Fishing the Bahamas is a rite of passage for any ambitious fly-angler. The Bahamas are huge — more than 700 islands strong, and only a small portion of these are inhabited. Additionally, the Bahamian government has stringent rules in place to protect their fisheries. Imagine yourself poling across crystal-clear flats, white beaches speckled with palm trees in the distance, merely one cast away from the fish of a lifetime. The Bahamas seem to have been created for the flats fisherman. Easy to reach, yet in so many ways off the beaten path. The fishing in the Bahamas is incredible. New lodges and hotspots pop-up every year. New records are frequently caught. Likely, we’re still scratching the surface of what this scattered island country has to offer.