Fly Fish Guanaja, Honduras
The Lodge / Accommodations
Fly Fish Guanaja Lodge is a 30-acre jungle beach resort.
Untamed beaches go for miles lending immediate access to incredible flats fishing, snorkeling, swimming, waterfall hikes and villages.
The vast jungle property is abundant with fruit trees, animals, birds and wild flowers. The tranquility of this 30 acre property is hard to describe. It is so private you can’t even notice there is a lodge from the the beach, and we are minutes walk to Mangrove Bight, the last most peaceful fishing village on Earth.
The lodge was originally designed for adventure tourism and recently renovated to shine for Fly Fish Guanaja. The eco-lodge is solar powered and consists of 4 rooms tucked up in the heights of the jungle’s cool breeze.
We are a few minutes walk from Mangrove Bight, where our staff lives and our community projects are ongoing. Access to Mangrove Bight deepens your experience beyond just fishing, genuine friendships blossom and flourish. Shops, bars, and restaurants are all waiting.
In addition to being a through and though anglers fly-fishing lodge, we are also perfect for families.. Beachfront access to snorkeling, fishing, hiking and access to the local communities make this a central location for families, non anglers, and groups looking for a variety of activities. Our freshwater pool is a great addition to island living.
With 4 rooms plus 2 jungle yurts expands our capacity to 12 guests.
Guanaja: Saturday to Saturday, all-Inclusive once arrived in Guanaja, 6 days fishing: 7 Nights Accommodation in Guanaja
After a long and exciting day of fishing in the sun; every angler looks forward to a cold beer and a delicious meal. The Local chefs have been trained by several culinary masters flown in from the United States. Using local delights like lobster, shrimp, fresh fish, vegetables, and fruit, combined with extensive training, the chefs put together and exquisite menu.
Guanaja Fishing Information
Guanaja holds similar saltwater fly-fishing to Mexico and Belize. What makes Guanaja unique is we usually are the only ones fishing there. Guanaja is a diverse Caribbean fishery surrounded by sand, turtle grass, and coral flats. Although we mainly hunt bonefish, permit, and tarpon–we fish for other species in different venues. We wade fish about 65 percent of the time and fish out of the boat the other 35 percent. Additional fish species include Trigger Fish, Barracuda, Jacks.
Bonefish: The bone-fishing in Guanaja is phenomenal. We hunt big singles reaching 10 pounds right in front of the lodge. Guanaja has several flats surrounding the island and we see schools of 10-200 fish all day long. In general, the bonefish in Guanaja are bigger than most in Belize and Mexico. We regularly land 5-8 pound bonefish.
Permit: Guanaja is one of the few permit fisheries in the world. We see on average 10-50 permit a day and get several shots. Our permit range from juveniles to full blown giants over 30 pounds. We find permit tailing on the flats all over the South Keys (our lodge is one of these keys), and also fish them in river mouths and deeper water. We use 10 weight fly rods for permit.
Tarpon and Snook: We catch baby tarpon and snookrivers meet the flats. Our baby tarpon range from 5-40 pounds and we sight-cast to them on the moving tide. We also have big resident tarpon reaching over 100 pounds. We often get into large schools of snookand land over 20 in a session. We use 8-10 weight rods for the baby tarpon and 12 weights for the giants.
Boats: We have four fishing boats made custom for Guanaja. They are a flats boat/pongamix that allows us to comfortably navigate around Guanaja while still being able to draft in under a foot of water.
Equipment Offered: We have a fleet of 7-12 weight rods and offer their use at no extra cost. Our fly tying table will beat any lodge in the Caribbean. Fly Fish Guanaja is run by experienced fly-fishing guides and we put a premium on our flies and fly-tying. Our table over-looks the flats and we tie flies while watching the fish they are intended for. Some clients enjoy learning to tie, while others simply enjoy the benefit of custom flies for a unique place.
Please contact us directly before your trip and we can give you an up to date report on what flies you should be prepared to tie or buy!
The lodge has a custom fly tying table set up in the main lodge, you can actually see fish in the flats you are tying flies for. Although they tie locally, it is best to show up with some flies, we recommend at least 30 flies per person.
WEED GUARDS ARE CRUCIAL ON MOST FLIES. Many flies come without weedguardsand we can install them at the lodge no problem, but it’s highly recommended this is taken care of before your arrival.
HONDURAS TRIP ITINERARY
Saturday: Arrive in Roatan, Honduras
•Once you clear customs in Roatan- Oliver, our airport ambassador, will find you, help with bags and get you set up for your transfer to Guanaja which is a 20-minute commercial flight that leaves around 2:30
•Arrive in Guanaja, Honduras where a Fly Fish Guanajarepresentative will greet you with boats for the 20-minute ride to our lodge, then you’ve arrived in paradise
Sunday – Friday: Fishing
•6 Days Guided fly fishing on the flats of Guanaja, Honduras. Fly Fish GuanajaLodge typically fishes the tide so your daily start and finish times may vary, the lodge manager will always let you know
Saturday: Travel Home
•In the morning guests will pack up and transfer to GuanajaAirport typically around 8:30 am where you will take your flight back to Roatan. Oliver will meet you at the airport and help with your International flight out
•Accommodation, meals at the lodge and 2 meals out per week, transfer to and from Guanaja Airport to Fly Fish Guanaja lodge, guided fly fishing, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
•International airfare, fishing tackle, flies and gear, gratuities, departure tax from Guanaja.