Rickmon Bonefish Lodge offers fantastic bonefishing on the southern tip of Abaco. Lodge owner Ricardo Burrows has put together an attractive, well situated fishing lodge with access to the expansive flats around Sandy Point, the flats running North and South of Sandy Point, plus Gorda Cay and Mores Island. Ricardo is considered to be one of the best fishing guides in Abaco. He has lived and bonefished the waters around Sandy Point for over twenty years. Guests at Rickmon can now benefit from years of combined bonefishing experience offered by Ricardo and his team of world class Bahamas fishing guides.
Rickmon Bonefish Loge sits directly on a beach overlooking a fishable flat. The lodge was built in 1999 with 11 air conditioned guest rooms, which have been converted to single occupancy rooms. Guests can access a small bonefishing flat immediately in front of the lodge. Beyond the flat is a creek and another very productive bonefish flat, known as Town Flat, which offers world class bonefishing. For a tip, you can ask your fishing guide drop you off there for after hours fishing.
Vast areas to the North, West and South of Rickmon are comprised of hard sand, with areas of turtle grass. In total, about 75% percent of the flats are wadeable.
The bonefish flats around Sandy Point are home to large numbers of bonefish in the 3-5 pound range, though Rickmon Lodge guests have seen fish in the 14 pound range. Also within a short boat ride is Mores Island. This is one of the best places in the Bahamas to target permit on the fly. This is also the place to go to fly fish for large bonefish, mutton snapper, jacks and big barracuda. To the west is Gorda Cay, another spot renowned for large bonefish and permit that will take flies. Boat rides to these destinations can range from 20 – 50 minutes, depending, of course on the unpredictable Bahamian weather.
Sandy Point is one of the few places in the Bahamas with a predictable Permit fishery and Rickmon’s is an excellent place to target Permit in the Bahamas from May – November.
Coffee will be available in the dinning room at 6:00 AM. Breakfast begins at 7:00 AM. The fishing day normally runs from 8:00AM – 4:00PM. Under proper weather conditions the guides may be able to make the crossing to Mores Island or Gorda Cay. Lunch is usually packed in a cooler and taken aboard.
After a hard days fishing, you will return to the fishing lodge to relax in your room or perhaps sit and enjoy the expansive 50 ft. deck over looking the water.
Dinner, consisting of Bahamian dishes such as conch chowder, lobster, grouper, chicken and vegetable dishes is served between 6:30 – 8:00PM.
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge does not sell or rent tackle or lures. Rickmon sells some flies but supplies are limited. Some of the fishing guides carry back-up tackle should you break a rod. It is imperative that each angler bring his own tackle, flies, and lures. We recommend that you bring tackle suitable for bonefish, permit, mutton snapper, barracuda and shark. To assist in your selection, please see the Angler Adventures’ “Flats Fishing the Bahamas & Caribbean – What to Bring” List on our website.There may also be opportunities to cast to tarpon at the lodge, although tarpon are not very common.
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Rickmon Bonefish Lodge Rates
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Included in the Package: Transfers from Marsh Harbour Airport or Sandy Point Airport to Rickmon Bonefish Lodge, round trip; Single Occupancy Accommodations; all meals, including cooler/lunch, soft drinks and bottled water to take aboard the boat; boat and guide each day as described.
Not Included: Airfare; departure taxes; additional beverages, beer, wine, and liquor; 15% gratuity on drinks purchased from the bar, tackle, flies or lures; gratuities for the lodge staff; gratuities for the guides; items of a personal nature; cost of additional fuel for optional trips to Gorda Cay or Mores Island; Bahamas Value Added Tax (Effective Janaury 1, 2015); Bahamas fishing license.