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Fishing Utila and the Bay Islands

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Clear, warm water and colourful fish abound around the coast of the Bay Islands off Honduras. A well know diving destination, Utila also offers anglers the opportunity to troll for Blue and White Marlin, wahoo, tuna and the mighty barracuda in the deeper, contoured bottomed waters around the continental shelf. Closer in to the shore are flats where bonefish dwell, and snook can be found in season among the mangrove roots. Large tarpon have been caught fly fishing here in the murky lagoons and mangroves, but this is a more seasonal fish. In these popular fishing waters catch and release fishing is popular. The island of Utila has always ridden on the back of it’s fishing industry , especially since it’s period as a British colony and stocks have been depleted and locals are torn between the fishing trade and it’s new tourist driving diving enterprises.

Written by  Robert Emmerton.

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