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14 pound Bonefish, Permit & Tarpon in the Bahamas

                                                           

                                                           
The bonefish in the photo above is a 14-pounder landed in February off the north shore of Grand Bahama. Carl Heilman, who landed this monster, also landed a tarpon (the group jumped 3 and landed 2). Chris Bamford landed the other tarpon, as well as the triggerfish, John Wilson jumped a tarpon and Scott Trerotola landed a 10 lb Mutton Snapper that was cruising behind a Ray. Each member of the group also landed several bonefish between 5 - 10 pounds..
                                                           

Bill & Liz Aldendifer also had a fantastic trip to Grand Bahama. Together, they landed several fish in 7 - 8 pound range, a couple 9 pounders, a 10 pounder, and a 12 pounder on Bill's birthday. Bill came close to having a 14+ pounder in hand, but lost it at the boat when the guide grabbed the leader. Bill, a permit aficionado, said that the 14+ pound bonefish fought harder than any permit he's hooked, even his 30 pounder in Ascension Bay.

All of the above mentioned were Angler Adventures' clients staying at
North Riding Point Club. Click or Tap here to see Bill, Liz, Scott, and more photos of our clients with their fish on our Facebook page.
                                                           
Abaco has long been known for providing some of the best permit fishing in the Bahamas, especially down around Sandy Point. It's only been getting better and the guides are seriously cracking the code. Oliver White, owner of Abaco Lodge, had a nice fight with decent permit on the outer edge of marls. Blackfly Lodge had a couple of good sized permit caught in the last month: One angler's first permit was 25 pounds and another angler landed an astounding 38 pound permit.

Blackfly anglers might have the permit bug, but there is more than just permit. Mac Haskell joined the 10 lb bonefish club and landed his first tarpon.

                                                           
Just south of the Bahamas, South Caicos produced exceptional bonefishing this season. Mike Rietbrock and his group found lots of fish over 6 pounds, and few pushing double digits. John Potter and his group barely made it to Beyond the Blue due to a snow storm, but were rewarded with several fish over 10 pounds. What makes these big fish special is that the fishing is 100% wading and mostly unguided. Click or Tap here for more information on wading for bonefish.

Speaking of wading destinations,
Grey's Point Bonefish Inn on Acklins is the best in the Bahamas. Click or tap here for John Fraizer's article that appeared in the last issue of Fly Fishing in Saltwaters (be patient while it loads….it's worth the wait).
                                                           

Blackfly Lodge, Abaco Island
April 10 - 13 - 2 rods
May 10 - 13 - 2 rods
June 12 - 20 - 2 rods
June 21 - 27 - 6 rods
June 29 - July 7 - 8 rods
July 6 - 20 - 8 rods
July 21 - 25 - 4 rods
July 26 - 30 - 2 rods

Abaco Lodge, Marls, Abaco Island
March 6-10 (4/3) - 6 rods
March 18-23 (5/4) - 2 rods
April 28 May 3 (5/4) - 2 rods
May 8-12 (4/3) - 4 rods
June 14-20 (6/5) - 10 rods

 

North Riding Point Club, Grand Bahama
March 21 - 25 - 6 rods
April 7 - 14 - 6 rods
April 14 - 21 - 4 rods
May 4 - 8 - 6 rods
May 23 -30 - 12 rods
June 1 - 5 - 8 rods
June 14 - 30 WIDE OPEN!

Grey's Point Inn, Acklins Island
March 22 -29 - 10 rods
March 29 - April 5 - 10 rods
April 12 - 19 - 6 rods
April 26 - May 3 - 6 rods
May 3 - 10 - 6 rods
May 17 - 24 - 8 rods
May 24 - 31 - 10 rods

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