Placencia, Belize Fishing Report, February 15, 2002
Permit and tarpon continue to be very good this winter season - and not just juvenile tarpon as is usually the case from January through March. The big guys are around in good quantity -- 30 to 50 pound range. Tarpon have been feeding from below the baitfish in 7 to 8 feet of water, and seem to be plentiful right now, especially around Lagoon Caye.**The most successful fly lately has been a greenish/brownish Clouser on a 3/0 hook with a long shank.
Large bonefish down at the Sapodilla Cayes (around 8 pounds).* Biting well on pink/white and brown/white slightly weighted Crazy Charlies.
As usual for the winter, Black Grouper, King Mackerl and barracuda are around in good numbers.
Kevin Modera Guide Services, Placencia, Belize