The winter fishing has been pretty awesome lately in Montana but cold and snow always gets my mind drifting into memories of wading the clear saltwater flats stalking bonefish. We have been running bonefishing trips to the Bahamas for almost 20 years and it is the best quality trip for the price that we have found. There are a few spots open for the trip in April this year so if you've ever wanted to get into some fantastic saltwater species on the fly we have got just the right place.
As you fly into Deadman's Cay on Long Island, Bahamas you get a good view of the leeward side of the island's endless flats naturally protected by a long burm running parallel to the island. This seperates the flats from the open ocean on the Carribean side and what your left with is a series of natural hard sand bottom flats of ankle deep water divided into large areas that feel like seperate bonefishing arenas. Miles of easy wading flats inhabited by great numbers of 2-4 pound bones with the occasional 7-9 pounders cruisin the flats. If your up for a boat ride to the outer ocean flats it's a great place to search for bigger bones and although they occasionally are caught on the inner flats as well most of the double digit bones are found out on the ocean side. This 11 pounder pictured above came off of those ocean flats but the guides told me of a 14 pounder taken from the inner flats earlier this year!
If you'd prefer stalking fish from the deck of a flats boat there are equally as many options to pole through deeper mangrove flats in search of bonefish. The boat ride zipping through the canals of sand and mangrove chutes as you venture to hidden areas otherwise unnaccesable by foot adds to the adventure.
The great thing about this trip is that whether this is your very first saltwater excursion or your a seasoned veteran looking for challenging singles tailing in the flat morning skinny water the options are abundant for any angler of any skill level. When your sitting back at the lodge eating a bowl of conch salad and sipping a cold Kalik with images of fiesty bones turning and chasing down your fly in your head you'll feel the excitement and serenity of this amazing place. We think it'll be pretty darn easy to fall in love with the Bahamas just like we have and we'd be happy to share a slice of paradise with you. Give us a holler at the shop 406-587-911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on booking.