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Your 2019 Guide to Exuma Bonefishing


January 16, 2019

For the perfect 2019 trip, Exuma bonefishing should be on the top of your list. Located in the Bahamas, one of the most breathtaking places on earth, you can take advantage of the best bonefishing has to offer. 

Benefits of the Exumas


Tucked in the heart of the Bahamas, the Exumas are an archipelago comprising a series of 365 cays. Spanning more than 37 miles, you can explore. What makes this part of the world perfect for bonefishing? Bonefish flock to this area thanks to its clear, shallow waters—an ideal situation for fishers. Looking to do more than just fish? Visit any of the top landmarks to add to your Exuma sightseeing trip. The Exumas are rich with history and untouched by modern society, which is rare for many frequented destinations. From vibrant colors of coral reef to wildlife true to the area, you will be fascinated in every way during your visit. 

Use an Expert


When traveling to the Exumas, you can use the knowledge of a local expert by going on a guided bonefishing tour. Guides are ideal in all situations as they know laws, as well as some of the ins and outs of the various islands and cays. If you are looking for adventure, there are a variety of places off the beaten path your guide can take you to. 

Packing Essentials


It is important to pack for your bonefishing trip properly to ensure success. In your suitcase, here are a few essential items to include: 
  • Fly rods
  • Flies
  • Fishing lines
  • Hooks
  • Leaders
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Towels
  • Waterproof boots and bag

For more tips on what to pack, review the D.I.Y. Bahamas Bonefishing trip, the fishing and what to bring. Remember—anything you forget you can ask your guide where to get locally. Working with a guide is helpful especially if you do not have your own equipment or prefer not to travel with it. 

Best Times to Travel


When it comes to traveling to the Exumas, there isn’t a wrong time to visit. The weather it consistently warm with average temperatures in the 80s. During the fall and winter months, temperatures are in the 70s and 80s and for summer, 80s and 90s. Rainfall in the area is typically low, mainly falling in June through October. Humidity is at its highest in May through October. To avoid humidity or higher chances of rain, consider a trip during the off-season, which falls November through April. Not only will you enjoy the weather during these days, but travel prices as well. When you are not tied to a specific date, you can look for flights and transportation based on low pricing. 

Here at Bonefish Drex, we strive to make your 2019 bonefishing adventures great. Our team of guides will help you maximize catches and explore everything the area has to offer. Whether you are a novice or expert, we will provide you with the bonefishing excursion you have always wanted. To set up your trip, call us today at 242-357-0243. We look forward to seeing you this year!