A Look at Grand Bahama Island Fishing

A photo tour starting at West End reveals some of the facilities and fishing at this appealing destination

Grand Bahama Island sits a mere 67 miles from the Florida coast — and just a 30-minute flight from Fort Lauderdale or Miami. Waiting there is a fishing nirvana for all types of anglers.

Grand Bahama Island fishing map
West End on Grand Bahama Island sits a mere 67 miles due east of West Palm Beach, Florida.Courtesy Google Earth
Old Bahama Bay, Grand Bahama Island fishing vacation destination
The tranquility of Old Bahama Bay in West End makes it an appealing destination as the first stop for visitors from Florida arriving by boat.Bill Doster / Sport Fishing
Port Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island fishing boats
The docks at Port Lucaya.Bill Doster / Sport Fishing
Grand Bahama Island bonefish flats fishing guide
Bonefish guide Ted Cooper heads out to the flats from Deep Water Cay.Bill Doster / Sport Fishing
Bahamas Kalik beer
Nothing like an ice-cold Bahamas Kalik beer at Deep Water Cay, at the end of a day.Bill Doster / Sport Fishing
Grand Bahama Island cuisine curried lobster tails
Curried lobster tails, Deep Water Cay.Bill Doster / Sport Fishing
Grand Bahama Island eel grass flats bonefish, permit fish habitat
Lush eel grass flats offer superb habitat for bonefish and permit.Bill Doster / Sport Fishing
Grand Bahama Island fishermen mahi catch dolphin
First fish of the day for this lucky angler is a mahi taken off Freeport/Lucaya that hit a ballyhoo on a chugger-head trolling lure.Bill Doster / Sport Fishing
Bonefish charter flats fishing Deep Water Cay Grand Bahama Island
Deep Water Cay bonefish guide Mervin poles a lucky angler over skinny water. The guide has operated here for 40 years.Bill Doster / Sport Fishing
Bonefish flats fishing, Deep Water Cay, Grand Bahama Island
Bones abound over flats out of Deep Water Cay.Bill Doster / Sport Fishing
Deep Water Cay, Grand Bahama Island, pool fishing vacation
The Deep Water Cay pool beckons.Bill Doster / Sport Fishing
Deep Water Cay, Grand Bahama Island, docked fishing boats
Home base for visiting anglers.Bill Doster / Sport Fishing
Grand Bahama Island bonefish fishing
Fly-rodder Capt. Skipper Gentry admires a sizeable bonefish.Bill Doster / Sport Fishing