Bonefishing Lodge Bahamas
The guide staff at East End lodge prides itself on keeping guests on fish all throughout the year. This team loves fishing long days and often stays out well past the time when all other angling boats in the region have headed in. Given that the flats are right near the lodge, you will spend more time fishing and less time running in the boat.
There are five, large channels that run northeast to southwest on the island’s eastern horn. This supplies ample wind protection and it additionally allows the guides to fish the best tides all throughout the day. There is a complex flats system that the tides cycle through. The fact that guides at the East End Lodge can help you fish optimal tides is a rare situation among flats destinations and it means that you won’t find your self stuck in areas that are unproductive due to bad tides.
Given the cool, deep waters that Grand Bahama is surrounded by, visitors will find bonefish here that are far larger than those found in other parts of the Caribbean and Atlantic. Bonefish tend to average between five and six pounds, however, fish as large as ten+ pounds can be found here on a daily basis. When fishing from the boat, as a rule of thumb, the fish respond well to flies that are well-placed and they tend to be a bit more aggressive as well. Conversely, longer leaders and delicate presentations are necessary for wade fishing, much like they are in all other skinny water settings in the Bahamas.
The head guide at the East End Lodge is Cecil Leathen. Cecil has created a team that features some of the top guides on the island. Every guide at the lodge is informative, highly professional and a joy to fish with. They know where to find lots of fish and they are also among the Bahamas’ best permit fishing guides. We have found that the permit in the waters near East End are generally larger than many of the other fish throughout the Caribbean. The permit in this region range between 15 and 25 pounds and when the weather is good, you may even get a chance at fish weighing 30 pounds or more. Due to the relatively modest fishing pressure in the location, there are times when the permit react to the fly aggressively. Anglers additionally have the option of targeting sharks, barracuda, snapper, jacks and many other species in the East End area.
East End Equipment And Boats
16-foot Dolphin Super Skiffs that have 85HP Yamaha outboard motors are run by the team of guides at East End Lodge. These include push-poles, poling platforms, “U-bars” for leaning, storage for rods, cushioned seats and coolers that are loaded with the lunch of your choice. We advise anglers to bring their own wading boots, reels, rods, terminal tackle, flies and other equipment. However, if anglers needs them, the lodge does have complimentary reels and rods available for use.