The Bahamas is home to some of the best fishing in the world, particularly around Great Exuma. Reef fishing, spearfishing, sport fishing and the less well-known bonefishing can all be enjoyed in these prolific waters.
REEF FISHING FROM GREAT EXUMA
Reef fishing is one of the most popular recreational sports in the Bahamas. This sport is ideal for novice anglers as well as more experienced fishermen. Usually all fish caught are photographed and then released back into the waters to keep the reef well populated. Types of fish typically caught on a reef fishing charter include yellowtail snapper, barracuda and reef sharks.
CHARTER FISHING FROM GREAT EXUMA
Keen fishing enthusiasts with a knowledge of the Bahamas may choose to charter their own boat and enjoy a day on the water bringing home a varied catch of fish. However, most visitors prefer to join a Bahamas fishing charter. The price includes not only the boat and crew but also all the fishing equipment you may need and usually some drinks and snacks too.
The big advantage of charter fishing is that the captain will know all the best spots for catching big fish. There are also plenty of willing deckhands to help you prepare and bait your hook and help haul in the catch. If you decide not to release the fish, the crew will also clean and fillet the fish for you to enjoy back at your luxury villa at Grand Isle Resort & Spa.
Those who prefer to abandon the rod and line approach and dive overboard will find plenty of opportunities for spearfishing around the reef.
SPORT FISHING ADVENTURES IN THE BAHAMAS
The waters around the Bahamas are teeming with big fish such as tuna, marlin, mahi mahi, sailfish and wahoo in the cooler months. Those who are serious about sport fishing can look forward to wonderful sport fishing adventures on a half-day or full day fishing charter from Great Exuma.
Sport fishing charters will have the latest technology onboard for tracking larger fish. The thrill of bringing in a blue marlin or other large game fish is hard to beat. The chase, once the fish is on the hook, can go on for several hours making this one of the most exciting sport fishing adventures for keen fishermen.
BONEFISHING IN THE BAHAMAS
One of the most unusual types of Bahamas fishing is bonefishing. Fishing enthusiasts perch precariously on the deck of small boats designed for shallow water. Alternatively, they can wade out into the crystal clear water to catch the elusive bonefish.
Bonefishing requires skill and patience, like most other types of Bahamas fishing, and requires a special thin rod and a tasty fly as bait. The reward will be hooking one of the many shiny bonefish which swim in the shallow waters and seagrass of the Bahamas. Large shoals of bonefish can usually be found at Airport Flat, White Bay and Channel Cut around Great Exuma.
Once you have spotted your quarry, the line must be carefully cast without spooking the timid bonefish. A successful bite will have the rod bending as the bonefish takes off in a blistering run, providing plenty of sport before you finally reel in your catch for the all-important photo.
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