Oct 09

Horduras Bonefish

It makes sense from a Google Earth perspective that Honduras would have bonefish.  Turns out it does.

One place that seems to be booking for your Honduran Bonefish get away is Mango Creek Lodge, located on the island of Roatan.  One thing I found interesting in reading Mango Creek’s list of what to bring were the fly sizes… up to #10.  That’s a trout fly!  The fish seem to be on the smaller end of the spectrum, that 3-5 pound size that lets you know you’ll probably see schools, but won’t need to break out the 9 weight.

As far as lodges go, Mango Creek is far from the most expensive.  A 7 night, 6 fishing-day stay is $2,200 (double occupancy).  That’s not too bad, really.  Oh, but it will cost about $900 to fly there and back.  Details.

Home to your Honduran Bonefish Odyssey

You can also catch bones on the Honduran Island of Guanaja, according to the Fish Guanaja Honduras blog.  The author says he fishes for world class bones, but no pictures or sizes are actually mentioned… so, who knows.  Emerald Waters offers a trip to Guanaja and talks in glowing terms about the fishery.  A week with them will cost you about $3,200 per angler.

It seems Hurricane Mitch did some real damage  to the island and the island’s mangroves back in 1998.  The island and the fishery are still recovering, but are doing so in relative isolation.

A Honduran Bone from Emerald Waters

See… now that’s a good looking fish right there.

When you’ve done the Bahamas, the Keys and the Seychelles, you may have to check out Honduras at some point too.