Stalking the saltwater flats of the Bahamas is an awesome melding of hunting and fishing, so you need to stay alert for fish coming in. Your Bahamas fishing guide will probably use the ‘clock’ system to guide your casting to the fish – i.e. “There’s a fish at 1 o’clock, thirty feet out”, cast there… quickly! If it is possible, you should try to spot the fish before you cast, and don’t forget to lead it because bonefish can be pretty spooky if you ‘line’ them or plop a fly right on their heads. Learning to spot fish, even with your guide’s assistance, will help your success rate tremendously. Sound fun?
The Bahamas are known for big bonefish, and our outfitter there is known to produce.
I feel confident that if you want to go fly fishing for bones, this is the trip for you. They’ll get you plenty of shots. Fish in the tidal creeks on the East side of South Andros island, hundreds of small keys off the southern tip of the island, the West side is known for big fish, and inland ponds and creeks in the middle of the island. Some parts of the island hold larger groups of fish while others are home to larger fish, but smaller schools.
Why You Should Consider Bahamas Fishing
- BIG bonefish live in the Bahamas. Lots of big bonefish.
- There are a lot of opportunities for either wading or poling, depending on your preferences and the conditions.
- In addition to bonefish, you can fish for barracuda, sharks, and the occasional permit or tarpon.
- Fishing season in the Bahamas runs from October through the beginning of June.
- Whether you are a novice fisherman, or an expert, you will have a blast bonefishing on the saltwater flats.
- The location is epic, and the food is great. The overall feel is relaxing, but not formal.