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

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Brian Stamey
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Went fishing with Reel, Grill & Chill Belize on June 25, 2024
It was a great time but in June it’s the rainy season. The water was pretty choppy and rough in the morning but settled a little in the afternoon. From what I’ve gathered the fishing is better in March-May. However there are seasonal fishing that are worth it. Also I am going to come back and do some fly fishing.

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Bob Hoy
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Went fishing with Uprising Tours Fishing – Knotty Pirate on March 12, 2024
Weather is generally favorable, but the wind can be unpredictable. We were fortunate enough to have a light day, but there were days later in our week, that I don't think deep sea fishing would be an option. Also, the sun there is nothing to joke about. Bring lots of sunscreen and use it often. Hats and light colored, sun blocking clothes can save your day.

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Rawlins Lowndes
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Went fishing with Fish 101 Belize on December 29, 2023
Great fishing, caught Cuda, king and Spanish mackeral mutton snapper, tuna, and grunts of multiple variety This is wahoo season. We didn't catch any billfish, but they are around. Feb and March more for sails and marlin. Great fishing inshore and offshire!¡

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Matthew Mottram
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Went fishing with Nano Guerrero on December 12, 2023
I had bad weather so tough to provide a fair comment. A lot of the fishing is close to town or at least with structures visible so it does detract from the feeling of being out “in the wild” that I love about other destinations.

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Dennis Kaminsky
Macon, VA
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Went fishing with Captain Rogel Sanchez on September 1, 2023
Bring plenty of strong insect repellent not for the boat but for Ambergris Caye. The island has lots of standing water and trash everywhere and we were not able to go outside day or night without spraying down with repellent. We will not be going back to this island which is unfortunate because we had a great time once we were out on the boat.

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Heather Gale
Castle Rock, CO
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Went fishing with Reel, Grill & Chill Belize on June 13, 2022
We were so excited to try different fishing styles in San Pedro. My husband and daughter were excited to try and catch some bigger fish doing some deep sea fishing, however they got sea sick very quickly and it ruined the day. We also did some reef fishing, which was a little disappointing, but not the captains fault at all. Apparently when you go during a full moon, the fish aren’t as hungry during the day, since they feed more at night during this time. This is something we weren’t aware of. We might have timed our trip differently or maybe not booked as many fishing trips during our stay.

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Alan Ridgeway
Englewood, CO
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Went fishing with Captain Rogel Sanchez on April 29, 2022
We had a great day with lots of fish and only moderate winds. The captains work diligently to maintain sustainable practices and the fishery has prospered from reduced tourism during Covid. Adding San Pedro to my list of recurring stops.

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Jonathan Choy
San Jose, CA
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Went fishing with Reel, Grill & Chill Belize on February 28, 2022
This wasn't a fish focused trip for me, but I did catch a bone fish from shore behind our resort with plastic grub. The wind was up most of the trip, so that made sight fishing difficult. There were lots of snapper around from shore around the resort's pier and by boat. They were taking plastics and sardines.

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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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Michael Colvin
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Went fishing with Freedom Tours – Trolling Passion on July 20, 2024
Keep an open mind. When you go with a guide, it’s their boat and let them lead. Enjoy the experience.

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Andrew Davison
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Went fishing with Nano Guerrero on May 25, 2024
Capt Nano!! Black Orchid restaurant, Belikin beer, hidden treasure restaurant, fishing from the docks at night.

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Dan Qualls
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Went fishing with Captain Rogel Sanchez on May 28, 2024
San Pedro can get very windy throughout the day and the water can get rough both inside and outside the reef. Be ready for rough seas.

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Wes Carroll
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Went fishing with Uprising Tours Fishing on June 24, 2024
This trip was great to have my wife accompany me and my adult sons! Great family time

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John Jett
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Went fishing with Freedom Tours – Lucky Strike on June 15, 2024
I preferred fishing lagoon side of the island , a lot calmer. These guys know some good spots

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Matthew Schultz
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Went fishing with Captain Tayo The Epic – San Pedro on June 2, 2024
Practice, practice, practice. Fly fishing the flats takes long, accurate casts and patience.

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Alvin Liu
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Went fishing with Reel, Grill & Chill Belize on May 13, 2024
If you would like the complete experience fishing in San Pedro, definitely do the fishing, snorkeling, bbq cook on the beach package!!!

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Venessa Whitener
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Went fishing with Reel, Grill & Chill Belize on April 14, 2024
The half day reef is great for people who want to experience ocean fishing with lots of varieties of fish, but without the swells and sea sickness!

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Nicholas Atwell
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Went fishing with Nano Guerrero on April 8, 2024
If it is your first time make sure you are well protected from the sun and brace yourself for a hot but incredible experience!

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David Huffman
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Went fishing with Freedom Tours – Trolling Passion on March 18, 2024
When they say reef fishing it is man made reefs in shallower water not the 2nd largest reef in the world

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Jeannette Messing
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Went fishing with Reel, Grill & Chill Belize on February 26, 2024
We were able to catch quite a few species of fish and also a good amount. We are very happy fishing in February in San Pedro.

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Ted Bryant
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Went fishing with Captain Nato on February 11, 2024
Temper your expectations and enjoy the experience. Timing is important for some species. Bring your own gear, if you have it, so as not to be disappointed in the gear provided.

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Ted Bryant
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Went fishing with Captain Rogel Sanchez on February 11, 2024
Keep in mind we were spear fishing, not deep-sea or reef fishing with fishing poles. We were successful in our catch and ate a great meal that same night.

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Keith Groven
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Went fishing with Uprising Tours Fishing – Knotty Pirate on February 14, 2024
Although you can catch bigger fish off shore, reef fishing has great odds of bringing home some delicious fare for your dinner to be cooked locally.

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Rob Bowden
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Went fishing with Captain Nato on January 30, 2024
Having your own equipment is recommended mostly so you are familiar with it. Learn the double haul cast for windy situations it's always present...be patient, it's more like hunting than fishing

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C.J. Schrotenboer
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Went fishing with Reel, Grill & Chill Belize on January 2, 2024
Stayed inside reef because of wind. Lots of action and had several fish on the line before they got off. Good AM fishing.

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Rawlins Lowndes
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Went fishing with Freedom Tours – Trolling Passion on December 28, 2023
Plenty of sporty fish!!! Wahoo season is now bilut the king mackrel bite was amazing. Mahogany Bay pool bar did a superior job cooking outlr catch!

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Shawn Storey
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Went fishing with Nano Guerrero on December 26, 2023
If you're targeting a specific species ask to see if they're around when you're planning your trip. I was hunting permit and they are hard to find in December

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Christopher Rocheleau
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Went fishing with Freedom Tours – Lucky Strike on December 5, 2023
Don’t hesitate to book the trip, visit this beautiful country and experience what it has to offer!

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Adam Taylor
Alexandria, VA
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Went fishing with Reel, Grill & Chill Belize on May 29, 2023
Fishing in San Pedro you are sure to catch a variety of fish on the reef using live bait like snapper, triggerfish and barracuda. Don't sit around the resort pool all day... Get out and fish!

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Daniel Barrett
Matawan, NJ
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Went fishing with Reel, Grill & Chill Belize on May 24, 2023
Communicate with your captain on expectations and what kind of fishing you'd like to do prior to meeting. They are more than happy to accommodate when possible.