Number 1 bonefishing in the Caribbean
As editor of Field & Stream magazine, A.J. McClane was undoubtedly the most influential, widely travelled and knowledgeable angling personality of his day. To those of us that knew McClane, his bias regarding the choice of the Bahamas over other light tackle destinations was perfectly understandable. He loved fly fishing the East end of Grand Bahama Island, and it was no secret he'd rather be there than anywhere else.
"Poling or wading the tidal flats of the Bahamas produces some of the best bonefishing in the world. While other locations may score a heavier fish occasionally, or greater quantities of small bonefish, veteran flats anglers make this their first choice."
Field & Stream Int'l Fishing Guide (1971)
McClane was invested more than emotionally in the Bahamas. He owned property on Great
Harbour Cay and Grand Bahama Island and was one of the founding members of Deep Water Cay Club.
McClane's feelings on the Bahamas are as correct now as when they were written nearly fifty years ago, and a still accurate reflection of how most veteran fly fishermen feel about choices in today's saltwater.
The Bahamas has it all! There are convenient daily flights and regularly scheduled charters from Florida to every island in the Bahamas. The "Out islands" may be a bit more difficult to reach, and the occasionally unreliable Bahamas Air flights can be frustrating, but nearly every lodge we represent can be reached in a single day from anyplace in the continental United States.
Many returning travellers clear U.S. Immigration Services in Freeport and hit the
ground running in the States. No lines; no waiting; no hassles.
The refreshingly pro-American, English-speaking Bahamian guides are well versed in the intricacies of flats fishing and today's 2nd generation of talented fly fishing experts are all fluent in the language of fly fishing.
Bahamas bonefish are, on the average, good-sized fish, and there are plenty of them. Experienced anglers would agree that the opportunity for a true trophy bonefish (in the eight to ten pound range) is probably better on Andros or Grand Bahama than anywhere else in the saltwater world. There is a broad range of bonefish destinations and lodge options. Serious, hard-core fly fishermen can find just the kind of action they're after, while anglers travelling with their wives or families and friends can fill the needs of everyone on the same, modestly-priced Bahamian holiday.
Abaco Lodge is located on the Marls side of Great Abaco Island, in the Bahamas. The lodge is centrally located directly on the Marl side of the island with access to them all. It would take a lifetime to fish...
There are nearly 1,000 square miles of flats surrounding Andros Island, and it is a dream come true for hard-core anglers in pursuit of trophy bonefish. And right in the middle of it all is AIBC.
Andros South (Google Earth at: 24.00.22.08N and 220.127.116.11W) is located just north of Little Creek, where their boats are moored for quick and easy access to both Little and Deep Creek,...
Bair's lodge is situated on the east side of South Andros, between Deep Creek and Little Creek. These two creeks, a 5-minute boat ride from the lodge, open into vast areas of inland flats that are not only easily waded...
The lodge is the longest established bonefish lodge in the Bahamas (over 50 years, now) but it still supports one of the most prolific bonefish populations on earth and it is still one of the most upscale lodges/resorts...
East End Lodge is a new flats fishing lodge located at the far end east end of Grand Bahama Island; built and designed specifically for serious flats fishermen looking for a fresh take on fishing the east end...
First and foremost, H2O Bonefishing is about flats fishing for bonefish. Greg Vincent chose to base his guiding operations out of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island because of its proximity to big numbers of big bones.
Beautiful, duplex cottages lodge their anglers in absolute waterfront luxury. Spacious suites feature two queen size beds, an adjoining sitting room that allows an early riser to prepare for the day without...
Mars Bay is located literally at the end of the road at the southern end of Andros, and they have the closest access to the miles of hard sand flats at the southern tip of Andros, where schools of bonefish roam the flats.
North Riding Point Club is located on 6 acres of pristine, beach-front property on the southern shore of Grand Bahama about a 25 minute drive out of Freeport. It offers spacious, luxurious accommodations...
Swain's Cay Lodge is located on the beautiful Andros Island, just a 15-minute flight from Nassau. While you're here, experience the best bonefishing in the Bahamas, snorkel the reef or take a bike ride around Mangrove Cay.
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