Fish The Bahamas
Whether you’re a first-timer casting a line from a pier or a deep-sea fanatic eager to beat one of the 50 world fishing records set in The Bahamas, you’ll find all types of fishing here. Wade through the many saltwater flats or 'marls' for some bonefish, one of the prolific species to be found in our waters. Or, charter a boat and troll the deep seas for a prized marlin. Our islands play host to so many exotic fish that there’s sure to be fewer stories about the one that got away. Local guides have been trained to provide a safe and customer friendly angling experience, based on globally accepted sustainable principles. To download our Fishing Map & Angler's Guide please click here.
The ocean is home to some big predators, including Marlin, Tuna and Sharks. For anglers, there’s no greater challenge than putting yourself against one of these fish that can outweigh you by five times or more. The Bahamas is known for its big game fishing. Record catches are set each year as fishermen from around the world cast their reels for the ultimate prize.
Reef fishing, also known as bottom fishing in The Bahamas, is the perfect way for the family to enjoy a day on the water and it is the freshest way to eat fish in The Bahamas. String up a rod and cast a line amongst the thousands of fish schooling beneath the blue, and reel in trigger fish, snappers, yellow fins, grouper: fresh from the reef, to the pot to the dinner plate.
The Bahamas has the most renowned fishing flats or 'marls' in the world, miles and miles of shallows just off the shoreline or amongst the mangroves. Hop on a boat with an experienced and internationally licensed fly fishing guide in The Abacos, Andros or The Exumas. Moments away, find the best game fish sought after by anglers: Bonefish, Tarpon and Permit. At some locations, fly fishing flats are within sight of your hotel room. Step on the beach and walk as far as 200 meters into the shallows to try your hand.
Andros has an expansive area of mangroves and flats which have contributed to its reputation among international anglers as "The Bonefishing Capital of The World." Those flats are renowned for both size and abundance of the species.
The Gulf Stream rushes north, washing past Bimini, feeding and warming its coral reefs and serving as a watery highway for everything from marlins to mantas, dolphins to sea turtles. Bimini's location on the edge of the Gulf Stream has helped earn its title as “Sport Fishing Capital of the World.”
Grand Bahama Island
Whether you're a first-timer casting from a pier or a deep-sea fanatic hoping to beat one of the 50 world records of The Bahamas, you’ll find all types of fishing here. The Little Bahama Bank makes up the northern and eastern coasts of Grand Bahama Island, and provides a vast expanse of flats for fly fishing, which is very popular on the island.
Fishing is excellent throughout The Abacos, with Walker's Cay, Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay and Green Turtle Cay attracting many fishermen for summer tournaments. Record catches of marlin, sailfish and tuna are common.
The Berry Islands
Chub Cay, the southernmost cay of The Berry Islands chain, is known as the "Billfish Capital of The Bahamas." It borders the Tongue of the Ocean and bait fish are drawn into the deep-sea gully with larger fish following. Record catches have been made of mackerel, blue and white marlin and sailfish. Bonefish, crawfish and conch are also plentiful.
Best Bonefishing Spots
From north to south you’ll find dedicated bonefish lodges (best suited for fishermen only).
Professional guides are also available to book charters out of nearly every other beach resort and hotel.
The waters of The Bahamas are full of prize fish. And our licensed guides know exactly where to find them. Fishing charters are easy to find on our islands. Guides are friendly, knowledgeable and, most importantly, experienced. And they’re more than happy to show you and your guests the best spots in The Bahamas to catch that record fish.
Fishing Tournament Info
The Bahamas holds numerous fishing tournaments throughout the year. Put yourself against some of the best anglers in the world to see if you have what it takes to reel in that prized catch.
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