H20 Bonefishing Lodge – Grand Bahama
Species: Bonefish and permit
Season: February – October
Capacity: 12 anglers
Insurance: GLOBAL RESCUE
Now you can experience bone fishing at its very best on the extensive, virtually untouched and remote flats of the northwest shore of Grand Bahama Island…and enjoy all of the comforts and amenities of luxury living at the same time.
Grand Bahama is about 90 miles long from east to west with flats, island, keys and creeks along the entire north shore where H20 accesses the central and western parts.
Explore a wide variety of emerald clear waters and countless miles of weather protected island shorelines and flats stretching more than 30 miles from West End to the Grand Lucayan Waterway. Our fishery is situated on the famous Little Bahama Bank which is well known for its large bones and stretches north from the west end of the island all the way to Walkers Key where it then turns southeast to encompass the Abacos and finally joining our east end Keys. You will be lucky to find a depth of more than 20 feet in that entire area!
Average size for bones in this area is from 4 to 6 pounds with daily shots at fish approaching and often exceeding double digit. This past March of 2001 saw a 13 pound potential fly caught women’s world record bonefish landed that was weighed before release. Had the fish been kept it would have exceeded the record by half a pound. Permit average in the 20-pound range and have been caught to over 30 pounds. The largest caught on a fly recently was 38 pounds and several are seen over 40 pounds each year! Barracuda range from 5 pounds to 5 feet in length.
The guides at H20 are very experienced and being keen fly fishers themselves they are very much in tune with the more intricate skills needed in hosting fly fisherman. All our guides come from well respected bonefishing backgrounds. Two of the guides, Tommy and Carl, are the sons of the legendary Bahamian guide Bonefish Foley and Ted Cooper is the middle brother of a well known trio of Grand Bahama guides.
These professional guides are dedicated to making your fishing adventure both productive and enjoyable and will tailor your fishing days to individual preferences. Trained professionals will help perfect your fly-casting techniques while on the beautiful flats of the Bahamas, if desired.
16′ Maverick Mirage flats boats powered by 90 HP Yamaha motors and equipped to US Coast Guard standards hurry you to your tight line destinations daily. All guides are also equiped with cellular phones as well as VHF radios and are able to react as quickly as humanely possible in the very unlikely event that a guest should need assistance.
For family members and others not into fishing the entire week, activities abound within walking distance from your room at Pelican Bay. On Grand Bahama there are 5 championship golf courses, glass bottom boat excursions, some of the best scuba and snorkeling in the Bahamas, tennis, duty free shopping, eco tours, sea kayaking, a full variety of watersports and of course lounging on the beach or poolside is always close at hand. Within just a couple minutes stroll of your room is also a wealth of night-life including 2 casinos, over 20 restaurants and bars with evening island entertainment and dancing.
H20 Bonefishing not only accommodates the experienced bonefish angler but also those individuals that wish to provide activities for their non angling companions with the comfort of knowing that no compromise has been made with the quality of their fishing.