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Doc S wrote a review Apr 2019
My first time fly fishing. All I wanted to do was catch a bonefish. The guides were helpful in instruction at all times. I hooked up 4 bonefish and landed three. One of the best times fishing I have ever had. I will definitely be back.
Date of experience: April 2019
bryangentle wrote a review Dec 2018
Houston, Texas4 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a great time in spite of the conditions (no fish). Guides worked hard . One of the boats didn't run very well, causing some delay. Guide said hurricane ran fish out of the area a few years ago. That would have been nice to know in advance.
Date of experience: November 2018
caitlinm wrote a review Nov 2018
Newport News, Virginia5 contributions
Our guide during reef fishing was incredibly knowledgeable of the area and super personable and friendly. We caught some mahi and had in awesome experience!
Date of experience: October 2018
Response from DamienN209, General Manager at Blue Horizon Fly Fishing
Responded Nov 10, 2018
So glad to hear that you enjoyed your time on the water with the Blue Horizon team. Thanks for sharing your experience with the world. Damien Nurre
TMcCarty wrote a review May 2018
Austin, Texas59 contributions26 helpful votes
We are Fly Fisherpeople. We have been fly fishing for over 10 years. When we decided to go to Hopkin's Bay for the Beach we thought about fishing for Bonefish. Belize is a bonefishing spot, right? So we contacted Blue Horizon who is owned or managed by the same man who manages Hopkin's Bay Resort. Blue Horizon was recommended by the resort. We scheduled 2 days of bone, tarpon and permit fishing, mentioning specifically our interest in Bonefish having never done it. This was to be our first salt water fishing on fly. Day 1: We were told to be ready to leave the resort at 6am. From the resort, we drove 10 minutes to the beach to meet our guide. When we arrived, three men were working hard to get a boat off the beach and into the water. This took about 30 minutes. Once it was in the water, one of them came over and motioned for us to get in. No introduction. Nothing. After we asked some questions, we got in. We then drove in the boat for more than 30 minutes to the marina to get gas. Once at the marina, our guide asked where our lunch was because the resort was to send it with us. When we all realized it had been forgotten, our guide said it was no problem... they would bring it to us here at the marina. When I asked how long that would take he said 15 minutes. In my head I am thinking, "I got up at 5:30 to meet my ride at 6 so I could sit for 30 minutes on the beach and take a 40 minute rough boat ride to the marina that is literally 15 minutes away from the resort so that we could leave from the marina at 7:45?". I was not a happy camper. Around this time, I finally asked our guides name since he had never said didly to us-- Jaime, Lincoln's son. I thought we were in for a treat. Not so. He was silent, no coaching nothing. Did not have gear, flies or what was needed. Kept asking for our stuff. He did have some weighted line that we did not have and that was helpful in the heavy wind. The fishing was crap. Not one bite. His idea of bonefishing was to take us across the water to a cay with a marina. There were several schools of bonefish in the marina. None were biting. This was not flats fishing for bone that I was expecting. The highlight of the day was casting to some permit. He knew what he was doing. We saw three and I had some good opportunities, but no bites.... that is expected. We could have done that all day. We spent about an hour. Needless to say we were not looking forward to the next day and were hoping for a different guide. Day 2: We show up at the Marina! Yes. Jaime is there, but our boat is not. He rents a boat from the Marina and we are off. We tarpon fish in the "river" on our way to the open water. They were there, but we had no bites, neither did other anglers near us. In the open water, we struggle to cast to the fish. There are few rolling, but even my husband could not cast out to them. This went on for hours until my husband asked Jaime to make some adjustments, move the boat or change the fly or coach us. He did the first two. He was on his phone most of the other time. Around 11, my husband asked Jaime where the pole was for poling in the flats. The boat did not have one. We came for flats fishing and no pole. That was the last straw. We told Jaime to take us in, we were done. We have never had such an awful time fishing. Yes, we could not get them to bite. The true issue was how uninvolved the guide was. He really did not want to be there and we could tell. To Blue Horizon's credit, they did refund our second day of fishing. The lesson to us is, if you want to fish, stay where that is the emphasis. Otherwise, the fishing operation you go with out of the resort will think they can treat you like a novice and you won't know the difference. I really feel Blue Horizon should refund all our money. This was truly unacceptable in almost every way. I'm not even talking about the fishing success or lack thereof.…
Date of experience: May 2018
Response from Damien N, General Manager at Blue Horizon Fly Fishing
Responded May 31, 2018
TMcCarty, Thank you for your honest and direct feedback. I am troubled to hear that our team feel well short of the expectations we set for our guests and ourselves. I agree with you, "This was truly unacceptable in almost every way." Your experience was unacceptable and should not have happened. The entire team is aware of the lack of professionalism you experienced and we are taking steps to ensure this does not happen again in the future. I am deeply sorry that we failed to give you the service we typically provide. I am grateful that you have brought this to my attention. Please accept my apology and my assurance that we will not let another guest have an experience like the one you endured. I've made the necessary arrangements for your payment to be refunded in full.
Extraordinary606898 wrote a review Jun 2017
Gold Canyon, Arizona8 contributions2 helpful votes
I had the pleasure of reef fishing with Captain Jack and Captain Jim. They found the fish and stayed on them. I have never had that many opportunities or caught that many of fish in such a short time. Groupers and snapper galore. Fantastic fishing!
Date of experience: June 2017