Tarpon Fishing - Turneffe Flats Belize
The tarpon fishing on Turneffe Atoll is possible all year, with the peak tarpon fishing season happening in the late spring and summer months, when tarpon migrate through Turneffe Atoll.
Tarpon Fishing Belize
Tarpon are perhaps the ultimate challenge of saltwater fly-fishing. Although there are always some resident tarpon to be found, our migratory tarpon season extends from mid-April to October. Tarpon inhabit the creeks, channels and lagoons of the Atoll and most tarpon jumped are 60-90 pounds, with some fish in the 100-150 pound range and occasional monsters approaching 200 pounds.
We recommend 11 - 12 weight fly rods for tarpon with an intermediate fly line, which allows anglers to fish at various depths. Our most popular tarpon flies are in the 2-0 to 4-0 size range and we recommend 16-20 lb. class tippet and 60-80 pound shock tippet.