Permit

  • Size 10 to 30lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Inshore, Nearshore, Reef, Flats, Backcountry

Permit fishing in Belize City and the surrounding atolls varies from good to great. Due to the area only having micro climate changes, the conditions are stable enough to host these fish year round, with the highest concentrations observed in the springtime.

The fisheries of the Belizean coasts are home to hundreds of square miles of crystal clear 1-3ft deep flats, with the bottoms being a combination of hard coral, turtle grass and sand, depending on where you fish.

If you're not up for a hunt for large and solitary individuals, there are plenty of schools of 100+ fish to practice your cast on in the Permit capital of the world.

Permit

  • Size 10 to 30lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Inshore, Nearshore, Reef, Flats, Backcountry

Belize Permit Fishing Seasons

Seasonality

Permit fishing in Belize varies moderately throughout the year. High season is March to May. Low season is December. There is no closed season.

Fish Species Similar to Permit in Belize

Amberjack

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What People Are Saying About Permit Fishing in Belize

"Three days fishing with Captain Nano."

Matthew Pollard fished with Nano Guerrero on May 29, 2018

Captain Nano was very knowledgeable of the areas we fished. Conditions were mixed for visibility. Opportunities for permit were few as were tarpon. We caught a few bonefish and did have a good time. Beautiful area. I would book Nano again. He worked very hard for us.

"Half day trip with capitan carlos"

Raphael Ludwick fished with Freedom Tours - Little Hooker on October 6, 2017

Im an avid light tackle fisherman from Galveston Texas and I must admit Capt. Carlos put me on the bone fish 5 by 11am and had a permit hooked too just lost him to a Bimini knot lol! Called it quits fully satisfied in a half day although paid for a full day! Grande viaje muchas gracias y saludos!
Belize
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Based on 8,297 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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