The Bahamas Fishing Guide

Plan a trip now and find out why these islands have been world-famous for decades as an angling paradise.


Whether you wander the alabaster flats or troll the rich, blue Tongue of the Ocean, The Bahamas draw anglers with their peaceful beauty. Make the quick run to Bimini and experience historic fishing and island life. Explore expansive Andros and spend your days spotting bonefish, or head offshore to find marlin, sailfish, tuna and wahoo. Or perhaps you’d prefer an even slower pace at Long Island, which sits on the eastern edge of the Bahama Bank. This quaint and remote island can be your jumping-off point for fishing San Salvador, Crooked Island and Rum Cay for monster dolphin, billfish and other game species. Whatever fishing escape you need, you can find it in The Bahamas.

Andros Island: An Offshore and Inshore Fishing Mecca

Though generally considered a single island, Andros actually comprises three land masses separated by bights: North Andros, Mangrove Cay and South Andros. At 2,300 square miles, Andros ranks as the largest island in The Bahamas with acreage greater than all other cays combined. This angler’s paradise offers excellent, nearby offshore fishing and what many consider to be the finest shallow-water fishing for bonefish and permit anywhere in the world. 

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Bimini: The Original ‘Island in the Stream’

In the 1930s, Bimini hosted the true pioneers of big-game fishing. Legendary anglers Zane Grey, Ernest Hemingway and Michael Lerner cut their teeth catching marlin and tuna in the Gulf Stream little more than a mile off the island’s beaches.

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Long Island, Bahamas: The Ultimate Getaway

Long Island might be The Bahamas’ road less traveled, but for those who have stumbled across this island gem that’s one of its most alluring charms. Strikingly beautiful, off the beaten path, and uncluttered, Long Island lies within easy reach of some of the best billfishing in The Bahamas. Add to that untold miles of virtually untouched bonefish flats that see almost no fishing pressure, and this destination quickly joins an angler’s bucket list.

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