Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon and Snook are the main species that visiting anglers target, plus endless opportunities over the reef for Tuna, Wahoo, Grouper, Snapper and Barracuda if you fancy some Bluewater action.
El Pescador is rightly proud of having one of the only true large Tarpon flats outside of Florida. Ambergris offers sight fishing for Tarpon all year round. With resident fish up to eighty pounds in weight, for those chasing a trophy fish, there are much larger migrating Tarpon reaching two hundred pounds which also visit the area during the season.
Combine this with world-class bonefishing and some of the best permit fishing and you can see why this is a top location. The larger Permit favour the deeper ocean flats, however, there are schools of smaller fish cruising around the shallows in and around the mangroves and channels where the Snook also like to show up. Most of the permit fishing is done from the skiffs (Pangas), however, there are opportunities to walk and wade.
If you fancy some fishing and solitude you can borrow one of the resorts canoes and, after some guidance, you can head off on your own mini adventure chasing Bonefish for a couple of hours.
The guides at El Pescador are amongst the finest in Belize and many of them have been with the resort for over twenty years. There are many second generation guides now starting to come through after years of training. Their intimate knowledge of the fishing, tides and movements of the fish make sure that they offer you the best chance to catch fish. In addition, they can offer tuition if your casting needs some help with one of the evening workshops where you can learn the technical skills required and they are there to ensure that you really do have a memorable time.
We would advise all anglers to bring all the gear and equipment needed rods, reels, flies and polarized glasses etc. However, if you do forget something, the resort has a well stocked tackle shop that can cover emergencieas well as the opportunity to try new equipment. It also offers rental equipment and flies, leaders etc, should you run short or need additional gear.
A typical day starts after breakfast when you leave the dock with the guide and the skiff at 8:00am and return after a full day out around 5:00pm.