03-16-2013, 01:27 PM
Re: Freeport Bahamas in early May
Best guide and most reasonable price in Freeport is Bonefish Folley. Folley passed away several years ago but his son is just as good . THESE GUYS WILL PUT YOU ON FISH!
There are many wadeable flats on the West End just drive along the shore till you spot one pullover and fish.
If you want to up your variety and not just catch Bones the beaches in front of the Casino and Royal Atlantic Hotel are excellent! At high tide there is a trough that forms between the beach and bars and a short cast can bring King Mackeral,Barracuda, Jacks and even big Sharks!
One thing to be aware of on the West End flats is the fact that there are alot of Lemon Sharks and Bull Sharks. Most of the time you will be wading in no more than 2 ft of water but these predators will sense that bonefish fighting from way far away so be alert so you can break them off so they dont become shark food!
Dont expect big Bones but the amount of fish makes up for the size!Big Mutton Snappers are often caught along with the Bones!
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