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The fishing on Bahamas’ Acklins Island is a dream come true, especially for the angler that loves to wade. The flats are expansive, varied and prolific. Many, if not most, of the flats are hard-packed sand, crushed coral or solid marl. Mangrove flats, dazzling white beach flats, grassy bays and, extensive creeks create a spider web of perfect bonefish habitat. Not only are there huge populations of bonefish that ply these waters, but Acklins offers a respectable permit fishery. Certainly good enough you’ll want a rod rigged and ready.

Many, if not most, of the cold fronts that affect the more northerly islands of Abaco, Andros and Grand Bahama don’t reach Acklins so the island can often be visited in the winter when wind and cold fronts plague the northern Islands. And, of course, the traditional months in the fall and spring are excellent.

Bain’s Top Choice hosts anglers who want to fish the most remote areas of Acklins Island including Snug Corner, Fish Cays, and the Jamaica Cay area. Bain’s offers a very comfortable and friendly environment. The lodge serves delicious Bahamian food including lobster pasta and baked grouper. The rooms are large with quiet a/c units, mini-fridges and are serviced daily. Located on a beautiful white sand beach, the back porch is the perfect place to have a cocktail while you watch the sun sink in the west.

The guides run three traditional flats boats: two Mavericks and a Hell’s Bay, but also has a 30’ Grady White with twin 350 h.p. 4-stroke Yamaha engines available for snapper and bluewater excursions for an added fuel surcharge.

But, perhaps the best news is the price. At $2,995.00 per person, Bain’s offers THE best deal in the Bahamas for a fully guided 7 night/6 day fishing adventure. Excellent wade fishing, good food, great equipment, comfortable rooms, hard-working guides, and a great that’s worth trying!


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Included: Airport transfer, lodging, meals, waters, lunch drinks, guided fishing, 12% VAT
Not Included: Airfare, equipment, flies, alcohol, soft drinks, fishing license
*Additional fuel surcharge to Jamaica Cay
*Blue water/reef fishing with Grady White additional cost

Please note flights to Spring Point, Acklins only operate on Saturday's and Wednesday's.