Bahamas fishing - casting in paradise
It’s a heady combination – paradise islands, shimmering warm seas, perfect weather and as many fun types of fishing in The Bahamas as you can wave a rod at. Whether you want to hook a ferocious game fish, cast for all manner of fish off the reef or put your angling skills to the test against the fast and furious bonefish, when it comes to Bahamas fishing, stand by for some of the best sport fishing on Earth.
Fishing the Bahamas - a legend is lured
Celebrities such as Michael Keaton, Laurence Fishburne and author John Grisham are fans of our Bahamas fishing and have frequented our fabulous fishing areas since time immemorial. Author Ernest Hemingway lived on Bimini (watch our Bimini [link] short film about Ernest Hemingway here) for several seasons in the 1930s, drawn by the incredible fishing available in the Gulf Stream - that legendary “river” of warm water that rushes north past The Bahamas. Fishing is ever-popular around our islands, with authors, celebrities, and everyone in between!
Access The Bahamas fishing superhighway
Sitting at the edge of the ‘superhighway’, the two small Bimini islands allow easy access to the tropical current, which acts as both a highway for migrating fish and as a kind of sushi conveyor belt carrying food to the local fish, allowing them to grow to record size. No surprise then, that over 50 world records for massive fish have been set by anglers fishing in The Bahamas. Here in The Bahamas, fishing is incredibly rewarding - you can literally ‘go for the big one’ in these fertile deep waters that teem with mighty swordfish, marlin, tarpon and tuna.
Yahoo for wahoo!
Awesome sport fishing in The Bahamas can also be found around Grand Bahama Island and Exuma. Large wahoo, marlin and sailfish can be wrestled from the deeper waters of the Exuma Sound, which plummets to a staggering depth of 6,000ft. Find out more about underwater wonders in our Bahamas Diving section.
Exuma, Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island
It doesn’t need to be deep to be thrilling. Exuma’s sixty square miles of flats are home to crafty bonefish, snapper, lobster and grouper that will put you through your paces. And you can always test your prowess fishing The Bahamas’ waters with the mesmerising reef fishing around Nassau/Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island.
In the hands of masters
Fully kitted out Bahamas fishing lodges in stunning surroundings are to be found dotted throughout the islands. From charter boats to fishing on flats (waterways just inland from the coast), you’ll find fishermen and guides with a wealth of experience and gobsmacking ‘fishy tales’, eager to give you adventures fishing in The Bahamas that you will be retelling at dinner parties for evermore.
Start planning your Bahamian fishing experience now
A trip or holiday spent fishing in The Bahamas is highly sought after, so it’s well worth looking at the pages below to see what’s available at the moment and to get more info:
Take a look at our range of Fishing Lodge Accommodation
For truly amazing Bahamas fishing experiences see our recommended Bahamas Tour Operators