CROOKED ISLAND

Location

Crooked Island is an island in The Bahamas, lying 240 miles southeast of Nassau or 350 miles southeast of Miami. A 50-mile barrier reef rings the entire 92 square mile island chain.

The Fishing

With few people and limited development, you'll find yourself wading pristine, endless flats all to yourself! What Crooked Island Lodge lacks in human population or social distractions, it makes up for in its fishing. They say that "the south side of Crooked Island has the friendliest bonefish anywhere," and it could quite possibly be true. The lodge only allows 6 boats per week, therefore reducing pressure and ensuring cooperative bonefish for years to come. Bonefish tend to average 2-4 pounds, while larger bonefish ranging from 6-8 or more pounds can be caught. Permit are found with a degree of regularity and can be fished for year round, and is a species the guides are always excited to pursue.

Aside from the fantastic bonefishing and flats fishing, you can also experience the thrill of offshore fishing in the deeper waters that surround Crooked Island. These waters are rarely fished due to Crooked's remote location and the lack of sportfishing boats in the area. Crooked Island does offer some excellent offshore fishing in the Bahamas. Daily catches - which at times can exceed 30 fish - include numerous species and near-world-record wahoo and dolphin (Mahi Mahi). During the late spring and summer months the tuna and marlin bite is usually very consistent. Trolling, chumming, live bait and fly fishing are all very productive bluewater techniques throughout the year.


Trip Information

Documents Required

For American, Canadian and EU members, a valid passport good for 6 months AFTER the trip has been completed is required. Please note that the Bahamian Government is very strict about the 6 month stipulation and they've been known to turn anglers away who don't have sufficient time left on their passport.

Boats and Equipment

18 foot Hewes Redfishers, Action Crafts, and Super Seas equipped with generous casting platforms, rod holders and poling platforms

Species

bonefish, permit, marlin, sailfish, wahoo, dorado, jack crevelle, barracuda

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Season

Year-round

Capacity

8 anglers

Accommodations

Crooked Island Lodge offers 12 tropic rooms that are comfortable and simple. One of the greatest features of the lodge is that it offers true solitude and peace and is perfect for any angler or group looking to have a place completely alone. The lodge overlooks the historic Bird Rock Lighthouse, which was built in 1876. The local charm adds flavor to any experience here, offering fresh baked breads, fresh fish, lobster and conch to be enjoyed in a tranquil and tropical atmosphere.

Getting There

Guests fly commercially to Nassau where they will be met by a Flytreks representative. Guests are then escorted to a domestic air carrier for a 1:15 flight to Crooked Island. Upon arrival in Crooked Island, a lodge representative will greet you and take you on a short 15-minute drive to Pittstown Point.

What's included

  • Number of nights specified in booking
  • Number of days guided fishing as specified in booking
  • Ground transportation
  • All meals, soft drinks and bottled water
  • Gratuities for hotel and kitchen staff
  • Hotel tax

What's not included

  • Round trip airfare to Crooked Island
  • Alcohol
  • Gratuities for fishing guides
  • Fishing gear
  • Departure tax is typically included in international airfare – please check with airline
  • Personal charges

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