Destination Reports

Belize With Bo Wrap-Up

Bo Brand | Silver Bow Fly Shop June 21, 2023

Our friend Bo Brand at the Silver Bow Fly Shop in Spokane, Washington recently returned from a trip to Turneffe Flats in Belize and sent us this trip report.

Bo, Belize, and Bones!

I recently returned from my third hosted trip to Turneffe Flats Lodge, Belize. This year there were fourteen Spokanites in the group, including myself, traveling out of the cold to sunny Belize. The group included ten fishermen, and four wives who went diving, snorkeling, or spent the day relaxing by the pool in the sun.

The weather was good most days with some stiff winds, high clouds, and a little rain, nothing we all couldn't fish through it just made seeing fish a little difficult at times. Bonefish were plentiful but very, very spooky! Everyone in the group tangled into bonefish throughout the week. The crew enjoyed the stalking aspect of chasing singles and pairs of bonefish, some fish landed were upwards of eight pounds!

Permit shots were available most mornings through early afternoon and as usual the permit were super fickle as they are ninety nine percent of the time. The high clouds and winds didn't help seeing the fish at distance either.

Tarpon made a quick appearance most days, rolling in channels, or busting bait with the birds. One minute they were there, and then they were gone. Some very nice tarpon were hooked and lost by guest. Despite the sad losses on tarpon lands, the epic tarpon battles got folks excited for more tarpon trips in the future.

After six days of fishing we sadly left Turneffe atoll for Belize City to spend the day on a Mayan ruin tour followed by cave tubing. A relaxing end to a week of fishing hard.

Thanks to everyone who joined me on this trip, I had a great time with everyone. Thanks to Turneffe Flats Lodge and all the staff, you never disappoint.

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