Apart from popular activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, and swimming on picturesque beaches with deep blue waters, the island of Roatan is an excellent destination for fishing which is actually the oldest industry on the island. You will see many local fishermen close to the shoreline fishing on a string. There are also people on wooden canoes with hooks and baits hoping to get that catch of the day.
Roatan Fishing Tours
If you wish to go fishing while visiting the island, the best way to have an unforgettable fishing experience is by going on one of the tours which are offered on the island. Roatan Fishing Charters offers an ideal opportunity to go sport fishing. It is worth mentioning that the island of Roatan is home to a vast array of species such as including wahoo, yellowfin tuna, mahi-mahi, barracuda, blue marlin, white marlin, and sailfish. Besides 1/2 day fishing with a professional local captain, refreshments, and all the necessary fishing gear, this tour includes return transfer from the island’s cruise ship port.
The Annual Fishing Tournament in Roatan
Thanks to its catch and release policy, the annual fishing tournament in Roatan has become very popular over the last couple of years. Catches are plentiful and many contestants are participating in the tournament.
Fishing Techniques in Roatan
The truth is that fishing techniques vary from fisherman to fisherman depending on the season and the type of boat. For instance, trolling is one of the most common techniques here and catches usually include barracuda and sailfish. On the other hand, bottom fishing is less frequent and includes fishing for grouper and shark. You won’t find much kite fishing on the island, as it is a new technique here on the island. There is also spearfishing which is available under strict guidelines and one needs to obtain a permit for this technique. Since the island is home to the second-largest barrier reef in the world, it’s easy to see why reef fishing is also popular. Catches are plentiful and include jacks, barracuda, and bonefish.
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