Capt. Dexter Simmons'EMail

Turneffe Flats Angling Expeditions with Capt. Dexter Simmons



Join us on our next Belize Adventure, July 7-14, 2018



Just returned from another epic week at Turneffe Flats, Belize. Joe Kmetz was the Tarpon man of the week with several hookups, jumps and this nice one aided by his lovely wife Linda...



Joe's son Chris Kmetz caught a nice bonefish...



Capt. Dexter held his own with a few nice Permit (one of which had a fly stuck in its back! LOL!!!)





Luisa Cogan won the CAPTAIN'S CUP WITH 14 BONEFISH IN ONE DAY!!!



Capt. Dexter's 2016 Belize Grand Slam, Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon caught during day one (July 10, 2016).

Click here for video clip of Tarpon...




Click here for clip of Permit...




Click here for clip of Bonefish...




A TURNEFFE PERMIT

A faint orange glow reflects onto the shallow tidal flats. Ocean breezes on the distant rocky reef edges are pushing ripple waves onto the shoreline. A closer look reveals fish tails glistening in the dawns early light. Bonefish school in ankle deep water. As they feed, their fins rise above the waterline. They are grey ghosts swimming into the tide foraging the shoal bottom for their breakfast of crab and shrimp.

Just steps away on cabana decks anxious anglers ready their rods, flies and wading boots for the morning hunt. It is first light on Turneffe Flats.

Nearby skiff guides are positioning their anglers for casts to channel Tarpon. The tide is flooding into the atoll, and the Tarpon are spotted on the surface rolling against the current. A well placed purple and black deceiver should entice a strike.

Later rising anglers are gathering in the Turneffe Flats dining room for a sumptuous breakfast. One spots a black sickle tail rising on the tidal flat a few yards from the infinity pool. "Look, a tailing Permit"! Last minute supplies for the fishing day are sought in the fly shop amid talk of success with a particular pattern. The next wave of hungry anglers arrive telling tales of first light angling.

Soon all are striding to the skiff docks under swaying palms with rods and gear bags in hand. Guides await with their super skiffs readied for the day. Lunches and drinks are loaded into coolers, fishing equipment is stowed. The choices are discussed and anglers decide to pursue Tarpon, Bonefish or Permit to start their day. All know that catching each of the big three that day is the most elusive yet ultimate flats fishing feat: THE GRAND SLAM.

The fish are waiting...


NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR JULY 7-14, 2018!!! RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!














2013 Trip is HUGE SUCCESS! Here are but a few of the catch pics from the 2013 trip...



PHOTO BY BRIAN OKEEFE



PHOTO BY BRIAN OKEEFE



PHOTO BY BRIAN OKEEFE



PHOTO TAKEN FROM VIDEO BY CAPT. DEXTER



BONEFISH TAILING PHOTO TAKEN FROM VIDEO BY CAPT. DEXTER



MIKE CAUGHT A RECORD 16 BONEFISH IN ONE DAY!



MIKE IS HOOKED!



BONEFISH FLAT RIGHT IN FRONT OF TURNEFFE FLATS LODGE!



ROB WITH A RARE GOLDEN BONEFISH!



CAPT. DEXTER WITH A TURNEFFE MANGROVE BONEFISH



HENRY WITH A NICE PERMIT



JACK WITH A GREAT PERMIT!



CHECK OUT THE 2013 VIDEO ON YOUTUBE!



Our 2015 trip produced lots of nice catches!!!

Bob was on the Permit!





Capt. Dexter also had some luck with Mr. Rubber Lips!



And Bob also was dialed into the Bonefish!

Lori had some fun with the grey ghost of the flats too!

Matt caught his first Bonefish on fly!

Joe and his son Christopher had a great trip, catching many Bonefish!!!

Underwater Bonefish taken by Joe boatside:

Turneffe Flats teems with Bonefish! Check out this Big School on the reef flat!





Barracuda also are plentiful, Joe got a nice one!

NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR JULY 7-14, 2018!!! WE ALREADY HAVE 6 GUESTS BOOKED FOR 2018! THERE IS PLENTY OF ROOM FOR MORE ANGLERS AND ATOLL ADVENTURERS!!! RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

"Turneffe Flats has the magical combination of outstanding flats fishing at your doorstep, modern and comfortably appointed lodgings, and a staff that feeds you great meals and cares for your every need like you are family. Spend a week at Turneffe Flats and you won't want to leave!" - Capt. Dexter Simmons.

For an incredible week of flats fishing in an unforgettably gorgeous tropical island location, join Capt. Dexter and his angler friends on this Belize trip July 7-14, 2018! Tarpon, Bonefish and Permit are all available at the exotic tropical paradise of Turneffe Flats. The fishing for tailing Bonefish is incredible. There is a wadable flat just 20 feet from your bungalow with tailing Bonefish and Permit. On several days I have caught Bonefish before breakfast! The Permit around Turneffe are plentiful and easier to catch than Florida Keys Permit. The Tarpon are also found rolling in nearby channels and creeks to complete your grand slam fishing at Turneffe. And to top it off, Turneffe Flats is giving us a great deal!!! 6 Full Days of Fishing, 7 Nights of very comfortable Lodging and great restaurant quality meals (3 per day) for (CALL ME AT 305-304-5880 FOR PRICE) (discounted off the normal double occupancy rate!).

Check out a video of our 2012 Turneffe Flats, Belize Expedition!





Here is one of two Permit caught by Captain Dexter on the same day in September, 2008. For information about how you can join Capt. Dexter Simmons and other avid anglers on this awesome trip, call Capt. Dexter at 305-745-3304 or send an email to captdexter@gmail.com

As of today, we have 4 return guests from the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 trips, and 6 more new guests booked for July 7-14, 2018 trip. We hope you can make it! There is plenty of room for more! These trips should provide outstanding fishing for Tarpon, Bonefish and Permit! Here are a few of the many catch pics from past trips:

Tarpon were rolling...and Bob was catching!

And so was Mario!

Mario was very happy...

Permit liked Pete's shrimp fly...

And David's Crab Fly...

Even the Captain caught Permit...

And so did Bob!!!

Bonefish were everywhere!

Everyone caught Bonefish...

And Barracuda were around too...

We hope that you will join us for another epic trip to Turneffe Flats, Belize! You will fall head over heels for the sheer fun and enjoyment of life at Turneffe Flats!




The Resort at Turneffe Flats, Belize has given me permission to offer the Summer Special rate of (CALL ME AT 305-304-5880 FOR PRICE) (discounted off the normal double occupancy rate!) for our planned July 7-14, 2018 trip. If you are definitely going to make it in 2018, then great!
Here is the link to the Turneffe Flats website in case you want to check it out again:Turneffe Flats, Belize

If you have questions about the Turneffe Flats Adventure with Capt. Dexter Simmons, feel free to call the Captain at any time: 305-745-3304 or write an email to the Captain:
Capt. Dexter Simmons'EMail
Turneffe Flats Angling Adventures with Capt. Dexter Simmons







HOME | GEAR | BOOK A CHARTER | FAQ | REPORT | FORECAST | FLYS | VIDEOS | FATHER-SON | FAMILY | WOMEN | HEROES | CONTACT | BELIZE





All photos and text copyright Dexter D. Simmons, 2009. It is illegal to reproduce or distribute anything on this website in any manner or medium without written permission from its author, Dexter D. Simmons, P.O. Box 2006, Key West, FL 33045, 305-745-3304, captdexter@gmail.com