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gbanker 10-29-2010 09:58 PM

Grand Bahama Island Report - Oct 2010
 
Fished out of North Riding Point Lodge for three days; Oct 21-23. Accommodations were excellent as was the food. Fishing was a bit tough as we were there during a full moon high tide. First day we fished from the boat and no wading.

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1288406967

The fish were spooky as the high water left them vulnerable to their predators. When hooked they headed for the mangroves.

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1288407024

Caught several.

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1288407105

Next two days allowed some wading.

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1288407144

Average size.

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1288407241

We used 8wt rods and size 4 flies. Brown/tan with sili-legs worked the best.
As you can see from the last picture the bottom was mottled which made spotting fish a bit difficult for my wife and when the clouds came over I could not spot the fish either. So, although we caught fish our next trip will be to a spot with what I consider to be the classic sand flats.

mcnerney 10-30-2010 07:14 PM

Re: Grand Bahama Island Report - Oct 2010
 
Great trip report and photos, thanks for sharing! Looks liken you are landing some nice sized bones, congrats! Looks like it is much warmer there, when I got on the water this morning it was 27 degrees!

Larry

sweetandsalt 05-17-2011 08:24 AM

Re: Grand Bahama Island Report - Oct 2010
 
Those mottled bottoms on the north side of GB host a richer food supply for dem bonefish than "classic" sand bottoms.


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