Almost anyone who fly-fishes in salt water eventually wants to go to Belize - and for good reason. It's easy to get to, the locals are friendly and the fishing remains excellent year round. Fishing in Belize during winter, however, has advantages - pleasant temperatures and ideal conditions. Turneffe Island, which lies 30 miles southeast of Belize City, offers quick access to a wide variety of species, including tarpon, bonefish, snook and even permit. There are two places to stay on the island, Turneffe Island Lodge down south and Turneffe Flats on the upper east side. Both provide excellent opportunities for anglers and top-notch amenities for nonfishermen, making it a perfect choice for a family getaway. Admittedly, winter brings fewer chances for permit and large tarpon, but the massive schools of bonefish and resident baby tarpon will keep even the most ardent angler busy. It's also peak season for snook and you can target several kinds of jacks and snappers. A short run to the edge of the nearby barrier reef allows you shots at kingfish, Spanish mackerel, barracuda and an assortment of nearshore pelagics like bonito and skipjacks.