Fish the Flats & Reefs
The Bahamas boasts world-famous fishing flats with miles of shallow water along the shore and mangroves. When fishing in the flats, it’s important to pay attention to the impact of the tides. At high tide, water is flooded into the mangroves. During this time, fish swim into the mangroves for shelter and are less accessible. During low tide, many of the flats dry out, causing fish to group together in the entrance to the channels in deeper waters. When fishing on the flats, expect to find bonefish, permit, and tarpon.
Try reef fishing and enjoy a day on the water with friends and family. The shallow waters surrounding the reefs are full of grouper, snapper, triggerfish, and mutton snapper. You’ll find the best snapper and grouper action when the water is warmer, during spring and summer. Reef fishing boasts a great variety of delectable fish. Test your luck and see if you can catch your dinner without losing sight of the shore!
Take Your Adventure Deeper
Discover a deep-sea fishing experience and fish for a record-breaking catch. Anglers of all skill levels love the challenge of reeling in remarkable predators that outweigh them. As the old saying goes, there are plenty of fish in the sea. And you might get lucky and end up reeling in marlin, sailfish, bluefin and blackfin tuna, and Mahi Mahi on your deep-sea fishing. Of these fish, the marlin is the most well-known here. In fact, it’s the national fish of The Bahamas and is even featured on our Coat of Arms! Marlins can reach weights of more than 1,000 pounds. The largest of all tuna species, Bluefin tuna can weigh more than 500 pounds and stretch more than six feet in length. In The Bahamas, only six tuna species per boat can be caught and kept — any extra fish must be caught and released for conservation purposes.