Fish bonanza at the Split!

On August 10, 2012 in Caye Caulker, Exploring Caye Caulker, Marine Series

Fisherman jostling for position on the sea wall.Those with boats find space for fishing on the North side of the Split

It is no ‘old wives tale’ that after a storm, the fish find  a safe harbor to feed and the Split here in Caye Caulker is a well renowned spot where they come in abundance to nourish themselves.  Therefore yesterday there was a rather unusual spectacle at the Split as local fishermen, guides and various onlookers joined in the fishing bonanza!!

Carlos Ayala of Carlos Tours throwing his line!And for the winners ... a bucket full of Red Snapper

By the afternoon the sky had clouded over and it was almost strange to see instead of sunbathers, fisherman lined up on the sea wall to get their chance at taking home dinner.  Red Snappers were biting all yesterday and in fact, locals believe that they still will be there today.

Good and even inexperienced fisherman were walking away from the Split with at least 3 or 4 good size snappers – just in time for their better halves to throw in the pot to cook for supper!!

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