Grand Bahama Report
Just returned a couple of days ago from a Grand Bahama Island bonefishing trip. We had a great time and since it was our first trip for bonies, we learned a lot. Did everything on our own (no guides) and had access to a couple of canoes one day and a boat on another. This helped us to find out-of-the-way flats to search for fish. We saw tons of fish, but due to the full moon and a cold front that moved through, the first couple of days we had to deal with non-feeding, spooky fish. We did manage a couple on the first day, but then went through 2 frustrating days of getting flies in front of them w/o spooking the fish, only to have them refused. Finally on the last day the wind switched and the fish turned on. We caught a few and hooked and lost many more (they are really good at finding mangroves and coral to wrap your line around!). Overall it was a great trip and I can't wait to go back sometime. On the last day I had an 8 foot long nurse shark swim about 6 inches from my leg in thigh deep water.....quite a thrill!
We did about 5 days of fishing for under $500 including airfare so it didn't huirt the pocketbook too much. Thanx to Crepuscular and Shanks for the info they gave me before leaving. Crepuscular, we found both of the flats that you told me about and saw tons of fish in both areas.
Hopefully we'll get to go back soon, with a bit more experience under our belts!