Bahamas Fly Fishing Charters

Bahamas Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Bahamas

Fly Fishing in Bahamas

Crystal clear waters, sandy beaches, and rich flats exploding with shallow water A-listers – what more could you ask for? This is exactly why the fly fishing the Bahamas has on its doorstep is so popular. Just add professional local charters, experienced guides, and great boats to this picture, and you'll see why this tropical paradise is on the bucket list for most fishing addicts. 
 

What to Expect  

 
One thing you can't miss is casting a fly at the schools of Bonefish that patrol these waters. But there are a lot of other catch-worthy fish in the sea, too. Bahamas flats fishing can also see you catching Permit, Barracuda, and even the mighty Tarpon on the fly. 
 
You'll get to choose from a variety of packages, from half to full day trips. The numerous Bahamas fly fishing lodges also provide all-inclusive multiday packages that are perfect for hard-core fly fishermen. 
 
With so many productive fishing grounds, choosing the right location is not an easy task, but here are some of the most popular fly fishing destinations: 
 

Bimini

 
Bimini holds some of the biggest Bones in the world, with a record-breaking 16-pounder recorded on these flats. They're present throughout the year in the waters of the eastern shore and fall is when the biggest specimens are caught. In addition to Bonefish, Bimini fly fishing can also see you catching large Tarpon and Permit. 
 

Andros

 
The biggest island of the Bahamas, Andros is famous for its extensive flats, mangrove swamps, and creeks. In these waters, you can catch anything from Tarpon, Permit, and Bones to Ladyfish, Barracuda, and even Blacktip Sharks. Bonefish are the main target here as well, and they're known for both their size and abundance. 
 

Great Exuma

 
The flats and small cays of Great Exuma are another peak spot for chasing after the best Bahamas Bonefish. George Town is known as the fly fishing mecca, attracting numerous fly anglers each year. Wading or fishing from a skiff is the most common way of fly fishing here.  
 

Walker’s Cay

 
Walker’s Cay might not be famous for its extensive flats, but Bones are present here year-round anyway! In addition to the archipelago's favorite fly fishing target, you can also catch a variety of other species in these waters, including Barracuda and Sharks.
 
Bones, Permit, Barracuda, Sharks, and smaller Tarpon (when in season) can be found throughout the archipelago. Some of the other productive locations include Berry Islands, Middle Abacos, Long Island, Crooked Island, Eleuthera, and more. 
 

How to Prepare

 
The Bahamas have always been big on marine conservation, and any Bahamas fly fishing guide will usually advise catch and release. Depending on the charter, fly fishing gear may or may not be provided, so make sure to ask your captain about this prior to the trip. Bahamas fly fishing resorts are usually all-inclusive, but you should take care of your own food and drinks if you're going on a shorter trip. If you're fishing independently, you'll need a valid fishing license. Fish with a guide, and this will be included as standard.
 
Whether you're after getting as many Bones as you can, catching more elusive species like Tarpon and Permit, or just mastering your cast, fly fishing in the Bahamas won't disappoint. Whether this is your first or your thousand and first cast, there are few places on the planet that match the Bahamas for saltwater fly fishing!
Bahamas
Excellent
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Based on 27,732 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Bahamas

We caught enough fish to feed a family of four and amazing meal at the The Poop Deck near the marina.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught enough fish to feed a family of four and amazing meal at the The Poop Deck near the marina.
Dan  D.
Dan D.
Don't expect bill fish as they are scarce in these waters even in prime months.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Don't expect bill fish as they are scarce in these waters even in prime months.
Mark  W.
Mark W. San Antonio, TX
Yes. It does get hot so drink lots of water, take breaks inside and go on top and let the wind hit you so it feels like air conditioning. Great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. It does get hot so drink lots of water, take breaks inside and go on top and let the wind hit you so it feels like air conditioning. Great experience.
Hugh  S.
Hugh S. Coppell, TX
I fish a lot and the one thing I would recommend is to bring some ice to ice down your catch and keep it fresh. Its not so bad to not have ice on a 4 hour charter but I would definitely recommend bringing ice for the fish if you do a whole day charter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I fish a lot and the one thing I would recommend is to bring some ice to ice down your catch and keep it fresh. Its not so bad to not have ice on a 4 hour charter but I would definitely recommend bringing ice for the fish if you do a whole day charter.
Stephen  C.
Stephen C. Waldo, FL
It is a great experience there are many species of fish very different from those you catch in the US
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It is a great experience there are many species of fish very different from those you catch in the US
Richard  F.
Richard F. Ashland, MA
Many of the charters are overpriced. $6-700 is fair for half day. $800 and up is ludicrous. If people stop overpaying the prices will moderate.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Many of the charters are overpriced. $6-700 is fair for half day. $800 and up is ludicrous. If people stop overpaying the prices will moderate.
Tony  R.
Tony R. Westminster, MD
If you’re looking for World Class Fishing Book Blue Finn! Best in Bahamas;)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you’re looking for World Class Fishing Book Blue Finn! Best in Bahamas;)
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Windermere, FL
The only problem is we visited in early June which was sort of the rainy period in the Bahamas. I highly recommend the fishing there but I would go outside of May/June.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The only problem is we visited in early June which was sort of the rainy period in the Bahamas. I highly recommend the fishing there but I would go outside of May/June.
Michael  S.
Michael S. New York, NY
Weather conditions can be windy and there could be rain. Bring a raincoat just in case you encounter a little rain during your outing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather conditions can be windy and there could be rain. Bring a raincoat just in case you encounter a little rain during your outing.
David  H.
David H. Nassau, New Providence District
Well I’m not an experienced fisherman, but if you want a fun time for teens somewhat experienced for fishing this is the charter. Really helped and taught them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Well I’m not an experienced fisherman, but if you want a fun time for teens somewhat experienced for fishing this is the charter. Really helped and taught them.
Melissa  B.
Melissa B. Panama City, FL
If you enjoy cruising and looking for bones, March is a good time to go. You’ll spend a lot of time looking, but when you find them, they are very concentrated. Stevie knows how to do it
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you enjoy cruising and looking for bones, March is a good time to go. You’ll spend a lot of time looking, but when you find them, they are very concentrated. Stevie knows how to do it
Mike  M.
Mike M. DW GDNS, TX
Spending time with a guide helps to learn the behavior patterns of these spooky fish. Also very helpful in learning how to spot them cruising the flats.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Spending time with a guide helps to learn the behavior patterns of these spooky fish. Also very helpful in learning how to spot them cruising the flats.
Jason  L.
Jason L. Fayetteville, AR
Check the Weather Forecast ahead of time. May need to Reschedule your fishing trip
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the Weather Forecast ahead of time. May need to Reschedule your fishing trip
Alex  W.
Alex W. Nassau, New Providence District
Anything.. Trolling was slow then we started bottom fishing and it was on fire it was on fish after another.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Anything.. Trolling was slow then we started bottom fishing and it was on fire it was on fish after another.
Nicholas  P.
Nicholas P. Deltona, FL
Bring everything you think you might need and don't expect 5 star This is an out island proper style.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring everything you think you might need and don't expect 5 star This is an out island proper style.
Ian  Q.
Ian Q. Nassau, New Providence District
Great fishing but be prepared to go and look for it, friendly people great bars [Maxs conch bar, Tinys] etc beautiful place to be.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Great fishing but be prepared to go and look for it, friendly people great bars [Maxs conch bar, Tinys] etc beautiful place to be.
Ian  Q.
Ian Q. Slough, England
I fished with Capt Eddie of First Strike. I had a great experience, so I would recommend you book with him.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I fished with Capt Eddie of First Strike. I had a great experience, so I would recommend you book with him.
Robert  Z.
Robert Z. Minneapolis, MN
The water gets deep closer to shore than you think. It is a short trip to deep water, a 4 hour trip is efficient. Reel that fish in quick, sharks will snag your fish before you know it.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
The water gets deep closer to shore than you think. It is a short trip to deep water, a 4 hour trip is efficient. Reel that fish in quick, sharks will snag your fish before you know it.
Adam  S.
Adam S. Nassau, NP
The inshore reef fishing, bonefish on a fly rod and snapper with a bait caster, was a great experience. So many types of fish, but not enough time to catch them. There is also so much more to the trip than just fishing. The ecology of the area is incredible, sharks, rays tarpon, barracuda, turtles.. Not to mention the most beautiful water I've ever seen, and I have fished in many places in the world. My fun meter was pegged.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The inshore reef fishing, bonefish on a fly rod and snapper with a bait caster, was a great experience. So many types of fish, but not enough time to catch them. There is also so much more to the trip than just fishing. The ecology of the area is incredible, sharks, rays tarpon, barracuda, turtles.. Not to mention the most beautiful water I've ever seen, and I have fished in many places in the world. My fun meter was pegged.
Jeff  F.
Jeff F. Nassau, New Providence District
Go a full day if you go deep sea fishing 1 hr out 1 hr back half day won’t cut it!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go a full day if you go deep sea fishing 1 hr out 1 hr back half day won’t cut it!!
David  S.
David S. Medford, MA

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