Bahamas out islands, boner bonanza!

Discussion in 'Trip Reports with Pics' started by ibn, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. ibn

    ibn Moderator

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    It took a few days to hit me after I got home (last sunday) just how good a bonefishing trip I just had. I spent 6 days fishing with Anil in the southern Bahamas, never before have I had such a phenominal trip in terms of size and numbers of bonefish. We couldn't ask for much better fishing despite high winds and a few rain squalls.

    Our lodging was ideal, a small house right on the water, a front door to the ocean. We had a guide from 5am until 3pm, then spent evenings fishing right in front of our cabin. We only saw 1 other foriegner the whole trip, and NO other fishermen.

    I could write for hours about the experience, but instead I'll let some pictures do the talking.
     

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  2. Richard E

    Richard E Active Member

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    Awesome pics! Where specifically in the Bahamas? A buddy of mine is heading to So. Andros for his first time. Do you have any recommendations for patterns, or any other hints and tips that I can pass on to him?

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. herl

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    Wow! Great Pictures! What kind of camera were you using? Looks like a great time - What I wouldn't give to be somewhere warm and fishy right now..
     
  4. Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    Great Bones O Fire. Those are some big bones and nice bar jacks too.
    Don't ya just love it.
     
  5. Buck

    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

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    Unless you where passing the same two fish around i'd say you slayed'm!
    So why did it take you so long to discover how well you did? It sound like you had a trip of a life time!
     
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    alpinetrout Banned or Parked

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    That's awesome. Nothing like some quality alone time with your man-panion.
     
  7. yuhina

    yuhina Tropical member

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    Quality trip! That's awesome! Thanks for posting these great photos!
     
  8. Kevin J. Burnham

    Kevin J. Burnham Active Member

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    Great,Awesome,Cool and Right Friggin On !!!!!
     
  9. hendersonbaylocal

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    Yeah guys! :thumb:
     
  10. Happy Gilmore

    Happy Gilmore New Member

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    Very cool! Thanks for sharing the pics.

    Did you fish primarily from a poled flats boat with your guide or....
     
  11. LesR

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    :thumb:What kind of flies worked well? Great pics! Thanks for sharing

    LesR in the Gig
     
  12. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    Excellent pics....made this 34F day seem a tad warmer. What rod and reels were you guys using? How long did you have to cast to hook those bonefish?
     
  13. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    IBN now that is the way to do it, right on!!
     
  14. Anil

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    In answer to a few of the questions posted:
    Richard: Neither Ibn or I can remember exactly where in The Bahamas this was!?!?
    Alpine: We’ve never felt closer.
    Happy: Most of the fishing was done while wading the flats with and without a guide.
    Brookie: The annoying answer that I always give is that you have to cast as far as the Bonefish are.
    Typically this means casts of 30’-60’. But make no mistake I don’t know anyone who is a ‘good enough’ caster to fish for bonefish. I’ve seen numerous excellent casters, blow numerous opportunities. EVERYONE who is planning a bonefishing trip will benefit from as much practice (and if necessary) instruction as they can get. You will enjoy yourself more and catch more fish if you are a competent caster.
    Having said all that, don’t let your ability stop you. Since you will never be good enough, you might as well go anyway.
    Anil
     
  15. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    Awesome! I just bought the Bahama's Flyfishing Guide recently and need to go somewhere tropical soon! Nice pic's there! :thumb: