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Fishing in the Southern Bahamas

The islands of Acklins, Crooked Island and San Salvador are the ideal places to hunt for bonefish.

June 6, 2016
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In fall 2015, Hurricane Joaquin battered the islands of the Southern Bahamas for more than 50 hours leaving many homes and businesses destroyed. The once lush and beautiful mangrove forests lining the shorelines only resemble bits of what they did before, and give a sense of what the island and its residents endured during the powerful storm. But despite all of that destruction, the islands of Acklins, Crooked, Long Island and San Salvador are all building back and are ready for you to visit and enjoy.

The rustic island of Acklins is a hidden gem of the Southern Bahamas, and one of the most prolific marlin fishing grounds. There aren’t any marinas, but there are plenty of places to anchor and the island features more than 1,000 square miles of shallow water flats for chasing bonefish in solitude. Fitting its namesake, Crooked Island is another fantastic spot to find an anchorage. It provides a protective wall that drops off within a stone’s throw of shore. Long Island offers outstanding fishing and everything a traveling sport-fishing operation would want. Riding Rock Marina on San Salvador is another great option for traveling operations fishing throughout the islands. The marina has 25 slips for vessels up to 140 feet, and all of the necessities to kick back and enjoy your time on the island.

Learn more about fishing in the Southern Bahamas.

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