Our Week at Turneffe Flats Lodge
We were at Turneffe Flats Lodge in Belize last week with a group of 10 anglers and were very impressed with the lodge (as we knew we would be) and saw lots of nice permit and larger than average bonefish and impressive flats for wading anglers. Unfortunately Mother Nature sent us a weather front of rain and clouds for much of the week which made sighting fish and staying dry a challenge. The good thing about saltwater is that about 5 minutes after the rain stops, you're dry again!
In between the periods of rain we saw lots of tailing bonefish and permit. There were few baby tarpon to be found but we did get shots at a couple, but it was mostly a bonefish and permit trip. Despite the weather, we had some good shots at times but the clouds made it hard to see and once the tails disappeared, we often lost them. Of course, our last day was dry and sunny and we were reminded of how good the weather could have been.
We were happy to discover that the guides go-to fly for permit was Cathy's Crab and the smaller size 6 was good for bones along with the Sili-legs bonefish flies. If you're headed to saltwater to fish for permit and bonefish, we recommend that you have a few of each in different sizes in your box.
That said, we will return next year at about the same time as we are anxious to get back after the permit! We definitely saw what the fishery has to offer and Craig & Karen Hayes have an oasis at Turneffe with lots of diving and snorkeling opportunities for the non angler, deluxe accommodations, beautiful pool, and exceptional dining, great guides, and easy to access location.
Back at Home
We're still having some beautiful fall days with good fishing. We're booking into November and will continue as long as the weather holds. Here's a look at the past week.
That’s it for this week. We hope you’re getting out to enjoy the beautiful fall weather. Every warm sunny day is a gift now with November right around the corner. Be on the watch for goblins and witches on broomsticks this weekend.