I recently heard from Fedel Johnson who reported that the bonefishing on Acklins has been excellent so far this season. While the Island is still recovering, the bonefish appear to be unaffected by the recent hurricane. I have not heard if the other lodges on the island will be operating this year but Fedel will be up and running in early January. So if you are interested in experiencing what Acklins has to offer contact me for availability and pricing. As there is a lot of work being done to repair the infrastructure this winter be sure to book your flights as early as possible. This should be an excellent season with less fishermen on the flats. Make sure you are one of them!
By Dave on October 10, 2015
Please help our friends on Acklins and Crooked Islands by donating to the Hurricane Joaquin Relief Fund started by Dan Vermillion of Sweetwater Travel. People on the islands are in dire need of food and water.
By Dave on January 3, 2014
For the month of January, we are offering free round trip airfare from Nassau to Acklins Island for anyone who books a 6 day/7 night guided bonefishing package for Feb. – April, 2014. To take advantage of this offer reservation and deposit must be received by January 31st, 2014. The cost of the Bahamas Air flight from Nassau to Acklins will be deducted from the balance of your trip. Call us at 406.223.5318 to book your Acklins Island bonefishing adventure!
By Dave on December 18, 2013
One of my all time favorite bonefish flies is the Cosmic Flats Monkey. Tyer extraordinaire Scott Struif of The Fly Angler in Blaine, MN originally came up with the pattern for Andros but soon found out it works just about anywhere bonefish are found. On my last trip to Acklins Island the Flats Monkey out fished everything to the point which my companion and I kept switching out flies to be sporting, only to return to the Monkey after multiple refusals. If you are looking for a great bonefish fly for your next bonefishing adventure call Scott at The Fly Angler 763.572.0717.
By Dave on December 5, 2013
Come experience the last best place in the Bahamas with Acklins Bonefish Club. Acklins bonefishing has been a well kept secret amongst avid flats fishermen for years and for good reason. Come fish with us on beautiful Acklins Island and see what everyone is talking about.
By Acklins Bonefish on December 4, 2013
We are happy to announce our new location for the upcoming 2014 season! Our new lodge is right on the water and can accommodate up to 10 guests, two to a room. Our rooms have comfortable beds, AC, satellite TV, microwave, fridge, wireless internet and a full bathroom. Water in the lodge is filtered through a reverse osmosis system which ensures safe drinking water and salt-free showers. Cell phone networks are available on occasion; a land line phone with a low cost code option is available at the house as well. The lodge has a large open air patio as well as close access to a beautiful ocean side beach. The 2014 season should be a great one, we hope you join us. Call 406.223.5318 to book now!
By Dave on November 19, 2013
I just returned from Acklins after a great week of bonefishing with Joe Linscott of Frontiers Travel. We had a couple of weather days at the beginning of the week but once Joe arrived the weather seemed to magically return to perfect bonefishing conditions. Although we had unusually high tides, each day offered a couple of hours of great fishing on incoming and outgoing tides.
Having moved our location to the Chester’s/Lovely Bay area it was fun to explore creeks and flats I had yet to fish. Our last day was spent on a beautiful ocean side creek that is one of the prettiest spots I have seen in the Bahamas. The day ended with Joe getting a couple shots at a 20+ lb permit, that naturally refused to eat.
Fedel and Erika were wonderful hosts and made our trip one to remember.
By Acklins Bonefish on April 25, 2012
Fishermen Jay, Bill, Tom and Worth after a week of bonefishing on Acklins. We had a great week of fishing with some of us reaching double digits on multiple days and a few fish landed in the 5 – 7lb range. The weather was generally agreeable though we did take one day off to sight see and explore due to a south east wind. We visited an open air cave system, flamingo ponds and the abandoned settlement Binicle Hill then back to the house in time for cocktails and cigars. Not to shabby.