San Pedro Fly Fishing Charters

San Pedro Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in San Pedro

San Pedro: 14 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
San Pedro
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
San Pedro
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trips from $500
San Pedro
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(48 reviews)
San Pedro
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trips from $550
Very good
3.1 / 5
(3 reviews)
San Pedro
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trips from $280
Excellent
4.2 / 5
(22 reviews)
San Pedro
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.5 / 5
(10 reviews)
Caye Caulker
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trips from $350
Belize City
trips from $2,173

Fly Fishing in San Pedro

Some go to San Pedro for its breathtaking sandy beaches, some for world-class snorkeling, but passionate anglers flock there for a variety of exciting game fishing opportunities. If you're looking for some unforgettable fly fishing, San Pedro, Belize is the place for you! Until the 1970s, the flats of Ambergris Caye were one of the best-kept secrets of the Caribbean, and now you have the chance to discover everything that these prolific waters have to offer on your own. Just grab your favorite fly rod and get ready for an adventure you'll remember for years to come!
 

What to Catch

 
“Slam Pedro” waters will be a true delight for all hardcore fly fishermen.The Ambergris Caye flats are known as the home of the Grand Slam – Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit. Tarpon – the Silver Kings, the prehistoric Goliaths, the high flyers of the flats – are famous for putting up a great fight. Permit are known as the most elusive species when it comes to fly fishing – they've been called "the saltwater Holy Grail." Even though Bones are probably the easiest to land on a fly, you can always find a challenge by focusing on the biggest singles swimming in the flats. Barracuda are also possible to catch on fly rod, even though this will be more of a challenge.
 
 

Where to Go 

 
It usually takes less than 30 minutes by boat to reach the majestic, extensive flats of the Ambergris Caye from any given San Pedro fly fishing resort. These 2–6’ shallows with whiter than white sandy floors stretch over 50 miles, and are a favorite dining spot of enormous schools of Tarpon and other bucket-list species. Permit can also be found on these flats, as well as in the sheltered lagoons and coves that provide excellent fishing even when strong winds take over. These protected areas are home to Bones, too. Apart from the waters near San Pedro, your fly fishing guide might also take you exploring Cangrejo, Savannah, and Long Caye, along with many other unnamed cayes. 
 

How to Fish

 
  • Thanks to the low fishing pressure in the area and the vastness of these flats, local Tarpon became fearless and hungry for almost any kind of well-crafted fly. Your weapon of choice will be a 10–12 wt fly rod with intermediate sink tip lines, floating tapers, and 40–80 lb fluorocarbon leaders. And what about flies? You'll be going for the Red/White Tarpon, Grizzly Orange Tarpon, Black Death, Tarpon Toad, or Cockroach flies, sizes 1–3.
 
  • Permit are well-known for testing fly anglers' skills, patience, and wit. Catching these famously picky and spooky fish on the fly will be the biggest Grand Slam challenge. But no worries if you come armed with 9–10 wt rods with floating saltwater tropical shooting lines and a 20–30 lb fluorocarbon leader. Use size 2–4 weighted Raghead Crab, Avalon Permit, Merkin Crab, and EP Spawning Shrimp flies. Make sure that your cast is long and accurate, fly dropped where the fish can easily spot it, and get ready for a battle of the lifetime. 
 
  • Fly fishing for Bones is more than angling – it's hunting! Wait until you spot them, and then long cast the fly accurately – slightly ahead or to the side. Placing the fly on top or under the fish is a huge no-no. When it comes to the tackle, your best choices are 7–8 wt rods with floating saltwater taper lines and fluorocarbon leaders. Flies should be lightly weighted or unweighted, sizes 2, 4, 6, or 8. Go for  Crazy Charlie’s, Bonefish Bitters, Puglisi Spawning Shrimp, Puff Shrimp, Gotchas, or Crab flies. 
 
  • Fly fishing for Barracuda in these waters can be a real challenge. The recommended method for catching these toothy beasts is casting rapidly in front of them, using trailer hooks and 6–7" fish-hair flies. Bring your favorite fly rod, patience, and expect the unexpected. 
 

When to Go

 
May–November is the prime season for San Pedro flats fishing, but that doesn't mean other months can't be productive as well. The perfect scenario for Tarpon hunting includes calm weather without winds, so keep in mind that March–May is commonly the dry season in Belize. Even when it's too windy for Tarpon, you can always find shelter and game in protected coves and lagoons, teeming with Permit and Bonefish.
 
If you're interested in testing your fly fishing skills against other anglers, don't miss the Tres Pescados Slam, held annually in August. This catch-and-release fly fishing tournament lasts three days and will give you the chance of setting a Grand Slam record. 
 
Fly fishing in San Pedro, Belize for these elusive game species will be something to write home about. Many top fly anglers from all over the world return to these waters again and again, and it's time that you discover why on your own. 
San Pedro
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 26,558 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in San Pedro

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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Daniel  B.
Daniel B. Matawan, NJ
Diverse species and options to fish inside and reef oe outside reef for bigger game fish species.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Diverse species and options to fish inside and reef oe outside reef for bigger game fish species.
Bruce  M.
Bruce M. Idaho Falls, ID
The wahoo and Marlin bite has slowed down for the season but the barracuda was good! Started picking up some grouper and mahi mahi! Our boat caught a huge bull!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The wahoo and Marlin bite has slowed down for the season but the barracuda was good! Started picking up some grouper and mahi mahi! Our boat caught a huge bull!
Vint  C.
Vint C. McGregor, TX
Bring your own gear but get on the flats with a good guide day 1. You'll learn bait, locations and what's biting from the charter and then apply it to DIY fishing for later days.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring your own gear but get on the flats with a good guide day 1. You'll learn bait, locations and what's biting from the charter and then apply it to DIY fishing for later days.
Brad  B.
Brad B. San Pedro Town, Belize District
The area is beautiful. You can fish either within the reef or past the reef. Be sure to specify with the boat captain what type of fish you are looking to catch. We had a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The area is beautiful. You can fish either within the reef or past the reef. Be sure to specify with the boat captain what type of fish you are looking to catch. We had a great time.
Justin  B.
Justin B. Caldwell, ID
Rogel adventures is the best! Booking with him in the future. Simply incredible captain!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Rogel adventures is the best! Booking with him in the future. Simply incredible captain!
Jon  E.
Jon E. Arvada, CO
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Alan  R.
Alan R. Englewood, CO
Lots of fish around to try either reef fishing for fun with the Kids, or deep water fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lots of fish around to try either reef fishing for fun with the Kids, or deep water fishing.
Daniel  Z.
Daniel Z. Wayzata, MN
Making it threw the reef channel can be quite rough, but the remainder of the trip was well worth it.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Making it threw the reef channel can be quite rough, but the remainder of the trip was well worth it.
Brady  P.
Brady P. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Tim  M.
Tim M. Belize City, BZ
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Brian  S.
Brian S. Belize
Go with Jerry and Belize Guide Co. We really wanted to try the Fishing and Beach BBQ trip. Next time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Jerry and Belize Guide Co. We really wanted to try the Fishing and Beach BBQ trip. Next time!
Erik  G.
Erik G. Thousand Oaks, California
Freedom tours did a great job while we were on the water. We would recommend them.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Freedom tours did a great job while we were on the water. We would recommend them.
Joseph  L.
Joseph L. Belize
Know the Captain can’t control whether or not th fish bite. His knowledge increases your odds but no guarantee.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Know the Captain can’t control whether or not th fish bite. His knowledge increases your odds but no guarantee.
William  M.
William M. Conway, AR
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
William  S.
William S. Grand Rapids, MI
If you want to go to the reef make sure those with weak stomachs take Dramamine
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If you want to go to the reef make sure those with weak stomachs take Dramamine
Robert  B.
Robert B. Hudsonville, Michigan
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.
Very good
3.7 / 5
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.
Aaron  R.
Aaron R. Belize City, Belize District
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Jeremy  T.
Jeremy T. Belize
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Rick  C.
Rick C. Belize

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