originally Posted by budah
Simon.your a wealth of knowlege thanx.
2mile when I grow up I wanna be like Capt Jeff but i'll settle for being 2MILESNORTHOFCUT
skippy can ya say 4pc. good luck, when are you there?


budah, be there May 22-26. Now, don't say that about a 4-piece. I was about to pull the trigger on a Sage Xi2 last weekend, and the fly shop guy allowed as to how he always takes his 2-piece rod on board and puts it in the coat rack. I love my XP and don't want to get another saltwater rod. Anyone else think a 2-piece rod won't make it on the plane? I'm not checking luggage.
Posted By: JLF213

Re: Any flats accessible from the beach on the east? - 05/15/08 01:25 AM

Hi Guys,

I'm traveling to the island May 23-26. I still haven't decided where we're staying. I'm an avid fisherman in Miami. I flat fish and go deep sea fishing all the time. I don't do much fly fishing, though. I was wondering if there are bait shops on the island where I can buy shrimp or crabs. Skippy, since you seem to know the island a little better than I do, I'd love to get together and maybe do some fishing together. Also, what part of the island would you guys recommend we stay, North, South, or the San Pedro Area?

JLF
Posted By: skippy

Re: Any flats accessible from the beach on the east? - 05/15/08 05:06 AM

JLF, as I said in my first post, this is my first time to AC. I'm coming to look at properties, and try to get some fishing in between showings.
Posted By: JLF213

Re: Any flats accessible from the beach on the east? - 05/15/08 05:07 PM

Skippy,

No problem.....Let's keep in touch and maybe we can do a little bone fishing...

Regards,

JLF
Posted By: budah

Re: Any flats accessible from the beach on the east? - 05/16/08 08:56 PM

skippy& jlf213
i'll be in town around that time also, my son and i love to fish and are learning the flyfishing trade the last couple years and are taking our fly gear down this time. check in at B.C.'s evenings. trade fish tales. check out steve at fishingsanpedro.com or check out other post here. peace
Posted By: JLF213

Re: Any flats accessible from the beach on the east? - 05/16/08 10:14 PM

Budah sounds great...I thought I was going to be there with a couple friends from work but they backed out on me and I'll be going solo. Probably staying at the Hostel. I look forward to fishing there. I'm not much of a fly fisherman but I'm taking a rod and a couple fly's along with a 7' light spinner. If you're going to do some wading on the flats let me know...

JLF
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