DIY Bonefishing At Cayo Frances Farm & Fly in Belize (NEW VIDEO)

“I will be hosting a trip back to this fantastic fishery May 2020. If you want to tag along, shoot me an email to learn more” – Jesse Males

Belize has long been on my radar and things got even more serious once I found out that Bote Boards had teamed up with Cayo Frances Farm & Fly to build what they called the “Bote House”. This  made buying a plane ticket quite easy and after a few conversations with Jeff Spiegel, the owner of Cayo Frances Farm & Fly, my plans were made and all I had to do now was convince a few friends to go with me!


After some of my friends found out about the trip we had the place booked up for a week and before we knew it we were all flying into San Pedro, Belize on a puddle jumper and looking forward to feeding bonefish all the gnarly flies we had whipped up!

The cool thing about Cayo Frances Farm & Fly is that you have the option to either fish with local guides or get shuttled to productive fishing areas and explore the area DIY style via Bote SUP boards or the new East Cape Skanu.

With lots of water to cover in the week we quickly broke up into groups of two and found ourselves in bonefish paradise. Using mostly #6 and #8 flies we quickly found out how fast a bonefish takes you into your backing! Nothing better then the sound of backing flying through the guides!

The cool thing about this area is that when the weather is right finding bonefish is easy and a shot at a permit becomes a real possibility. During this trip my friend Dani Rasta stuck gold on a bonefish, a nice permit, and a snook in the same day. This put us in a real position to get a super slam DIY style. Unfortunately despite looking around the camp until dark we didn’t get to land the tarpon. Nonetheless it was still and epic trip filled with good times and great fishing all around the Bote House.

Cayo Frances Farm & Fly
Cayo Frances Farm & Fly

If you are interested in checking out Cayo Frances Farm & Fly with me, I will be hosting a trip May 2020. Simply shoot me a email at to learn about pricing, dates, etc.

Tight lines!

Jesse Males