Video: How to Properly Catch and Release a Bonefish

Here's a great video from Bonefish & Tarpon Trust's Bahamas Initiative Manager, Justin Lewis, who explains why proper fish handling is essential to the survival of your catch and to the overall . . .

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Photos and Stories: Big Permit in The Bahamas

Written by: Jeremy Kehrein, Sporting Travel Program Manager for Orvis Adventures


This gorgeous permit was feeding off the back of a ray and was very particular about pattern.
Photo by Christiaan Pretorius

A few years ago, we posted about Orvis Adventures customer Bob Cosgriff catching a permit of a lifetime on the outer islands of the Bahamas. Bob is obsessed with the species and spends countless hours in pursuit of shots at these elusive game fish. . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Hook More Bonefish by Sight-Setting

Written by: Greg Vincent, H2O Bonefishing


Knowing when to set the hook is a vital skill that will help you land more bonefish.
Photo courtesy H20 Bonefishing

When some anglers and experts talk about the requirements for successful bonefishing, there is an over-emphasis on casting and too little attention paid to proper hook-setting technique. Of course, you should practice casting, but don't get too caught up . . .

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Pro Tips: The Keys to Learning the Bonefish Game

Written by: Greg Vincent, H2O Bonefishing


Catching a bonefish is an accomplishment for any angler, novice or expert.
Photo courtesy H20 Bonefishing

Every year, hundreds of new anglers join the migration to the tropics in search of what many consider to be one of the world's finest light-tackle game fish: bonefish. Here in The Bahamas, we are fortunate to have hundreds of . . .

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Photos and Story: Working Hard for My First Bonefish

Written by: Jay Sjoholm,  Red Clay Soul


The author's first bonefish, caught without a guide (other than his wife), was cause for celebration.
Photos courtesy Jay Sjoholm

A few weeks ago, my wife and I took a trip down to our favorite place on earth--Harbour Island in the Bahamas. It's a very special place to us: we got married there in 2014 and return each. . . .

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Podcast: Fly-Fishing the Bahamas, with Chris Dombrowski


Fly-fishing guide, writer, and poet, Chris Dombrowski.
Photo via Facebook

This week, I interview Chris Dombrowski, author, poet, and fishing guide. Chris's book Body of Water is one of my favorite fly-fishing books--even though it is more about people than . . .

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Travel Tips: Where to Go for Your First Flats-Fishing Trip


A Grand Bahama Island bonefish.

My younger brother recently asked me where he should go for his first flats-fishing trip. He's a longtime trout, bass, and striper fisherman, but he's never tried the tropics. As far as I’m . . .

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Story: Here Lie the Bones. . .of South Andros


My first trip to The Bahamas introduced me to "real" sight-fishing for bonefish on the flats/
All photos by Sandy Hays

“Shark.” Pointing absentmindedly to our right, Norman said the word in the same bored tone that one normally hears from airline pilots and classical-music deejays. But I was eleven . . .

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Photo of the Day: ‘Cuda Season in The Bahamas

Written by: Greg Vincent, H2O Bonefishing


Greg Vincent shows off a fine Bahamas 'cuda, evidence that the fisheries are back to normal.
Photo courtesy Greg Vincent

When Hurricane Matthew tore through The Bahamas back in early October, many anglers feared the worst. But according to Greg Vincent, of H2O Bonefishing on Grand Bahama Island, "We . . .

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Photo of the Day: Pippa’s First Bonefish Release


By the time she's old enough to fly-fish, Pippa will already have plenty of experience.
Photo by Els Van Woert

You may recognize young Pippa Perkins from her previous appearances on this blog (such as here and here). The young daughter of senior manager of Orvis Adventures Simon Perkins, she. . .

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