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H2o Bonefishing
H2o Bonefishing
H2o Bonefishing
H2o Bonefishing
H2o Bonefishing
H2o Bonefishing
H2o Bonefishing
H2o Bonefishing
H2o Bonefishing
H2o Bonefishing
H2o Bonefishing
H2o Bonefishing

Details

  • Saltwater
  • Season

    October - July
  • The 2017 peak season rate for January 1 to June 30 and October 1 to December 31, per angler based on sharing a guide and room is $3435 for 6 nights/5 days fishing and $2140 for 4/3. There is a substantial discount July-September. Please ask about single rates and and upgrading for a couple to a suite.
  • Number of guests

    They can fish 12 anglers at a time.
  • Species:
    • Bonefish
    • Permit
    • Tarpon
    • Barracuda

H2o Bonefishing

Bahamas >> Grand Bahama >> Freeport
Fishing and Species
Bonefish are the primary species here. The fishing is world class. Typically at least half of the fishing is from the skiff. Preferences can be accommodated. There are some tarpon and permit. These are more in the late spring into summer. They fish out of Maverick Flats Skiffs.

The bonefishing on Grand Bahama is exceptional, with opportunities for singles, pairs, small groups and larger schools. The habitat varies from bottoms of soft sand, grass flats, harder white sand that is good for wading, and marl. The average size of the fish is an impressive 4 to 5 pounds, with many anglers catching 6 to 8 pound fish. There are opportunities for double-digit fish, with the largest to date being 14.5 pounds. The overall quality of the fish and their habitat are what compels anglers to return next season.

Permit are on the flats spring through summer. It is not a permit-only destination but there are enough around to keep another rod rigged for them. Tarpon are migratory and around May through the summer. In addition there are Mutton snappers, triggerfish, barracuda and jacks. In June and July they offer a “No Boundaries” program, featuring a fast 21-foot custom flats boat that fishes a broader range of water and species because of its speed and seaworthiness. An itinerary is typically set up with 2 days on this boat and 2 days with standard flats fishing. The program is easily customized to fit your interests.

The special offshore fly fishing program has been operating since 2004. Fishing is for yellow fin tuna, dorado, skip jack tuna and blackfin tuna. This is all done on the same day as flats fishing, from the afternoon until dark, and also on arrival and departure days. They will furnish all gear and flies as part of the deal. It is best done by a party of 4 anglers. At the end of a double day of flats and offshore fishing, you may even say you have had enough fishing for one day.

The H2o is a professional team of fly fishing guides that are on the water every month of the year. They are unique in that their boats are on trailers. This provides access to a variety of launch points, chosen by weather, tide and fishing. Anglers fish out of well-maintained 17-foot Maverick skiffs, powered by 85 HP Yamaha outboards. Each is equipped with a VHF radio, cell phone, USCG-rated safety kits, poling platform and lean post.

Anglers stay at Pelican Bay Hotel, in beautiful well appointed waterfront rooms with two options: either a one bedroom suite or a deluxe room. Although anglers will experience the fishery as very remote and undisturbed, the lodging is quite the contrary, with comfort and access to the island’s top restaurants and myriad activities, all a short walk from the room. Included in the fishing package are: hotel accommodations, breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant, daily guided fishing and lunch on the water.

Dinner is not included, but there are 20 restaurants within walking distance, including one at the hotel, offering a range of cuisine, style and price.