I just got back from my second trip down to FFG and it was as great as I remembered it. The lodge is beautifully situated on Jones Caye smack in the middle of a prolific bonefish and permit flat. The accomodations are excellent but one word of warning--you'll need to start at diet when you get back as the food is outstanding. Each morning you can get up at first light, pour yourself a cup of coffee and stroll down to the beach and cast to tailing bonefish then have breakfast before setting out to prowl the flats. The guides are excellent and all speak perfect English (a very welcom change if you're used to the "fishing English" employed in Mexico. Obviously, the fishing will vary with the time of year, weather, tides but in general the bonefish are plentiful and bigger than most Central American locations. Fish in the 4-6 pound range are the norm and you'll likely get shots at fish in the 8-10 pound range. The real draw for me is the permit. You're likely to see more tailing permit here than in your last three trips anywhere else combined. Don't get me wrong--they're still permit and can still humble you but the shear number of opportunities does help tilt the odds in your favor. Adult are available seasonally and there are baby and juvenile tarpon in the lagoons plentiful enough to give you a better-than even chance of getting the Grand Slam if you catch a permit in the morning. I got the GS last fall and one angler in our group this year did it twice in a week! Snook are around but less predictably. There's also opportunites for giant barracuda, tailing triggerfish and big jacks. In short, if you're looking for the trip of a lifetime without any hassles then FFG is the place for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our lodge is a private key in the middle of Guanaja's South Cays - the best flats in Honduras! We take 6-8 anglers per week. The main lodge is a plush house with 2 bedrooms and two full bathrooms, with hot water. The interior is custom mahogany and the beds are new. We also have a guest cabin with two more beds and a bathroom. The deck on the lodge is expansive, lined with hammocks, and over looks the flats full of bonefish and permit. You can literally cast from the deck to tailing fish, or heckle friends as they pursue fish throughout the flat. We have shaded hammock spots around the island where you can chill out during a slack tide, waiting for tails to show up. We also have a white sand beach on our key that feeds into a bonefish hole. With a group of 6 or 8, you have the key to yourselves. Not only a fly fishing lodge we also host weddings, snorkelling, kite surfing and families. Let us know and we can make your dream vacation happen. ... more less