The fly fishing at Crooked & Acklins Island in The Bahamas should be on all Caribbean anglers hit list as it is such a unique destination. The Bahamas has for a long time established itself as a leading bonefish destination, every cay, cove and channel seems to hold good numbers of bonefish ranging from large shoals of smaller fish to big single fish. There is, however, little focus placed upon the other species that live in these waters and swim side by side with the bonefish, and this is where Crooked & Acklins Island steps in.
When the new operation on Crooked Island came online we were hugely excited, whilst it offered shots at bonefish it also highlighted the chances of catching other species too. This includes the Caribbean favourites of permit, tarpon and barracuda. Anglers also have chances to target triggerfish, shark and jacks on the fly.
The lodge covers a vast area of flats habitat, stretching from Crooked Island to Acklins Island. Within this area you will find hard sand flats, turtle grass flats, mangrove lined lagoons and drop-offs.
View Alec Tarrant and Neil Weedon Trip Report here.
Crooked & Acklins Island Availability 2023/24:
The spring and early summer months offer some of the best fishing in the Caribbean and at Crooked & Acklins islands. The autumn months can also be hugely rewarding, especially for big bonefish.
11 to 18 November 2023
18 to 25 November 2023
2 to 9 December 2023
9 to 16 December 2023
13 to 20 January 2024
20 to 27 January 2024
27 January to 3 February 2024
3 to 10 February 2024
10 to 17 February 2024
24 February to 2 March 2024
2 to 9 March 2024
9 to 16 March 2024
16 to 23 March 2024
23 to 30 March 2024
27 April to 4 May 2024
18 to 25 May 2024
1 to 8 June 2024
8 to 15 June 2024
15 to 22 June 2024
22 to 29 June 2024
Looking for a week in particular? Please make contact, as sometimes there may be space that is not advertised.
2023/24 Season Cost:
4 night / 3 day Package:
US$2,574 per person based on shared room / shared skiff & guide
US$3,674 per person based on single room / single skiff & guide
7 night / 6 day Package:
US$4,609 per person based on shared room / shared skiff & guide
US$6,809 per person based on single room / single skiff & guide
11 night / 10 day Package:
US$6,628 per person based on shared room / shared skiff & guide
US$9,724 per person based on single room / single skiff & guide
14 night / 13 day Package:
US$8,459 per person based on shared room / shared skiff & guide
US$12,199 per person based on single room / single skiff & guide
There are single room upgrade options should you want to share a guide.
Costs include; All transfers on Crooked Island, seven nights’ accommodations, all meals, guided fishing, VAT tax, use of lodge kayaks, and two laundry services each week.
Costs exclude; International flights, internal flights to Crooked Island, Fishing tackle Rental, fishing licenses, guide and staff gratuities, beer, wine and spirits.
For more information on Crooked Island and The Bahamas please Contact Us or call +44 (0) 1980 847389.