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 for some bonefish 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.
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.
For those looking for an easy break from the demands of bonefishing or the expense of big-game fishing, reef fishing is for you. Just cast a line off a pier, dock or in the mangroves of any Bahamian island for your chance to snag snapper, grouper, mutton and more.
The Bahamas hosts numerous fishing tournaments each year. Whether you’re a professional angler looking to set the next record or an amateur fisherman looking to cast your reel in a friendly competition, The Bahamas offers something for every angler.
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.
Nassau & Paradise Island
You’ll find all types of fishing off the shores of Nassau & Paradise Island. From bonefishing to deep-sea fishing to reef fishing, expert and amateur anglers from around the world head to our capital city to cast their lines. Fishermen are encouraged to book a professional charter and head out to sea, or explore our many shallow flats for bonefish.
Fishing is excellent throughout The Abaco Islands, 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.
On Long Island, anglers can engage in fly and spin-casting bonefishing, reef and deep-sea sports fishing with knowledgeable local guides. Blue marlin, black-, blue- and yellow-fin tuna, and the game-fish star wahoo are some of the prizes you're likely to catch.
Acklins & Crooked Island
For the avid or novice fisherman, the undisturbed inland creeks and vast tidal flats of Crooked Island, Long Cay and Acklins Island are a fisherman's dream, teeming with bonefish, tarpon, pompano and barracuda year-round. The western and northern sides of these islands provide the deep-sea experience of a lifetime.
Whether you like deep-sea fishing, reef fishing or bonefishing, you can do it all here. The flats of The Exuma Islands are world-renowned, and the 6,000-foot depths of the Exuma Sound typically yield record numbers of wahoo, mahi-mahi, tuna, barracuda, blue marlin, king fish, sailfish and more.
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.
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.