Just below the surface lies a busy and vibrant marine world heavily populated with a large variety of game fish. Our professional guides are English speaking and familiar with the nuances of our local waters and prime grounds for the specific species you may be seeking. Before they became licensed guides, most of these people earned their living fishing these fertile waters. While fishing is recreational for some, these professionals understand that your time is limited and they will guide you earnestly over our waters.
Tarpon-Generally speaking, tarpon are present year round. Fishing for tarpon is at it's prime beginning in April and tapers off to just 'good' in December. July, August and September are the most productive months. If the weather is too windy on the tarpon flats, you'll find them in the lagoons, rivers and near the reef. Tarpon during the summer months are sometimes nearly twice as large as the ones present in our waters during the winter.
Bonefish-Bone fishing is also never less than good year round. The best months are April to November. Most casting is done from the bow of the boat, but we also have flats where you can wade and fish. The bonefish generally range from 2-5 lbs and are found in abundance.
Permit-The elusive permit is best sought during it's peak months beginning mid-February and they run strong until the end of May. June through to the beginning of December are still considered good months to fish for them. The permits are found in large schools on bonefish grounds, tarpon flats and in the waves lapping over the reef. They average between 8-10 lbs, but some can exceed 25 lbs.
Snook-This game fish is found mainly in the rivers, estuaries, flats, mangroves and lagoons and enjoy about the same seasonal appearance as do tarpon.
Reef fishing, in and just outside-Only October and November are considered less than good months for activity on the reef. The other 10 months are considered excellant for snappers, jacks, barracuda, wahoo, mackeral, king fish, triggerfish, grouper, cobia and rainbow runners, among many other species.
If you're avid about fishing, you will probably want to stay at a lodge dedicated to the art. Some of these are on the outer atolls where all you will do is fish, fish and fish some more. These lodges also offer diving and snorkeling. If your travel companion is not as enthusiastic about fishing as you are, it might make more sense to base yourselves on the coast or on one of the larger islands where your fishing widows and widowers can avail themselves of the many activities and tours offered in that area.
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