Saturday, March 26, 2005

Belize: Bones, Jacks, Snappers and a few Good Groupers

Our second trip to Belize lasted for twelve days and began on February 16. We spent the first seven days at a small resort eight miles north of Placencia. From that location I took two guided fishing trips. The first day resulted in nine bonefish to hand. They took silver, tan, and yellow crazy charlies and blue/white clousers. The second day we tried for snook and tarpon in Monkey River. I only caught two little tarpons. A sinktip line would have been advantageous for this river fishing.
Robin and I spent the next five days on Tobacco Caye, twelve miles out from the mainland town of Dangriga. I was disappointed to learn that the flats around Tobacco Caye are devoid of bonefish. But I did managed to spend a couple of hours every day harrassing the reef fishes. Snappers, jacks and groupers to 16 inches provide great sport on a 7 wt. rod. Casting a clouser or crazy charlie to coral heads provided non-stop action remniscient of bait fishing for bluegills. I would usually finish out my days on the beach with a One Barrel (rum) and pineapple juice. Life is good.

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