Bonefishing in the AbacosJuly 20, 2019
The islands of The Bahamas are home to a variety of fishing tournaments, which probably says a lot about the fabulous fishing you’ll find here. But, when it comes Blue Marlin, Marlin Magazine has high praise for the fishing in Abaco.
The Best Spots for Fishing in the Abacos
According to Marlin Magazine, you’ll find great marlin fishing in these four Abaco locations:
- “Treasure Cay, on the northern half of Great Abaco Island, offers a world-class, deep-water marina within a huge real estate development along one of the prettiest beaches you’ll find anywhere,” Marlin Magazine reports. “The fully protected marina provides 150 slips and quick ocean access.” An added plus, they say, Treasure Cay also offers the kind of amenities you enjoy at home.
- John Brownlee, who wrote the piece for Marlin magazine, also likes Green Turtle Cay. “This island gem lies just northeast of Treasure Cay, north of Whale Cay passage, and although Green Turtle has often been considered more of a yacht port than a fishing spot, that impression might be changing,” he says.
- Great Guana Cay caters more to island residents than tourists, but as Brownlee points out, it has world-class boating facilities, including “a 158-slip marina with 12½ feet of water at low tide, a rarity in the Bahamas, where shallow water prevails.”
- Marsh Harbour, which accommodates frequent flights from the U.S. mainland at its international airport, is probably the best-known location in the Abacos chain. “You can dock at any of the marinas in town, virtually all fishermen headed to the area make the Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina their base of operations,” Marlin magazine reports. “Founded in 1955, Boat Harbour has become a major destination for boats large and small, offering easy access to prime fishing grounds, protected dockage in 198 slips with all major services available, including a lively pool bar and a great restaurant. Downtown Marsh Harbour lies within easy walking distance for additional shopping and dining opportunities.”
For more information on fishing opportunities in The Bahamas, including full- and half-day charters, head on over to AbacoActivities.com.