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Fishingin The Bahamas

Whether you’re a first-timer casting a line from a pier or a deep-sea fanatic eager to beat one of over 50 world records set here, The Bahamas is the ultimate fishing destination. The surrounding waters are bountiful, with everything from prized marlin to elusive bonefish, and 16 islands offer countless experiences.

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Top ReasonsTo fish in The Bahamas

Fishing World Records

Bimini alone boasts 50+ record-setting catches.

Year-Round Fishing

The fish are biting 365 days a year. Really.

Do It Your Way

16 islands. Countless topside experiences.

Proximity to Florida

Big game fishing starts under 50 miles from Miami.

Types Of Fishing

  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Fly Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing

The Bahamas is well known for its deep sea fishing and record-breaking catches. For anglers, there’s no greater challenge than battling a legendary predator that outweighs them by five times or more.


  • Marlin
  • Tuna
  • Sailfish
  • Dolphin

Reef Fishing

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 with luck, their freshest seafood meal.


  • Grouper
  • Snapper
  • Trigger Fish
  • Mutton Snapper

Fly Fishing

The Bahamas has the most renowned fishing flats in the world, miles and miles of shallows along shoreline or amongst the mangroves. From north to south, you’ll find dedicated bonefish lodges and licenced fly fishing guides.


  • Bonefish
  • Tarpon
  • Permit

What’s Biting?

Check our gamefish chart to discover the best time to cast your line.

Fishing Chart

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  • Get A Fishing Permit
  • Find a Fishing Lodge
  • Find a Fishing Charter

Our new online portals make it fast and easy to apply and pay for your Bahamas fishing permit even before you arrive in The Bahamas.

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Serious fishermen know that a good fishing lodge is as essential as good bait. You’ll find them sprinkled across the islands, from Andros to The Abacos to Long Island and beyond. The best lodges are purpose-built for fishing and will arrange your certified fly fishing guide.

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Fishing charters are easy to find on our islands. Professional 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.

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