Located 900 miles nearly due south of the Hawaiian Islands, Kiritimati qualifies as one of the most remote Pacific atolls, located nearly on the equator. Also known as Christmas Island, Kiritimati offers vast areas of flats for bonefish, as well as all the other expected usual suspects, such as giant trevally, red bass (snapper), yellowfin tuna, mako sharks and more. The island has the greatest land area of any coral atoll in the world (about 150 square miles), according to Wikipedia. Recently returned from Kiritimati, correspondent Mark Masker puts it this way: “If you really want to disconnect from the modern world for a week of serious fishing in the South Pacific, this is the place to do it.” Masker — who with his father, Bill, stayed at the Villages (email firstname.lastname@example.org) — recommends the guide Teannaki Kaiboboki. For more information, visit fishabout.com, the island’s U.S. booking agent.
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