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We do a group trip to Whipray every year. There is a reason that we always come back!
Our trip to Belize was epic! Multiple permit, tarpon, bonefish, snook, cuda. If you are a serious angler (and even if you aren't) and you are looking to book the best possible trip, Yellow Dog will make it happen!
This is a great trip for the hard-core angler who likes to fish early and fish hard.
Over the past 21 years it has been my pleasure to fish with the Cabrals. During this time they have shown great patience and skill in instructing two of my sons (me too!) in the art of fly-fishing.
To complete the family cycle I have introduced my grandson and granddaughter to Belize, so I now have no shortage of fishing pals to share my annual 2 week visit.
During these many years with the Cabrals, they have demonstrated not only a knowledge of where the fish are, but how to catch them, in all types of conditions. Based on my own personal experience, it also important to note that they are not only hardworking and resourceful, but also a great cooks and medics.
The infamous pirate Cabral that hid out in Placencia during the 1600s was probably responsible for the large clan of Cabrals who live in Placencia Village. At least 4 are fishing guides, and Julian is the mentor.
I have fished the Belizean waters once or twice a year every year since 1986. Thirteen times the Cabrals have guided my wife and I. They are excellent fly fishermen, boat handlers and no one works harder. There are hundreds of flats and cayes but only so many are habitat for permit, bone fish and tarpon. They know them all and considering the tides, wind velocity and direction can locate the right area to fish.
Skillfully poling the boat or wading the sand flats Julian is able 9 out of 10 times to spot the elusive fish before his client. My thrill is wading close to the fish, and without spooking it with the fly line, present a fly that the fish takes and powerfully runs with.
Fishing with the Cabrals is enhanced by staying at their caye 8 miles off the coast of Placencia. The location allows early dawn fishing and fishing local flats and cayes in weather that keeps other guides from leaving Placencia.
It is a marvelous experience staying at Whipray Caye Lodge, cared for by the Cabrals, enjoying very good food, trade winds and snorkeling and fishing around their caye. "