Fly Fishing for Bonefish and more
H20 Bonefishing on Grand Bahama Island offers anglers exceptional opportunities to cast at larger schools of bones with an average size of four to six pounds. Smaller groups of cruising bonefish can give an angler shots at trophy sized fish. The club record bonefish on fly is currently 14.5lb.
A Bahamian Fishing Experience
The island flats hold groups of bonefish as well as a seasonal population of permit and tarpon. These fish arrive in the spring and stay on the flats until the fall. The club’s record for permit on the fly is 38lb and the largest tarpon to date was estimated at 130lb. When northerly winds pick up, the southern lee side of the island becomes a great option for bonefishing. A short boat ride opens up miles of white sand flats and reef fringe flats, almost all wade friendly as the windward shore becomes glass clam and crystal clear. During the spring and summer, permit also move onto these flats. The H2O team of professional fly fishing guides has a combined experience of over 50 years on the flats of Grand Bahama. They are true professionals and are on the water every month of the year.
A new fishing programme at H2O is a deep sea fly fishing excursion for yellowfin tuna, skipjack tuna, and dorado (mahi-mahi). Schools of yellowfin tuna move into local waters in April and can be found offshore until September. Yellowfin tuna average 15 to 25lb and have been landed up to 60lb.
Most offshore fishing is done with floating fly lines. An appealing part of the fishing offshore is the bite. It turns on early morning, late afternoon and early evening. This allows fishermen to fish a full day on the flats and also have the option to experience the action offshore. Alternatively this type of trip is a great for arrival and departure days.
The Finest Caribbean Amenities
H2O is where anglers find the finest combination of Caribbean and European architecture and service. The spacious accommodation includes a choice of king-size bed or twin queen beds and has satellite television, direct dial phone, refrigerator and in-room coffee maker. Also available is a business centre and wireless internet access.
While all fishermen will experience this fishery as a remote and undisturbed one, this cannot be said for their lodging. H2O well sited to allow anglers and non-angling companions immediate access to the myriad of activities and amenities found in Freetown, just a short walk from the hotel.
“What can I say? Great guides and awesome fishing. Can’t wait to go back. Thanks to all for making it such a great trip for us all.” G.B. – Edinburgh
Explore Grand Bahama Island
Grand Bahama Island has some of the most expansive flats in the northern Bahamas with shallow flats extending 25 miles to the west and more than 60 miles to the east of the island.
The fishery is just a part of the 2,500 square mile Little Bahama Bank. Not only is there a large area of back country fishing, but anglers can enjoy the island’s ocean side flats which are well protected and offer miles of white sand, marl and turtle grass flats.