Fishing Crooked Acklins Islands, Bahamas
When you first think about fishing in the Bahamas big bonefish appear top of the list. Whilst this is true and this is the place to target trophy sized bonefish, there is also a lot more on offer, especially when you visit the outlying and remote islands such as Crooked and Acklins.
These are immensely varied and largely unexplored fisheries. They are remotest of all the islands in the Bahamas and get rested as a result. Fantastic numbers of triggerfish can be found, along with permit, tarpon, snook, barracuda, sharks and more. There are fantastic schools of bonefish, of course, and you do see some large ones. However, Crooked and Acklins should be viewed as an unspoilt, varied fishery first and foremost.
The accommodation is basic, yet clean, comfortable and perfectly adequate for a week’s fishing. The rooms are spacious and are air conditioned. They are also a stone’s throw from the beach, which is always a bonus. The beauty of the accommodation, however, is its location. It is located on Crooked Island yet is just 15 minutes or so from the dock to Acklins.This proximity allows both islands and areas to be explored during your stay, giving you the best of both worlds.
If you are after a wilderness experience on largely unexplored flats that give access to a myriad of different species that have received very little fishing pressure then we would urge you to visit.
The fishing at Crooked & Acklins in the Bahamas continues to gain momentum as more of the area is explored and understood. What has always been the strength of the operation is the variety of species available to visiting anglers, beyond that huge bonefish that the Bahamas is known for. At Crooked & Acklins there is a healthy population of permit, triggerfish, tarpon and more.
We have just had a group return from the lodge and had a fantastic stay; it exceeded their expectations, in fact. Dr Reilly kindly allowed us to showcase some of his wonderful images, highlighting some of their catches during the week.
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For more information please email Steffan Jones or phone 01980 847 389.