Fishing

"Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land.  It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn."  - Chuck Clark

Fishermen will always find a way to see the glass as half full even when they are not catching any fish, like the old saying, "Even if you've been fishing for hours and haven't gotten anything except poison wood and sunburn, you're still better off than the bait!"

Asking the question, "Where do you catch the most fish?" is like asking "How much does a plane ticket cost?". There are so many types of fishing and types of fish that one would need to first know about.

There is of course deep sea fishing which is as it suggests in the deeper waters around the islands.  These fishermen are generally after big game fish like Tuna, Mahi-Mahi and various types of billfish.

Then there is the flats-fishing which involves wading through knee deep water looking for bonefish and permit.  This is widely accepted as a catch and release sport only.  The most popular type of fishing with locals is the old fashioned hook, line and sinker and entails anchoring at a secret spot and letting the fish come to the bait instead of taking the fight to the fish.

Finally there is spearfishing which requires a bit of athletic ability because one must physically dive to the bottom of the seabed with a spear and sling and literally propel the spear with the rubber sling at the fish which is usually in a big rush to swim away from this clumsy creature plowing toward it.  

Bonefishing in the BahamasThe reality however is that no one with any sense is going to tell you where the best fishing spots are. Our best suggestion is to get a knowledgeable local guide who will be more than eager to impress you with his sonar abilities and fish catching skills.  Take your catch back to your villa or resort, have it professionally grilled and enjoy it with the island's best marinades.

 

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