Bonefish are considered to be among the world’s premier fly game fish and are highly sought after by anglers. Bonefish are primarily caught for sport. They are not commonly eaten.

The bonefish (Albula vulpes) is the type species of the Albulidae family, or bonefishes in order Albuliformes. It is amphidromous, living in inshore tropical waters, moving onto shallow mudflats to feed with the incoming tide, and retreating to deeper water as the tide ebbs. Juvenile bonefish may be observed in large shoals of like-sized individuals with large mature fish swimming in smaller groups or in pairs.

Bonefish feed on benthic worms, fry, crustaceans, and mollusks. Ledge sporting currents; drop-offs along the edge and clean, healthy seagrass beds produce abundant small crabs and shrimp to nourish the bonefish. Bonefish may follow stingrays, looking for small prey items disturbed by the rooting rays.

Abaco Lodge

Bahamas

Abaco Lodge sits on the rocky shoreline of the Marls on the west side of Abaco. Located just north of Marsh Harbour on the way to Treasure Cay. Enjoy a cold Kalik in the pool as you watch the sun set after a day of fishing and tell fishing stories by the...
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Alphonse Island Resort

Indian Ocean

Alphonse is legendary as one of the finest saltwater fly fisheries in the world. The flats of nearby St. Francois Atoll offer over 10,000 acres of perfect wading, limited to just 12 rods a week. Alphonse offers a veritable paradise for the flats angler,...
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Andros Island Bonefish Club

Bahamas

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 Island Bonefishing Club is the perfect...
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Andros South Lodge

Bahamas

This part of Andros Island is far off the beaten path and anglers interested in a remote bonefish adventure should take a serious look at Andros South Lodge. If you're looking for a very comfortable place to spend the week fishing, relaxing and...
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Bair's Lodge

Bahamas

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 but offer relief from...
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Belize River Lodge

Belize

Belize River Lodge is nestled into the rain forest just outside Belize City. It is the easiest Belizean lodge to get to, with nearly limitless flats, mangrove shorelines, and jungle rivers just a ten minute boatride away. Adult (100+ pound) tarpon are...
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Blue Horizon/Thatch Caye Lodge

Belize

Thatch Caye is a very small private island located about 10 miles off the coast of Dangriga, Belize, Central America. We are very excited about the permit fishing operation, Blue Horizon/Thatch Caye Resort, in Southern Belize. This saltwater resort is...
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Casa Blanca Lodge

Mexican Yucatan

Casa Blanca and its sister lodge Playa Blanca are the Caribbean`s premier fly-fishing lodges. Located on the private island of Punta Pájaros, Casa and Playa Blanca feature the closest access of any area lodge to the famed flats of both Ascension and...
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Christmas Island Outfitters

Christmas Island

Whether you are an experienced saltwater angler returning for your tenth trip or a novice keen on honing your flats fishing skills, you'll find the ultimate in flats wade-fishing at Christmas Island Outfitters. Endless hard sand flats, remarkable numbers...
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Copal Tree Lodge

Belize

This deluxe jungle lodge represents the finest accommodations of any of southern Belize's hard-core permit destinations, and has some of the best facilities for non-anglers and eco-tourists as well. The southern region of Belize around the sleepy town of Punta...
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Cosmoledo Atoll

Indian Ocean

Cosmoledo is one of the most remote fishing destinations in the world, situated 560 nautical miles SW of Mahe, the capitol and main island of the Seychelles. The atoll is situated a stone’s throw away from the world heritage site of Aldabra, which is often...
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Deep Water Cay

Bahamas

Deep Water Cay 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 anywhere. Everything about...
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East End Lodge

Bahamas

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 of Grand Bahama Island, one of the most famous...
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El Pescador Lodge

Belize

El Pescador is the perfect destination for both serious anglers and those looking to enjoy a combination of fishing, relaxing, and eco-touring. The lodge boasts year-round action for resident tarpon, bonefish patrol the mangrove lined shores and...
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Espiritu Santo Bay Lodge

Mexican Yucatan

ESB Lodge will finally allow saltwater anglers quick and easy access to the last frontier of Caribbean flats fishing – Espiritu Santo Bay. This fishery can provide fantastic action for all four of the Caribbean's famous flats species – permit, tarpon,...
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Fanning Island

Kiribati

Fanning Island is the latest super-exciting new flats fishing discovery in equatorial Pacific. Fanning Island, known locally as Tabuaeran Island (which means heavenly footprint in the local dialect), is smaller, quieter; a more remote neighbor to the...
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Farquhar Atoll

Indian Ocean

The flats at Farquhar consist of hard white sand, turtle grass, and broken coral, making for comfortable wading. Anglers can wade and sight fish to an impressive variety of species which include Bonefish, various Trevally species including the...
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H2O Bonefishing

Bahamas

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. Not because of the world class tourist...
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Isla Blanca

Mexican Yucatan

Isla Blanca is positioned in an area that is world famous for bonefish, tarpon, permit, snook and other saltwater species. The flat's "grand slam" of bonefish, tarpon and permit is fairly common in this part of the world, and Isla Blanca offers a great...
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Little Abaco Bonefish Lodge

Bahamas

Little Abaco Lodge is located in the fishing village of Crown Haven on Little Abaco Island and bonefish, barracuda, sometimes permit and tarpon. Which is ideal. Direct flights take you to Marsh Harbor where you take a scenic one hour drive to the lodge...
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Los Roques

Venezuela

Los Roques is an off-shore national park located about 85 miles from the Venezuelan mainland. It was first "discovered" by the fly fishing community in the mid-1980's, and immediately was reported to be one of the great bonefisheries on Earth.
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Mangrover Cay Lodge

Bahamas

Andros Island is divided almost in the middle by the North, Middle and South Bights (a bight is a waterway cutting through the island). Through these bights one can get from east side of Andros to the west side. The bights are filled with flats,...
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Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge

Bahamas

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. This area is a vast,...
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North Riding Point Club

Bahamas

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 in a quiet, spectacular oceanfront...
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Palometa Club

Mexican Yucatan

About a 3 hour drive south of Cancun, on the oceanside beach of the little fishing village of Punta Allen sits the Palometa Club. Its location is perfect for searching Ascension Bay for the fish it is famous for; Bonefish, Tarpon and the lodge's namesake...
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Pesca Maya Lodge

Mexican Yucatan

There are few areas of the world where there are as many square miles of shallow water flats as there are in the Mexican Yucatan. And right in the middle of it is Pesca Maya Lodge. It has been there for 25 years, with a view of the Palancar reef, which is...
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Playa Blanca Lodge

Mexican Yucatan

Playa Blanca is a beautiful full service resort located on a secluded white sand beach with several guest bungalows and a central lodge for meals, meetings and cocktail hours. Playa Blanca is located 10 miles south of Casa Blanca (its sister...
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Pleasant Bay Bonefish Lodge

Bahamas

Pleasant Bay is located just minutes from the south end of the road on South Andros. When meeting your guide at the Mars Bay Marina, you’ll have the closest access to the massive complex of hard sand flats on the southern tip of Andros.
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Providence Atoll

Indian Ocean

Providence is a true flats fishing wilderness. There is no population living at Providence, which is just short of being the most southerly atoll in the Seychelles. Providence offers incredible diversity. Anglers can expect to target record size Giant Trevally, Bonefish...
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St. Brandon's Atoll

Indian Ocean

If wading and sight casting to double digit bonefish, gloriously finicky Indo-Pacific Permit and a host of Trevally species on powder white sand flats in the Indian Ocean appeals to you... then look no further. St Brandons is a group of over 50 small...
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Swain's Cay Lodge

Bahamas

Swain's Cay Lodge is the ideal Bahamas Out Islands retreat, a true escape to peace and tranquility situated on a pristine white sand beach laced with swaying coconut palms and gin-clear water. The lodge is located on the remote Andros Island, the...
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Tarpon Caye Lodge

Belize

Tarpon Caye Lodge in Belize is a saltwater fly fishing camp custom-tailored for the serious flats fishermen and, more specifically, hardcore permit fisherman. The location is perfect, as you are never more than a short boat ride to the permit flats.
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The Delphi Club

Bahamas

The fabled Marls on the west side of Abaco offer more than 200 square miles of backcountry bonefishing flats, just minutes from the lodge. This is a massive complex of islands, channels and flats that are home to more bonefish than you can imagine. South of...
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Turks & Caicos

British West Indies

The staff and guides will do everything in their power to provide you with a fishing and lodge experience of a lifetime. The flats of South Caicos are wide open with little if any shade within miles. The typical season on South Caicos is November through June.
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Turneffe Flats Lodge

Belize

On the seaward side of the largest and most biologically diverse atoll in the Caribbean Sea is built one of the most beautiful and complete lodges in Central America; Turneffe Flats Lodge. For over 20 years it has evolved from a few "rough" structures...
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Zapata

Cuba

Fly Fishing the Run's operation in San Lozaro, fishing the Cienaga de Zapata National Park just outside of the Bay of Pigs, is exactly what we've been looking for. Over the past few years, we've seen a huge influx in interest from anglers curious to explore the...
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