Long Caye is also known as one of the most productive tarpon fisheries in the entire Caribbean, and the area is home to resident fish that range in size from 20 to over 150 pounds. We love the permit fishing in this area as well, and feel that Long Caye is home to some of the largest permit in all of Belize.
Sent to Michael Caranci at The Fly Shop:
“Hi Michael … just a quick email to say thanks for recommending Belize and setting up such a great trip … the lodge was great, Mike and Marguerite are genuinely wonderful hosts, and the fishing was incredible … got an inshore grandslam on my 1st full day … over the 3 days, I managed a 30” snook taken to the table, a few baby tarpon to keep me on my toes, and more bones than I could have hoped for … throw in repeated legit shots @ permit every day … yeah man, incredible …
I will definitely go through The Flyshop for future trips – whether to Belize, or elsewhere … you guys @ the Shop, and the folks @ Belize River Lodge, are class acts …
With warmest thanks…”
“Patty & I had a great time at your place. I can say without reservation, it is the best run operation of its type we have ever been involved with. Your attention to detail is commendable. The fishing was exciting. If this was your off-season we gotta’ come back and see what the good stuff is like.”
On October 31st, “Just got back from Belize River Lodge @ 0230 today and walked into a mountain of snow from this week’s storm- however, looked at this one picture from and all that snow just magically disappeared for a moment. Bonefishing in Belize is like an elixir that makes all your work, worries and problems melt away, just like the snow. This place in Belize is like Paradise Found, perfect water, perfect fishing, perfect ‘drift’, and just spectacular people. The place we stayed at was loaded with Tarpon, Snook, Bones and the ever elusive and hard-to-catch Permit. I scored very high on Tarpons, Bonefish and not so well on Snook and Permit, but saw a ton of them!
Our week stay at Belize River Lodge met all our expectations; it was enjoyed by all members of our family. We especially appreciated the pre-trip planning assistance, the gracious atmosphere of the lodge, and the owner’s love and knowlege of Belize that informed our excursions. Our daily explorations were delightful, with each day bringing a new adventure customized to our needs and interests. We loved every activity we did and would highly recommend Belize River Lodge as a base site for diverse eco and adventure touring.
I really enjoy the surprise of the variety of fish and fishing locales I can run into in a day or a week at BRL. Small tarpon, giant tarpon, snook, snappers, permit, bones. I dig the jungle rivers and the ocean flats. I dream about the homemade food. And I love my guide Pedro!