What would you recommend to anglers fishing in San Pedro for the first time?

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Tim Maddock
Belize City, BZ
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Went fishing with Nano Guerrero on June 1, 2019
We fished spinning gear and I brought my own. If you fish with Nano you dont have to bring spinners, I left him 2 brand new set ups. Seems like alot of people fly fish for bonefish here. I dont know anything about that. But you would have had alot of opportunities

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Will Bach
Belize City, BZ
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Went fishing with Freedom Tours - Little Hooker on August 4, 2018
When booking I specifically said that we wanted to mostly fish for tarpon. The only bait on the boat was crabs (no tarpon bait). When I asked the captain about going after tarpon he said they were mostly caught at night, this was a day trip. They should have told me in the many emails if they were not planning to take us tarpon fishing. Since this booking format doesn't allow direct contact with the captain, we did not get to fish for what we asked for. It was too late to change anything when we got on the boat. I guess before we flew from Texas to Belize, I should have had better response to my emails. We did catch a few bonefish and the water in Belize is beautiful but at this time I doubt I will book through this format again. Thanks.

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Kent Busek
Fargo, ND
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Went fishing with Reel, Grill & Chill Belize on May 31, 2018
I typically marlin fish in Cabo San Lucas Mexico. San Pedro had more action throughout the day as in Cabo you hope to catch one fish a day. We hooked over a dozen fish. More variety of fish were available in San Pedro. We did reef fish two days. The calmer water and shorter fishing time was fine for my wife and daughter. But the fish while many were smaller. 1 pound or less. I would have like to attempted to fish the bay side of the island, but didn't get ime.

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Rick Capron
Belize City, Belize District
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Went fishing with Freedom Tours - Trolling Passion on May 4, 2018
Whether it's 2000 feet is water or 2 feet of water the possibilities are endless. I have caught a wide range of fish while staying on SP. Whatever you want is certainly catchable. But be reminded it is called fishing and not catching. I have had terrible days on the water in the states. I have read reviews of boats that are not very positive to say the least and I am sure there are bad experiences. I believe those reviews are posted without looking at all factors and that people feel that just because they are here in SP that they will automatically catch the trophy fish that they are seeking. It happens for sure just not every day. Happy Fishing Everyone!

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Allison Quinn
Kirkland, WA
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Went fishing with Freedom Tours - Trolling Passion on September 22, 2018
It rained heavily in the afternoon and our captain was wary of the lightning hitting the boat so it cut our day significantly... maybe the summer months are better or at least start early in the day. We couldn't find snapper, but we did get a couple of barracuda. SPECIFY what species of fish you want to seek because we did not and we were a little disappointed that we didn't try for more.

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David Gould
San Pedro Town, BZ
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Went fishing with Reel, Grill & Chill Belize on April 30, 2018
Its a crap shoot unless you know someone that has had a good trip with a certain guide. There is so many "guides" to choose from but a select few who are probably worth spending your money on. Next time I would book with names I heard from the other guests who had positive experiences. It's possible that the reef has been over fished as well. I will try fishing the flats on my next trip down.

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Damian Petty
Dallas, Texas
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Went fishing with Freedom Tours - Trolling Passion on April 11, 2018
Knowing what you want to fish for. Deep sea, reef or flats. Each have different fish. I would do the spin reel for barracuda all day over the reef fishing. Guides were great. You could tell they weren't making a lot of money as they worried about losing gear on the reef.

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Rick Capron
Belize
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Went fishing with Freedom Tours - The Reel Deal on June 16, 2017
Stay away from the alcohol the night before. Make sure to take Dramamine (deep sea fishing) the night before and the morning of the trip. 8 hours is a long day to be out on the water especially when it is hot. Plan your trip accordingly and dont be late to the pick up point. You may not always catch what you want but after all it is called fishing.

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Ernest Larrabee
San Pedro Town, Belize District
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Went fishing with Freedom Tours - Trolling Passion on July 18, 2019
Well the sharks would eat your tuna or whatever you’re fishing for before you could real the fish in.

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Therese Burch
Nacogdoches, TX
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Went fishing with Freedom Tours - Lucky Strike on June 26, 2019
If you go with right company you can this is our 3rd trip but will not use freedom tours find someone else

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Brady Porter
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Went fishing with Freedom Tours - Trolling Passion on June 9, 2019
Making it threw the reef channel can be quite rough, but the remainder of the trip was well worth it.

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Joel Alderete
United States
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Went fishing with DreamKation International Tours on May 28, 2019
Good. Take your motion sickness pills! Two of our guys didn't and they got sick. Messed up the trip for the rest of us!

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Scott Zahn
Red Lodge, MT
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Went fishing with Belize Tarpon Fly on March 18, 2019
If new to fly fishing in salt water do your homework. It's not the same as fishing for trout or salmon but that's also what makes it interesting.

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Brian Snyder
Belize
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Went fishing with Freedom Tours - Trolling Passion on March 4, 2019
Book a big enough boat for the expected conditions. A 26 foot open boat would make for a less enjoyable trip in anything but calm seas. The “dry boat” was a good choice.

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Robert Buchholtz
Hudsonville, Michigan
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Went fishing with Freedom Tours - Trolling Passion on February 19, 2018
If you want to go to the reef make sure those with weak stomachs take Dramamine

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Tim Fird
Belize
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Went fishing with Freedom Tours - The Reel Deal on July 19, 2018
Book with Billyhoo, boat was excellent for fishing and enough room for a couple of kids to go and catch fish or just adults.

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William Milburn
Conway, AR
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Went fishing with Freedom Tours - Trolling Passion on March 24, 2018
Know the Captain can’t control whether or not th fish bite. His knowledge increases your odds but no guarantee.

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William Syverson
Grand Rapids, MI
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Went fishing with Uprising Tours Fishing on March 15, 2018
The seaweed issue was a bit of a problem when reef fishing. The bait periodically got hung up on the seaweed and needed to cleaned off. However the water is spectacular and the fishing very good.

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Dushyanthi Nirmalan
Brandon, Florida
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Went fishing with Freedom Tours - The Reel Deal on February 24, 2018
Make sure what you are paying for is what you want. We were 6 of us and wasn’t able to have our own fishing rods to use to fish.

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Jeff Welbourne
Hyattsville, Maryland
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Went fishing with Freedom Tours - The Reel Deal on February 15, 2018
Check weather, have clear understanding with the management about their weather cancellation policy.

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Aaron Rockwell
Belize City, Belize District
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Went fishing with Freedom Tours - The Reel Deal on September 6, 2017
Call ahead to see what will be running it will help you plan your day better. Half days may be better option if bill fish aren't really running.

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Jeremy Tiner
Belize
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Went fishing with Freedom Tours - The Reel Deal on August 5, 2017
You'll be fishing within 10mins from leaving the dock. Its 450 deep just beyond the reef. Deep sea fishing is all trolling, not bottom fishing.

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Joseph Lawler
Belize
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Went fishing with Freedom Tours - Trolling Passion on June 7, 2018
Freedom tours did a great job while we were on the water. We would recommend them.

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