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#201756 - 08 September 11 11:51 am - America/Chicago Hopkins Fly Fishing Guide
akfishology Offline
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Registered: 08 September 11
Posts: 6
Loc: alaska
I will be in Hopkins from Dec 15-24, 2011. I'm a fishing guide from Alaska, and this will be my first trip to Belize. I am staying at a client's house in Hopkins Village on the beach.

1. I am looking for recommendations for fly fishing guides

2. Any other activities that are must do's in the area?

3. Is there any fly fishing I will be able to do without a guide? Where and what? If not, how far do I have to drive to find fishing I can do on my own?

Thanks for any info you can provide!

Mark Wackler
www.akfishology.com

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#201763 - 08 September 11 3:06 pm - America/Chicago Re: Hopkins Fly Fishing Guide [Re: akfishology]
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Loc: Alaska/ HOPKINS
Hi Mark,
There is lots to do from Hopkins. You can rent a canoe or Kayak (or maybe your client has one to use) and head for the mouth of the Sittee River for Snook and juvenile Tarpon. Wade the shoreloine of the sea early morning and catch Barracuda on the prowl. You should at least make it to the reef for some bones and permit. Send me an email at vacation_belize@yahoo.com and I'll provide some names and numbers for some great flyfishing guides in Hopkins. Lincoln Westby is one of the best.
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#201807 - 09 September 11 11:00 am - America/Chicago Re: Hopkins Fly Fishing Guide [Re: alaskatony]
akfishology Offline
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Registered: 08 September 11
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Loc: alaska
Thanks so much for the info! I already had Lincoln's name written down from another forum, so a second reccomendation is proof that he's awesome. Anyways, I'll email you for more info. Thanks!

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#202015 - 14 September 11 11:44 am - America/Chicago Re: Hopkins Fly Fishing Guide [Re: akfishology]
akfishology Offline
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Registered: 08 September 11
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Loc: alaska
do i need to worry about sharks and/or crocs while paddling around in a kayak in this area (i.e. the mouth of the Sittee)?

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#202019 - 14 September 11 12:40 pm - America/Chicago Re: Hopkins Fly Fishing Guide [Re: akfishology]
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Crocs yes, sharks less. Last time I was in Hopkins (March/April?) I crossed paths with a 10-12 foot croc just inside the mouth of the river.
I've yet to see any sharks in the Sittee River.
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#203425 - 15 October 11 10:44 am - America/Chicago Re: Hopkins Fly Fishing Guide [Re: akfishology]
Brian3008 Offline
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Registered: 13 October 11
Posts: 21
Crocs and a Kayak in the same place does not sound fun at all!! Hope it is worth it.

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#203458 - 16 October 11 10:23 am - America/Chicago Re: Hopkins Fly Fishing Guide [Re: akfishology]
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Registered: 26 August 11
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Loc: Michigan / Sittee River
Just find someone to go with you. Make sure you can paddle faster than them!!

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#206468 - 01 December 11 8:22 am - America/Chicago Re: Hopkins Fly Fishing Guide [Re: akfishology]
gloomis Offline
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Registered: 01 December 11
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to akfisholigy. are you staying at Knowles place? also Lloyd Nunez is the go to Permit guide. I will be back in Hopkins in Feb 2012

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