I am back from a week long trip to the Bahamas. Amazingly, we only saw two other fishermen while we were there & we covered a lot of ground. It’s weird, but when I did spot the other two fishermen off in the distance on our second to last day, I almost felt violated.
For the first five days we had hundreds of miles of flats totally to ourselves – not another soul - except for the occasional flamingo or other water bird. The place we stayed at was palacial, almost too nice as it wasn’t a typical fishing lodge. The three meals a day were local home cooking at it’s best. The people were all wonderful & extremely friendly (there’s only 400 of them on this 50 mile long island).
Needless to say, the fishing was incredible. We had one newbie bone fisherman in our group who is the guy I striped bass fish with out of Boston. He caught fish the first couple of days (which I did not) and caught several more throughout the week with help & guidance from me.
Capt. Frank Rhodes, and another experienced bone fisherman filled out our foursome. I’m not a fish counter, but I managed to land 22-25 bones with several being really nice fish.
In all, we caught somewhere around 90 bonefish for the week and then a lot of other species, such as snapper, grouper, barracuda & other things I’m still researching to find out what they were.
Give me a call at the Saluda store and I’ll fill you in on all the details of this trip. Tight Lines! Kelly