Grand Bahama Bones

mikenavmikenav Posts: 790 Officer
We've finally decided to make the crossing at some point this summer and I've decided I'm not leaving until I catch a bonefish. Doing some preliminary scouting.

Am I way off in thinking these areas (arrows) are a.good place to start? Or should I be looking somewhere else? Am I even on the right side of the island??


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  • CompleatCompleat Posts: 2,774 Captain
    I take it that's the east end of the island I'm looing at... Each one of those cut throughs starting at Mc Cleans town/ Deep Water Cay have good flats. The guides there (Particularly Deep Water Cay) are world class. Find a flat butting up against a channel and work it. Been decades since I've been there but remember like yesterday how pristine and lively those flats were....

  • mikenavmikenav Posts: 790 Officer
    Cool. Thank you. I was hoping those cuts would be as productive as i was thinking. Thank you!
  • ckfrankckfrank Posts: 62 Greenhorn
    Excellent spots, I go there twice a year.
  • PrettyWorkBoyzPrettyWorkBoyz Posts: 12 Greenhorn
    What kind of boat are you in?

    Getting to the north side of the island where you have marked is not easy.  Those cuts can be tricky to navigate at low tide because there are random shallow spots and flats in the middle of those channels/cuts.  Some of them are marked by the local's PVP pipes but it's not something I'd run through on a 31' center console.

    Anyways, assuming you can get to where you have marked, you'll find bonefish there.  The bottom is mostly yellow sand/rocks so you shouldn't have trouble wading. There are some grass flats.

    I'll give you one specific spot - if you enter the cut between Little Harbour Cay and Sweeting's Cay from the south (not easy to enter because of the shallow sand bars at the mouth) you'll pass the couple houses there on the east point of Sweetings.  Go into the cut and hook a right.  About 300 yards into the cut there will be a large flat on your left (to the north) including a very small mangrove island.  Pull it up on google satellite maps. If you hit that flat at the right incoming tide there are typically about 50 tailing bonefish covering the flat.
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