Bahamas Fly Fishing (Nov & Dec 2017)

Docked WagesDocked Wages Posts: 2,676 Admin
Bahamas Fly Fishing Report Nov & Dec 2017


RedfishCHUCK tied me a batch of new flies for this trip



Took a new approach and bought a ladder from True Value in Freeport and dragged it with me to my wading spots around Old Bahama Bay





The height enabled me to fish the higher tides as the water was coming in and bringing with it feeding bonefish









Some fish ran outside my casting range forcing me to stalk them





At another spot I found feeding triggers on the shoreline



And this is the only location I have found that you can catch grill size yellowtails from shore on a fly



Mutton Snapper added to the specie count




Video:

Mark Wilson
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Replies

  • SUPER DSUPER D Posts: 636 Officer
    Very cool!!! Would love to do that.

    :thumbsup
  • sunflowersunflower Posts: 423 Deckhand
    Those are great fish, and triggers are wonderful to target.
    I like the ladder idea. If you learned to use stilts, you could do the same thing and cover even more water.

    Mark

    grace finds goodness in everything ...



  • Docked WagesDocked Wages Posts: 2,676 Admin
    sunflower wrote: »
    Those are great fish, and triggers are wonderful to target.
    I like the ladder idea. If you learned to use stilts, you could do the same thing and cover even more water.



    Stilts are funny and wish I could learn to that.

    In the last two years I have worked those flats for hours walking up and down for 1/2 to 3/4 mile in each direction. Then I became conditioned to stand on a rock for two hours at a time as I waited for tide change only to get chased out with high tide. Cant sight fish in waist deep water. The ladder is a game changer for me. Plus I can bring a small cooler of cold beverages :-)


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    Mark Wilson
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  • troutbomtroutbom Posts: 152 Deckhand
    Now THATS IMPRESSIVE!
  • saltybumsaltybum Posts: 1,561 Captain
    I fine with it all till I saw that trigger...fire up the grill. Snapper are good but triggers...ummmh! Plus that ladder has a built in rod holder.
    Awesome report!
  • brpbrp Posts: 10 Greenhorn
    This is awesome!
  • sparse greysparse grey Posts: 1,747 Captain
    Well done with the ladder. Quite an idea.
    Ron Conner Release the fish, keep the memories. Once a Knight is enough.

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