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With over 700 islands stretched over 750 miles of tropical ocean, the Bahamas has much to offer the fisherman and non-fishing partners. Whether fishing the sun-soaked flats in ankle-deep water or searching the mangrove fringes for bonefish, once hooked, you will experience the challenge of a fight that draws fishermen from around the world. With the Gulf Stream to the west and the trade winds blowing in from the south-east, the sea surrounding the islands is normally around 80 degrees in the summer, falling to low 70s in mid-winter and this, combined with the relaxed island atmosphere and well-serviced lodges, makes the Bahamas an ideal choice for a fishing holiday.
With over 50 fishing records to our credit, The Islands of the Bahamas are considered one of the premier destinations in the world for sportfishing. Deep-sea fishing and bonefishing are the two standouts, with events held nationwide throughout the year. Experienced guides and fishing lodges are plentiful in the islands and are fully kitted out to ensure you have the very best fishing experience possible. From chartered boats to flats fishing, The Bahamas has just about every type of fishing for first-timers and fanatics.
From the lodges you are transported by skiff to the sand or mangrove flats in search of bonefish. These wary fish will nudge their way across the flats looking for food and it is not uncommon for an experienced flats angler to catch 10 - 15 fish in a day. Besides bonefish, the flats are home to barracuda, permit and mutton snapper. Fly fishing for permit is exciting sport. Veterans of the flats keep a spare rod with a brown or white bucktail ready tied in case they see one. Further out, there is game fishing for blue and white marlin, blackfin and allison tuna and the broadbill swordfish.
|FISHING SEASONS||Prime Time|
|Allison Tuna||March, April & May|
|Barracuda||June, July & August with good fishing the rest of the year|
|Blackfin Tuna||June & July with good fishing in May|
|Bluefin Tuna||May with good fishing in April &June|
|Blue Marlin||May & June with good fishing in March, April & July|
|Bonefish||March and April|
|Broadbill Swordfish||June, July, August & September with good fishing in May|
|Permit||April, May, June & July with good fishing in March & August|
|Sailfish||April with good fishing in March & June|
|Snapper||April to August with good fishing September to March|
|White Marlin||May with good fishing in March, April & June|
|Tarpon||May and June|
We offer fishing on the following islands: Abacos Islands, Andros Island, Crooked Island, Exumas Islands, Long Island, Grand Bahama, Great Inagua and Mayaguana.
Click here to go to our Abacos Island page
Click here to go to our Andros Island page
Click here to go to our Bimini page
Click here to go to our Crooked Island page
Click here to go to our Exuma Islands page
Click here to go to our Grand Bahama page
Click here to go to our Great Inagua page
Click here to go to our Long Island page
Click here to go to our Mayaguana page