Save 25% on one week of guided fly fishing and accommodation at Pelican Bay Resort guided by H20 Bonefishing on Grand Bahama from September 26 – October 4, 2017. This deal must be booked before September 1, 2017.
Whats Unique About this Program?
Great for couples or groups thats want alternative activities! Situated at the entrance to Grand Bahama’s Bell Channel, Pelican Bay Resort sits adjacent to the white sands of Lucaya Beach and bustling Count Bassie Square. This part of the island offers a wide selection of restaurants, bars, shopping, casinos, golf, and evening entertainment. Combine these offerings with the island’s world-class bonefishing, and you have a complete Caribbean beach vacation. You (and the others in your group or family) can enjoy all of this without compromising in any way the quality of your fishing. Whether you’re a die-hard angler seeking serious Bahamas bonefishing opportunities or someone who needs a legitimate vacation that also works for non-angling companions and family, then H2O Bonefishing and Pelican Bay Resort is a great choice.
The Island of Grand Bahama stretches 90 miles east to west as the crow flies and its north shore features a vast amount of fishable shoreline. Bottom structure varies from both hard and soft sand or grass flats to harder light coral or marl flats, creeks or cays, all of which provide excellent feeding areas for bonefish and permit. Fly fishing is primarily from H2O Bonefishing’s fleet of Maverick Mirage flats boats but anglers are encouraged to wade during times where large concentrations of bonefish are found tailing in ‘skinny’ water.
The bonefish can vary greatly in size from small 2 to 3 pound fish that can be found in schools to solitary or pairs and small groups that will weigh into double figures. The average size bonefish is a healthy 4 to 6 pounds and bonefish of 7 and 8 pounds are almost a daily encounter. The trophy sized specimens of 10 + pounds can be located at any time and anglers should be alert and ready to cast their offerings accurately. Pelican Bay’s fly caught record bonefish, so far, is a remarkable fish of 14 ½ pounds.
Although Pelican Bay is considered a world-class bonefishing destination, there are several other great saltwater fly fishing opportunities that frequent the vast north shore flats. Permit and tarpon arrive during the spring and can be encountered until December. Barracuda can be found almost daily. There is also the possibility of running into packs of the hard fighting horse eye jacks that average 10 to 15 pounds. H2O Bonefishing therefore encourages all anglers to bring at least one heavier fly rod rated for a 9, 10 or 11 wt. line.