• Greg Vincent

Winter Is Trophy Bonefish Time on Grand Bahama

Most seasoned saltwater anglers know that the safest times to head for The Bahamas are from March to June and October through November. Those are the periods when the weather is most stable, which means sight-fishing opportunities are at their peak. You don’t hear too many folks talking about winter, but there is a heck of a lot of incredible trophy bonefishing available that is not being exploited, especially by more experienced anglers.

December to mid February is a total of, say, 75 days. We estimate that 35 to 40 of those days will see some of the most spectacular trophy bonefishing available anywhere in the world, let alone in The Bahamas. It is not only the fact that the fish are big but that they will “crawl” into very skinny water, which only adds to the excitement of the angling experience.

Winter bonefishing is often not about throwing at shadows in deeper water. It can be a far more intimate experience between angler and fish under these circumstances. Once an angler has experienced stalking and hooking a 10-plus-pound bone that had its back arched completely out of the water while feeding in only a few inches of water, a catching fifteen 1-2 pound fish in a day never seems quite as appealing. Quality rather than quantity is the hallmark of winter bonefishing.

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Greg Vincent

Owner, instructor fly tier and most importantly a fisherman. A career professional in the fly fishing industry and after 30 years I still consider myself a student of the sport. Whether in depth discussions of flats fishing techniques, billfish on the fly strategies or the subtle arts of skating surface flies for giant sea run brown trout, I love it all. I look forward to sharing my experiences along with a few stories over a cold beer.      



Jason Franklin

Guide and owner - Born in the Bahamas with English roots.  Grew up in the pacific, fishing with hand lines and bamboo sticks on a little known atoll called Tarawa. Was sent to boarding school, went to university and pursued a career in London for a while.   But you can never take the Island out of the Boy, so became a marine mechanic, moved to the Bahamas and now co own h2obonefishing.   Now Guide, run a bar and fish whenever possible.  As many would say 'living the dream' .  to cut a long story short.


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