Great Bonefishing, Turks and Caicos
Fantastic wading and stalking of bonefish in glorious isolation
Some of the finest fly fishing for bonefish in the Turks and Caicos is found on the flats of Bottle Creek in North Caicos. The vast expanse of water is easy to access yet largely unfished and the bonefish are easily stalked.
Productive flats just minutes from the lodge, fished only a handful of times each year
The bonefish here are plentiful and aggressive feeders, and you can expect to see schools in the two to five pound range moving across the flats in search of a meal. When wading or fishing from the boat there’s a good chance to spot larger fish either as singles or pairs. These fish cruise the shallow grass banks in search of crabs and small crustations, and double-digit fish are commonly caught on the pristine flats.
The guides operate classic flats skiffs, stable and manoeuvrable, with a large poling platform so the anglers are put into the best casting position. There are several areas that can be waded directly from land, but the productive tidal flats are mostly reached by boat or kayak.
Comfortable accommodation within view of the bonefish flats
The recently built lodge at Bottle Creek comprises a mix of one and two bedroom units. Each is air conditioned and fully furnished, and equipped with its own kitchen, bathroom and deck or patio overlooking the flats. The lodge is right on the shore of Bottle Creek and directly across from one of the most productive flats. This means you can fish the early morning when the skinny water is still cool and frequented by tailing bonefish.
Easy access to a classic bonefish environment
North Caicos, to the east of the capital Providenciales, marks the start of access to the vast inshore flats of the Caicos Bank. The waters around North Caicos, cover classic bonefish environments, from mangrove estuaries to large open flats. Sufficiently far from the main tourist areas there is little fishing pressure so the fish tend not to be skittish and will take the fly willingly.