The island of Grand Bahama, much like its sister island of Bimini to the south, truly is the gateway to the Bahamas. And while many use it as a launching point for the other islands throughout the Bahamas, it also offers a diversity of fisheries that shouldn't be overlooked. Troll for wahoo off West End, head south from Lucaya for yellowfin tuna and marlin, or head all the way east for some truly world-class bonefishing. Hurricane Matthew struck in October of 2016 and left a path of destruction, especially to those areas in the west. But just as the Bahamas always does, it bounces back quickly and just in time for the spring and summer fishing seasons to kick off.