The Bahamas is a fantastic destination for many reasons.
People come here for the amazing beaches and the opportunity to swim, snorkel and scuba dive in some of the most beautiful waters found anywhere on the planet. However, the Bahamas isn’t just a fun place to relax in the sun, it’s also a major destination for bonefishing.
If you’ve never heard about the incredible bonefishing that you’ll find on Grand Bahama Island, then it’s time you did. Because the Bahamas is considered the best place in the world to fish for this particular species. What makes the Bahamas such an ideal location for bonefishing?
The most important factor is the extensive network of saltwater flats that are found throughout the island chain. These flats are remarkably fertile, and they give bonefish the ideal habitat they need to thrive. That makes the bonefish in the Bahamas among the largest examples of the species in the world.
The relatively undeveloped state of the islands also contributes to the success of the bonefish. While the Bahamas boasts a couple of bustling cities, most of the land and the surrounding waters are pristine and unspoiled. Once again, this serves to help the bonefish grow bigger and healthier, making for better sport for anglers from all over the world.
Bonefish are found in the flats and in swampy areas where mangroves are common. It’s possible to fish for them while wading or from a skiff. Either method can bring tremendous success. Typical bonefish weigh between three to five pounds, but some people have encountered fish that weigh as much as 10 pounds or more. With ideal conditions like these, you’re much more likely to land a record-setting fish.
We don’t like to brag, but our guides at East End Lodge are among the best in the business. Plus, an ideal location on Grand Bahama Island, which is a bit north of the other islands, makes us the top bonefishing lodge in the region. We have access to surprisingly vast and always well-stocked shallow flats. The lodge sits on three acres that are absolutely pristine. In short, it’s the most perfect spot for bonefishing that you’ll find anywhere in the world.
There may be a few other places in the world where you can seek the elusive bonefish. However, none are as beautiful as the Bahamas, and you’re not likely to find better guides and accommodations than what are available at the East End Lodge.