Hopkins Village is a mecca for fishing. Its location along the shores of the Caribbean Sea is teeming with many different kinds of fish, from bonefish, tarpon, snapper to permit and of course the impressive Goliath Grouper. For some, fishing seems to be a pretty boring affair, but for others it as an enjoyable adventure.
Why an adventure? Well, because of the work you have to put into the experience, as a fish will not automatically jump into your net or unto your hook unless you are lucky. The best part of any fishing experience is when you actually catch a fish! So, for those that think the fishing experience is boring, maybe they need a little guidance to make it more exciting.
Below are a few interesting and useful tips to ease you into a better fishing experience:
Practice makes perfect – the key is to practice for a duration of five to ten minutes, a couple times before your actual fishing trip.
Trust – You should have the trust that your guide is experienced enough to provide you with the best areas for fishing.
Take control of what you can – Carry along gear that will further assist you and make your experience worth the while and memorable. For example your polarized glasses, rain gear, sunscreen, camera. Drink a lot of water on the boat, that sort of thing.
How is your Cast – Let the guide know your goals for example if you don’t know how to cast, let them assist you into learning how to better do it. Our guides love to cast and will be happy to help you with your cast. Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to maximize your fishing day with the guide. It can be geared for all levels, especially if you are a novice.
Communicate throughout the day – Speak with your guide. If you want to see if there is something else to do, ask. Some anglers prefer to wade fish, just ask the guide for this opportunity. Trust me you don’t want to just sit there and do nothing while waiting for a fish to grab hold of your line or else the experience will seem boring.
Hook and cook – Bonefish, permit and tarpon are all catch and release fish in Belize. If you catch snapper, grouper, jack, and so on… We are happy to prepare the fish that you caught with an additional cost of course!
Enjoy yourself – It is our mission to make sure you are having the time of life. So whenever you catch a fish take pictures of whatever you caught even if you had to throw it back into the sea. As I’ve mentioned before, catching a fish is the best part of going fishing! Am I right?
If you have any additional tips to add to our list, we would be happy to hear from you!