Sorry for no posts recently, but Miss Gill has gone fishin’! I just recently came back from a month+ trip to Belize and Guatemala, and am just now sorting through literally thousands of photos. Here are some from a recent fishing trip that I took off Ambergris Caye in Belize.
I started out the day early (had to wake at 5am and be on the boat dock by 5:45am). Here’s me looking not so lovely at that dastardly hour of the morn. I seem to have good luck wearing skirts while fishing. Works like a charm.
Our guide’s name was Omar, and he was a pro at finding good spots for us to fish. But first we had to go get our bait. No ordering from a bait shop here. We headed out to a certain section of water to cast for sardines, which we caught and later used as bait for the bigger fish. Sardines were found in this area:
Our goal was tarpon, but we didn’t catch any of those. Even though we spotted many, they were quite elusive. I did catch a barracuda! Nice teeth! The one I caught was only about 1.5 feet, but a guy on our boat caught a four-footer.
I cannot explain in words how beautiful this water is. Hopefully my photos can!
Mangroves and shallow water, where the tarpon and barracudas hang out:
Conch fishing and the cleaned out shells:
And their rods:
And, the obligatory beer:
Catch and release, baby!